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GNLA militant killed in Assam encounter

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Guwahati, Jan 06: A hardcore cadre of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Goalpara district along with Assam-Meghalaya border on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.
The incident took place at Kachamari area along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched search operation at the area, where a militant group of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and GNLA were hiding.

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Signed peace pact to bring peace to people: ANVC(B)

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SHILLONG, Jan 06: ANVC(B) Sunday said it signed the peace pact to bring peace to the people.
“ANVC(B) joined the settlement process at the final stage to ensure peace and bring about changes in terms of development, growth and progress to the deprived areas, specially the Garo dominated areas,” the Breakaway faction’s Chairman Rimpu N Marak said in a press statement here.

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Rapes increasing in Meghalaya: Women live in Fear

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SHILLONG, Jan 06: Meghalaya, a matrilineal society where women have more say and enjoy better respect, is now seeing a climb in rape cases due to which the feminine gender is forced to live a life under fear and uneasiness.
According to statistics of the last ten years, in the year 2002 – 38 cases of rape were reported, 40 in 2003, 54 in 2004, 63 in 2005, 74 in 2006, 82 in 2007, 88 in 2008, 112 in 2009, 149 in 2010, 130 in 2011 and 60 up to June, 2012.

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Garo hills, West Khasi Hills plunged into darkness

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SHILLONG, Jan 06: The entire Garo Hills district and West Khasi Hills district was on Sunday plunged into darkness due to the power line failure.
According to sources, there was no electricity since 2 pm in the entire Garo Hills district including the West Khasi Hills district.

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DEO of WJHD meets representatives of Political Parties

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JOWAI, Jan 06:  The District Election Officer (DEO), West Jaintia Hills District, on Saturday held a meeting with the representatives of Political Parties of the District which comprised of INC, HSPDP, NPP and BJP and handed over copies of the published Final Photo Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2013 as the qualifying date of all the four Assembly Constituencies, namely, 1- Nartiang Assembly Constituencies, 2-Jowai Assembly Constituencies, 3- Raliang Assembly Constituencies and 4-Mookaiaw Assembly Constituencies.

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