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Lyngwa shifts allegiance to Congress, to support Warjri in 2018 polls

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SHILLONG, May 19: Opining that the Congress party needs to come back to power post the 2018 state polls, a BJP member from Shillong North constituency, Lurshai Lyngwa has resigned from the saffron party while pledging allegiance to the most probable candidate of the Congress party from the constituency and incumbent Health and Family Welfare Minister, Roshan Warjri.
“I have decided to resign from the BJP,” Lyngwa said on Friday while announcing his decision not to contest the 2018 polls.

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Bajengdoba murder: Police arrest suspect, identify mastermind

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TURA, May 19: Police have identified the prime suspects of the sensational assault case near Narangkol under Bajengdoba police station limits besides arresting one of the three involved in the gruesome murder.
On May 12, two brothers of Assam, who were working in North Garo Hills in various capacities, were brutally assaulted by three people at about 9 pm when they were close to the village of Narangkol in NGH. The brutal assault led to the death of one Aminul Islam and the hospitalization of his brother Mostafa Ahmed.

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Barricades along national highway not inconveniencing general public: HC

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SHILLONG, May 19: The barricades that have been erected at various points along the national highway to check trucks in Ri Bhoi district are not causing any inconvenience to the general public as maintained by the Meghalaya High Court on Friday.
The Court had made this observation on Friday even as it dismissed a writ petition seeking the removal of these temporary barricades.

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CSWO slams Sohiong CHC for redirecting patients to private clinics

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SHILLONG, May 19: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has come down heavily on the CHC at Sohiong while claiming that the authorities there had recently redirected patients to private clinics.
“There were patients from the village of Kohphet Nongur, Krang Dewlieh and Pyndengkhah falling under Sohiong Constituency , East Khasi Hills District, who had gone to the CHC at Sohiong on the May 16 last evening with patients who were suffering and needed immediate attention but were instead referred to private clinics,” CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing said on Friday.

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MLCU students work for betterment of the society

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SHILLONG, May 19: The students of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) were at the forefront of two community outreach programmes on Friday seeking to play their part in making a difference with regard to problems being faced by the society at large.
With the city and the state as a whole witnessing a rapid rise in road accidents causing not just injuries and property damage but also a rise in accident-related deaths, the Department of Management and Commerce studies, MLCU organised a Road Safety Awareness Programme, along the Mawkdok-Sohra road, Sohra Sub-Division on Friday.

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