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Abducted youth repeatedly assaulted for 19 days

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Narrating the ordeal that he had to go through in the 19 days that he was held against his will, Dajiedkynsai Syiemlieh (18) who was abducted on April 27 last said that he was assaulted on a daily basis by his captors.
“They (criminals) were tying my hands and were beating me up for 19 days,” said Syiemlieh on Monday after he was handed over to his family by the Bangladesh government at the international border in West Garo Hills District on August 9.
He said that his abductors who were speaking in Garo and Hindihad also told him that they would kill him but before they could executive their plan, police came to his rescue. According to him, the gang was equipped with three pistols and a dao.

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Independence Day fervour grips Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Once a state that was plagued by calls for shutdowns, Meghalaya is all set to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of the nation with elaborate security arrangement in place and the markets and city streets abuzz with activity and fluttering tri-color flags of all shapes and sizes.
 The official function will be held at Polo Ground where Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma will unfurl the tri - colour.
It may be recalled that Meghalaya and several North East states have not been able to celebrate Independence Day with much fanfare for several decades due to various insurgent groups calling for bandhs and other forms of closures.

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HNLC marks raising day

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council observed its raising day on Monday, marking 30 years of its foundation on August 14, 1987.

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Reach Ministries organizes pre independence celebrations

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Reaching out to children from three different Open Day shelters of the city, Reach Shillong Ministries celebrated a Pre Independence day with them on Monday with an aim of inculcating the spirit of nation building among them.
The Officer In Charge, Sadar Police Station, D K Prasad who attended this event as its chief guest explained to the children the importance of Independence Day at the same time encouraged them not to lose hope but to always remember that God is on their side.

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Rongjeng without electricity for over 4 days

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TURA, Aug 14: For residents of Rongjeng, the past 4 days have been as agonizing as can be with the absence of electricity in this town in East Garo Hills (EGH). Various complaints, made to the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) or even the local linesmen have made no difference to their plight with the local SDO asking residents to visit the town of Tura for a redressal of grievances.

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