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Shillong City faces the brunt of urban nightmare

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SHILLONG, Jul 23: An hour to cover a distance of 2kms would be lovely for those newly in love and taking a joy walk but for the office goers, students, daily commuters mostly cramped up inside public transportation for hours is a punishment, a torture and it seems the lawmakers weaving pass through the clogged traffic seems more concern about them getting to their destination, passing the buck and crying helpless when confronted.
The biggest traffic congestion in the city can be witnessed in the Rilbong Point – Civil, Nongthymmai – Fire Brigade – Dhankheti – Barik – Civil – IGP – Police Bazar, Fire Brigade – Laitumkhrah – Don Bosco routes which are taking its toll not only on those who are driving on these roads to reach their destination but also the traffic cops.

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Double Trouble for Shillong: Chock-a-block Traffic, closed walking areas

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SHILLONG, July 23: While health experts globally talks about inculcating the habit of walking to cover short distances  over cars for healthier life, Shillong is faced with double trouble of growing traffic and defence authorities closing down prominent  lanes and pathways that people regularly tread upon to get to their destination faster avoiding any sort of transportation. 

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Man drowns in knee deep water

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Tura, July 23: In a tragic incident, a man allegedly fell off the culvert he was sleeping in and drowned in knee deep water.
According to locals, the drowned man, identified as Rangkan N Marak of Jangkegre under Williannagar PS, fell off the culvert in his sleep. He supposedly hit his head on some stones lying near the pool of water leading to him going into concussion and his untimely death though the same could not be confirmed from police sources.

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SARS: For the cause of pets

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SHILLONG, July 23:   Indifference to suffering and pleasure in inflicting suffering especially to those who belongs to the lower human chain- the unspoken without any verbal complaints –pets is a thing of the present that has gotten many an animal lover to voice their concern on the issue.
One such group of people are the Stray Animal Rescue Society of the state who has taken the onus on themselves to protect, rescue and rehabilitate the animals besides creating awareness amongst the youth on the issue.

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BSF engages heavily to stop cattle smuggling

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SHILLONG, July 23: Call it the visible elevated status and prominence of a Cow in the country months after the NDA government came to power or the reported incidents of lynching and ban on cow slaughter for food, incidents of cattle smuggling has multiplied along the Indo-Bangla border with the BSF reporting huge seizures of cattle “Cow” every week and the figures standing at 276 cattle just in the past five days.
Stating that the attempts of cattle smuggling has become routine in some parts of Meghalaya even after frequent seizures by the BSF, the BSF said, “Border Security Force, now days are heavily engaged in stopping smuggling of animals besides guarding the frontier”.

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