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UAYF alleges gross abuse of school building funds

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TURA, Nov 10: The President of United Achik Youth Federation (UAYF) of South West Khasi Hills Zone has submitted a complaint letter to The Director of School Education and Literacy, Shillong alleging abuse of funds for school building repair and negligence of school functioning in Garobhita Adhoc LP School and Kuchiasora LP School, South West Khasi Hills.
In his letter, Sanggra Marak had demanded immediate investigation against the absolute abandonment and not functioning of these two Lower Primary Schools located in the far off villages of Border Area in SOuth West Khasi Hills.

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Warjri clan convenes 22nd annual assembly

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: The 22nd annual convention of the Warjri clan was held at Mawkneng village, South West Khasi Hills on Friday where thousands of kinsfolk of the Warjri clan attended the convention for social interaction and cultural deliberation by the clan elders.
The President of the clan organisation Seng Kur Warjri reminded the kinfolks about the need to strengthen the clan and inspire the other Khasi clan for cultural awakening, and in this regard he stated, “In the past one of the Assam politicians encouraged the Assamese men to marry the Khasi ladies with the motive to assimilate the local people with the major community, and offer reward for the same.

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NFR introduces 'Fog Pass' device

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Guwahati, Nov 10 (IANS): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a portable device called the Fog Pass in trains that will help drivers' visibility during the foggy winter months, an NFR spokesman said on Saturday
NFR chief spokesman Pranav Jyoti Sharma said that the device is a low-cost, Global Positioning System (GPS) based equipment to be used when visibility reduces and running trains at permissible speed becomes risky.

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Wangala festivities come to an end at Asanang

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TURA, Nov 10:  The three day annual Hundred Drums Wangala festival came to a colourful end on Saturday at village of Asanang with a huge turnout being witness to the beat of a 100 drums that came together to make the hills sound sweeter.
100 Drums Wangala is the post harvest festival of the Garos, consisting of various thanksgiving rituals followed with merrymaking, music and dance.

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Attempt to murder charge on two of Agnes’ assailants

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: Police have arrested two people in connection with the assault case on Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) president, Agnes Kharshiing and have filed attempt to murder charges on them besides interrogating them so as to nab others who were involved in the incident.
The Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district, Silvester Nongtyngnger informed that the duo identified as Elphon Dkhar (22) and Meklison Siangshai (26) were picked up from Kongong during raids conducted in the area and on Friday early morning.

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