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Dorphang yet to be convicted: DD Lapang

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: While pointing out that the independent  MLA from Mawhati, Julius Dorphang is yet to be convicted on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl, the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Dr. DD Lapang has stated that should the court convict Dorphang, the MPCC will strongly condemn him even though he is extending support to the Congress led MUA II government in Meghalaya.

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Modi attempting to divide India along financial lines: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has alleged that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is attempting to divide India on the basis of the haves and the have – nots.
“The Prime Minister is trying to divide the haves and have-nots. It is a very dangerous and unacceptable utterance from a Prime Minister and the nation must condemn such attitude,” Dr. Sangma said on Tuesday while referring to a speech made by the Prime Minister recently.
According to him, such a speech is unexpected from the Prime Minister of the country.


 

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Former Congress MLA passes away

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Tura, Jan 17: A former MLA of Dalu constituency in West Garo Hills (WGH) district who was a part of the Congress party, Mountbatten K Sangma passed away on Tuesday in the town of Tura after a prolonged bout of illness. Mountbatten was 69 years old.

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KHADC to move court against ‘MUDA encroachment’

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SHILLONG, Jan 16: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has decided to take legal recourse against what it has termed as ‘illegal encroachment of the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority into scheduled areas’.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ruling People Democratic Forum (PDF) in the KHADC held on Monday and attended by 23 MDCs from United Democratic Alliance (UDA), UDP, HSPDP and KHNAM.
“We have unanimous decided to file a fresh petition before the Court against the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) on the matter,” KHADC chief PN Syiem informed after the meeting.

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Man hangs wife after beating her unconscious

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TURA, Jan 16: In a case that is sure to give people the shivers, a family dispute between a man and his wife in Upper Kharkutta in North Garo Hills ended after the husband beat the wife unconscious before allegedly hanging her to death.
The case is amongst a large number of emerging cases of violence amongst women in the state and is something that has been widely condemned.

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