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HSPDP members join former party president in resignation

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SHILLONG, April 18: Firm in their belief that the former president of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit is not solely responsible for the drubbing that it got in the recently concluded state elections, as many as 10 of the party’s leaders have followed in the footsteps of their former leader and resigned from the party.

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More arms and ammunition recovered in EGH

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TURA, April 18: The continued search for arms hidden by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in East Garo Hills (EGH) produced more results with the police recovering more arms and ammunition from the village of Bawa Duragre and Doringkegre on Wednesday.
The arms and ammunition were recovered after continued search for over three days with many villagers joining the police in locating the hidden stash.

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Assam Regiment welcomes 286 new recruits

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SHILLONG, April 18: The Assam Regiment inducted 286 new recruits into its ranks during the attestation parade that was held at the Assam Regimental Centre, here on Wednesday.
These 286 new members form the 320th batch of the Assam Regiment and the attestation parade was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding, 101 Area, Lieutenant General DS Ahuja.

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

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AGARTALA, April 18 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra,” Deb said while inaugurating a two-day workshop on computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS).

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JFA expresses shock over attack at journalist’s residence

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GUWAHATI, April 18: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed its shock over the incident of attack at senior journalist, Patricia Mukhim’s residence and has urged the State government in Shillong to book the perpetrators, who threw a kerosene bomb targeting her bedroom windows on Tuesday (17 April 2018) evening.
The editor of Meghalaya’s prominent English daily newspaper The Shillong Times, narrated the incident in her facebook account last evening, “My home attacked with petrol bomb today at 8.35 pm. I am shocked. Those who did this ugly deed need to be arrested. I heard the explosion and saw the flames rising. It’s a terrible feeling.”

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