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Mawlong refutes allegation of physical assault

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SHILLONG, May 18: The Sordar of Mawlong village Jonesman L Mawlong on Wednesday refuted to the allegations made by Donboklang Lyngdoh Mawlong, who alleged that he was beaten up inside the Mairang police station recently.
“As per medical report, it was found that he (Donboklang) was under the influence of alcohol on the day he went to the police station (May 6),” Jonesman told reporters here on Wednesday.
He said the HNAM-Mairang had also went to the police station on being informed about the incident but decided not to take up the issue further after knowing the truth.

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Manipur tribal areas begin strike to protest land and shops bills

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Imphal, May 16 (IANS): Even as the bitter row over three bills passed by the Manipur assembly and now awaiting presidential assent continues on, the tribal areas of the state started a general strike from Sunday midnight to protest against the proposed measures.
The strike has been called by various tribal organisations to protest what they term "anti-tribal" bills. On the other hand, a Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has launched a agitation in support of the three bills.

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Mawryngkneng BDO accused of abusing power

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SHILLONG, May 16: FKJGP Mawryngkneng Circle has accused BDO of Mawryngkneng C&RD Block, Lyngskor Kynjing of abusing his power for personal vendetta. The allegation was made by FKJGP’s Circle president Kynsai War on Monday, accusing the BDO of targeting him and his family because of a complaint being lodged against irregularities in the implementation of IAY scheme. 

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First ever model polling station in Ampati

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AMPATI, May 16: The By-election to the 2-Tura Parliamentary constituency witnessed the first ever Model Polling Station at Ampati in South West Garo Hills (SWGH).
Following the directive of the Election Commission of India to facilitate hassle free voting on the polling day, the District Election Office transformed the existing polling station at Ampati Upper Primary School into a Model Polling Station complete with all voter friendly facilities and amenities.

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Wanton waste of water

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SHILLONG, May 08: With water scarcity being experienced by several localities in the city, this water tank located at the premises of the Old Fire Brigade near the culvert at Rilbong Zigzag – Oxford Hill Road – Kench’s Trace Road junction continues to leak while losing precious water. A tattered hosepipe has been replaced with an alloyed GI pipe recently after nearly a year of losing gallons of water from this tank.

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