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DD Lapang only a matriculate according to Souvenir

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: The former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. DD Lapang is only a matriculate according to the souvenir of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Ri Bhoi district.
This is but one of the many glaring mistakes in the souvenir, which according to the Synjuk Ki Nongialam Ri Bhoi District (SKNRBD) was never edited properly which is a direct result of qualified people of the district being sidelined by the organizing committee of this milestone event.

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Abducted youth repeatedly assaulted for 19 days

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Narrating the ordeal that he had to go through in the 19 days that he was held against his will, Dajiedkynsai Syiemlieh (18) who was abducted on April 27 last said that he was assaulted on a daily basis by his captors.
“They (criminals) were tying my hands and were beating me up for 19 days,” said Syiemlieh on Monday after he was handed over to his family by the Bangladesh government at the international border in West Garo Hills District on August 9.
He said that his abductors who were speaking in Garo and Hindihad also told him that they would kill him but before they could executive their plan, police came to his rescue. According to him, the gang was equipped with three pistols and a dao.

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Retention wall on new PB - Polo road collapses

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: Blame it on the incessant rain lashing the city for days now or the topography of the region, the rains which have had some disastrous consequences has but also revealed some shoddy construction work in and around the city and the landslide at the newly constructed road connecting Police Bazaar to Polo is just another example to it.
It was learnt that on Sunday morning the retention wall of the newly constructed road connecting to Police Bazaar to Polo gave way as massive earth came crushing down to the road causing total blockade.

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Flood waters recede even as rains relent

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TURA, Aug 13: There was relief for residents of Garo Hills as rains relented in the area after four days of non-stop downpour on Sunday.
While there may have been respite from the rains however the aftermath of destruction left behind has been tremendous and may require quite some time to get over. 

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Independence Day fervour grips Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Once a state that was plagued by calls for shutdowns, Meghalaya is all set to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of the nation with elaborate security arrangement in place and the markets and city streets abuzz with activity and fluttering tri-color flags of all shapes and sizes.
 The official function will be held at Polo Ground where Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma will unfurl the tri - colour.
It may be recalled that Meghalaya and several North East states have not been able to celebrate Independence Day with much fanfare for several decades due to various insurgent groups calling for bandhs and other forms of closures.

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State Govt flayed for loss of lives

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The falling of a tree few months ago from the premises of Raj Bhavan could not wake the state forest department from their slumber which has rather culminated in the fatal incident last Saturday (August 12, 2017) when an Eucalyptus tree fell from the campus of Raj Bhavan claimed three lives here, when they were traveling in a local taxi and the tree fell on it, in the heart of the city.

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A research book on religious minority goes haywire

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: A book based on research works, “Protection of the Religious Practices of “Niam Khasi” / “Niam Tre”: A Legal Study” by Umeshwari Dkhar has come under severe criticism for its “grammatically unsound”, “methodologically flawed”, “glaring spelling mistakes of name of persons, clans, tribes and places” and most importantly serious factual errors.
In his review of the book, the former Chairman of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Shillong, Dr. Fabian Lyngdoh, in a journal of the Department of Political Science, Synod College, Shillong, “The Political Anvil” has brought out the numerous flaws that the book is inundated with. He pointed out that ‘Khasi’ has been spelt out in smaller case ‘k’ mostly in the book while alleging, “… it seems that she (the author) is not acquainted with the Khasi culture and philosophy. She based much of the information on translation from books already written in Khasi or a copy-paste method from other secondary sources.”

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