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Shaming of minor raises furore on social media

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TURA, Feb 13: Social media users raised a huge furore after photos of a victim of sexual assault were uploaded by some unscrupulous people on Facebook leading to many who followed the post making absolutely distasteful comments against the victim.
According to sources, the teen from Garo Hills had been enamoured with a boy from another community after long conversations over the phone between the two. After being invited by the culprit, the girl along with her elder sister went to the town of Krishnai in Goalpara and visited the Paikan locality where the culprit was from. She visited the place at about 8 am.

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HNLC claims responsibility for Dawki blast

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: The bomb attack that happened in Dawki on Sunday last is the work of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) which has claimed responsibility for the incident.
“The outfit is taking full responsibility on the lobbing of a bomb at the residence of one Than Khonglah in Dawki in the evening of February 11 (Sunday),” HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

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Confusion rages on in Meghalaya politics

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SHILLONG, Jan 13: As the verbal tussle between the two national parties the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress heats up in Meghalaya, the NPP and the other regional parties are camped safely inside their fortress with a few sorties occasionally. While political pundits feel that the regional parties are only silent supporters of the BJP, the BJP denies such allegations and the Congress does not fall short of firing another round against the opposition camps by calling them ‘Judas’.

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Congress brought peace, stability and development: Chandy

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: The former Chief Minister  of Kerala, Oommen Chandy has stated that Meghalaya has seen peace, stability and development which the Congress party has brought about through an environment of goodwill.
“The greatest achievement of the Congress Party in Meghalaya has been the ability to give to the people of Meghalaya peace and stability through an environment of goodwill,” Chandy said on Tuesday.

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My experience will be a boon to South Tura: Agatha

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TURA, Feb 13: Former MP, Agatha Sangma is of the opinion that her experience in national politics will enable her to serve the people of South Tura constituency and as such has urged one and all to vote for her in the ensuing Assembly elections.
“I was extremely lucky to be the Member of Parliament at a young age and a central minister. I met different people and visited a lot of places during my tenure as an MP. I have learned a lot from different parts of the world. I feel that my experience would enable me to bring good to the people of South Tura and the state of Meghalaya”, Agatha said on Tuesday.

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Gogoi dubs Conrad a Trojan Horse

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: Congress MP from Assam Gaurav Gogoi has taken a dig at the BJP in Meghalaya while accusing it of having an anti-minority stand. Gogoi also dubbed the NPP MP from Tura, Conrad Sangma a ‘Trojan Horse’ with regard to the recent visa denial case of the president of the Baptist Church who was scheduled to visit Garo Hills.

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Nagaland polls contest between Nagas, outside forces: Liezietsu

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KOHIMA, Feb 13 (IANS): Nagaland’s ruling NPF chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu has said the February 27 assembly election is not just a contest between political parties to form a government, but between outside forces and the force of the Naga people.
“Many tall Naga leaders succumbing to power and money would soon land the Naga people into great trouble if they are voted to power,” he said at an election rally here.

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