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Shylla calls for people to shun upcoming elections

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SHILLONG, Nov 07: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has appealed to the people of the region to boycott the 2019 MDC and MP elections is the state government delays in approving the Council’s ILP and Lineage Bills.
“We will urge the people to refrain from participating in the upcoming MDC and MP elections if the government fails to advice the Governor on the need to immediately grant assent to these Bills passed Council,” Shylla said here on Wednesday.

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Ulfa's Anup Chetia dismisses claims of Paresh Baruah’s death

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Guwahati, Nov 07 (IANS): The United Liberation Front of Asom's (Ulfa) pro-talk faction's General Secretary, Anup Chetia on Wednesday dismissed media reports that said Paresh Baruah, the commander-in-chief of the rebel group's anti-talk faction, has died.
Assam-based news portals on Wednesday reported that Baruah met with an accident and succumbed to his injuries last week in Ruili, located on the Myanmar-China border.

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SPARK lights up Deepawali for underprivileged children

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SHILLONG, Nov 07: Underpriviliged children were given a rare treat on the occasion of Deepawali when the NGO SPARK brought in a little light to their otherwise gloomy lives through a programme organized to mark this festival of lights.
Altogether more than 200 children participated in the programme held at Anjali, Mawlynrei and Rangmen Centres of SPARK.
During the celebration, lamps were lit by the children with a strong belief that this light will bring brightness in the life of every child. Children recited a prayer asking for God’s blessing and support.

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41st annual 100 Drums Wangala Festival to begin tomorrow

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TURA, Nov 07: The 41st annual 100 Drums Wangala festival is all set to be kicked off on Thursday at the village of Asananggre under Rongram block, 18 kms from the town of Tura.
The annual harvest festival of the Garos has over the years gained tremendous popularity with a huge gathering seen every year since it began in the month of Dec 1976. Tourists both national and foreign have been making a beeline for the event which showcases the lifestyle of Garos. The event also sees a huge number of indigenous delicacies making their way into various palates.

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Williamnagar NGOs demand security in Main Market

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TURA, Nov 07: Following an incident where a tailor from one of the shops from the Williamnagar Main Market was thrashed by a group of locals over an allegation of molestation while he was police custody, NGOs of the town have demanded extra security presence to prevent anti social elements taking advantage of the situation.
The demand for extra security was raised through a memorandum to the deputy commissioner of the district by several NGOs including the GSU, FAF, AIGU, Williamnagar Main Market Merchants Association (WMMMA), SPA and WATA. The memo was submitted on November 1 this month.

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West Garo Hills tops with 97 % MRVC

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TURA, Nov 07: The West Garo Hills District tops the state with regard to the implementation of Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign (MRVC) by achieving 97 % as on Wednesday as 166855 beneficiaries have received vaccination out of the total target of 172082 children in the district.

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NGOs' protest continues in Mizoram, EC summons CEO

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Aizawl, Nov 07 (IANS): An apex body of NGOs continued to protest here for a second day on Wednesday against the removal of Principal Secretary (Home) Lalnunmawia Chuaungo and demanding the removal of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in election-bound Mizoram.
The Election Commission, meanwhile, called the CEO to discuss the situation, which was said to be returning to normalcy after the Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (MNCC) called for state-wide protests for the sacking of CEO S.B. Shashank after Chuaungo was removed on an Election Commission order.

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