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Rogue elephant causes havoc in NGH village, 4 houses destroyed

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TURA, Jan 11: A rogue elephant, which broke off from its herd caused havoc to four houses in a village in North Garo Hills early on Tuesday night. The village, Bekbekgre is part of an elephant corridor which stretches from the hilly tracts of Bangladesh, going through Balpakram and going into the forest reserves of Goadpara in Assam.
The village and its residents have been having sleepless nights since the past three weeks after a herd of over 40 elephants have been roaming around the periphery of the village itself.

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Rymmai claims ignorance of illegalities in Marvellene Inn

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: Home Minister HDR lyngdoh’s son and proprietor of Marvelene Inn has clarified that the Inn has no involvement in the human trafficking or sexual exploitation case while stating that the incident was a rare one that occurred without the knowledge of the management or the proprietor.
“The inn has no involvement in the case. We want to clarify that police during its investigation found just the waiter’s involvement and nobody from the management,” said proprietor of Marvelene Inn, Nathaniel Rymmai.

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Police meet hoteliers, inform of strategies to curb sex trade

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: In the backdrop of a sex racket case involving a minor victim and many high profile personalities of the State including a sitting legislator, Police on Tuesday met the owners of around 80 hotels operating in and around the jurisdiction of the Sadar Police Station where the latter were advised on how they could help in curbing the crime of sex trade.
Necessary advisories on ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ while welcoming guests were also given to them during this meeting which was convened at the Sadar Police Station here on Tuesday.

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Shoddy roads a big hurdle before growth in tourism sector

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: Communication is one important aspect for tourism sector to grow in any state and with the Meghalaya government raising the stakes to turn the state into a tourism hub, a lot more remains to be done especially in improving the approach roads to various sites of tourist interest.
The state is blessed with places of tourist attraction and is coming up like never before, however the bad condition of approach roads to the various tourist destinations is making many tourists grumble.

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Stop attempting to whitewash Dorphang’s crimes: TUR

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: Refusing to accept the argument of the Mawhati Constituency Political Committee (MCPC) in regards to the arrest of Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang after he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl, the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) has urged the former not to attempt ‘whitewashing Dorphang’s crimes’.

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66 year old arrested for sexually exploiting minor

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: A 66 year old man has been arrested after he was accused of sexually exploiting a minor girl after a FIR was filed by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR).
A 66-year-old man identified as Kentely Tangsang was arrested for his involvement in the case registered under Madanryting police station, East Khasi Hills District SP (City) Vivek Syiem informed on Tuesday.

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Dorphang nabbed from Guwahati, remanded to 5 days police custody

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang who has been on the run for the last 11 days was finally nabbed by Meghalaya Police from the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Guwahati, late on Friday night.
Brought to Shillong on Friday itself, Dorphang was produced before a local court here on Saturday afternoon after which he was remanded to five days police custody.
Dorphang was booked under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after he was blamed for sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl last month in a sex racket that has many prominent people involved.

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