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Witchcraft claims another victim, man brutally hacked

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TURA, May 14: A 70 odd old man accused of practicing witchcraft was brutally hacked to death by his own relative at Okkapara Songgitcham village in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) at about 5 am on Sunday morning.
According to sources, Kilman Ch Marak and Rajan M Marak had a long personal enmity mainly on accusations of the deceased - Rajan Marak practicing witchcraft on Kilman, an allegation that is being looked into.

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Cannabis worth over Rs 49 lac seized from Shillong Bye-Pass

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SHILLONG, May 14: Acting on a tip off, custom sleuths from Customs Hqrs Preventive Unit, Shillong seized 784 kg of Ganja (Cannabis) worth Rs Rs 49,24,340 after intercepting a truck near Diengpasoh Toll gate on Shillong Bye - Pass.
The custom sleuths intercepted the truck bearing Punjab registration near Diengpasoh Toll gate which was on his way from near Agartala to Guwahati. 

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Upland Road soaks in pools of water from broken pipes

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SHILLONG, May 14: Broken GI pipes and a pool of accumulated muddy water in the middle of the teeming thoroughfare of Upland Road, Laitumukhrah has raised concern amongst the residents of the locality, who are helplessly in wait for the MLA of the constituency to put an end to their watery problem.
The area near the community water tank on this road is flooded in toe dip water where vehicles come to a grinding halt and pedestrians become cautious while treading.

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Youth arrested for Facebook post against KAAC CEM

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Guwahati, May 14: Assam’s Hamren police on Sunday arrested a youth following his suspicious post against Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Chief Executive member (CEM) Tuliram Rongang in social media.
According to the reports, Baithalangso police arrested Kangtir Bey hailing from Dongkamukam following his suspicious Facebook post against the KAAC CEM.

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Continued load shedding irks residents, questions MeECL

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TURA, May 14: At a time when the chief minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, has made his intentions clear on rooting out corruption, residents across Garo Hills has questioned the functioning of the Meghalaya Electricity Corporation Limited (MeECL) over the continued load shedding occurring within the state despite there being ample rain.
“This does not make sense. Why are we facing problems of load shedding at this point of time when there is enough rains in the state? The MeECL needs to answer as to why it cannot provide electricity and if load shedding is taking place, what is the reason for it,” said social activist Maxbirth G Momin from Tura, West Garo Hills.

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KAAC poll : Conflicts raise between Congress and HSDC for seat sharing

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Guwahati, May 14: Conflicts over seat sharing has erupted between opposition Congress and  Hills State Demand Council (HSDC) ahead of the polls of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) scheduled on June 12 next.
The two main opposition parties had earlier announced that both parties will combine forces against Bharatiya Janata Party in the council election.
“We still hope that both parties will fight jointly in the polls,” Congress Assam unit president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora said.

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From India to Britain, massive ransomware attack creates havoc

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NEW DELHI/LONDON/WASHINGTON, May 13 (IANS): A day after a massive ransomeware attack hit nearly 100 countries, including India, terrifying details were slowly emerging on Saturday as computers from hospitals in Britain to police stations in Andhra Pradesh were hacked into, keeping cyber security experts on tenterhooks.
In India, a section of computers at Andhra Pradesh’s police departments were hacked. Computers in 18 police units in Chittoor, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhatpatnam and Srikakulam districts were affected.
According to Director General of Police N. Sambasiva Rao, systems using the Windows operating system were hit by the cyber attack. The police chief’s computer with Apple’s iOS operating system was safe.

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