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Active use of social media by insurgent groups raises concern for Indo-Bangla/Myanmar security forces

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SHILLONG, Nov 10:  A modern day technological marvel for many - Social media which has revolutionized  the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression has emerged as  one of the major challenges for security force in dealing with terrorism.
From Al-Qaeda being the first to use social media to ISIS, NSCN and ULFA and other banned militant outfits of Meghalaya like the GNLA and HNLC, social media is being used effectively to expand their influence, spread propaganda and recruit cadres.

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16 year old to be part of Cultural Olympiad in Spain, faces financial hurdle

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TURA, Nov 10: In what will come as great news but with a downer, a 16 year old student from Dainadubi has been selected to be a part of the 7th International Cultural Olympiad for Performing Arts to be held at Valladolid, Madrid in Spain. The downer however is the fact that the 16 year old is now struggling to arrange money to participate in the event.
The 16 year old dancer, Pearl Manapchi R Sangma is a resident of Dilma Apal in Dainadubi and has been practicing classical dance (folk, Bharatnatyam) for the past 7 years at the Nritya Kala Acaademy in Dudhnoi in Assam. She also studies in the Amjonga College in Class XI.

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106 year old school in tatters, students use community hall for classes

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TURA, Nov 10: In a clear indicator of the poor condition of the state of education in Garo Hills, a 106 year school in Okkapara in South West Garo Hills has been lying in tatters for more than 5 years now. The school, which does not even have a roof over its head has drawn the anger of local residents though there has been no action to initiate repair despite the matter being brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner of the district.
The Okkapara LP School was established in 1911 and is one of the oldest schools in the region.

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21 contestants vie for ‘Mr & Miss Fresh Faces’

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: 21 contestants are all set to compete for the title ‘Mr & Miss Fresh Faces’ to be held at Asian Confluence Habitat, Laitumkhrah in the city on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, organizer of the event Nadarwenn Mihsill said that the aim of the event is to bring out the talent and beauty of North East India.

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KHNAM sees conspiracy in UDP-HSPDP alliance’s ‘friendly-match’

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: Adelbert Nongrum has expressed surprise over the UDP-HSPDP regional alliance’s decision to have a “friendly-match” from North Shillong constituency. According to him, the decision to field candidates by both the regional political parties from the constituency itself has defeated the main objective of their alliance which is to ensure a government led by the regional force in the state.
“I fail to understand how they can come up with a friendly match to decide on the future of the indigenous community. This only show that they lack seriousness,” Nongrum, who is also the working president of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM), told reporters here on Friday.

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100 drums reverberates in the hills of Garo hills

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TURA, Nov 10: The sounds of 100 drums reverberated at Asanang – the venue of the biggest cultural festival of the Garos in Meghalaya on Friday and the joy of merriment was high in the air.
Asanang is on the outskirt of Tura town in West Garo Hills.
Amidst the colour of green, blue, red and yellow, the assembly of 100 drummers and dancers mesmerized the visitors, who were bowled with the richness of the Garo culture.

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Parliamentary Secretaries resign en masse after HC deems post invalid

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: All the 17 Parliamentary Secretaries in Meghalaya resigned from their respective posts on Thursday following a monumental High Court ruling which rendered the Meghalaya Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2005 as ‘Invalid’.

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