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GNLA denies Rophul name on hit list, asks Mingran to mend ways

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Tura, April 04: A week after a former cadre of the GNLA, Mingran T Sangma, sensationally alleged that the GNLA had set up a hit list of people, the outfit Friday denied any form of hit lists to eliminate anyone. The alleged hit list had contained the names of the Rongara-Siju MLA Rophul S Marak, along with a former ANVC member, Tokyo R Marak. Incidentally, BInen Sangma, a name on the hit list is someone the GNLA does not even know, so the likelihood of him being the target, according to the release was non-existent.

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Ethical Voting campaign moves across Garo Hills on war footing

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SHILLONG, April 04: An interactive and awareness as well a rural outreach programme under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) plan on ethical voting was Friday held at Rongram, 15 kilometers from Tura, West Garo Hills. The programme, being conducted in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha election in state, was followed by an interactive youth awareness campaign at Tura Don Bosco College and a road-show on ethical voting at Araimile. The programmes are part of the three day SVEEP campaign on ethical voting being held at different locations on April 4, 5 and 7.
The SVEEP campaign on ethical voting is aimed at creating consciousness among the electorates of the region on ethical voting and the importance of exercising one’s franchise.

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Williamnagar shuts down to condemn attacks on store owners

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SP assures more support for market
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Williamnagar, April 03: The town of Williamnagar came to a boil after consecutive days of terror from militants trying to intimidate the people of the town to give in to its demands. All shops remained closed for the second consecutive day with angry residents asking the East Garo Hills District Administration for more protection against militants. The various market associations met both the Deputy Commissioner (DC) as well as the Superintendent of Police (SP) one day after a wine store owner was shot in the leg after he had not acceded to the diktat of militants.
“The market has remained closed since the incident as we wanted the Administration to take stock of the situation. We want more security for our lives as these attacks have been getting more and more regular. This is the district headquarter for that matter, so if the police cannot secure the headquarter we shudder to think what is happening in the interiors”, said Grething R Marak, the Secretary of the Williamnagar United Merchants Association (WUMA).

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MPCC hired Pawan Hans chopper to ferry Mukul in GH

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Shillong, April 03: The Election Commission has clarified that the Pawan Hans helicopter being used by Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma has been requisitioned by the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), thereby not affecting the state exchequer.
Tura Lok Sabha parliamentary seat Returning Officer Pravin Bakshi informed the Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Prashant Naik that the Pawan Hans Limited Dauphin N3 helicopter used by Dr Sangma for campaigning in Garo Hills (GH) was de-hired after taking NOC from concerned authority of Meghalaya government and hired by MPCC and was utilized on March 25, 27, 28, 29 30, and April 1, 2, and 3.

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Meghalaya a model state of Peace: Faleiro

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‘Pala is eloquent testimony of best parliamentarian’
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SHILLONG, April 03: Calling Meghalaya a model state of peace, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of North Eastern region Luizinho Faleiro Thursday urged people not to let the ‘Gujarat-model’ to disrupt or invade into the state’s distinctive and unique culture, tradition, peace and harmony.

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LAEF cautions against excesses of GNLA

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Tura, April 03:  The tete-a-tete between the GNLA and other groups grew some more with the LAEF Thursday threatening that it would retaliate in kind and not be an innocent bystander if the GNLA continued with its normal stand of eliminating all that were against it.

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Construction company Manager abducted by unidentified miscreants

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Tura, April 03: In another case of a huge security lapse within a fledgling construction company which has been given the contract to build the upcoming Inter State Bus Terminus in Tura had a huge setback. The manager of the company was kidnapped late Wednesday night from his makeshift house at Chasingre. Surprisingly, the whole incident took place right under the nose of four security guards, who heard nothing about the incident till the manager was taken.
One Rakesh Pandey of Rajasthan was the manager of the construction site. According to sources, two people on bikes came to his house armed with two 9mm pistols came to the company’s office premises and knocked on the door of the manager’s quarter at about 12:10 am on Thursday morning. When he opened the door, the two overpowered him and whisked him away.

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