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Driver violates No Parking space, escapes with clamp

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: On Tuesday last, at about 7 pm, a Maruti car bearing registration number ML05 C 8860 was clamped at Nongrimbah, Laitumkhrah for parking at a no parking zone. Later, in a gross violation of the law, the driver drove off with the clamp instead of paying the fine. A case of theft of government property has been lodged against the owner and police have put out an alert to intercept the vehicle. The vehicle is registered in the name of Rajib Bhomik of Goraline, Shillong but could not be found at the address mentioned.


 

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Assam police arrests Burdwan blast key accused Sahanur Alam

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GUWAHATI, Dec 06: Assam police have arrested Sahanur Alam, one of the prime accused of Burdwan blast and most wanted by NIA (National Investigation Agency), on Friday night.
 Police arrested the main person of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Assam from Lower Assam’s Nalbari district.
Based on intelligence inputs, police had launched operation at Larkuchi village under Mukalmua police station in the Lower Assam district and arrested Sahanur, who was taking shelter in the village.
NIA had announced cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for information on Sahanur.

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Govt to work on NEHU campus for Nongstoin: CM

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Saturday inaugurated the Girls’ Hostel of Nongstoin College and also the Music Institute in a befitting function as the Chief Guest in the presence of the local MLA Hopingstone Lyngdoh who was the Guest of Honour, even as he promised to set up a NEHU campus in West Khasi Hills headquarter.
The Girls’ Hostel was funded by UGC, while the Music Institute has been funded by State Art & Culture for traditional music and dances.
The Chief Minister also released a book titled “Impact of Globalization on Traditional Political Institutions North East India” written by R.K. Satapathy and the College magazine on the occasion.

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ASAK cadre surrenders after seeing colleague lynched

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TURA, Dec 06: A militant belonging to ASAK surrendered to the South Garo Hills (SGH) police on Friday. Interestingly, the surrender came after the cadre witnessed the brutal lynching of one of his colleagues from the outfit a few days ago in Rewak, about 150 kms from the town of Tura.
Gamseng Marak was killed in the village of Rewak when he came to collect money demanded from a villager. Angry villagers had surrounded Marak and lynched him.

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Centre proposes bus service to Bangladesh via Meghalaya

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New Delhi, Dec 06 (IANS): Aiming to strengthen people-to-people contact between India and Bangladesh, the Central GovernmentSaturday said it plans to introduce regular passenger bus service to Dhaka from Assam’s Guwahati via Meghalaya’s Shillong.
This will be in addition to two passenger bus services to Dhaka, already operating from Kolkata in West Bengal and Agartala in Tripura.
“Government plans to introduce regular passenger bus services to Dhaka from Guwahati in Assam via Shillong in Meghalaya,” an official statement said here.

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Centre sanctions Rs 10.43 crores for civil defence in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Identified as areas prone to disaster and natural calamities, the government has sanctioned Rs 10.43 crores for setting up of designated civil defence establishments in seven districts of Meghalaya to provide rescue and relief.
“We have received funds of Rs 10.43 crores for developing the required infrastructure for the setting up of the designated civil defence establishments in the seven districts within the next three years,” Director General of Civil Defence & Home Guards, Kulbir Krishan said on the sidelines of an official function held on Saturday.
It may be mentioned here that the Civil Defence Act was amended in 2011 with an aim to make disaster management one of the important tasks of Civil Defence.

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5 police personnel injured in IED blast, GNLA hand suspected

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TURA, Dec 05: A day after the attack on a senior police officer in East Garo Hills (EGH), suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants again targeted police personnel in another IED blast that injured 5 policemen, two of whom are in a serious state and have been rushed to the Tura Civil Hospital for further care.
The attack, which happened at about 4:30 pm on Friday was on a ration delivery party of the 3rd battalion which was being escorted by a Gypsy. The IED blast hit the policemen in the Gypsy, with 5 of them sustaining injuries. The incident happened at a village called Rongrakgre, about 9 kms from the village of Chokpot while the police were returning after delivering rations. The place is about 90 kms from the town of Tura.

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