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Assam – Meghalaya to check militant movements across border

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SHILLONG, April 01: Meghalaya and Assam have agreed to check the movements of militants during the ensuing Parliamentary elections in both the states besides coordinating on other issues to ensure free and fair polling.
Meghalaya goes to poll on April 9 for the two Lok Sabha seats- Shillong and Tura - while the elections in Assam will be held in three phases on April 7, 12 and 24.
Besides providing logistic support especially in the borders between the two states, the meeting of Meghalaya and Assam election, Home department and police officials, held at Pinewood hotel in Shillong on Tuesday also agreed to beef up security besides checking movement of militant groups along the inter-state border.

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Raped victim’s MMS made

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SHILLONG, April 01: Two youths were arrested by police for allegedly raping a lady and filming the act through a mobile phone (MMS) at Syntu Ksiar, Jowai the district headquarter of West Jaintia hills district on Sunday. The arrested have been identified as Chanki Laloo (23) and Franky Suchiang (22) and the arrest was made on Monday before they could attempt to misuse the video clipping, police said.

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Police – UALA militants exchange, demand notes recovered

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TURA, April 01: The West Garo Hills (WGH) police, on Monday evening, had an exchange of fire with militants from the United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA). The incident happened at a place called Chidaogre near Babadam about 15 kms from the town of Tura. However, there were no casualties reported from either side.

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‘Be careful of your weapons, militants may snatch them’

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Assam – Meghalaya meet on election preparedness today
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SHILLONG, March 31: Sounding an Red Alert, Meghalaya government has issued directives to paramilitary forces deployed in the militant-hit Garo Hills region to be extra careful of their weapons lest they be snatched by militants.
An official from the home department informed, “Security forces deployed in militancy infested Garo hills region have been asked to remain alert and watchful of their weapons as they are prone to be snatched by militants.”

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Campaign analysis: Tough fight on the cards

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TURA, April 01: Ten days into the ongoing campaign for the Lok Sabha seat of Tura have passed with the two teams in the fray travelling all around the Garo Hills region to seek votes for the April 9th polling. Both NPP and the Congress have been going all guns blazing due to the paucity of time, with none looking to give an inch to the other. Accusations and counter accusations have come thick and fast and after a week of progress in campaigns, things still seem far from being decided. The two candidates in the fray, former Lok Sabha Speaker and NPP Supremo Purno A Sangma and Congress’ green horn Daryl Momin have looked to win, albeit in contrasting styles.

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Shillong clasped by wretched road conditions

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SHILLONG, April 01: Road conditions in the city and state at large are in a terrible condition. The capital Shillong, which has not seen topping of its roads since “ages”, is crying for bitumen resurfacing whereas elsewhere in the state lives were lost in the recent past for want of better roads.
No sooner the road alongside the Wah Sukhlur stream leading to Laban Last Stop junction was resurfaced in the recent past, the roadsides were dug out again for laying wires, pipes etc. Such is the condition that the irresponsible authorities have left the “drain” type dug roadsides for over a month for the pedestrians and residents to combat with this village type appearances here.

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UALA turns down GNLA's proposal for unification of militant groups

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TURA, March 31:  The United National Liberation Army (UALA) on Monday directly turned down a proposal for the unification of all insurgent groups within the Garo Hills region, an idea floated recently by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
The GNLA had on Saturday come out with the idea of all the insurgent groups coming together under the banner of a Garo United Liberation Front (GULF) to ensure the movement for a seperate Garoland gained a proper direction.

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