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SP handling situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, Jan 09: Asking the state government not to displace but rehabilitate ANVC(B) cadres, the outfit has accused the Superintendent of Police (SP), West Garo Hills (WGH), Mukesh Kumar Singh of handling the situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie and holding him responsible for displacing the outfit’s cadres.
“Tura SP Mukesh Kumar Singh is handling the situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie. SP ordered ‘ANVC(B) ko sapai karo’ and lo, hamla. Could this be the word of a responsible person,” the outfit said quoting the SP.

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Rape accused gets bail, issues threat to victim

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TURA, Jan 09: A rape - accused individual, who recently got bail after spending more than 90 days in jail, has now been indicted of issuing threats to the victim and trying to influence the case.
The accused, Simseng D Sangma, was arrested on charges of raping a minor who was his neighbor when her grandparents had left the house for Sunday Church.

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Are Delhi colleges only for locals? Not all agree

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New Delhi, Jan 09 (IANS): The new Delhi government's proposal to reserve 90 percent seats in Delhi University (DU) colleges for locals has undoubtedly cheered city students, but has not found favour with others from across India, including students from the northeast who flock to Delhi for quality education.
"The proposed reservation does not keep up with the spirit of the university. Since it is a central university, we should be welcoming students not only from India, but also from other countries," I.S. Bakshi, principal, Dyal Singh College, said.
"I believe that (Manish) Sisodia (Delhi education minister) has good intentions, as this proposal will allow students to stay in their city and study, but I don't feel reservation is the answer," he added.

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Tura cop branded as ‘Dabang’ attempts to allay fears

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Tura, Jan 08: In an effort to boost the morale of the trading community in Tura, Meghalaya Police under the leadership of West Garo Hills SP Mukesh Singh held an interactive meeting at Police Parade ground on Wednesday. Senior cop, branded as ‘Dabang’ Bitcheng Marak led the public disclosure to understand the ground realities and problems of the business community.

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MRTIM demands stronger Lokayukta Act, presents point by point lacunae

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SHILLONG, Jan 09: On the backdrop of recent direction from the Centre, Right to Information (RTI) activists in the state on Thursday demanded the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) led Congress government to come up with a more “independent and effective” Lokayukta Act, to tackle and eradicate corruption from the system.
 “We demand the state government that it brings in necessary amendments for the state to have a strong and effective Lokayukta Act to check corruption,” Meghalaya Right To Information Movement (MRTIM) convener Michael Syiem told reporters here.

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Extension for ADCs: 6 month for GHADC, KHADC & JHADC get 15 days

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: In an attempt to include the amendments to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) proposed by the A’chik National Volunteer Council, the cabinet on Wednesday approved a six month extension of the GHADC.
The Cabinet also cleared a 15 day extension of the terms of the other two Autonomous District Councils  (ADCs) – the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).

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ILP issue not to affect Congress in upcoming elections: Deborah

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: The state Congress feels that the Congress led MUA II coalition government’s refusal to introduce the Inner Liner Permit (ILP) in the state will not have a negative impact on the party during the upcoming Lok Sabha and the district councils elections in Meghalaya.

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