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Arson continues in city: Trader set on fire

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Shillong, Oct 09: In a shocking incident, suspected pro-ILP activists on Wednesday afternoon tried to murder a person by setting him on fire in broad daylight.
The shocking incident took place at around 12.20 pm when a suspected pro-ILP NGO activist entered the Meghalaya Machineries shop at Motphran and poured petrol on its owner Vikash Nandwal (34) and then lighted fire.
Nandwal was immediately rushed to Nazareth hospital for treatment.

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Govt to install pre-paid meters for MeECL consumers

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SHILLONG, Oct 09: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Wednesday said that a “smart meter system and a pre-paid meter” are some of the new initiatives that would be made available to consumers of electricity in Meghalaya as part of the Government’s decision to restructure the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).
Intervening during the Question Hour, Dr Sangma said that the Government is trying to do its best to restructure the MeECL so that some of the loss could be minimized. One of the most important aspects of the new system would be to realize bills from consumers on time.

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NGOs postpone agitation amidst Puja celebrations

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SHILLONG Oct 08: The 13 NGOs that have been clamoring for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya have decided to postpone their ongoing agitations, as has been requested by various religious leaders in the State. They have relaxed the agitation from October 10 – 16.
General Secretary of Khasi Student’s Union (KSU), Auguster Jyrwa, on Tuesday informed that the decision was taken at a meeting held on Tuesday, after receiving several requests from various religious leaders to suspend the agitation for peaceful celebrations of the Puja festival. 

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Another IED blast by GNLA, police escapes unhurt

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Meghalaya police personnel had a narrow escape on Tuesday when an IED exploded near their vehicles when they were en-route to Williamnagar from Tura in Garo Hills, followed by short burst of indiscriminate firing by suspected GNLA militants.
The incident happened at about 9.45 am near the near Chisobibra bridge in East Garo Hills. Chisobibra is 8 km from Williamnagar.

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Beware of email luring beneficiaries with amount against crediting fees

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SHILLONG, Oct 09: Of late a bogus email that is doing the round in users account is about a beneficiary fund under Lottery / Inheritance / Unpaid Contract Funds / Undelivered Lottery Fund ostensibly from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) central office located 6, Sansad Marg, Janpath, New Delhi. This email is in a letter format wherein the beneficiary is asked to collect a beneficiary sum of money against crediting fees and is signed by Raghuram Govinda Rajan, the 23rd governor of RBI.

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Antique bullets with threatening messages recovered from school

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Police on Tuesday recovered antique bullets with anti-government and police messages inscribed on them for a school in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills.
One of the threatening messages inscribed on the bullets reads - ‘Police, be careful of your wives and families’, ‘We want ILP…’, ‘… before the Puja…’ besides another one threatening Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma. 

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Meghalaya Governor appeals to uphold India’s secularism

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Tuesday stressed that it is of utmost importance that India’s secular credential is upheld and people exhibit religious tolerance and respect for different faiths and communities.
The Governor said that nobody should be discriminated on the grounds of their religion and there must be tolerance towards people practicing different faiths. He made the statement while delivering his speech as the Chief Guest at the Asom Kristi Kendra during the “Get-Together of Harmony” programme organized by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations which would begin from October 10.

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