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Meghalaya police asks absconding Islam to surrender

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SHILLONG, June 04: Meghalaya police on Tuesday issued a warning that if the absconding rape accused Sub – Inspector (SI) Nurul Islam fails to surrender, they would move the Court seeking its permission to seal all his properties.
Islam, who was the officer in - charge (OC) of Ampati police station in South West Garo hills district, is accused of molesting and raping two minors, who are sisters, on March 13 and May 31 last.

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MMSA demands adequate security for doctors in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, June 04: The Meghalaya Medical Services Association (MMSA) has demanded adequate security for doctors serving in the Garo hills region, stating that they would be forced to vacate their stations of posting if they are targeted by militants on regular basis.
The MMSA asked the state government to direct the concerned Superintendents of Police (SPs) to provide the necessary security to the medical fraternity serving in militancy infested region of Garo hills region.

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We were kept in Thana’s toilet, threatened by Nurul: Rape Victim

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Ampati, June 03: The past few months have not been very colourful for the two sisters who were in the limelight albeit under unfortunate circumstances. The molestation and rape suffered by the two sisters, one 14 and another 17 years old, will be etched in their memories for a long time. However, narrating the tale over and over again has already begun to take a toll on the two.

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CMJ University students serve June 6 deadline to Govt

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SHILLONG, June 03: The students’ fraternity of the CMJ University on Monday set June 6 as the ‘deadline’ demanding the government to immediately find an alternative solution for the students caught in the quandary and validate their certificates, failing which they will take the path of democratic agitation.
The students have also criticized Meghalaya Governor, RS Mooshahary, who is the University’s Visitor, questioning him as to why did it take him so long to act on the irregularities and anomalies in the functioning of the University.

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Colin Rapthap Umdor – Exemplary example for triumph of human nature

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Donboklang Majaw
Shillong, June 04: Stories of ordinary men with extraordinary stories have always intrigued the way the society looks upon the lives of the run-of-the-mill kind, but never quite turned its face from the idiosyncrasies of the rich and the famous. Life of Pi, a bestseller which was made into an Academy Award picture, is not a story to be merely attributed to the mythos. Such stories do happen every now and then, with different plots nevertheless but along similar lines of directional experience.

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NCPCR demands detailed report on Ampati rape case with 3– days

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SHILLONG, June 03: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has given three days time to Meghalaya government to submit a detailed report on the rape of two minors allegedly by the Officer in - Charge (OC) of Ampati Police Station, Nurul Islam, and his subsequent escape.

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Grades not an answer to character education

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Donboklang Majaw
SHILLONG, June 03: Moral education or rather Character education, as modern educationists prefer to call it, has been obligatorily embedded in schools all around the world. In India, we had the National Policy on Education (1986), which was made to focus on the need to readjust the school’s curriculum to make education an instrument for promoting social and moral values. But amidst the global debates surrounding character education being made a compulsory subject in schools worldwide, the schools around the city, however, exhibit an acknowledgeable extent of planting moral values in their student’s psyches, considering that character building is foremost priority of setting up a school in the first place.

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