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Man abducted on Sept 9, remains untraced

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Tura, Oct 06: The plain belt of West Garo Hills comprising of Rajabala, Hallidayganj, Selsella and Phulbari has come into major focus due to the number of kidnappings that have suddenly started taking place. The trend, though not really a recent one, has been keeping the police on its toes and instances have become more regular in the last few months.
One Gopal Ch Saha, a resident of New Bhaitbari in the plain belt of West Garo Hills, has been missing since September 9 last, but nothing has been heard from him since.

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‘Robert Kharshiing no more with NCP’

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Shillong, Oct 06: Reacting to the recent statement of former Rayja Sabha member Robert Kharshiing, the Meghalaya Unit of NCP has clarified that the veteran politician seizes to be the member of the party.
In a press communiqué, NCP Meghalaya General Secretary, Constantine N Thma said, “it is obvious that since he has applied to join INC which has been declared by him in the media, he automatically ceased to be a member of the NCP which is logically understood.”

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Has Hek committed a ‘Masood’ in medical seats allocation

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SHILLONG, Oct 06: The recent allotment of medical seats to students under the state quota in medical colleges across the country has earned ire from the student community and others. A unique Meghalaya type phenomenon as students who have scored lower marks in their higher secondary examination are allotted medical berths in top prestigious medical colleges in the country whereas those who have topped the chart are made to hunt for seats elsewhere. This is the true and shameless story of Meghalaya which is trying to create cream out of a bunch of low scoring back benchers in classroom. What precedence it is going to set for the future of this state where the health scenario is dismally poor and the least talked about education the better it is.

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Social activists ask Meghalaya Govt to conduct AIA for projects

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SHILLONG, Oct 05: Concerned social activists asked the Meghalaya government on the need to adhere to National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives to conduct an ‘Accumulative Impact Assessment (AIA)’ on any projects and factories proposed to be set up in the state.

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Star Cement: Taking customers and dealers for a ride

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Tura, Oct 06: The budding cement industry in the state has been hailed as a revolution that would have changed the way of life for most people. However, paying taxes seems to be the least of its concerns as data shows. Star Cement, one of the biggest cement manufacturers of the North East, has not only been piggy back riding on the back of the government for tax sops, it has also been asking dealers to pay for taxes that are skewed, which in the end has been hitting the end customer as well.

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Stir announced: Night Road Blockade from Oct 7-9

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SHILLONG, Oct 05: As the ‘deadlock’ between State government and NGOs continues, the people and the state have been at the receiving end of this brunt due to the adamant attitude shown from both the sides.
Intensifying their stir, the ten pro ILP pressure groups on Saturday announced another round of agitation by calling for a three-day ‘night road-blockade’ from Monday next, as a move to pressurize the state government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to thwart the inflow of illegal influx into the state.

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Shillong student bags national-level journalism award

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Shillong, Oct 05: Ayushman Baruah, an alumnus of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong (Mass Media department, batch 2006) has won the prestigious 15th annual PoleStar Awards in a grand awards ceremony held in ITC Sheraton Park Hotel, Chennai on October 4 last. The chief guest for the occasion was Executive Director, Tata Sons, R. Gopalakrishnan.
The PoleStar Awards is arguably the highest award in journalism as far as business and technology journalism is concerned.                         

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