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Rape accused Police officer escapes custody

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Tura, June 02: The town of Ampati fell under the scanner when a rape accused escaped custody right in the front of the faces of the very people who were supposed to ensure he remained under custody. The case that came to light may just uncover a very nasty image of the police in Ampati, South West Garo Hills (SWGH).
A report of rape was filed in the Ampati Police Station against the Officer in Charge of the Ampati Police station, Nurul Islam, who was accused of raping two minors (one is 14 year old and the other is 17 years old) in custody. The father of the minors filed a case in the Ampati Police station alleging rape by the Officer in Charge (OC) when they were arrested in the first place from a park - Gasura Park - on March 13 last in the case of loitering in the park.

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Gasuapara Bridge collapses, Baghmara left an island

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Resubelpara, June 02: The woes of the people of Baghmara seem to have no end. Firstly, the problems with water and then came electricity. With road connectivity being one of the main issues of the people, especially with the umpteen number of wooden bridges that can only spell disaster for the region.
The thinkable happened on Friday when the wooden bridge at Gasuapara collapsed ensuring that the whole region was cut off for more than 2 days. The bridge went down on Friday.

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Imphal, Agartala to be made international airports

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Agartala, June 01 (IANS): The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun preliminary work to upgrade the airports in Imphal and Agartala as international airports as part of India's "Look East" policy to boost the region's connectivity and trade with Southeast Asia, officials said.
"As part of the ambitious plan, the terminal buildings, air traffic control towers, runway and other necessary infrastructure would be expanded and further strengthened in both Agartala and Imphal airports," an AAI official informed.

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Furious Williamnagar mob vandalizes hospital

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SHILLONG, June 01: The Williamnagar town of East Garo Hills district was marred by violence as locals pelted stones at the Deputy Commissioner’s official vehicle and also smashed windowpanes and doors of Williamnagar Civil Hospital on Saturday, after the police on Thursday arrested three dacoits involved in several cases at Nengkra area.

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Dr Marak – a role model for Meghalaya’s medical fraternity

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Shillong, June 02: Dr Steve Ch R Marak, the sole doctor of the Tikrikilla Primary Health Centre (PHC) is a very busy man. He has been doing the rounds over a few years in one of the busiest health centres in Meghalaya and by some counts, the busiest of the region.
He handles a total of more than a 130 normal patients on any given day and then has another 70 more that he takes care of if there are emergencies. His day starts at about 9 am and ends when the line of patients departs. Steve gets about four hours of intermittent sleep per day, but he enjoys the pressure though he prays that he could get some help in the form of a female Doctor to handle the female patients.

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GNLA serves Rs 30 lakh demand note to EGH DMHO

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SHILLONG, June 01: In a shocking incident, one medical officer was on Saturday served a demand note by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
The District Medical Health Officer (DMHO) of East Garo Hills, Dr Linham Sangma, received a demand note of Rs 30 lakhs from GNLA.

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Doctors return from Myanmar after successfully operating 103 children

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IMPHAL, June 01: The team of doctors and paramedics of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), Imphal, arrived in Imphal on Friday after successfully operating 103 children with cleft lips and palates in neighbouring Mynamar under Smile Train Shija Cleft Project (Mission Myanmar).
Talking to reporters at the auditorium, Shija Hospitals, Langol here, Dr Kh Palin, chairman-cum-managing director SHRI-cum-Smile Train Partner Surgeon, said a 12-meember team of Smile Train Shija Cleft Project which left Imphal for Myanmar on May 22 reached the country on May 24 and the team carried out surgeries to 87 people including children with cleft lips and palates in Monywa General Hospital.

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