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India-Bangladesh land swap will benefit Assam: Narendra Modi

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Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said his government was committed to the development of the northeast region, and assured the people of Assam that the land swap deal with Bangladesh will stop illegal infiltration and not compromise their security.
The prime minister, who Saturday began a three-day visit to the northeast, was speaking at a public rally at the Sarusajai Stadium here.
Modi said he will use the land swap deal to stop infiltration from Bangladesh and for the benefit of Assam.
"I know the sentiments of the people of Assam. I assure you that I am going to use the proposed land swap deal for the benefit of Assam. I am going to make such arrangements that the land swap deal with Bangladesh benefits Assam," he said.

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3 found guilty in minor’s murder of 2006, await sentences

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TURA, Nov 30: The Fast Track Court (FTC) in Tura completed the final hearing of the case of three accused for the murder of a 9 year old in 2006 and found all three of them guilty. Sentencing in the case, which had taken the whole region by storm and had led to a huge hunt for all the three accused, will be done in December.
The High Court, which refused to hear the case, had transferred it back to the Sessions Court, from where it was fast tracked in 2012. The Additional District Magistrate (ADM) in the case had awarded death sentence to the trio for the crime.

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GNLA kills imposter on extortion spree

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TURA, Nov 30: A resident of Bollonggre Apal in the Rari, Bajengndoba area of North Garo Hills (NGH) was gunned down by suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants while he was at home.
The incident happened at around 6:30 Saturday night about 60 kms from the town of Tura.
The killed person identified as Bing Ch Sangma was at his residence when he was brought out and shot dead by three militants suspected to be from GNLA. According to reports, the reason for the killing is said to be because of the extortion that Sangma had been undertaking in the name of the outfit.

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DYF to hold ‘Nokpante’ and Achik Traditional Wear festival in Damas

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TURA, Nov 30: The Garo celebration of bachelorhood is set to be relived once again with the holding of the annual ‘Nokpante’ festival in the village of Damas in North Garo Hills (NGH). The festival, which started off in the year 2010, in its 4th edition will look to bring all Garos in the country to participate in the event, with the best coming through as the winner. The two-day event will also host an Achik Traditional Wear competition for girls, which will look to showcase Garo ethnic wear to the world and is set to see very keen participation.
The event will be held on December 19 and 20 this year and will be hosted by the Damas Youth Forum (DYF) in collaboration with the Arts and Culture department of the state government.

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Mukul bats for joint efforts in addressing internal security issues

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma on Sunday advocated the need for a joint effort by all the North East states and the Centre to address the issue of internal security by addressing the root causes of the problems being faced by the states in the context of their geo – political background.
Speaking at the Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs on Internal Security Management which was held in Guwahati on Sunday, Dr. Sangma said “I would request the Government of India to pursue an active and aggressive approach towards addressing these complex geo – political issues of this region by improving economic ties with the neighbouring countries and by facilitating people – to – people contact in the region as a whole”.

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Meghalaya CM seeks special investments for NER

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Sunday urged the Government of India for policy support and special investments so as to bring about an environment in the North Eastern Region (NER) which is conducive for growth and prosperity, while stressing on understanding the region with reference to its importance in South East Asian setting.

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Police pick up 32 inebriated youth

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: In a continued drive against drinking of liquor in public places the city cops conducted a surprise check at Khyndailad on Saturaday night at around 9:30 pm wherein 32 youth were found inebriated and causing nuisance to the public. They were taken to Sadar police station and released on bail bond to their parents/ guardians after medical examination.
Non FIR case is being lodged against them. Police are also instructing the licensed bars and night clubs to strictly ensure that minors are stopped from entering.


 

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