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GNLA tries to extort Rs 5 lakh from MLA

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Shillong, May 14 (IANS): The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) have threatened to kill Meghalaya Congress legislator Limison D. Sangma if he fails to pay Rs.5 lakh extortion money, police said on Tuesday.
"We have been informed that Sangma has received an extortion note in the form of a text message. We are looking into it," said Director General of Police Prem Singh.

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35,000 BPL families enroll for MHIS in first week

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Shillong, May 14: Over 35,000 BPL workers/ families have enrolled themselves for the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) in Meghalaya in the first week of the launch of the scheme here.
The scheme was launched in the state on May 1, 2013 under the aegis of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). Meghalaya government is implementing the scheme in collaboration with the ICICI Lombard General Insurance.

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Ampareen takes up minor’s rape case with Home Minister

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SHILLONG, May 14: Following the recent rape of a seven-year old at Malki, a delegation of the Seng Longkmie Kharmalki, Malki led by Urban Minister and local MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday called upon the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri to take stiff measures against such crimes.
Terming the rape case as mysterious, Lyngdoh sought the cooperation from all sections of the society to nab the culprits of this heinous crime and prevent such incidences from occurring in near future.

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Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Jha

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SHILLONG, May 13: A city Court on Monday issued non- bailable arrest warrants and search warrants against CMJ University’s Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, and two other officials in connection with the alleged anomalies in the functioning of the University.
Informing this to the media, Public Prosecutor IC Jha said that the Court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants and search warrants against the three officials of the university.

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Manas Chaudhuri accused of Land grabbing

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SHILLONG, May 14: The Greater Laban Community Development Society (GLCDS) has demanded the state government to take back its land at Rilbong, Kench’s Trace which is allegedly being illegally occupied by former MLA Manas Chaudhuri and start a housing complex for the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) there.

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Balpakram - Pachyderms’ paradise left in ruins

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Baghmara, May 14: One of the most beautiful places on Earth, the elephant reserve of Balpakram has been suffering for quite a few years due to the shoddy handling of the national park. Already ear-marked internationally as one of the last few preserves of the Asian elephant, with a very healthy count of elephants, the park has been suffering as it struggles to manage 220+ sq kms of forests as finances have dried up for the up-keep of the park itself.

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GNLA escapes yet again using children as shield

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SHILLONG, May 13: Making small school children as their human barricade, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday made yet another lucky escape as security personnel refrained from firing.
According to sources, the incident happened at Rongding Awe School playground in Nongal, South Garo Hills, when the police team after receiving specific inputs of their movement went for the ambush.

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