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JCILPS to forbid visiting of non-locals in Manipur

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IMPHAL, May 30: From June 01 no non-locals will be allowed to enter Manipur either by surface transport or by air and this agitation will continue for 5 days. From June 06 till June 10 movements of non-locals in streets and neighborhood will be restricted.
Non-locals here mean the people from mainland India.

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NGOs unearth corruption: Cement found in sugar bags

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Williamnagar, May 29: The town of Williamnagar was in for a rude shock when NGOs of the region found cement in bags of sugar from a very prominent supplier. The incident happened on Tuesday when some NGOs, namely, the Garo Students Union (GSU), the All India Garo Union (AIGU) along with few others went on surprise visit to the offices of a distributor by the name of Nanhelal Agarwal, wherein they alleged to have found cement mixed with sugar in the bags.

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Ostracized for practicing witchcraft, victim hints at NREGS link

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SHILLONG, May 29: Forty-eight year old Selekost Shadap his wife Bahunlang Rympei and seven children were ostracized from the Mawrong village under the Ri Bhoi district by the executive committee of the Dorbar on the allegation that they were mehsohnoh (one who practice witchcraft) even as the victim later found that his name was in the job card holder list under the NREGS and that he had been paid wages which he had never withdrawn.

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New militant outfit based on Naxalite ideology floated in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, May 28: With the latest Naxalite attack on a Congress Convoy in Chhattisgarh still afresh, which resulted in killing of atleast 30 people including senior Congress leaders and several others injured, the latest intelligence revelation on militant activities in Meghalaya will send strong shock waves across.
Latest intelligence reports reveal that inspired by the ideologies of the Naxalites operating in the Eastern part of the country a new outfit has been formed christened ‘All Meghalaya Volunteers Liberation Army (AMVLA)’. The outfit claims that all sections of people can join and fight for the common cause ‘Freedom’ and ‘Sovereignty’ and headed by presently the most wanted militant in Meghalaya – Sohan D Shira.

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Woman survives gunshot

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Nongstoin, May 29: A woman identified as Khristina Diengngan of Porkhadoh village, West Khasi Hills was seriously injured when she was shot at close range by one Hoding Diengngan of the same village.
The incident took place on May 26 last at Pyndengshahlang village, of Maweit area, West Khasi Hills.

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Meghalaya to represent India in Olympics for Deaf

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SHILLONG, May 29: For the first time in history, Meghalaya has won 26 medals in the National Games for the Deaf, organized by the All India Council of Deaf (AICD) at Aurangabad.
This feat was accomplished by students of Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre, Ri Bhoi, representing the state of Meghalaya who had participated in athletics events. Differently abled children from 25 states of India had participated in the competition.

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Planning Commission approves Rs 4,151 crore Plan size for Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, May 28: An annual Plan size for the year 2013-14 for Meghalaya was finalized at Rs 4,151 crore at New Delhi on Tuesday at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
“Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of state government in expediting pace of development. He said performance in financial management is good and achievements in human development index are satisfactory and that Meghalaya needs to focus more on high dropout rates,” an official said.

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