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Meghalaya Govt, student bodies dispel rumours of eviction of Assamese from Shillong

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Assam based news channel held responsible for communal flare-up
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SHILLONG, Sept 02: Meghalaya government on Tuesday assured that not a single students from Assam has left the North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) campus dispelling fears of eviction of Assamese from Shillong and instead clarified that labourers from Assam who were working without labourer license were push off as they had not completed the process of registration.
Government also said that it is in constant touch with its Assam counterparts assuring them that there was no communal tension in the state capital and that only unlicensed labourers were pushed back and this was given a communal colour by an Assam based TV channel.

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ANVC-B calls for 12-hour ‘shutdown’ in Garo Hills on Sept 4

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The breakaway faction of A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), the ANVC-B Tuesday announced a 12-hour ‘shutdown’ in Garo Hills region from 5am to 5pm on September 4.
In a statement issued here, ANVC-B Publicity Secretary Doang D Shira said, “The bandh is being called to demand for immediate intervention of the Centre government into the prevailing situation in Garo Hills region. We also demand National Investigating Agency (NIA) or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into ‘Secret Kill’ order issued by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.”

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Ronnie castigates Salseng, demands disciplinary action

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: Chief Whip of Meghalaya Government Ronnie V Lyngdoh Tuesday came down heavily on the former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Salseng C Marak for questioning the impartiality of AICC Secretary in – charge of Meghalaya.
The statement came in the wake of Salseng C Marak openly criticizing AICC secretary in - charge of Meghalaya Luizinho Faleiro and sought for ‘impartial’ party functionaries from Delhi to quell rebellion against incumbent Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and his style of function.

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Motphran over-bridge closed

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SHILLONG, Sept 01: The district administration of East Khasi Hills District Monday promulgated section 144 CrPC prohibiting hawkers and pedestrians from using the over bridge at Motphran after the latter shows signs of weakness.
“Movement of pedestrians and selling of clothes by hawkers over the bridge is prohibited,” Additional District Magistrate Cyril VD Diengdoh said in his order issued here on Monday.
He said the over bridge at Motphran which is used by pedestrians for movement from Iewduh end to Mawkhar end is in a distressed condition due to its old age and that the use of the bridge should be stopped immediately.

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DSC passed candidates call-off indefinite hunger strike after written assurance

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NONGSTOIN, Sept 02: A written assurance sent by the Personnel Department of Meghalaya Government to revalidate the merit list of the DSC passed candidate 2010 reached to the office of the Deputy Commissioner, West Khasi Hills (WKH) District on Tuesday following which the indefinite hunger strike was called off.
It was informed on Tuesday evening that the EAC, WKH, S. Warjri had brought the letter and confirmed to the agitators but it was not given to the agitators.
After an assurance from the District Authority, the agitators held a meeting to discuss on the matter and later decided to call off the indefinite hunger strike that completed 7 days on Wednesday.

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Guidelines for transportation of extracted coal ready

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SHILLONG, Sept 01: The National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s constituted Committee Monday said it has framed guidelines for transportation of the extracted coal from six districts of Meghalaya.
“Guidelines for removal and transportation of the extracted coal from the six districts that have completed the assessment have been framed,” the committee headed by Principal Secretary MS Roa and Additional Chief Secretary KS Kropha said.
The districts that have completed the assessment of extracted coal includes - East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills, East Garo Hills and West Garo Hills.

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18-yr old LAEF cadre involved in Gokol firing arrested

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TURA, Sept 01: The North Garo Hills (NGH) police Monday caught another cadre of LAEF in connection with the attack on Gokol Bazar in the early part of August. The 18 year old cadre of the outfit was caught at about 5 am when he came home after being given orders to deliver money to the wife of his command. He was caught from his home by the police team of Bajengdoba, who had received information of his whereabouts.
The cadre has been identified as Hamid Marak and is a resident of Khoripara near Bajengdoba, about 75 kms from the town of Tura.

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