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Contract killers arrested ahead of accomplishing their assignment

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: Just out of jail contract killers were arrested along with arms from a village in West Jaintia Hills District on Thursday before they could execute their proposed assignment which is yet to be uncovered by police.
Acting on intelligence inputs, police from the Special Cell of West Jaintia Hills immediately launched a swift operation drive and arrested the two accused, police said.
Deimon Dhar (28) and Thomas Jones Ryngkhlem (27) were arrested by the special cell of the district police from a house-cum-liquor shop owned by one H Rymbai at Mookabeng village, West Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Herbert G Lyngdoh said here.

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Captive IAF man rescued in Meghalaya

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Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS): An air force personnel, held hostage in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, was Thursday rescued in a joint operation by Assam and Meghalaya police.
Anand Mohan Das, 40, was posted at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Borjhar near the Lopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here.
Das, who hails from West Bengal, had gone to the district for some personal work with two people - Nekibur Zaman and Sofikul Islam, a police officer said here.

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NPP demands ‘Agreed Text of Settlement’ to be made public

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Shillong, Oct 16: The National People’s Party (NPP) Thursday demanded for the tripartite ‘Agreed Text of Settlement’ signed between New Delhi between the Government of India, State Government of Meghalaya and the ANVC and ANVC (B) on September 24, 2014, to be made public. It also sought for an NIA probe into Militant-Politician nexus.
In a press statement issued here on Thursday, NPP Meghalaya Spokesperson James K Sangma said, “The details of this ‘Agreed Text of Settlement’ are not known since this document has not been made public. In the interest of the public who are the biggest stakeholders, we demand that the Agreed Text of Settlement should be made public as the people of Garo Hills have the right to know the details of the so called Settlement.”

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Mukul submits flood memo to Home Minister for financial assistance

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Shillong, Oct 15: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul M Sangma met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday in New Delhi and handed over Memorandum to the Government of India for Financial Assistance for Repair/Restoration of Properties and Infrastructure Damaged by Flood/Landslide in September 2014.
Due to recent flash floods and landslides in the State, Meghalaya suffered from extreme damages to the life and properties of the people of the State. As the State is not in a position to meet the financial requirements for rebuilding the lives of affected people and their infrastructure, hence a memorandum for financial assistance was submitted to the Government of India.

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Father accidentally shoots son

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Tura, Oct 16: In a horrific incident in South Garo Hills (SGH), a father accidentally shot his 8 – year old minor son, critically injuring him. The incident happened in the village of Dagalgre, about 3 kms from Chokpot, and about 65 kms from the town of Tura. Interestingly, the father immediately absconded after the shooting. The absconding father has been identified as Alas R Sangma.

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ARPA succumbs to HSPDP pressure, drops Grace Kharpuri

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SHILLONG, Oct 15: In the name of saving the regional parties alliance, Nongskhen MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri was made a “scapegoat” when the KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Wednesday decided to drop her from the post of Executive Member (EM) to accommodate the demand put forth by the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP).
KHADC CEM Adelbert Nongrum, also leader of the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM), dropped Kharpuri following the pressure from HSPDP to accommodate its member to the post of EM in the new Executive Committee (EC).
The HSPDP has proposed the name of Mawshynrut MDC Morningstar Mawsor for the post of EM.

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Six – member car-lifting gang busted from City’s edge

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SHILLONG, Oct 15: Police on Tuesday night arrested six members of a car-lifting gang from Umiam Bridge, while they were escaping the city with a stolen Bolero. The gang was busted during a raid by city police based on a complaint of stolen Bolero.
The arrested persons have been identified as Gautam Tati, Prakash Purkayastha, Sunny Singh, Suresh Singh, Bimal Chanda and Birendra Chandra Das. Besides the stolen Bolero, two other vehicles - one Alto (ML05-K-0621) and a Tata Sumo Tourist (ML05-K-8797) - used by the car lifters were also seized.

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