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Kidnapping attempt goes horribly wrong, one suspected killed, cop shot at, critical

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TURA, July 26: In a kidnapping attempt that went horribly wrong, one policeman suffered multiple gunshot wounds while his friend is suspected to have been killed when they tried to flee the attempt.
According to sources, police officer Abhijit Mazumdar was on his way to Dalu and went to the Dobasipara bus stand to catch a bus where he was met his friend Rana Chakraborty, a resident of Chaipani, Dalu. The two then started their journey on the bike that Rana came in. When they reached 7th mile, they were stopped by 5 people with guns who came in a Maruti 800 car.

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Now e-Aadhaar – an officially valid document for both identity and address proof

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SHILLONG, July 26: Simplifying banking operations for customers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started recognizing e-Aadhaar as an ‘Officially Valid Document’ under Prevention of Money Laundering Rules. The RBI vide RBI/2014-15/138 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.10 July 21, 2014 addressed to all authorized persons, who are Indian Agents under Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) has informed this under Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Standards / Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) / Obligation of Authorised Persons under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

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NGOs to act as observers of government committees on influx

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SHILLONG, July 25: The 13 NGOs demanding for the implementation of a comprehensive mechanism to check influx on Friday said that they would act as ‘observers’ of the three committees constituted by the Meghalaya government with regard to addressing the problem of influx.
“The NGOs have decided to act as ‘observers’ of the three committees,” Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) general secretary Sadon K Blah told reporters after a meeting convened by the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday.
He said, “This time, the three committees will exclusively belong to the state government and we maintain that we will be observers of these committees.”

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Pedestrians harassed by merciless Pine Walk gatekeeper

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SHILLONG, Jul 25: A merciless gatekeeper of Pine Walk located at Cantonment area of the city prevented pedestrian from taking this shortcut on Friday afternoon. This particular gate located at the end of the Pine Walk boundary near Lady Keane College and Balika Hindi Vidyalaya from the Keating Road side was kept shut from 4 pm instead of 6 pm which is the official timing. All pedestrians who use this thoroughfare were surprised by the attitude of the gatekeeper.

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Pressmen attacked with lethal weapons

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KHADC trading license check turns violent in Iewduh
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SHILLONG, JUL 25: The scene in the Iewduh area of Shillong turned very ugly in the wake of an attack on Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) enforcement staff by an unruly mob of hawkers.
Shockingly, even members of the press fraternity were not spared from the wrath of this mob as two reporters were also attacked at around 11.30 am on Friday.
Seven people were injured in this melee and were immediately rushed to Shillong Civil Hospital for medical care. Two of them reportedly received serious injuries and one of them was admitted in the hospital.

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2 police personnel killed, one critically injured in IED blast in WGH

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TURA, July 25: 2 police personnel were killed and another critically injured when an IED allegedly planted by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) went off in remote Tebronggre village while the police personnel were on a routine patrol. The incident happened between 4.30 and 5 am in Tebronggre which is about 25 kms from the town of Tura. The killed and injured police personnel belonged to the Rongram Outpost which is about 14 kms from Tura.
“They were on a routine patrol around the area. Near Tebrongre, an IED blast occurred. There were five people in the vehicle when the incident happened,” said the Superintendent of Police (SP), West Garo Hills (WGH) district, Mukesh Singh.

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Promise of strong action if attempts to change Garo customary laws

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GNLA lambasts GHADC for trying to incorporate Non-Garos as Garos
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TURA, July 24: In a strong message to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has expressed its resentment to the attempt made to modify the existing customary laws, through codification. The GNLA’s political secretary, Bikdot Nikjang Marak has accused the GHADC of trying to save the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma by changing laws to make him a Garo.
The move of the GHADC to codify the Garo Customary Laws has already come under flak through a protest of the NGOs leading to a stalling of the proceedings. The GNLA this time has lambasted the GHADC for an attempt to change centuries of traditions.

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