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Meghalaya seeks Linkan Subuddhi in its NGOs

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SHILLONG, Sept 24: A volunteer of Association of India’s Development (AID), a non-governmental organization, was attacked while rescuing a minor girl – a student of class VIII in a charitable school in Noida – from the clutches of her own mother for marrying her off to a person ten years older. In contrast, there may not be such forcible marriages taking place in Meghalaya but there are other social ills that actually need the support and voice of the uncountable NGOs that are operating in this state, said people here.

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Mukul assures iron-fist in tackling statehood, ILP demand at NIC

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Shillong, Sept 23: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has made it clear that he will not be portraying a goody-goody picture of state at the Centre when it is not at ground level albeit downplaying the intensity of such events that have indeed disturbed the prevailing peace and serenity in the abode of clouds lately.
Speaking at the National Integration Council (NIC) meet at New Delhi on Monday, Dr Sangma categorically stated that Meghalaya is currently reeling under two issues – statehood demand in Garo Hills and demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP) implementation in the entire state. But also made it clear that the government is in no mood to concede to any of the demands.

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UDP demands ‘modified’ ILP in Meghalaya, holds Congress responsible for influx

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SHILLONG, Sept 23: The United Democratic Party (UDP), the largest opposition and regional party in Meghalaya, has stressed that a modified version of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) that would suit the local indigenous, genuine non-indigenous, topography and economic interest of the state must be implemented even as it said that an awareness must be created on the vote bank politics of the Congress that contributes to the influx into the state.
UDP working president Paul Lyngdoh told reporters on Monday after the party’s meeting that “vote bank politics” adopted by the national parties including the Indian National Congress (INC) also accounts for the increase inflow of illegal immigrants into the state posing a threat to the state.

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GNLA calls Garo Hills bandh on Sept 25- 26

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Militant outfit seeks end to counter-insurgency operations, release of GHSMC activists
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Tura, Sept 22: The dreaded militant outfit, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has called for a two day bandh in the entire Garo Hills on September 25 and 26. The bandh will be effective from 5 am to 4 pm on both days.
The bandh call has been called in the pretext of increased police operations against the outfit in the South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district. Incidents of killings have been reported from the Garobadha region which falls under the SWGH district with two killings, one man and a woman, recently in the area. There has been an increased activity against the outfit since the killing of two civilians allegedly by the group a few days ago from Oidoba, near Garobadha.

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Sericulture officer injured by stray missile

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Shillong, Sept 23: In a bizarre incident, a Sericulture officer was injured in Police Bazaar on Monday evening when two unidentified youths were quarreling and fighting.
The two unidentified youths were quarreling and fighting in front of Hotel Monsoon, G.S. Road, Police bazaar.

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Children should be cared for in any society or community

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SHILLONG, Sept 23: “The future of humankind lies embedded in the children of the 3rd Millennium. Our planet is wounded for civilization to beget a civilized tomorrow; we must invest in the brains, hearts, spirits and souls of our children today. Education for the sustainable development of our planet, people, and prospects must start during infancy, into early childhood and thereafter,” said Strategic Visioning & Innovation Consultant, Learning Skills Specialist, Author “The Creative Brain Series” of Books, Dilip Mukerjea.

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ILP stir initiates traders to leave Meghalaya

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Shillong, Sept 22: Call it hysteria or suppression or the constant harassment in the name of influx, the non-indigenous traders in Meghalaya, especially Shillong, are slowly moving out of state stating “enough is enough”.
In the wake of demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP), many traders have already started to wind-up their businesses here while some have already done so, while there are others who have come to take-away their remaining family here.

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