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High alert sounded in East Garo Hills after powerful blast

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
Shillong, June 17: A day after the Garo Hills based militant outfit on Sunday lobbed a local – made bomb, suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED), in East Garo Hills capital Williamnagar, the state police deployed in the district have been placed under high alert and combing operations are being carried out in the adjacent areas.
Speaking to Meghalaya Times, DIG (Operations), GHP Raju downplayed the nature and intensity of bomb saying it was a crude bomb, which was lobbed at residential police colony on Sunday night.

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Domestic Workers’ Day is no ‘special day’ for domestic workers

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Avinash Pradhan
SHILLONG, June 17: While the entire world celebrated ‘International Domestic Workers’ Day’ on Sunday, for many workers in the city it was yet another day with no change in their daily routine, while serving their masters, respectively.
One 19 year old Shimra Sangma, who hails from Western part of the state, who was shabbily dressed, was witnessed sweeping a verandah in the early hours of the day.
Speaking to Meghalaya Times, Sangma who knows very little Hindi, shared experiences of her life.

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NDA splits as JD-U goes, BJP hits back at Nitish

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Patna, June 16 (IANS): Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) ended its 17-year-old alliance with the BJP Sunday after days of simmering tensions, marking a major split in the country's main opposition grouping.
In a bitter end to weeks of feuding, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told Governor D.Y. Patil to sack all the 11 BJP ministers in his government for not working and vowed to prove his majority in the assembly Wednesday.

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Bridge collapses near Phulbari, 7 injured

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TURA, June 16: A bridge under construction over the last year suddenly collapsed leaving a trail of questions for the Phulbari PWD Number II and the people who were behind the construction. The incident happened in a place called Boldakgre about 18 kms from the town of Phulbari in the West Garo Hills district. Locals and NGOs within the area have blamed the lack of planning by the department as well as the use of sub standard products and mixtures for the accident.

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Powerful blast rattles Williamnagar

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Shillong, June 16: A powerful bomb blast on Sunday night shook the Williamnagar town in East Garo Hills. The intensity of the blast was such that the sound could be heard well outside the periphery of the town.

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Women blackmailers targeting married men on the prowl

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New threat in Garo Hills
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Tura, June 16: While crimes against women have been on the rise and have been making headlines every day, a new network of men and women have been seeking to take advantage of the situation and trying to extort money from men of wealth. While the recent reported cases seem to have been genuine cases of rape or molestation, a new story has emerged of women trying to net men and take them to the cleaners by socially meeting them and then striking a relationship with them. After that it is generally blackmail.

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Banjoplang - A shining star among the specially abled

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Shillong, June 16: Banjoplang Nongsiej has become the pride not just for Meghalaya but the whole of North East region by becoming the first Person with Disability (PWD) from the region to have completed the Computer Science and Engineering course.
Nongsiej is a resident of Lumdorbar, Upper Lumparing Shillong.

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