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Highway Committee serves 144 – hour ultimatum to government

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SHILLONG, April 24: The National Highway 62 Save Mission Committee (NH-62 SMC) on Wednesday set a 144 hour deadline to the state government demanding stern action against the East Garo hills district administration, line departments and coal association for gross violation of the Supreme Court order and alleged use of NH – 62 for personal benefits.

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Meghalaya soon to have ‘all women battalion’

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SHILLONG, April 24: Seemingly working of the demand of the Opposition bench on the need to have an ‘all women battalion’ in state, Meghalaya will soon have a woman battalion in place in thwarting and combating crimes against women and children which has at present is increasing at an alarming rate.

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India asks China to maintain status quo ante on border

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New Delhi, April 23 (IANS): India on Tuesday said it has asked China to maintain the status quo that existed before the April 15 incursion by Chinese troops in the Depsang area of the western sector of the India-China boundary, even as External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said there was no need for diplomatic-level talks to resolve the issue.
"There is no need for diplomatic-level talks," Khurshid said, and added that local military commanders from both sides would hold discussions "to work out a solution at flag meetings, as they have been doing in the past".

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District Administration provides Rs 50,000 compensation to rape victim

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TURA, April 23: After bail was declined for Edmund Ch Momin, the accused in the rape of a 13- year old, the District Administration moved quickly to provide some assistance to the victim in question.
The District Administration handed over an amount of Rs 50,000 for the rehabilitation of the victim in the presence of media and people who have been close to the case.

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Tripura, Meghalaya to ban gutka, pan masala

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Agartala/Shillong, April 23 (IANS): Following the direction of the union government, Tripura and Meghalaya will ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala (a chewing mixture), officials said Tuesday.
Health department officials of Tripura and Meghalaya said that both the states have already taken initiative to ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of gutka, khaini, pan masala and other chewing products containing tobacco or nicotine.

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Witchcraft case: 19 arrested for inciting violence

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SHILLONG, April 23: Police have arrested 19 persons including one woman for inciting violence against a businessman whose house was burnt down and several vehicles torched by a mob suspecting him of practicing witch craft.
The local people residing at Mawrupkang village near Mawsynram set ablaze the house of one Tremelin Nongsiej on Monday evening and torched 10 of his vehicles; they also pelted stones at the police who went to protect the victim’s family after the villagers accused the family of practicing witch craft.

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Under-development forces South Garo Hills on its knees

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Baghmara, April 23: South Garo Hills, one of the least developed districts in the whole country has been crying for development to be a part of the thought process. The district which has been ravaged due to the lack of proper infrastructure and roads, internet, communication, health facilities, education, water, electricity and many other problems spoke out at the apathy displayed by the administration to the problems of the people of the region.

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