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JHADC Delimitation Bill opposed, moving Court mooted

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SHILLONG, Dec 12: Registering their stiff opposition, hundreds of village heads backed by several NGOs from Jaintia Hills region Thursday sought the immediate intervention of Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul demanding to withheld the proposed implementation of the recently Delimitation Bill passed by the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
They also threatened to move to the High Court to seek redressal on the matter, if at all the state government decides to go ahead with implementation of the Bill in the upcoming 2014 MDC elections in the state.

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2 minors raped by step father

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Tura, Dec 12: In yet another shocker, two minor girls were raped by their step father, the elder one being raped for over two years. The shocking incident came to light after an FIR was filed against the step father at the Tura Police station. The stepfather was arrested by police on December 10 last and a case filed against him.
One Porbinson Ch Marak (50) of Dongdegre village, in the Gambegre block about 25 kms from the town of Tura, West Garo Hills, was arrested after he was brought to the Tura Police station by the Maharis of the mother of the children on charges of rape. According to reports, he had allegedly first raped his elder daughter, then only 15, and had been continuing to sleep with her over the last two years. Seemingly, he had been doing so even after the mother of the victim came to know.

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Pa Togan Nengminja remembered in Garo Hills

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Williamnagar, Dec 12: The town of Williamnagar, headquarter of East Garo Hills district, remembered their hero Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma on his 141st death anniversary on Thursday. A death anniversary ceremony was held, as is done every year, at the Chisobibra memorial of the martyr with members of the GHADC, the District Administration as well as the local MLA, Deborah C Marak, paying their respects along with the NGOs.

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Bullet – hit commando airlifted to Guwahati, out of danger

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Tura, Dec 11: A police convoy was ambushed by suspected GNLA militants at about 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, following which a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commando was injured.
The incident happened at a place called Dobakkol, Nagadipo in the South Garo Hills region.

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Mukul moots for promoting Meghalaya as Christmas, New Year destination

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Tura, Dec 12: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Wednesday said the government has mooted for promoting the state as a popular destination for Christmas and New Year celebration. Dr. Sangma told a gathering at the Winter Festival in Tura that the rich and diverse culture of Meghalaya should be harnessed for economic benefits.
Dr. Sangma remarked that the government is contemplating to declare December and January as a calendar month for promotion of the state as a destination for celebration of Christmas and New Year. Towards this end, the tourism department has been instructed to light up and beautify Shillong and Tura in the run up to the festive month.

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GNLA Retaliates: 2 injured, grenade lobbed at MPRO station

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Tura, Dec 11: The town of Tura woke to the sound of guns when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants shot two petrol pump attendants in the leg, severely injuring them. The incident happened at about 8:30 am in the morning, in the Chasingre Petrol Pump that is about 10 kms form the town of Tura, West Garo Hills.
An eye witness, who is also one of the victims, said that tow armed militants came from the side of the petrol pump and immediately asked them to kneel down. They then shot one Mono Hajong in the leg by which time the second petrol pump attendant ran for his life. The militants also fired at another attendant nearby who sustained injuries to his leg. Both of them were rushed to the Tura Civil Hospital. The other injured has been identified as Biswajit Saha. The third attendant managed to escape.

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GNLA on back foot, intense retaliation expected: EGH Police Chief

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Williamnagar, Dec 11: The fight against the biggest militant group in Meghalaya received a huge fillip with the capture of the GNLA HQ in the fringes of the Durama Hills, near Adugri village in East Garo Hills (EGH) on Tuesday. The SWAT teams of South and East Garo Hills, with active support provided by other units launched an attack on the main GNLA camp and dispersed everyone gathered there. Although there were no reports of anyone killed, quite a few militants suffered injuries, some very seriously.

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