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State condoles demise of Hopingstone Lyngdoh

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: Political leaders irrespective of party affiliations on Saturday were seen at the residence of Hill State Peoples’ Democratic Party (HSPDP) President, Hopingstone Lyngdoh who passed away during the wee hours of September 26, 2015.
The Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmuganthan, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, MP Vincent H Pala, Chief Adviser of Government of Meghalaya, Dr. DD Lapang, Deputy Chief Minister RC Laloo, Home Minister Roshan Wajri, were amongst those present at Lyngdoh’s residence.

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Ransom of Rs. 5000 ensures release of abducted Forester

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TURA, Sept 26: Babul Marak, the state forest guard who was sensationally kidnapped by a group of five alleged militants, was released on Saturday, two days after his kidnapping after a payment of a measly Rs 5,000 to his abductors.
Babul Chetri, a resident of Akhongre in Tura was kidnapped from his office after being called out of the office room in the presence of his colleagues. His stunned colleagues could hardly react during the whole episode. The kidnapping happened in Khera, about 10 kms from the town of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills (EGH).

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Police shoot down rumours, assert that abducted IB official is alive

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TURA, Sept 26: Rumours of the Intelligence Branch (IB) official, Vikash Kumar Singh, alleged to have been killed after being abducted from the vicinity of Panda Forest reserve in South Garo Hills (SGH) proved to be unfounded after information surfaced which mostly stated that the official was alive.
Singh, who was abducted two days ago from the vicinity of Rongara along with another trader from SGH, has been missing and is untraced since his abduction even as reports indicate that he has been taken to Bangladesh.

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Scouts and Guides celebrate Platinum Jubilee of Training Centre

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides (MBSG) celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of the State Training Centre, Umtyngar on Saturday at the State Training Centre, Umtyngar.
Speaking on the occasion as its chief guest, the Governor of Meghalaya, V. Shanmuganathan expressed his happiness to be a part of the grand celebration. While highlighting the importance of Scouts and Guides in nation building, the Governor said that the Scouts and Guides besides their outer expressions of courage and boldness, also have with them the inner spirit of compassion, unity and brotherhood.

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Law against racial discrimination coming soon: Rijiju

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: The Government of India is all set to come up with a stringent law against racial discrimination as per what the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.
Rijiju informed this while speaking at the Mega Arunachal Tribe Festival – 2015 cum cultural exchange programme cum cultural exchange programme with North Eastern organised by the Arunachal Student Union (ASU) in the city here on Saturday.

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GNLA condemns abduction of IB official

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TURA, Sept 26: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Saturday condemned the kidnapping of the Intelligence Branch (IB) official, Vikash Kumar Singh, who was abducted two days ago from the vicinity of Panda Reserve in South Garo Hills (SGH).

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MeECL inefficiency results in loss of Rs. 102.87 crores

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: The loss of a whooping Rs. 102.87 crores could have been saved with proper management by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) besides saving the people of the state from the inconveniences that arise out of frequent load shedding.
As per the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for the year ended March 31, 2014 which was tabled in the recently concluded Autumn Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, lack of prudent financial management and consequent non-payment of huge energy dues had resulted in power crisis and load shedding in the state and extra avoidable cost of Rs 102.87 crore to the corporation.

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