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Anup Chetia will return to India soon: MHA source

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Guwahati, March 21 : The Union government is hoping the peace talk with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will reach a new possibility with the return of the outfit’s founder general secretary Anup Chetia.
The next level peace talk between ULFA and Union government will be held in April.
A top level source of Union home ministry said that, the political process of Chetia’s return to India have begun in Bangladesh.

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Meghalaya increase cap on LPG cylinders to 9

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Shillong, March 22: Meghalaya government on Thursday informed that the annual cap on subsidized domestic LPG cylinders has been raised from 3 to 5 for a period from 14.09.2012 to 31.03.2013 and from 6 cylinders to 9 cylinders annually with effect from April 1, 2013.

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Controversy hits Khasi Film Award

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SHILLONG, March 21: The recently held first ever Khasi Film Award (KFA) has been under storm as the VC Film Production, who was awarded with best lighting award for their film Bainong, has demanded the organizing committee of the KFA to take away the awards given to them stating that it is just an insulting award.

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Cash reward for terrorists

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SHILLONG, March 21: The Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills has informed the Mohd Ahmed, Mohd Zarrar Siddhibappa alias Bhatkal alias Imran Shah Rukh, Tahaseen Akhtar Wasim Akhtar Shaikh alias Monu alias Hasan, Asadullah Akhtar Javed Akhtar alias Haddi, Tabrez, Shakir, Danial and Waqas alias Ahmed are the persons wanted by Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), Mumbai Police in connection with the investigation of the bomb blast cases at Mumbai on November 13, 2011 and on August 1, 2012 at Pune.

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Ropeways to connect Mawsynram and Sohra, Baghmara – Siju

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SHILLONG, March 21: Mawsynram and Sohra, which receive the highest rainfall in the world every year, will now have Ropeways connecting them across the gorge.
“Mawsynram and Sohra Plateau are proposed to have cable-cars connecting them across the gorge,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma said while replying during the Question Hour at the ongoing Budget Session here on Thursday.

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Opposition demands amendment to NE Re-organization Act

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SHILLONG, March 21: With reports of the Assam government preparing to construct an SBI Sabuda branch, of which a foundation stone has already been laid, and the construction of an entrance gate saying “Welcome to Karbi Anglong” in the Meghalaya-Assam disputed areas, the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) on Thursday demanded from the Meghalaya government to put pressure on the union government to amend the North – Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971 to ensure that areas under disputed  Block I and Block II are restored to Meghalaya.

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Alphonse to become GHADC CEM unopposed

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Shillong, March 20: Alphonse Sangma is all set to become the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) unopposed.
Alphonse filed his nomination for the post on Wednesday and had no contender.

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