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KHUDA to decide on CEM nominee today

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SHILLONG, Oct 06: The Congress led Khasi Hills United Democratic Alliance (KHUDA-II) on Monday decided to wait till Tuesday before taking a decision on whether to put up a candidate or not for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), the election of which is slated on Wednesday.
The meeting of the KHUDA held on Monday night was inconclusive as the leaders including MDCs failed to arrive at a decision pertaining to election for the post of the CEM in the KHADC even as the filing of nomination for the post will end at 12 noon on Tuesday.

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Teenage girl beheaded, step father arrested

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TURA, Oct 06: In one of the most gruesome acts to have come to light in recent times, a fifteen year old girl’s body was found in the district of East Garo Hills (EGH) near Williamnagar with her head separated from her body.
The body was completely naked and an initial inquest hinted at rape before the murder. The girl’s body was found about eight kms from the town of Williamnagar in a densely forested area. Williamnagar is about 80 kms from the town of Tura.
The victim has been identified as a 15-year-old from a locality in Williamnagar. She had been missing since September 28, 2014 and her body was found late Sunday night from Khera reserve forest, an isolated location with almost no habitation. The spot, where the body was found was about 500 meters away from national highway 44-E, which goes towards Songsak from Williamnagar.

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HNLC bats for peace, calls for speedy appointment of interlocutor

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SHILLONG, Oct 05: Calling for swift initiation of peace talks, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has pointed out with dismay that till date no interlocutor has been appointed for its proposed talks.
‘Till date the Government of Meghalaya (GOM) has not appointed an interlocutor, whereas September 24, 2014 was the timeframe given by the HNLC to the GOM for the interlocutor’s appointment,’ HNLC said in a press communiqué issued on Sunday.
 ‘At this juncture if the GOM shows its negativity to the HNLC offer for peace talks then it will worsen the situation furthermore. If the GOM wants the HNLC to come further in this step then it should take the matter seriously,’ the outfit said.

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Flood and landslide death toll now 56

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SHILLONG, Oct 02: The death toll in the floods and landslides which have recently rocked the state has now increased to 56 with the recovery of one more dead body from Bongpara village in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district even as 7 persons are still reported missing.
Meanwhile light rain has been reported at few places in the state.
Relief Camps are still open in some areas and relief is being provided to people in these camps and the restoration work of roads in the affected areas is going on.
Power supply has not yet been restored in certain interior areas of the affected districts and restoration work is still going on.
There are also no reports of any shortages of medicines or of the outbreak of any epidemic.


 

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Inner Line Permit system not very successful: Zeliang

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KOHIMA, Oct 06 (IANS): The Inner Line Permit (ILP) required by outsiders to enter Nagaland and some other northeastern states has not been successful in tackling the influx of migrants or illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, says Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang. And Assam also bears responsibility for the problem, he adds.
"We cannot say it (ILP) is successful in implementation because the validity of the ILP is purely meant for tourists and those who come and visit Nagaland for a short period," Zeliang said in an interview.

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HNLC bandh evokes lukewarm response

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SHILLONG, Oct 02: The 24-hour ‘total shutdown’ called by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) passed off peacefully on Thursday evening even as it evoked a lukewarm response from the citizens of the six districts of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills region.
Business establishments in one of the most visited commercial areas in the State’s capital remained open during the hours of bandh with public thronging their way to Khyndailad for shopping.
Similarly, most of the shops barring a very few across the city including those at Laitumkhrah, Nongthymmai and other areas were seen conducting business as usual.

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Govt revokes suspension of Shella Block Junior Engineers

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SHILLONG, Oct 02: The State Public Works Department (PWD) has reinstated two of its junior engineers, who were placed under suspension for four months by the Community & Rural Development (C&RD) department for their refusal to cooperate with the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Shella-Bholaganj in the implementation of a rural road scheme.
The two junior engineer of the Shella – Bholaganj Block namely Primadona Mawkhlieng and Donisha Mawlong were suspended by the C&RD department from June 3, after they refused to be part of an alleged misappropriation of funds of a scheme under the BDO Lyngkor Kynjing.
The C&RD department on this has instituted an inquiry headed by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to probe into the alleged misappropriation of the funds under the scheme.

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