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Night road blockade beings with trailers of arson

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

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SHILLONG, Sept 10: Repeating their ‘Modus Operandi’ of arson based damages to the state’s capital city, pro -ILP activists attempted to torch a school building and a bus at Mawprem and Nongmynsong hours before the four days ‘night road-blockade’ sponsored by the NGOs pressing for immediate implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) on Tuesday.

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Meghalaya ranks 3rd in suicide among small states

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Shillong, Sept 10: Meghalaya ranks third in suicide among the small states in north east India. Suicide is the problem of Meghalaya as much as it is the problem all over India and the world. The National Crime Records Bureau, NCRB estimates that around 1,35,445 people died of suicide in India in 2011 alone and Meghalaya adds 156 reported cases to that deadly list.

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MPF assures to make Mukul’s ‘resignation happen’

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SHILLONG, Sept 09: Opposition Meghalaya Peoples’ Forum (MPF) Monday demanded the immediate resignation of Dr Mukul Sangma from the Chief Ministerial chair for his failure to resolve the issue pertaining to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and illegal influx into the state.
The decision was taken at the meeting of the MPF comprising of the United Democratic Party (UDP), National People’s Party (NPP) and other opposition parties held here on Monday evening.

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Courage on crutches: Indian kids to speak at UN

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New Delhi, Sept 09 (IANS): Phynjoplang and Rida Khrim are best of friends. Brought up in an orphanage in Meghalaya, they share each other's dreams and vision. Born with speech and hearing impairment, Phynjoplang, 14, is very happy that Khrim, his interpreter and "best pal", is accompanying him to the UN to talk about inclusive education for both special and abled children.
When Phynjoplang stands in front of hundreds of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, Khrim, a 20-year-old tribal woman who also suffers from mild physical disability, will convey his ideas of making the world a better place to live in.

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Meghalaya political parties seek dethroning of Mukul

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Shillong, Sept 09: As anticipated, the move to unseat Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has already begun and this was made evident on Monday with political parties asking him to step down for not implementing Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
KHNAM and Meghalaya Peoples’ Forum (MPF), the conglomeration of all political parties in the Opposition bench in 9th Meghalaya legislative Assembly, on Monday asked Dr Sangma to step down from Chief Ministership for not being able to handle the ILP issue well.

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MPCC’s office at Mawkyrwat set ablaze

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SHILLONG, Sept 09: The Mawkyrwat office of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) was on Monday morning set ablaze by miscreants.
The MPCC office in South West Khasi Hills district was in smokes around 7.30 am, as per local residents. Subsequently, a fire team was dispatched to deal with the situation, the district SP, D R Marak, said.

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Haar-ek-maal no longer ‘Do Rupaiyah’

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Sept 09: The “haar-ek-maal” (all type of goods) vendors carrying daily utility items on a large bamboo basket from door to door in the city have gone down in numbers. These vendors were seen in almost all corners of the city mainly in residential neighborhoods but of late very few have remained as the sliding rupee and the inflation have crumbled this once flourishing trade, too.

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