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Govt need to work out modalities for talks with GNLA: Home Minister

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Meghalaya Govt asks militants to shun violence, accept talks offer
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SHILLONG, March 10: Stating that the GNLA is a proscribed organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, the Home Minister Roshan Warjri Monday said, “It would be necessary to consult the Central government in the matter,” adding “The state government will need to work out the modalities together with the Centre in order to facilitate the interaction between the government and GNLA.”
Nonetheless, she, on behalf of Meghalaya government, appealed to all militant outfits operating in the Garo Hills region to come forward with open mind and accept the offer of talks with the government for restoring peace and harmony in the state.

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Shillong Civil Hospital without Psychiatrist for over a month, PwDs suffer

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Shillong, March 10: The post of Psychiatrist in Shillong Civil Hospital (SCH) has been lying vacant for over a month now. While this may not interest many but people suffering from Mental Retardation (MR) and Cerebral Palsy (CP) and their parents/ caretakers are running from pillar to post to get the disability certificate.
In the latest incident of the hardship being meted out to People with Disability (PwD) or Specially - abed people due to non – availability of a Psychiatrist in the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC), Shillong Civil Hospital, three people were running from pillar to post just to get their Disability Certificate, which they got only after the intervention of an NGO.

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Arms consignment for GNLA seized, smugglers nabbed

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SHILLONG, March 10: Three Assam-based arms smugglers were Monday arrested from a remote village in East Garo Hills (EGH) District while they were carrying the consignment meant for the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
They are also cadres of the UDPS.
Informing this here on Monday, IGP GHP Raju said that acting on a tip of, police carried out extensive search operations in various parts of the district and were able to intersect the vehicle AS 09 7516, Tata Mobile, which was carrying the arms consignment for GNLA C-in-C Sohan D Shira in Williamnagar.

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Former Meghalya governor Mooshahary joins Trinamool

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Kolkata, March 09 (IANS): Former Meghalya Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary joined Trinamool Congress Sunday, the party said.
Mooshahary, a retired Indian Police Service officer who headed the Border Security Force and the National Security Guard, joined the Trinamool in Assam during the day, Trinamool national general secretary Mukul Roy told reporters here.

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Meghalaya releases list of officials entitled to ‘Red Beacon’

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SHILLONG, March 10: Meghalaya has finally agreed to restrict the use of red beacons in vehicles in accordance with the Supreme Court order, authorizing its use only to list of Constitutional heads. Meghalaya government Monday released the list of officials who are entitled to use the ‘Red Beacon’ on their official vehicle.
The list, prepared by the State Transport Department includes, namely, the Governor, Chief Minister, Former Governor, Deputy Chief Ministers, Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya, Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Cabinet Ministers of State, Chairman Planning Board, Former Chief Minister, Leaders of Opposition in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Judges of High Court of Meghalaya, Deputy Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Ministers of State of Meghalaya, Deputy Ministers of Meghalaya, Chief Secretary, Advocate General of Meghalaya, Chairman Meghalaya Public Service Commission.

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BSF submits list of 66 camps of NE based outfits to BGB

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SHILLONG, March 09: The Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday informed that it has handed over a fresh list of 66 camps of North East (NE) based insurgents to its counterparts in Bangladesh, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), seeking actions against them.
The list was submitted during the three-day bi-annual Inspector General level meeting of border management and coordination held from March 6 - 9 at the headquarters of Meghalaya Frontier of the BSF here.

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Chugan Festival: Unique festival trying to keep traditions alive

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Baghmara, March 09: The recently concluded Chugan Festival in Siju, held on March 3-4 last, took the people of the region to the era gone by and the traditions that have been a part of the culture of the Garos for times immemorial. The festival looked at the festival of the souls of the departed and the traditions that follow along with the promotion of local games and music.

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