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Arrested HNLC militant escapes from NEIGRIHMS, 2 police constables arrested

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SHILLONG, July 17: A former Meghalaya police constable turned hardcore leader of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) escaped from the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Wednesday morning. Following the dramatic escape of the militant, two police personnel guarding him were arrested for allegedly ‘facilitating’ his escape.
The militant identified as Phyrnailang Swer (32), escaped from the hospital at about 8.30 am.

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Garo Hills NGOs set guidelines for Assam – Meghalaya trade

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TURA, July 17: The NGOs of West Garo Hills, led by the FKJGP, GSU, AYWO and the ADE, met to discuss the recent violence and the aftermath of the violence. The NGOs met to take stock of the situation after the meeting held with the traders and other NGOs of lower Assam, including the AAMSU, which had called an economic blockade against the region following clashes in Monabari in the border of Meghalaya and Assam.

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108 Meghalaya helps rescue kidnapped, raped victim in Nagaland

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SHILLONG, July 16: The 108 emergency services in Meghalaya on Tuesday helped in the rescue of a girl who had been kidnapped and raped in a hotel in Dimapur, Nagaland. The service also assisted in the arrest of the accused.
According to the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) here, a young female sent distress call from Dimapur to GVK EMRI – Meghalaya at about 2:44 AM on Tuesday. The caller, who was the victim herself, informed the Emergency Response Officer (ERO), Alleans Sangma that she had being kidnapped by a person known to her.

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Inner Line Permit ‘outdated’ in present global order

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Dr. Samit Chowdhury
GUWAHATI, July 16: The nomenclature of an individual citizen have been re-defined to a global citizen by the present era of borderless economy and globalization. However, in midst of such hyper-myopic views and perceptions, a section of the members of the civil society is conscious and as well as anxious in restoring the culture and customs, ethos of the local inhabitants by imposing or demanding an “Inner line Permit” for the outsiders.

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Shortage of Rs 5 leaves bitter taste on customers

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SHILLONG, July 17: Chocolates are leaving a bitter taste on the palate of customers who shop in the “Scotland of the East”.
Almost everywhere in the Shillong city, especially in Police Bazaar, customers are being short-changed as shopkeepers do not give Rs 5 change and instead hand over some candies worth that amount. There are other shops which illegally hand stamped coupon(s) instead of coins to be redeemed later at the same shop.

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Casualties of violence: Damas cement factory shut down since unrest

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TURA, July 16: The recent violence in Garo Hills has affected the lives of many who were in the line of fire. While the administration has been looking to ensure things did not get out of hand, negotiating for a safe environment for all, one part of Garo Hills has been affected badly due to the incessant noises. The Damas cement factory, which is the only industry of any note, has been shut down since the problems started.

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Assam – Meghalaya peace meet held; trade through border haats proposed

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TURA, July 15: An inter – state meeting was held in the DRDA hall in Tura between NGOs and traders of the two states. The meeting was held to look at a solution as well coming to terms with the tragedies of the past three weeks which left 13 dead and some more injured.
The meeting was attended by the GSU, AYWO, FAF, Mother’s Union, ADE, FKJGP and ASWA representing the NGOs of West Garo Hills along with the Church representatives. From Assam, the AAMSU came along with the Labour Union, the Traders Union, the Fish Traders Union and all those who had some links with the place. Noverfield R Marak, the MLA from North Tura was amongst the prominent names present.

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