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Mukul unearths glitches by banks, dysfuntional ICU

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TURA, Sept 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday held a review meeting with Deputy Commissioners, DRDA, Medical, PWD, PHE and other line departments of all the five districts of Garo Hills at Tura Circuit House. He was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary in-charge C & RD and IPR Rophul S Marak and Parliamentary Secretary in-charge Water Resources Ashahel D Shira.
During the review meeting, Dr Sangma came upon certain glitches by banks in disbursing seed money to partners under the state's flagship Women Economic Empowerment through Financial Inclusion scheme. He urged the banks to rectify the mistakes within a stipulated time span through effective measures.

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ARPA to continue, Ardent’s fate yet unclear

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SHILLONG, Sept 15: Even as the regional parties making up the All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) failed to resolve the matter pertaining to the call for a change of leadership of the ARPA, they have decided to work together till the term of the alliance ends.
After the meeting convened by the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) on Monday which saw the participation of the leaders of Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) and United Democratic Party (UDP), KHNAM general secretary Batkupar Wahlang said, “All the three regional parties have decided to work together under the All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) till the end of its term.”

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GNLA reiterates demand for Garoland demand, says Sohan’s fleeing story fabricated

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TURA, Sept 15: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday has reiterated its demand for a separate Garoland state while also indicating that the return of their Commander in Chief (C-In-C) would not augur well for the Meghalaya Police after reports of Shira escaping India to Bangladesh, fearing operations against the outfit.
“I never left my ground from a fight and my return will surely serve a big blow to the Meghalaya Police. Garoland is our goal and if required, all of us in GNLA will shed blood for it,” said Sohan D. Shira in a statement issued by GNLA senior cadre, Savio Marak.

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Another GNLA rebel killed in Operation ‘Hill Storm’

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TURA, Sept 14: The operation against militancy in Garo Hills continued with the killing of another rebel in an encounter with the East Garo Hills (EGH) police personnel. The operation is part of the ongoing Operation Hill Storm and is an ongoing fight to cleanse the region of the scourge of militancy.
According to information received, a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre identified as Rakman was killed. The police have stated that the killed cadre was part of the command under Jack. He was killed near the village of Rambogre Songgital near Williamnagar in EGH.
The police team recovered a 9 mm pistol, a VHF set, two mobile phones and documents from the site of the encounter. The encounter took place at 7:15 am on Sunday morning.


 

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Ardent should behave as a leader of a coalition, UDP

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SHILLONG, Sept 15: Softening its demand, the United Democratic Party (UDP), on Monday suggested the incumbent Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Ardent M Basaiawmoit to behave as a leader of the coalition All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA).
 “As a leader of the Executive Committee (EC), Basaiawmoit should also at the same time behave as a leader of the coalition ARPA,” UDP Chief Donkupar Roy told reporters after a meeting of party’s political affair committee (PAC) held on Monday night.

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Tura boy gets rare heart transplant at Bangalore hospital

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TURA, Sept 15: A rare heart transplant was done on a 17-year-old boy from Tura, Jasan B. Sangma for an extremely rare form of congenital heart disease called "Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dyslplasia" (ARVD) at Narayana Health City in Bangalore.
Narayana Health City is a part of the Narayana Hrudalaya chain hospitals which has been helping people with extreme heart disorders. The hospital till date has accomplished seven successful transplants, of which four were paediatric case under the age of 18 years.

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Mukul’s Tribal status: Hearing deferred to Oct 10

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SHILLONG, Sept 14: The hearing on the tribal status of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma and his siblings has once again been adjourned after Dr. Sangma’s brother Zenith Sangma moved an adjournment to file a counter.
The case which was taken to the Supreme Court of India by the petitioner Tennydard Marak, was scheduled to be heard on September 15, but the counsel of Zenith Sangma sought a period of four weeks time for filing a counter in the matter. Hence, the next date of hearing has been scheduled for October 10 next.


 

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