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Terror strikes Bodh Gaya, two monks injured; NIA begins probe

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BODH GAYA (BIHAR), July 07 (IANS): Nine near-coordinated explosions shook the serenity of the world-renowned Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar's Bodh Gaya early Sunday, injuring two monks but not causing much damage. The government termed it a terror attack as an NIA team began its probe.
President Pranab Mukherjee described the serial blasts as a "senseless act of violence" while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said "such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated".

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Angry Garo Hills questions State Govt

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TURA, July 07: The residents of Garo Hills, who have been hit by the recent violence, have questioned the will of the Government in trying to resolve the ongoing crisis in the region. Residents of the region have been patiently waiting for things to normalize so that they are able to go back to work, but the situation has been getting out of hand since July 4. The escalation of violence, everyone in fear coupled with the economic blockade now in place, they wonder what they need to do to get the State Government to react to the situation and ensure normalcy returns.

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Supply routes blocked, crisis threatens Garo Hills

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TURA, July 07: The ongoing crisis within the Garo Hills region seems to be one that does not want to die down. While there was relative calm over the past few days, recent events have added fuel to the fire and things have gone downhill ever since. To further mash up the situation, the minority community within the Assam region has called for an indefinite blockade against the region due to the violence and death of people from their community.

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Peace meeting turns ugly, violence triggers again in Garo Hills

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Tura, July 06: Garo Hills has been going through a phase of uncertainty that has been threatening the thin balance of peace within the region. The peace which has been brokered for now by the District Administrations of both sides of the border was threatened again. The village of Monabari and its neighbouring areas once again came into the limelight on Saturday.

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Inter - faith prayer held to invoke peace in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, July 07: Inter - faith prayer for peace and communal harmony, which saw convergence of religious heads and followers of all faiths, was held on Sunday at Tura Parade Ground.
An atmosphere of fear and apprehension has been prevailing in Garo Hills in general and Tura and the plain belt areas in particular in the aftermath of the unfortunate turn of events on June 21 mob carnage.

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Mooshahary willing to become ‘mediator’ between Assam – Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, July 06: In order to iron – out the vexed Assam – Meghalaya boundary issue, outgoing Governor RS Mooshahary has indicated his willingness to be the “mediator” between the two neighboring states.
The issue had created fissures and the problem has eluded solution despite innumerous meeting between the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and other officials of the two states.
Just before his departure to Guwahati along with his family members from the Shillong Raj Bhavan on Saturday morning, Mooshahary told reporters that he is willing to be a mediator between the two neighbouring north eastern states to resolve the boundary issue which has been eluding solution for almost four decades.

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Assam Rifles shows highhandedness, scuffles with Police

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SHILLONG, July 06: Assam Rifles (AR) personnel on Saturday evening forcibly took away one of its rifleman K Gurung from the police custody after a drunken group of the paramilitary force assaulted traffic policemen at Madanryting.

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