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ANVC’s Publicity Secretary revealed Mukul’s plan to annihilate ANVC-B: Rimpu

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SHILLONG, Sept 03: The A’chik National Volunteer Council-Breakaway (ANVC-B) has claimed that Tangcha Sangma, the publicity secretary of the parent ANVC, was the one who revealed the plot of Chief Minister along with leaders of ANVC to annihilate the Breakaway faction cadres.
In a letter which the ANVC-B claimed to have sent to the Additional Director General (ADG), Special Branc,h SK Jain, the outfit’s chairman Rimpu N Marak said, “He (Tangcha) is the one who revealed the plots and plans of Mukul Sangma and ANVC leaders to annihilate the ANVC-B cadres before the final settlement. There are witnesses who heard him spelt out the conspiracy against my organisation.” 

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Dacoits post revenge notice, NGH residents ready to answer

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TURA, Sept 03: A rag tag groups of kidnappers and dacoits, who have been very active until recently posted a notice in the border village of Dainadubi in North Garo Hills (NGH) threatening to take revenge for the recent killing and hospitalization of two members from the group. The notice, which was posted on Tuesday night vowed to take revenge for the killing by targeting villagers of Dainadubi, Nisangram and other neighbouring villages. In a note of defiance, the residents of the villages have stated they are ready to fight the dacoit group.

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Banks re-open most of their branches in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, Sept 03: All banks have re-opened most of their branches and are functioning in West Garo Hills. This was the outcome of the series of emergent meetings called under the chairmanship of Minister for Supply and Power Clement R. Marak with the bankers and district administration to discuss issues of security and functioning of banks in view of the recent law and order disturbances and closure of some of the bank branches.
Noverfield R. Marak, MLA, Rongram and Parliamentary Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Urban Affairs Department along with the Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of India and bankers association were also present in the meetings held from September 1 to 3.

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ARPA will continue, irritants to be sorted out: Ardent

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) Tuesday resolved to sort out irritants within the alliance even as it asked the United Democratic Party (UDP) to take a call on its demand for change of leadership in the KHADC.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ARPA which was attended by MDCs from all the coalition partners of ARPA – HSPDP, UDP and KHNAM.
The meeting also failed to take a decision on the demand put forth by UDP to remove the present Chief Executive Member (CEM) Ardent M Basaiawmoit after HSPDP and KHNAM refused to support the party and its demand.
In the meantime, the meeting of ARPA witnessed thousands of local traders demonstrating outside the Council’s building in protest of UDP’s demand.

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MIPRL disagrees with Guidelines for transportation of extracted coal

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Shillong, Sept 03: The Movement for Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood (MIPRL) has expressed its disagreement to the Guidelines for transportation of the extracted coal issued on September 1, 2014, by the State level Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal. It has served 10 – day ultimatum to government to reply to its objection to the clauses in the guidelines. 
According to the organization, the guidelines will create serious economic road-blocks by putting harsh and intractable conditions like prepayment of royalty within 14 days which will create severe financial burden on the coal mine owners, operators and traders especially the small and marginal sections.

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Police arrests journo in Assam

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Guwahati, Sept 03: Assam police on Tuesday night arrested a journalist in Assam’s Kokrajhar district for alleged involvement with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit faction), police said on Wednesday.
In a press statement, Assam police said that 44-year old Jaikhnong Barhma, correspondent of News Live, a satellite channel was arrested by Police from Kokrajhar town Tuesday night.
Police claimed to have recovered some objectionable evidences against him.

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Meghalaya Govt, student bodies dispel rumours of eviction of Assamese from Shillong

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Assam based news channel held responsible for communal flare-up
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SHILLONG, Sept 02: Meghalaya government on Tuesday assured that not a single students from Assam has left the North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) campus dispelling fears of eviction of Assamese from Shillong and instead clarified that labourers from Assam who were working without labourer license were push off as they had not completed the process of registration.
Government also said that it is in constant touch with its Assam counterparts assuring them that there was no communal tension in the state capital and that only unlicensed labourers were pushed back and this was given a communal colour by an Assam based TV channel.

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