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Tura Winter Festival 2013 to resonate ‘Give Peace a Chance’

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Shillong, Nov 26: The sixth version of the immensely successful and eventful Tura Winter Festival “Ahaia” shall be rolled out this winter with all traditional grandeur from December 9 to 11 in Chandmary Field, Tura, with the theme “Give Peace a Chance!”
The three day festival apart from concentrating on celebration of the unique art and culture, rich traditions of Garo Hills, multi-culturism of diverse communities and their folk dance, folk lore and ethnic festival wear shall also make a definite call for peace and tolerance.

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Undercover GNLA General Secretary, close aide nabbed

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Shillong, Nov 25: In a major shot in arm for the security forces engaged in anti-insurgency operations in Meghalaya, the elusive General Secretary of the dreaded Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and his close aide were nabbed by Meghalaya Police on Sunday afternoon from Williamnagar, East Garo Hills.
The GNLA General Secretary identified as Dalbin N. Marak alias Amika was nabbed by Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) commandos of Meghalaya Police on Sunday afternoon while he was travelling on his bike, bearing Registration No. ML 08 A 6650, from Tura to Williamnagar. The GNLA leader’s aide was later arrested based on the lead provided by Dalbin.

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MBOSE constitutes Enquiry Committee to probe question paper leakage

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Shillong, Nov 25: The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) Monday informed that it has constituted an Enquiry Committee to probe the leakage of class IX question papers and take stern action against any erring Head of Institution and School concerned. 
The Enquiry Committee is headed by Joint Controller of Examination, MBOSE, FL Lyngkhoi. Though no time – frame has been set for the Committee to complete its probe.

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Meghalaya registers its protest against violence on women

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Shillong, Nov 25: Hundreds of women, men and students’ took part in a rally to protest against crimes and violence against women to observe the International Campaign Protesting Violence Against Women here on Monday.
Specially-abled women were also seen leading from the front during the rally as they were carrying placards demanding – “We want a safe Meghalaya and live our life without fear’ and ‘Stop Rape Against Women with Disabilities’.

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MPF seeks Governor’s intervention to break ILP deadlock

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SHILLONG, Nov 25: Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF) Monday sought the Governor Dr KK Paul’s immediate intervention on the deteriorating law and order scenario in the state due to the ongoing agitations on Inner-Line Permit (ILP) and insurgency related issues affecting the Garo Hills region of the state.
A 10 – member delegation of the MPF led by its Chairman Dr Donkupar Roy met the Governor here and sought his help to break a deadlock between the state government and the pro-Inner Line Permit groups which has cost the state dearly during the two months standoff.

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After dead fishes, changing color, Lukha River now tormented by mining

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SHILLONG, Nov 25: As if Lukha has not had it enough, the river has been in the news since 2007 and for all the wrong reason. The river was in the news over the story of unnatural death of fishes and its changing colour which occurs every autumn since 2007.
But as chance would have it, Lukha River suffered from another kind of attack and that is of people stealing sand and boulders from the river.

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MBOSE Class IX question paper leaked

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Shillong, Nov 24: In an unprecedented turn of events, the question papers for the currently underway class nine board exams of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) have been leaked. 
Sources confirmed that question papers of at least three subjects were leaked. They include Science, Mathematics and Alt English.
Thousands of students across already have access to these question papers.

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