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11 men, one woman arrested for assualting stranger

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SHILLONG, June 17: 11 men and one woman, which includes Headman and Secretary of Mawmyrsiang village, in Sohra, were arrested on Tuesday for allegley assaulting a stranger who was passing through the village alleging that he was a “Menshohnoh.”
The villagers claimed that the victim was moving suspiciously in the fields and met some cow herds. Branding him as a Menshohnoh, the villagers assaulted him at about 5.40 pm, injuring him seriously.

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Politician turned Vice – Chairman of GNLA nabbed in Bengaluru

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SHILLONG, June 16: In a huge setback for Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), it Vice - Chairman Rapiush Ch Sangma was on Monday morning arrested from Bengaluru, Karnataka.
He was arrested from his residence in Bengaluru in a joint operation by Meghalaya Police and Bengaluru Police.

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GNLA hits out at MLA for animal killing comment, blames police for deaths

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Tura, June 16: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday hit out at the Garo National Council (GNC) legislator, Clifford Marak, for his comment on the outfit killing animals in the jungle for food.
Denying the acts, GNLA Commander - in - Chief (C-in-C) Sohan D Shira called the comment baseless and a speculative statement. He claimed that the killings were due to mortar shells fired at the camps of the outfit by the police.

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7 die, 21 injured in tragic SGH bus accident near Baghmara

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BAGHMARA, June 16: In one of the biggest tragedies in Garo Hills region, a bus carrying more than 30 passengers plunged into a 30 feet gorge while trying to give way to a Tata Sumo coming from the opposite direction, resulting in the death of 8 people and many more critically injured.

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Ampati SBI Branch Manager kidnapped by unidentified miscreants

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TURA, June 16: The spree of civilian kidnappings in the Garo Hills region has shown no signs of waning and this time the target was the State Bank of India (SBI) Branch Manager (BM) of Ampati, Arvind Kumar. The BM was kidnapped on Monday morning by 3 unidentified miscreants at gun point.
The incident shifts the focus back on the kidnapping spree that has been ongoing, with the police now at their wits end in trying to ensure protection for the civilians in the region.

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Public views to be taken into consideration on ANVC(B) camp in WKH

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SHILLONG, June 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Monday informed that the state government will consider the views of the people with regard to the proposed designated camps to house the cadres of the A’chik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B) in West Khasi Hills (WKH).

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CAG : Mining and forest sector galore with irregularities

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Shillong, June 16: The CAG report 2012-2013 on Meghalaya government tabled on the floor of the House on the concluding day of the Re-Assembled Budget Session on Monday has made some startling revelations. The comprehensive compendium is filled with irregularities unearthed during the year, but the mining and forest sector has overwhelming number of such anomalies.

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