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LAEF still prowls at large in East Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, May 08: After the encounter of Nikseng G Momin, the self-styled ‘chairman’ of the Liberation A’chik Elite Force (LAEF) in December 2010, the police claimed that the entire outfit has been wiped out. But, fresh reports claim that there are around 20-25 cadres of the outfit still operating in East Garo Hills region, while the identity of their leader remains a mystery.
According to sources, LAEF which was wiped out in the past has recently re-organized themselves and are trying to stand again and fight for a separate A’chik (Garo) land.

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KSU members released on bail, CEC meeting today

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SHILLONG, May 08: Ahead of the two night-road-blockade declared by the KSU, the Court on Wednesday granted bail to the two arrested members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) in connection with the April 4 last vandalism incident in the city.
The release of the members was conveyed by East Khasi hills district Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Goyal to the leaders of the Union at his office chamber here on Wednesday evening.

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NE students spend Rs 12k annually on flights for studies

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Shillong no – more education hub of NE, its Guwahati: Baishya
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SHILLONG, May 08: A whooping Rs 12,000 is the average annual cost of the flight of students from the north-east to other parts of the country in pursuit of higher education.
This startling revelation was made by an advisor to the Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Dinesh Baishya, who is also the former principal of the B Borooah College, Guwahati. This, Baishya said, was the findings of the study carried out by the Assam Higher Secondary Council.

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Four Grade – IV qualified DSC candidates admitted to hospital

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SHILLONG, May 07: Four protesters were on Tuesday shifted to the Shillong Civil Hospital when their health condition deteriorated after participating at the ongoing ‘indefinite hunger strike’ sponsored by the Association of the Qualified Grade-IV, 2011 East Khasi hills.
The hunger strike has been going for the last two days to protest against the adamant attitude of the state government to provide appointment to deprived qualified candidates.

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Acclaimed economist doesn’t see Meghalaya’s growth at current state of affairs

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Shillong, May 08: “I don’t see any spectacular growth in Agriculture that can bring high growth for Meghalaya,” remarked Bibek Debroy, who is an internationally acclaimed economist and has been professor at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi since March 2007 and has also been Visiting Honorary Senior Research Fellow for Institute for South Asian Studies in National University of Singapore from May 2009.
Addressing a select audience on Wednesday evening at Asian Confluence, Debroy observed that agriculture cannot propel high economic growth into Meghalaya, though some increments will be certainly be there. 

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Police refutes KSU allegations, assures L&O maintenance during night blockade

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SHILLONG, May 07: In the wake of night road blockade called by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) starting from May 10 to May 11 from 9 PM to 5 AM, East Khasi Hills police on Tuesday assured that the law and order would be maintained and stressed that the two KSU members were arrested on proper evidence.
The night blockade called by the KSU is to pressurize the government to release their two leaders who have been arrested in connection with April 04 incident in which shops were vandalized at Laitumkhrah besides other areas.

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EIILM University VC arrested for issuing fake degrees

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Gangtok, May 07: The Sikkim police has arrested three higher ranking officials of the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) University on charges of issuing fake degrees to students in lieu of money. The arrested persons, Vice-Chancellor (VC) O.B. Vijayan, Registrar Dr. Alok Bhandari and Controller of Examinations V. Dahiya were held from EIILM’s Jorethang office, South Sikkim by a police team following a raid.
Police sources told that the trio were arrested and bought to Gangtok Police station here Monday evening.

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