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Maitshaphrang Movement to stage indefinite hunger strike for implementation of Marriage Act

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SHILLONG, Nov 20: The Maitshaphrang Movement on Thursday informed that it has decided not to serve any ultimatum to the Meghalaya government on its delay to implement the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act, but will soon announce its ‘indefinite hunger strike’.
“We will not serve any ultimatum to the state government but we will announce our indefinite hunger strike at any time,” the Convenor of the Movement, Michael Syiem said at a news conference held on Thursday.

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Dilapidated roads among the major causes for Rewak tragedy

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 TURA, Nov 20: The ambush blast that killed 2 policemen near Rewak in South Garo Hills (SGH) put the focus back on the poor road conditions within the district, something that the militants used to the hilt. The militants waited for the police convoy to hit a bad stretch of road where they planned their blast and killing. The irony is that they did not have to look far as almost the whole stretch of NH62 is in a deplorable state!
It is common knowledge that a fast moving target is harder to hit. However for those poor policemen, travelling beyond 20 kms an hour on the same road may have well been suicide.

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JSU uncovers Gramin Shiksha and Gram Vikas Pariyojna scam

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: Members of the Jaintia Students’ Union (JSU) on Wednesday uncovered a scam which was being run under the name of the Gramin Shiksha and Gram Vikas Pariyojna in several villages of Jaintia Hills.
The people behind this scam had sent letters to numerous villages offering 5 unemployed youths from each village a job on payment of Rs. 750 by Demand Draft in the name of Penther Sales Delhi. Also attached to these letters were forms for the said posts which were sent through the post office.

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46 drinkers busted by police in Ward’s Lake

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: In a raid conducted at Ward’s Lake by city police on Wednesday, 41 males and 5 females were caught consuming alcohol in full public view.
The 46 apprehended people have been sent for medical examination and non – FIR cases will be taken up against them, informed the Superintendent of Police (SP), East Khasi Hills, M Kharkrang.
“The act by such people has put the city in a very bad light for the visitors especially tourist coming from outside,” said Kharkrang even as the District Police is issuing a stern warning to public to refrain from such illegal activities in public places.


 

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Grenade blast in Rongram Out Post, no casualties reported

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TURA, Nov 19: Unidentified militants lobbed a grenade near the Rongram outpost at around 8:40 on Wednesday evening, though there were no casualties. The outpost in Rongram is about 15 kms from the town of Tura and falls under the district of West Garo Hills (WGH).
According to sources, a grenade was lobbed about 15 metres from the outpost near the road with the miscreants escaping before they could be identified. No group has as yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

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GNLA denies role in IED blast, Salgro Arengh’s group claims responsibility

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GNLA confirms adopting Naxalite style of operation

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TURA, Nov 19: A day after the IED blast that killed two cops and injured another three, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has denied its involvement in the incident. In the meantime, the mysterious Salgro Arengh’s group have claimed responsibility for the incident.    
In the IED attack, The deceased have been identified as Havildar Aldrin Lyngdoh of 3rd Meghalaya Police Battalion and an armed branch constable Aitom Sangma. The three injured were rushed to Tura on Tuesday from where two were shifted to Guwahati for treatment.

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Denied trading license by KHADC, businesswoman drags landlady to court

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: A businesswoman has filed a petition with the Meghalaya High Court against the closing down of her shop in the city after the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) rejected her application for trading license.
Prodipta Khongwir, the owner of a shop at Madan Laban, has filed a petition against one Sngursilia Rani, the owner of a building which Khongwir has rented.
“Prodipta has filed the petition with the court just because the KHADC has rejected her application for obtaining trading license on ground that the council doubted her credential,” KHADC EM in-charge Trade Latiplang Kharkongor told reporters here.

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