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Woman ostracized from village for changing Church

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Shillong, Nov 21: 26 – year old Testaiphul Paliar from a remote Domshohksoin village in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district was ostracized by a village Dorbar for allegedly disassociating herself from a Church and instead choosing to join another Church. This also indirectly led to her arrest on trumped up charges till she was released recently.
Testaiphul Paliar, a single-mother of two, was ostracized way back in July 4, 2011, for  allegedly violating the rules of the Dorbar Shnong as she had left her Church and associated with another one (Church). She told reporters on Thursday that the village authority is against anybody who leaves a particular Church to join another.

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Police nabs GNLA Area Commander, kills another cadre

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Tura, Nov 21: In a major boost to the morale of the Garo Hills police force, the force arrested the Area Commander of the Ampati division of GNLA as well as killed another cadre in an encounter on Thursday. The incident took place towards the morning when a special operations team carried out operations in the borders of West and South West Garo Hills and arrested the Area Commander. Further the same team then went to Sonabil, near Garobadha after which one militant was killed.

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Students tear Tenancy Bill, demand for ILP

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SHILLONG, Nov 20: Students’ community in Meghalaya staged a walk-out and tore off the copies of draft ‘Meghalaya Regulation of Landlords and Verification of Tenants Bill, 2013’ demanding the state government to instead come up with a strong and effective mechanism to check illegal influx into the state on Wednesday here.
They said that the draft Bill proposed by the state government does not have any provisions that speaks about protecting the indigenous community or to check influx but it is entirely related to regulating tenants both indigenous and non-tribal in the state.

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Minor’s rape: Development Committee in the dock, 4 arrested

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Tura, Nov 20: In the ongoing saga of case and counter case on the alleged rape of a 2 and a half year old, police arrested four people on Monday. Four persons, including the father of the child, were arrested for trying to settle the matter on their own without informing the Police. Further, allegations and counter allegations came flying from all circles, as everyone tried to prove their innocence and prove the other guilty.

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Four HNLC militants nabbed from public bus

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: The South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district police arrested two hardcore proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) militants and two over ground workers of the outfit on Thursday at Jakrem from a public bus all the four were travelling in.
Acting on intelligence tip off, police immediately swung into action and intercepted the public bus at Jakrem and arrested the four, South West Khasi Hills District police chief, Debangshu Sangma, said here.

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Four hardcore GNLA militants arrested, arms and ammunition seized

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Tura, Nov 20: In a major shot in the arm for the Police in Garo Hills, four hard core GNLA cadres were arrested on Wednesday. While two were arrested from Tura in West Garo Hills another two were arrested from Ampati in South West Garo Hills.
In Tura, two cadres were arrested from Boldak Ading area who are said to have entered Tura to serve demand notes as well as had planned to kidnap some businessmen from within the town.

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ADC tears off mark sheet, birth papers in anger

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Baghmara, Nov 20: In a show of real high handedness, an ADC in Baghmara has been accused of tearing off a student’s birth certificate and Nokma Certificate were when the latter went to the former to to confirm his birth certificate. The incident happened in the office of the TG Momin, who the student alleged, tore off his documents in front of another witness.

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