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GNLA cadre surrenders to WGH police

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TURA, Aug 04: One hardcore cadre of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) surrendered at the Tura Police Station in West Garo Hills (WGH) on Monday. The GNLA cadre, identified as Rakman B Marak was a part of the GNLA 2012 batch and was under the command of Jangjang.
According to police sources, the surrendered cadre was involved in the killing of a woman in Chokpot last month as well as the slaying of ANVC (B) cadres in Sankini in South Garo Hills (SGH). He has been handed over to the Baghmara police in SGH for questioning as most of his activities were based in the SGH district.


 

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Coal laden trucks caught near Phulbari despite NGT ban

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TURA, Aug 04: Despite the ban on the transportation of coal within the state by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), two coal laden trucks were caught contravening the ban near the town of Phulbari in West Garo Hills (WGH). The two trucks were caught near the Rongkhon forest check gate on the Dadengre-Phulbari Hill road. The two trucks have been seized by the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) Forest Check gate in Rongkhon.
The trucks bearing number plates AS 01 – EC 0360 and ML 09 A 6033 were caught by the mobile patrolling party of the same forest gate at 4 am Monday morning while they were moving through the road.

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NPP joins bid to dethrone Mukul

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: The political storm in Meghalaya is about to heat up even further with the National People’s Party (NPP) joining the bandwagon of Congress MLAs revolting against the regime of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
Highly placed sources informed that NPP legislator James K Sangma on Wednesday last held a closed door meeting with independent legislator Saleng A Sangma in the latter’s house for over half an hour before rushing to Bangalore for his son’s admission.
In the meeting, it is learnt that an agreement was reached to award James a Cabinet berth while Nihim D Shira will be the next Deputy Speaker if Dr Sangma is unseated.

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Stop provoking us to kill and kidnap: HNLC to police

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: Claiming that Meghalaya police is adding fuel to fire by making false allegations against it, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has asked the police department to stop trying to provoke the outfit to indulge in killings and kidnappings.
On the financial situation of the outfit, it claimed of having dedicated subscribers from the non - tribals as well as the tribal community including politicians who have been contributing to the Council.
The outfit also denied association of the three youths recently arrested by the police department with the HNLC.
Mentionably, on July 28 last, three persons identified as HNLC sympathizers were arrested by the police before they could abduct an 18 years old boy, who is reportedly  a son of big business tycoon from the city.

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Selsella MGNREGS job cards: re-verification of job cards in the offing

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Weekly complaints and 15 High Court cases force DRDA to take action
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TURA, Aug 04: The Selsella Block has been the thorn in the flesh of the Garo Hills section of distribution of Central Schemes. The Block, the biggest in the state, has been rocked by cases and counter cases that never seem to end. However, all that may just see a change in the coming months as action is set to be taken by the District Rural Development Authority (DRDA) to put a stop to the problems and ensure that things get back on track. The Block comes under the ambit of West Garo Hills (WGH).

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Dawn to Dusk bandh on Aug 6

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: Protesting against what it has termed as the ‘failure’ of the state government committee to follow the directives of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives which has resulted in the formation of yet another committee to basically redo what the first committee could not, the coal miners of Meghalaya have called a dawn to dusk bandh August 06.
The committee was tasked with paving the way for the transportation of the extracted coal which is lying in different coal mines.
The decision of the coal miners under the banner of the State Co-ordination Committee of Coal Owners, Miners and Dealers Forum (SCCCOMDF) after the NGT had dismissed the committee constituted on June 9 after it failed to adhere to what it was directed to do.

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MeECL files FIR against illegal ‘hooking’ of electricity

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Tura, Aug 03: Illegal hooking of electricity has been a long pending problem throughout the region, however nothing much has been done in terms of ensuring such acts are punished. While the plain belt of Garo Hills has been the main hotspot for electricity being stolen through the method of ‘hooking’, other regions have not lagged behind in taking advantage of the situation. This time however, the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) of East Garo Hills (EGH) has sought to root out the easy users by filing FIRs against those found guilty.
MeECL has filed a total of 19 FIRs against illegal customers in Samgong, Williamnagar and another 24 cases filed in Kharkutta (now in North Garo Hills). While the FIR in Williamnagar was filed on July 30, the one in Kharkutta was filed earlier on January 19.

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