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Govt re-deploys security personnel to Kyrshai police outpost

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SHILLONG, May 23: The State government Friday directed the Home Guard and Civil Defence department to “re-deploy” the security personnel to the Kyrshai police outpost in West Khasi Hills District.
This was informed by the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri to the delegation of the Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) who met her to discuss on the matter in her office chamber in the city here on Friday.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting here, Warjri informed, the government has issued an order for re-deployment of the security personnel.

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‘Over Confidence’ led to our defeat from Tura seat: Mukul

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SHILLONG, May 22: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday admitted that ‘over confidence’ and Straight Contest led to Congress’ loss from the Tura Parliamentary Constituency in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election. He, however, denied being part of the anti – Pala camp.
National People’s Party (NPP) supremo PA Sangma polled 2,39,239 votes out of 4,58,085 beating his rival 27 – year old Daryl Ch Momin of Congress, by a margin of 39,500 votes the Lok Sabha election.
According to Dr Sangma, Congress should have had allowed more candidates to jump into the fray, so that the victory of the party could be ensured. 

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Post Mortem report available with WGH DC, awaits Ingty’s approval

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Tura, May 22: The much awaited post mortem report in the custodial death of 20 - year old Balsan Marak on May 20 is finally available to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills (WGH), Pravin Bakshi. The DC however decided not to disclose the contents of the findings given the sensitivity of the case. He has decided to await the coming of the Divisional Commissioner of Garo Hills, PW Ingty, before making the contents public.

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Conductors refusing tickets to commuters on the rise

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SHILLONG, May 22: The menace called non-issuance of ticket to passengers of Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) buses is reported again. There are complaints that passengers are not issued tickets across all SPTS buses that are plying on the city roads, a sight that was not as common as now. Though bus conductors’ carry a ticket dispenser machine around their neck but that is only for showing since they hardly use the gadget to printout tickets. Passengers complained that these gadgets were rusting on their shoulders from the very first day since the conductors try to bag the fares wholly by giving a small percentage to the authority.

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No one will be spared: CM on custodial death

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SHILLONG, May 22: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday asserted that no-one involved in the custodial death of 20 – year old Balsan S Marak will be spared.
Balsan, who was arrested along with two other boys in the case of trying to influence one of the 12 women captives that were allegedly tortured by 5 NGO activists in Tura, died on Tuesday morning at Tura civil hospital. He has been admitted in the hospital on Monday evening for fever, body ache, pain in the elbow and right ear infection. He was on a 14 day judicial custody along with the four other men arrested on May 13 last.

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No regrets for Modi remark: Mukul Sangma

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Shillong, May 22 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday said he does not regret his remark that Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister because of his "fundamentalist background".
He said the mandate in the general election was not for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Minister-designate but for an alternative to the Congress-led government at the centre.
"Why should I regret for saying that? The poll verdict was not for Modi but for an alternative party other than the Congress," he told journalists here.

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Anandiben: Gujarat's first woman CM, India's 15th

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New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): In Anandiben Patel, Gujarat has got its first woman chief minister and the country its 15th woman head of a state government.
Currently, J. Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal are the only two women politicians heading state governments.
With Gujarat now, almost all the big states of the country have been headed by a woman chief minister at some time or the other.

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