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MPF seeks Governor’s intervention in Meghalaya’s deteriorating L&O situation

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Shillong, Nov 19: Putting the heat on the Congress led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) – II coalition government, the Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF), a conglomerate of non-Congress political parties, has decided to seek Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul’s intervention over the plunging Law and Order (L&O) situation in Khasi and Garo hills.
The MPF, which is a conglomerate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), National Peoples’ Party (NPP) and independent legislators, took stock of the law and order scenario in Khasi hills that stemmed out of the two and half months Inner Line Permit (ILP) agitations of the NGOs and the insurgency related incidents in Garo hills and accordingly decided to seek audience with Dr Paul and brief him about the entire security scenario in the state.

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UALA abducts one from Sampalgre

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Williamnagar, Nov 19: The feared head of militancy reared its head once again when one person was abducted from the small village of Sampalgre, about a kilometre from the town of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills. The incident happened towards the early evening on Tuesday when one Briton Sangma was kidnapped from the village when he went there on account of meeting some people.

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Minister accused of misleading Assembly

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: Independent legislator from Garo Hills, John Leslee K Sangma has accused C&RD Prestone Tynsong of misleading the House during the last State Assembly session.
Speaking to journalist on Tuesday here, Sangma alleged, “The Minister (Tynsong) concerned had wilfully misled the House which is against the very principles of having discussions and debates in the Assembly”.

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Baljek Airport: Land acquisition completed, project to be completed soon

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Tura, Nov 18: The long awaited Baljek Airport project, which has become the dream of all within the Garo Hills region, finally got a fillip when the project completed its land acquisition, paving the way for the completion of the project.
Cheques for the land acquired for the project was handed over to the land owners in the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills, Pravin Bakshi. The cheques were handed over by the DC himself who expressed hope that the project would now take off in right earnest.
A total of 58 acres of land has been acquired for the expansion of the airport to make it ready for use and complete the dream that has been pending for quite a while. The area was required for the construction of the runway as well as to ensure the airport was made according to Airports Authority of India (AAI) specifications.

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Night road blockade timing deferred

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: The fourteen NGOs pressing for the implementation of Inner-Line Permit (ILP) in the state on Tuesday decided to postpone the timing of the ongoing night road blockade from 8 PM to 9 PM for the remaining two days.

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Meghalaya Brain Force of learning leaders under making

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: The skill of “Learning How to Learn” will be crucial in the future due to the exponential growth of information and the sheer volume of knowledge. Dilip Mukerjea, a visionary thought leader, innovation strategist, and designer of learning ecosystems and innovation landscapes for nations, communities, organizations and institutions, is the master of this learning revolution.

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2 and a half year old raped, father beaten up

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Tura, Nov 18: The rape of a less than 2 and a half year old in the town of Tura, West Garo Hills, has left the whole town fuming. The incident took place about a week ago but was not reported by the victim’s parents due to fear of social ostracism and pressure from the accused family.
Based on the complaint of a citizen, police apprehended the accused, who is a juvenile, from his house late in the evening on Monday and brought to the Tura police station for questioning, with the child being sent for a medical following the report. The accused is a student of Class IX and is about 15 years old.

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