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UALA militants lob grenade at wine store, 2 injured

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Shillong, Aug 20: Suspected UALA militants lobbed a grenade inside a Wine store in South Garo Hills on Tuesday, injuring two people.
The incident occurred at about 11 am in the wine store belonging to one Chia N. Sangma, located at Jadigittim Bazar, 5 km from Nongalbibra under South Garo Hills.

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MUA-II rumblings roar in Sonia’s ear

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Shillong, Aug 19: With less than six months of leading the MUA – II government Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma is already battling the odds of toppling game that seek his ouster from the CM Chair. But this time, with the firm backing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, there is a twist to the plot.

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Witchcraft: Meghalaya Govt seeks suggestions to frame law

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister additionally in-charge of Law, Rowell Lyngdoh has asked the society to come up with specific suggestions to the government to frame laws to end victimization of people who are branded as witchcraft practitioner and then killed.

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Rajnath tells BJP units not to pass Modi-for-PM resolutions

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS): Indicating disapproval of the resolution by BJP's Bihar unit seeking Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi be declared the party's prime ministerial candidate, party chief Rajnath Singh Sunday told state units not to pass such motions, party sources said.
They said that Bharatiya Janata Party president touched the issue during his address at the party's election campaign committee meeting here Sunday and said there was no need for such resolutions. Modi was present at the meeting.

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Smit demands village police, magisterial power to maintain L&O

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: On the backdrop of killings of three persons by frenzied mob in Smit on suspicion of practicing witchcraft, the Smit Village Dorbar elders have asked Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma to empower the Dorbar with “village police” and “magisterial power” to maintain Law and Order (L&O) in their village.

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Get your own picture on stamps

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: You need not wait till you are in the Who’s Who pages and then maybe the Government issuing a postage stamp of yours. Now just walk up to the post office and get a stamp with your picture on it, paste it on the letter and mail it.
The postal department has come up with a unique scheme named “My Stamp” in which anyone can walk up to the post office, pay a sum of Rs. 300, and get their picture taken, which would be printed into a stamp.

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Central Manda Clan Association remedy for Mukul ‘ST’ status

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Shillong, Aug 18: Finally breaking its silence over the questions raised on the veracity of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s ST certificate, the Ma’mong Manda Mahari Ku-monggrikani has explained the procedure through which the former got the ‘Sangma’ title.

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