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AYWO General Secretary arrested after Minister’s complaint, situation tense

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Tura, Aug 18: In a fresh twist to the tale of protest against the appointment of the new Selsella BDO, police arrested the General Secretary of AYWO of Selsella on the charges of fomenting trouble within the region. An FIR was filed by Power Minister and local MLA, Clement Marak against Hubert Marak, the General Secretary of AYWO for breaching the peace and harmony, instigating violence as well as extortion from people.

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The fight for Garoland will continue: GHSMC

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Tura, Aug 18: The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) has affirmed its commitment to fight for a new Garoland. The GHSMC, which was formed in 2012, has been set up for one purpose only – the democratic fight for a new state for Garos.

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3 persons lynched to death on witchcraft suspicion

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: The belief in witchcraft practices seem to be unabated as mob who believes that anyone who is practicing this black-magic has to be killed continued with three persons being the latest victim of the mob fury on Friday night at Smit village.
The three identified as Yesly Mawthoh and his sons D Nongdhar and Besly Mawthoh were lynched to death after a resident of the same locality alleged that he was put under the black magic spell by the trio.

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Education Scam: Who will bell the Cat

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Tura, Aug 17: The report of High Level Committee set up for the scrutiny of the scam in the appointment of Government Lower Primary (LP) schools teachers is now out in the open and points to one fact – some people in Government were absolutely guilty and need to be punished. The next pending question in the minds of the whole state is – what is next? Who will now bell the cat or will the cat look up another avenue to climb out of or will it be a rat that is punished for the same crime of the cat.

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Tura Jail Break: Hardcore GNLA militant escapes using bed sheets

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Shillong, Aug 17: A hardcore Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant managed to escape from the Tura District jail, West Garo Hills, on Saturday night in a dramatic fashion.
The militant, identified as Kennedy T Sangma, was lodged in the jail under Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA). He had been arrested from Baghmara, South Garo Hills, few months back.

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Bolsalgre Govt LP School: where education takes a back seat

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Tura, Aug 17: If education is any indicator for the health of a region, then one look at the state of schools would give people an idea about how well a region is performing. By that count, the South Garo Hills region accounts for being in lowest bracket of development not only within the state, but the whole country as well. The state of the Government LP School in Bolsalgre, within the heart of the town of Baghmara, is one of neglect with some very basic necessities becoming a luxury.

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NGOs serve Aug 29 deadline to Govt for ILP implementation

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: The NGOs batting for introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya have given a deadline of August 29 to state government to set in motion the implementation of ILP or else they warned of intensive agitation immediately. The decision was taken at the public meeting held on Friday at Motphran here.

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