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Govt will not cower down to anyone’s dictate: CM

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SHILLONG, May 13: On the backdrop of the controversy arising out of the proposed setting up of the designated camps for a Garo rebel outfit, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the state government would soon decide where the breakaway faction of the A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC-B) militants will be housed until the time the final settlement peace agreement fructifies.
The statement came following several NGOs and political parties in the Khasi Hills region airing their stiff opposition to the government’s plan to keep the ANVC-B cadres within the jurisdiction of West Khasi Hills region.

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Northeastern parties forum reaffirms support to BJP

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Shillong, May 13 (IANS): Eleven major regional parties under the banner of North East Regional Parties Forum (NERPF) Tuesday reaffirmed support to the BJP for the formation of the NDA-led government at the centre.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who is also the NERPF convener, went into a huddle with top regional parties' leaders of northeastern states, including Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, in Guwahati to deliberate on the performance of the regional parties in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections.
"We (NERPF) have reaffirmed our support to the BJP for the formation of the NDA-led government at the centre to ensure peace and economic development in the northeastern states," Rio said.

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Two Pro - ILP activists released on bail

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SHILLONG, May 13: After five months, two pro-Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists, who were earlier detained under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA) during the ILP agitations last year, were released on bail on Tuesday.
Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) leaders Johny Sohkhlet and Readytonstone Nongrum were released from the Shillong district jail, KSU general secretary Auguster Jyrwa told reporters here.
The leaders were received by family members and KSU members.

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BJP to crush Congress in battle for India, say exit polls

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New Delhi, May 12 (IANS): The BJP-led NDA coalition is set to return to power in India led by its prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi, ending a decade of Congress-led rule, exit polls said Monday after the country's most bitterly fought general election ended.
Three of the four exit polls Monday night estimated that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance would get 272 to 289 seats in the 545-member Lok Sabha, leaving the Congress bruised and battered.
The India Today-CICERO and the ABP-Nielsen exit polls predicted 272 or more seats for the NDA.
Even before the exit polls sent a wave of joy in the BJP camp, a confident Modi, 63, said in a tweet: "India has won. The power of ballot has won."

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Tura torture case: Activists’ spouse arrested, minor kept in custody

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Tura, May 13: The Tura NGO torture case has been keeping the whole state on tenterhooks not only due to the magnanimity of the crime itself but also the people involved in the episode. The case has already had 6 people arrested and the list got longer on Tuesday with the arrest of 2 more people for their alleged role in the case. The West Garo Hills (WGH) police Tuesday arrested Kennedy Marak (47), the husband of Jaynie Sangma along with the husband of former AMA general secretary, Babiana Sangma – Sapon Marak (42).
According to Superintendent of Police (SP) of WGH, Mukesh Singh, the husbands of both the activists were arrested on Tuesday and they have confessed of being involved in partnering with the arrested five activists. 

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MBoSE’s SSLC and HSSLC(Arts) results to be declared May 19

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Shillong, May 13: Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) will announce the result of SSLC and HSSLC (Arts) Examination, 2014, on May 19 at 10 AM.
Results can also be accessed from websites, namely, www.megresults.nic.in, www.schools9.com, www.exametc.com, www.examresults.net, www.results.meghalayaeducation.net, www.meghalayaeducation.net, www.indiaresults.com, www.myresultplus.com, www.resultsout.com, www.amarujala.com, and www.knowyourresult.com.
Results can also be accessed through SMS using mobile phones.

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Satan worshippers abduct 6 year old girl with intention of sacrifice

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Williamnagar, May 12: A day after 5 youngsters were caught and let off on bail in the town of Tura, neighboring Williamnagar reared its head to the same practice - albeit with something a little more terrifying. Last Friday, a six year old girl was waylaid by one of the same worshippers to a nearby graveyard with the intent to sacrifice her to the devil!
The six year old girl, studying in class I in one of the schools of Williamnagar, was waylaid when she was walking back home alone due to the early closure of her school due to death of one person.
The victim was kept confined in the same graveyard within the town and fed regularly.

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