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Ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh paid to Nongalbibra massacre victims

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Bodies handed over to families

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Tura, June 25: After the massacre in Nongalbibra, which left 8 people dead by dacoits, the administration has been trying its utmost to try and ensure that things did not get out of hand. The deaths had left the whole state in shock and particularly the Garo Hills region, which remains to be tense. The thing the people had feared most was the handover of bodies of the victims to their families and the reaction that would come after.

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CID seals CM Jha’s house

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CID on Tuesday sealed CMJ University Chancellor, CM Jha’s house – ‘Swasti Niwas’ near Crinoline falls, Shillong. Two of his vehicles were also seized from the building compound. Notices were also pasted asking Jha to appear before Chief Judicial Magistrate, Shillong, on July 19, 2013.
Additionally, CID has advised the tenants of ‘Swasti Niwas’ to consider shifting their tenancy at the earliest to evade forceful eviction before the auction of the building, in case Jha does not turn up.


 

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Citizens of Garo Hills condemn Nongalbibra massacre, rally for Peace

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Tura, June 25: The death of 8 migrant labourers from Assam has left a lasting mark on the timeline of the people of Garo Hills, especially the people of Nongalbibra in the South Garo Hills. To show solidarity with the people affected by the violence and for the restoration of peace within the region, the people of Nongalbibra took out a rally in their town. The coal belt area has seen violence since a long time, but the last incident has left even hardened viewers chewing their teeth. The incident happened on the 23rd of June in the wee hours of the night.

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Huge angst against perpetrators of Nongalbibra killing

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Tura, June 24: After the bloodbath that happened in the wee hours of Sunday night in Garegittim area near Nongalbibra, in South Garo Hills (SGH), there has been a huge outcry against the crime committed by dacoits, who came to loot, but took lives instead.

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Salseng upset with Mukul

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Shillong, June 25: Former Chief Minister and State Planning Board (SPB) chairman Salseng C Marak is upset that Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has not convened any meeting to discuss the Garo hills violent situation and felt that deploying additional security forces is not the answer but engaging the militant groups in a dialogue might be the best option to bring back normalcy in the region.
Marak left for Garo hills on Tuesday and will be visiting all the violence affected areas.

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Eight labourers killed, three injured in South Garo Hills

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Tura/SHILLONG, June 24: The coal belt area of Garo Hills with its main headquarters in the Nongalbibra – Jadi has been haunted by the scepter of dacoits for a long time now. But Sunday night, these same criminals struck with full force in the Nongalbibra area in the process taking eight lives and leaving another three hanging by a thread. The incident has spread mass hysteria in the area, with people from the area fearing the worst was yet to come.

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Meghalaya CM donates salary for Uttarakhand victims, sends rescue team

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SHILLONG, June 24: In extending solidarity to Uttarakhand flood’s victims, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday announced to donate his one month’s salary as relief for the victims even as he urged all the 59 legislators to part away with their one month salary for the same cause. Also, a team of paragliders from the state have been sent to assist in the ongoing rescue operations.

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