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Anti-social elements’ new modus operandi to burgle houses

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SHILLONG, Nov 07: In their unrelenting efforts to create havoc and panic in society, the anti-social elements have found a new way to get into people’s houses and rob them off everything. After waylaying, carjacking, sneaking or break-in, these burglars now don the role of a salesman or technician to enter a house and carry out their act.
In their latest modus operandi employed, according to reports, a lady may come to one’s house and ask for annual membership of Rs 200 for gas stove maintenance. She is from so called 'LPG' company and carries company ID and set of membership cards and chloroform as well. She may ask for using one’s toilet and then call her group and explain the position and situation of the house and they will break in and rob each and every thing in one’s house.

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Donations - the best way to save on taxes

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SHILLONG, Nov 07: Saving tax is a necessity because today’s youngsters who earn fat pay packets and spendthis lavishly do not know that in the process they are losing their hard earned money in taxes.
According to an online marketplace bankbazar.com, there are many ways by which taxes can be saved. This online trading portal says that one can save taxes by donating in good philanthropic and charitable causes like the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, National Defense Fund, Chief Minister’s Relief Fund among many others. By donating to these funds the donor earns not only 100% relief under Rs. 80 thousand of the Income Tax Act but also a sense of satisfaction for helping the society at large.

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Jonathone contests CEO’s claims of no complaints during elections, provides FIR copy

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TURA, Nov 06:  A day after the contention of State Chief Election Officer (CEO), Prashant Naik, that there was no complaint received regarding the use of militants by politicians, Jonathone N Sangma, upon whose FIR the police charge-sheeted Deborah C. Marak and Tennydard Marak, rebutted the statement.
Contending that it was during the elections itself that he had lodged an FIR with the East Garo Hills (EGH) police, marking a copy to the CEO about the use of militants to win elections, the independent candidate went to the extent of stating that he had a receipt copy of the CEO’s office to prove his case.

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Dacoit lynched by villagers

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SHILLONG/ Tura, Nov 06: In a failed attempt to collect money from the village of Gabil Koksi, East Garo Hills (EGH), one person identified as Nengsil was caught by the villagers and subsequently lynched on Thursday even as his three accomplices were able to escape.
It has been informed that Nengsil hails from Baringre area and had gone to Gabil Koksi with his three accomplices to collect money demanded from three different village elders. The group was surrounded by the villagers and in the ensuing melee Nengsil’s accomplices were able to flee to the forest nearby.
Pela Sangma, who is the NREGS secretary of Gabil Koksi VEC was the main person from whom money was demanded and was fortunately saved by the tough stance taken by the people of the village.


 

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KHADC threatens intense agitation over Khasi as compulsory elective subject

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Thursday has threatened to take up intensive agitations if the state government fails to scrap the notification of the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) proposing to make Khasi subject as a compulsory elective subject.
In a notification issued on September 5, 2013, the MBOSE had decided to allow the students to choose MIL as a compulsory elective subject and not only as an optional subject as was done earlier as part of its proposal to change the existing structure and scheme of studies for the HSSLC examinations.

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Brain behind SI’s son kidnapping nabbed in NGH

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TURA, Nov 06: In a major breakthrough for the North Garo Hills (NGH) police, the brain behind the kidnapping of the son of Sub Inspector, CK Marak, was arrested on Wednesday night.
The mastermind of the kidnapping, identified as Branush D Sangma (28), alias Braino, was arrested from his residence in the village of Kaldang in the NGH district.

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A harassment called ‘Life Certificate’ for pensioners

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: Come November and the pensioners of the union and state government are a worried lot. This is the time of the year when they have to inform their respective bank branches from where they draw their pensions that they are still alive. This they have to inform in the form of a ‘Life Certificate’ – whose proforma varies from bank to bank.
The only difference between union and state government pensioners is that in the former the pensioners have to produce life certificate once in a year in the month of November whereas in case of the latter the same has to be produced twice – May and November. Though it is understood that banks have certain responsibilities to check and see that pensions are actually going into the hands of the correct person, what is disturbing is that some banks have drawn up forms that create untold problems to the pensioners.

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