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I&B Minister assures to take up MEPA cause

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: A delegation of the Meghalaya Editor's & Publisher's Association (MEPA) on Wednesday met the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Manish Tewari, and apprised him of the numerous burning issues currently faced by the journalists and publishers in the state. To which, the Minister assured full support and address these issues in an expeditious manner.

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Petrol bomb hurled at Addl CS house, former KSU leader attacked

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: A petrol bomb was hurled at the private house of Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary (CS), Deb Burman on Wednesday night at around 11 pm by unknown miscreants.
The private house is located at Mawngap, Shillong, and is currently under construction.
Contractor of the house and former Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Ri-Bhoi, Vice President, Batkupar Nongrum alias Bobby, who was on his way to the site after receiving the news in his car, was pelted stones at in Langkyrding wherein the front windshield of his vehicle completely damaged.


 

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Meghalaya’s ‘Forum of political parties’ threatens stir seeking ILP implementation

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SHILLONG, Sept 24: The non-Congress political parties in the state – United Democratic Party (UDP), Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) and National People Party (NPP) have threatened to launch series of agitations under one umbrella, christened ‘Forum of political parties’, to ensure that the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) takes place in Meghalaya.

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ILP related incidents

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Ambulance damaged from stone pelting

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NONGSTOIN, Sept 24: Miscreants on Monday night damaged an ambulance by pelting stones at it in Siejlieh Village, Nongstoin, West Khasi hills.
The ambulance, bearing registration number ML 06 5907, was pelted with stones at about 10 pm. The vehicle belongs to the Nongstoin Regional Local Taxi Owner and Driver Association (NRLTODA).

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Mother Mary sheds blood tears in Garo Hills

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Shillong, Sept 24: In a miraculous incident Mother Mary was found shedding blood tears in Tura’s Rongkhon village. The village is located about 5 kilometers from Tura, West Garo Hills.
One Lakme Sangma found the statue with blood tears on Monday morning.

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Rabid users of internet should be ignored: I&B Minister

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SHILLONG, Sept 24: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), Manish Tiwari on Tuesday stressed that “rabid users” of the new age media cannot be controlled through legislation and the only way ahead is by ‘ignoring these tyrants’ and simultaneously having constant Government presence in such media sites.
Tiwari, who was in Shillong on Tuesday evening, revealed that the new age media has caused a lot of heartburns to the Government.

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Meghalaya seeks Linkan Subuddhi in its NGOs

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SHILLONG, Sept 24: A volunteer of Association of India’s Development (AID), a non-governmental organization, was attacked while rescuing a minor girl – a student of class VIII in a charitable school in Noida – from the clutches of her own mother for marrying her off to a person ten years older. In contrast, there may not be such forcible marriages taking place in Meghalaya but there are other social ills that actually need the support and voice of the uncountable NGOs that are operating in this state, said people here.

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