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GNLA abducts Baghmara Legislator’s brother

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Shillong, Jan 31: Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants on Thursday night kidnapped the brother of Independent legislator from Baghmara, Samuel M. Sangma, from South Garo Hills (SGH) district.
Sources informed that Sangma’s younger brother - Naga M Sangma (39) - was kidnapped by a group of four suspected GNLA militants from his house at Gasuapara area, South Garo Hills (SGH), Thursday night at around 7.30 pm.

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Wansuk Syiem declared re-elected to Rajya Sabha for 2nd stint

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SHILLONG, Jan 31: Wansuk Syiem, Rajya Sabha MP and Congress nominee, was on Friday declared elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament making this the second consecutive stint for the only woman MP from Meghalaya to Rajya Sabha.
In the last term she had been elected during the by-election after the then sitting Rajya Sabha MP Thomas A Sangma had resigned early last year to contest the assembly elections as the NPP candidate but lost. Syiem had only ten months as the MP to the Upper House last year, but this time she gets the full term.

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Meghalaya varsity asked not to admit students in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS): The Delhi High Court has prohibited Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Meghalaya, from admitting any student to a fashion institute in Delhi for any of its courses.
Justice Manmohan Thursday directed the university not to admit students in degree, diploma and certificate courses in fashion institute Fashionista on a plea of a student, Mohammad Sajid, who alleged the institute was running illegally and playing with the careers of innocent students.

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Dalai Lama to edify on Avaloketshwara

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SHILLONG, Jan 31: The Avaloketshwara Empowerment and the Commentary on Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas will be held on February 04 at Polo Second Ground.
The program will be presented by Nobel Laureate and World renowned Spiritual Leader, the 14th Dalai Lama.
The program is being organized by the Tibetan Community Shillong.

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Arunachalee student beaten to death in Delhi

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Shillong, Jan 31: A 20 –year – old college student from Arunachal Pradesh died on Thursday after he was severely beaten in New Delhi by shopkeepers.
The incident happened on Wednesday when the deceased, identified as Nido Taniam, along with three of his friends was searching for an address at Lajpat Nagar – I area in South Delhi. In the process, someone from a nearby sweet shop made fun of Taniam’s blonde hair, which turned into a heated altercation between the two that resulted in the victim breaking a glass in the stop. Subsequently, a group of 6-8 men thrashed them with iron rods and sticks.

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NEIGRIHMS becomes first in NE to introduce advanced life saving 'ECMO' technology

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Shillong, Jan 31: NEIGRIHMS has introduced Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), an advanced life saving technology for the first time in North East (NE). The new machine is used when every other life support measure fails to support patients whose heart and lung are severely diseased or damaged.
A 6-year-old boy suffering from congenital heart disease with severe pulmonary hypertension underwent Open Heart Surgery on January 29 last here at NEIGRIHMS and subsequently put on artificial heart-lung by-pass machine ECMO. He became the first patient in North East India on whom such sophisticated technology was used for his road to recovery.

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ULFA's Paresh Baruah, 13 others given death rap

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Dhaka/Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS): ULFA breakaway faction leader Paresh Baruah and 13 others were Thursday awarded death sentence by a Bangladesh court for smuggling into the country 10 truckloads of arms almost 10 years ago, an operation in which Pakistan's Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) was also reportedly involved.
India awaits official communication in the case.
Besides Baruah, a special court in Chittagong handed down the death sentence to Jamaat chief and then industries minister Motiur Rahman Nizami and then state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, for smuggling into Bangladesh 10 truckloads of firearms in 2004, the Daily Star reported.

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