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Dorbar ostracizes villagers for not adhering to dictate, police unmoved

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Shillong, Oct 07: In a clear violation of human rights, a traditional village dorbar in Ri Bhoi district has ostracized a woman, her family and few villagers who had strongly objected to the move of the village leaders to allegedly take away the agricultural land belonging to the family and convert it into a village forest.
The victim filed an FIR with the police, but strangely action has not been taken against the village leaders.

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Aizawl Thunders to lead NERM ride to Myanmar

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Aizawl, Oct 07: The Aizawl Thunders, India’s first and oldest Bullet Club, is scheduled to hold a once in a lifetime experience ride across to Myanmar. As hosts of the 5th edition of the North East Riders’ Meet (NERM) the Thunders plan to lead a ride from Zotlang in Champhai, India’s border district with Myanmar to Tahan in the hermit country in an event from October 21 to 26. More than 300 bikers are expected to turn up for the event.

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ILP agitation dampens Puja fervor this year, devotees in quandary

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Shillong, Oct 06: People in the state and Shillong city in particular have been left aghast with the pro-ILP NGOs declaring yet another round of agitation, that too during the time of religious festivity.
The fresh agitation, wherein night road blockade has been called from October 7 to 9, comes at a time when the preparations for the Dussehra or Puja festivity are at its peak. The agitation has compelled almost all organizers to burn the midnight oil to complete the preparations, especially the construction of Puja Pandals.

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‘Robert Kharshiing no more with NCP’

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Shillong, Oct 06: Reacting to the recent statement of former Rayja Sabha member Robert Kharshiing, the Meghalaya Unit of NCP has clarified that the veteran politician seizes to be the member of the party.
In a press communiqué, NCP Meghalaya General Secretary, Constantine N Thma said, “it is obvious that since he has applied to join INC which has been declared by him in the media, he automatically ceased to be a member of the NCP which is logically understood.”

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Last monsoon rain to hit state before retreating

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SHILLONG, Oct 07: With the monsoon setting to retreat from Meghalaya and the region at large starting from this week but not until the state experiences a heavy shower at few places in the next 24 hours. According to a weatherman from the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, this is going to be the season’s last rainfall before it recedes as October 15 has been set as the cut-off date for an all India monsoon retreat.

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Man abducted on Sept 9, remains untraced

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Tura, Oct 06: The plain belt of West Garo Hills comprising of Rajabala, Hallidayganj, Selsella and Phulbari has come into major focus due to the number of kidnappings that have suddenly started taking place. The trend, though not really a recent one, has been keeping the police on its toes and instances have become more regular in the last few months.
One Gopal Ch Saha, a resident of New Bhaitbari in the plain belt of West Garo Hills, has been missing since September 9 last, but nothing has been heard from him since.

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Star Cement: Taking customers and dealers for a ride

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Tura, Oct 06: The budding cement industry in the state has been hailed as a revolution that would have changed the way of life for most people. However, paying taxes seems to be the least of its concerns as data shows. Star Cement, one of the biggest cement manufacturers of the North East, has not only been piggy back riding on the back of the government for tax sops, it has also been asking dealers to pay for taxes that are skewed, which in the end has been hitting the end customer as well.

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