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Chibinang village – showing the way to live in harmony

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Tura, June 27: In a story that is sure to warm the hearts of even the most hardened person, people from the village of Chibinang gave others a lesson on how to live harmoniously. The incident happened at the marketplace and shows why the Garo Hills region has been amongst the most tolerant of places for all religions.

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GNLA Chief attacked inside jail’s high security ward, hospitalized

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SHILLONG, June 26: Detained Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Chairman, Champion R Sangma was seriously injured when he was attacked by fellow inmates during a riot in Shillong District Jail on Wednesday morning. Four other inmates were also injured in the incident.
While an inquiry has been ordered into the incident, questions are now being raised as to how inmates were able to access the high security ward where the militant leader is lodged.
The incident took place at around 8.30 am, Director General of Prison, Kulbir Kishan said here.

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Only solution to GH plight is improving socio-economic condition: Conrad

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SHILLONG, June 26: The main problem which lies in Garo Hills (GH) in terms of militancy and dacoity is the socio-economic condition of the people living in the region, observed former Leader of Opposition and leader of National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad K Sangma.
Talking to Meghalaya Times, Conrad said the state government has not been able to do enough in the western part of the state.

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Meghalaya to have ‘Drug Policy’ soon to tackle Drug abuse

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SHILLONG, June 26: Director of Regional Resource Training Centre, Nagaland, Dr P Ngully on Wednesday affirmed that Meghalaya including the North Eastern Region has the highest prevalence of addiction related problems, even as Meghalaya Social Welfare Minister Deoborah C Marak informed that the state will soon have a “Drug Policy” soon.
Speaking during the Consultation Meet to observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Shillong on Wednesday, Ngully said alcohol users are the largest group seeking for medical treatment in the north eastern region after cannabis and heroin users.

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Legislators to tour Garo Hills, defuse tension

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SHILLONG, June 26: In its bid to restore back normalcy in the region, Meghalaya government on Wednesday decided to send a team of six legislators to tour the five districts of Garo hills.
Following the two separate incidents in West and South Garo hills district leading to the killing of nine labourers, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday convened a meeting of all legislators representing the region for restoring and sustaining peace.

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Child Labour law does not prohibit 100% child labour

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SHILLONG, June 26: Demystifying the issue of child labors and its clauses, VV Giri National Labour Institute Expert Dr Onkar Sharma on Wednesday stated that the child labour law in the country does not put 100 percent prohibition on child labours even as he asserted that the law provides for prohibition of 80 occupations.
Addressing a press conference after the two day orientation programme, Dr Onkar Sharma, however stressed that the Central Government has to initiate action against any mines that flouts labour norms and employs child labor.

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Rumors cloud air in Garo Hills, 3000 labourers flee to Assam

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Tura, June 25: The unnecessary spread of rumours is worsening the atmosphere of fear amongst the people of Garo Hills (GH). This comes at a time when the whole region is tense and curfew is in place in the town of Tura and neighboring places of West Garo Hills. The District Administration has already advised people against the spread of rumours which could derail the process of bringing back normality within the region.

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