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Congressman challenges Mukul’s ‘Sangma’ surname

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Shillong, May 27: In a peculiar case, one Congressman has questioned the legitimacy of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s surname and demanded for cancellation of his Caste Certificate.
Tennydard M Marak of Nokgilawe, Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, who is the Chief Organizing Secretary of the Williamnagar Congress Committee (WCC) and also the President of local Block Youth Congress Committee (BYCC) has  contended that Mukul cannot claim himself to be from ‘Sangma’ clan as neither of his parents come from the ‘Sangma’ clan of Garo Tribals.
Mukul’s mother is late Roshanara Begum and father is Binoy Bhusan Marak.

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ANVC(B) to undertake social works for reforming society

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Shillong, May 27: In a move to express their sincerity towards returning to mainstream society by signing the Settlement Pact, the ANVC(B) has decided to undertake social works like donating blood, clean rivers and teach underprivileged children for free. The outfit, however, rued that the state Home Minister Roshan Warjri has not paid them a visit yet .
Raka Momin, who is the Personal Secretary to ANVC(B) Chairman, informed that the outfit took these three resolutions recently, but had planned to declare them in the presence of the Home Minister. 

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Court orders HLSCO to submit report on Education scam within 2 months

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SHILLONG, May 27: The Shillong High Court on Monday ordered the High Level Scrutiny Committee of Officials (HLSCO) – a government constituted committee probing into alleged tampering of score-sheets – to submit its repot within two months time.
The HLSCO was asked to complete its inquiry within two months on the appointment of assistant teachers in government lower primary schools in the state which was exposed in the findings of the CBI, sources informed here.

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Increased GNLA activities reflects growing infighting

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Shillong, May 26: The recent explosion in the nefarious activities by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) may look like the outfit is trying to further expand its reign of terror in Garo Hills wherein it has openly been threatening even the MLAs and political leaders. But this is a result of fallout between various leaders in the outfit.
Sources have revealed that the problems in the outfit began soon after GNLA Chairman, Champion R Sangma, was arrested and pushed back to Indian authorities. This had sent out a clear signal that GNLA C-in –C Sohan D Shira and Champion were not in good terms anymore, as the former did not try to rescue the latter or even bail him out when in custody in Bangladesh. So the supporters of Champion were disgruntled with Sohan, who almost immediately stopped their services to the outfit.

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CMJ University Director surrenders, remanded to 14-days judicial custody

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SHILLONG, May 27: A city Court on Monday remanded CMJ University Director Manjit Kaur to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered herself following the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against her and two others.
“The Court has remanded her (Kaur) to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered today (Monday),” public prosecutor IC Jha told reporters here.
Kaur has, however, approached for a bail which was kept pending for two days by the court.

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TPIE lobbies for NE India’s support to ‘Free Tibet’ movement

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SHILLONG, May 27: The Tibetan Parliament In Exile (TPIE) has urged the Indian government, centre and state governments including Meghalaya, to put diplomatic pressure on China to free Tibet.
The TPIE is currently engaged in a massive ‘All India Parliamentary Lobby Campaign’ for the nation’s timely support to end the crisis in their home land. In the North-East zone, the eighth and final leg of the lobby campaign kick-started in Shillong on May 23 with a mass solidarity candlelight vigil led by members of TPIE besides a series of successful lobbying campaign in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Maoists kill Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, India resolves to combat extremism

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New Delhi/Raipur, May 26 (IANS): A shocked India on Sunday condemned the attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh that left nearly 30 people dead, including the party's state chief and the 'Salwa Judum' founder, and asserted that such attacks will not intimidate the country or affect its resolve to fight extremism.
The central home ministry has sought a detailed report from the Chhattisgarh government on the Saturday evening incident in which a large number of Maoists attacked a Congress convoy, official sources said Sunday. The state is scheduled to have assembly elections by the year-end.

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