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Locals unhappy as internet services are shut down in Garo Hills once again

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TURA, June 13: Despite there being no reports of any wrong doing in the entire Garo Hills region, internet services in Garo Hills were shut down once again after an order passed by the additional chief secretary, MS Rao on Wednesday afternoon.
The suspension of services came even as the NGOs agitating for the removal of the non tribal MDC, Sofiur Rehman from the position of the chairman, forest advisory board of the GHADC, extended their deadline by another week.

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Shillong heaves a sigh of relief with lifting of internet ban

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SHILLONG, June 13: 12 days after fake information went viral on social media resulting in violence and thereby forcing the district administration of East Khasi Hills to impose curfew in the affected areas of the city, the authorities have now deemed it fit to lift the internet ban which was imposed since June 1.
The internet ban was imposed a day after three minor boys were assualted at Them Iew Mawlong that led to a violent protest by mob at Motphran area demanding shifting of settlers from Them Iew Mawlong.

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District administration extends internet blackout

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SHILLONG, June 12: The stopping of internet services in Shillong which has caused a lot of problems for the residents of the city will continue till Wednesday and will stay in effect till the ongoing situation in the city is further reviewed.
This was informed by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) PS Dkhar on Tuesday, who said that the shutdown of internet services which was imposed on June 1 will be extended for another 24 hours.

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Police to probe funding of Sweeper’s Lane violence

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SHILLONG, June 12: Police are conducting a thorough investigation into allegations that the recent violence which erupted on the Sweeper’s Lane issue was fuelled by mercenaries who were funded by people with vested interests.
Informing this here on Tuesday, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, Davis Marak revealed that preliminary investigation revealed that the crowd was deliberately brought to the city to cause trouble. He also said that police are conducting a thorough investigation to find the identity of the person or persons behind the mercenaries.

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Danggo announces imminent shift of allegiance to NPP

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SHILLONG, June 12: With Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma announcing on Tuesday that Ranikor will be upgraded to a Civil Sub-Division, the Congress MLA representing Ranikor constituency, Martin M Danggo has said that he will soon shift his allegiance to the ruling National People’s Party (NPP).
“The people of Ranikor have suffered as much as I have during the last four terms of my being with the Congress. As it is the wishes of the people here, I will accede to their demands,” Danggo said while addressing a crowd of over 5,000 followers at Ranikor.

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HC directs govt to consider shifting C&RD block to Lumshnong

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SHILLONG, June 12: Lumshnong in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district may soon be the permanent headquarters of a Community and Rural Development (C&RD) Block should the state government heed the High Court’s order in this regard.
It may be noted here that the High Court had ordered the government to consider afresh the shifting of the C&RD block to Lumshnong while giving its judgement on a PIL filed by a resident of the district Damewanhii Rymbai against the government’s notification on January 9 for shifting the block from Wapung village to Lumshnong village.

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Sanbor for return of Garrison Ground to Shillong’s residents

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SHILLONG, June 12: The BJP legislator representing South Shillong Constituency, Sanbor Shullai is batting for the defense authority to return the Garrison Ground to the residents of the city and will soon sek the intervention of the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma in this regard.
The decision was unanimously taken at a get-together organized by the Monitoring cum Implementation Committee of South Shillong Constituency held in the city here on Tuesday.

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