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ILP Stir: Night Road Blockade from Nov 19 - 21

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: Intensifying their stir, the fourteen NGOs Sunday announced fresh three-day  ‘night-road-blockade’ from November 19 to 21, demanding immediate implementation of the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) system to check unabated inflow of illegal influx into the state.
The decision was taken at a meeting of 14 NGOs which is a conglomeration of KSU, FKJGP, HNYF, GSU, JSU, RBYF, AJYWO, JYF, CSWO, KWAADA, AYWO, AIGU, ADE and FAF held on Sunday.

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Arson raises its ugly head again in Pine City

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: The incidents of arson have once again resurfaced in Shillong city, only this time they are much more violent then the last time. In the past two days, there have been at least three major incidents of arson in various parts of the city; with one involving burning of a person, the owner of Babua Tea Stall - Bisheshwar Das (45)- who received over 50 percent burn injuries and is presently undergoing treatment in Guwahati. 
Unidentified arsonists struck once again during the wee hours of Sunday morning. This time the target was Sulleman compound, Lumdiengjri. But there was no human injury.

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Sachin bids adieu, awarded Bharat Ratna

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Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS): Sachin Tendulkar ended his fairytale cricket reign in style at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday , hours after which he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.
Before the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced the Bharat Ratna, Tendulkar's teammates presented him a gift of an innings and 126-run victory over the West Indies in a shade over seven sessions. With it India wrapped up the series, winning the two Tests in a little over five days, the time normally allotted to one Test.

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Smugglers revisit traditional transportation mode

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Now that the NGOs and government agencies are on the lookout for trucks and pick - ups taking timber illegally, the smugglers have found a noble way to transport illegal timber - using bullock carts. This has become a new feature of the plain belt of Meghalaya, where rampant illegal timber trade is having devastating effect on the rest of the state. And, this is being done right under the nose of the authorities who are there to check the trade.


 

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Bishnupur arson: Tea stall owner shifted to Guwahati

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: While the Meghalaya police are yet to get any breakthrough on the culprits of Saturday’s petrol bomb attack on a tea shop owner at Bishnupur Bazar, the victim who is struggling to survive from his burn injuries was on Sunday shifted to a hospital in Guwahati, Assam, for further treatment.
The tea stall owner, Bisheshawar Das (50), who sustained 50 percent burn injuries after a group of three miscreants went inside his shop and pour petrol on him, was taken to NEMCARE hospital, Guwahati on Sunday afternoon, a senior police official informed here.

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Tea stall owner set ablaze by masked miscreants

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Shillong, Nov 16: While the incident of Vikash Nandwal is still fresh in the minds of many, another incident of a businessman being set on fire jolted Shillong on Saturday. 
A tea shop owner, Bisheshawar Das (45), was set ablaze by masked miscreants in his shop at Bishnupur Bazar after pouring petrol on him on Saturday morning, at about 11 am.
Das received 50 percent burn injuries and has been admitted in Woodland hospital, Shillong, police informed. The tea stall was also damaged in the ensuing fire.

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Cops turn criminals, loot truck

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Shillong, Nov 16: When the law enforcers turn criminals, the society under them is in jeopardy. So can be said about Meghalaya Police, which is witnessing cops turning criminals at an alarming rate.
Three cops were on Saturday arrested for their involvement in a robbery case at Shillong by- pass near Mawryngkneng village in East Khasi hills district earlier this month. They have been identified as Sub Inspector Sudarshan Sangma, unarmed branch constable Claipson M Marak and MPRO operator constable Basant Lama.

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