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Villagers rescue 2 girls from human traffickers, GNLA issues diktat

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• One accused in police dragnet, 2 others escape •
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Tura, April 08: Two girls were rescued by vigilant village members when they were moving along with three men in a car from a village called Suchaipara, Amjong in the Goalpara district, Assam. While the villagers managed to catch one, the two other men in the car managed to escape. The area borders the North Garo Hills district of Meghalaya and the two girls were Garos, with one of the victims from Assam and the other from Meghalaya.
The alert villagers sensed something wrong with the five and tried to catch them on Monday evening at about 4:30 pm. Two of the men managed to escape, but one was caught. The three were taken to the Dudhnoi police station from where the case was later transferred to Goalpara for further investigation.

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Poor Pala stabbed by his own people: Paul

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‘Do not be swayed by money power, misuse of religion’ 
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SHILLONG, April 07: United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate Paul Lyngdoh Monday accused the Congress for playing a ploy against its own nominee (Vincent H Pala) by support an Independent candidate even as he exhorted upon the electorates of the Khasi and Jaintia hills not to get swayed either by “money power” or by misuse of “religion”.
Lyngdoh is contesting against ruling Congress’ sitting MP Vincent H Pala, Independent candidate PBM Basaiawmoit, besides BJP candidate Shibun Lyngdoh, Aam Admi Party (AAP) candidate A Kharshiing, and two other independents from Shillong parliamentary constituency.
Speaking at an election rally held at Motphran parking lot here, Lyngdoh alleged that the reason for the Congress to dissolve its Block Congress Committee at Umroi is due to its own legislators who are indulging in anti-party activities in support of PBM Basaiawmoit’s candidature.

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Tura MP Seat: Purno’s campaign ends with warning to Mukul

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Tura, April 07: The last day of campaigning for the Tura Parliamentary seat ended with an election meeting in the town of Tura, west Garo Hills. Surrounded by his family members, supporters and independent MLAs from the region, veteran politician and NPP Supremo, Purno A Sangma, asked the people to vote for him to ensure peace and security to the region. The meeting saw the participation of independent MLA Saleng Sangma, John Leslee K Sangma and the Dadenggre MLA, James K Sangma. He further served a warning to Chief Minister (CM) Dr Mukul Sangma to be wary as after election he would definitely expose the CM of his wrong doings in the past years.

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Battle for Lok Sabha begins today from the North East

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AGARTALA/GUWAHATI, April 06 (IANS): One constituency in Tripura and five in Assam go to polls Monday morning, marking the start of the nine-phase staggered elections to the Lok Sabha.
The six are among 543 constituencies where polling will take place from April 7 to May 12. The ballot count will be held May 16, and the results declared same day.
Voting Monday will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m in the six constituencies in the two states.
The balloting for the remaining seats will be held April 12 (three in Assam and one in Tripura) and April 24 (six in Assam).
The Congress rules in Assam, while Tripura has the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front in power.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Asom Gana Parishad are among the parties with significant presence in Assam, while the Trinamool Congress of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to get a foothold in both these states. Several other local parties are also present.

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Split in HSPDP: Ardent supports CPF candidate, Fenela for UDP

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SHILLONG, April 07: The United Democratic Party (UDP) got a fillip just before the April 9 parliamentary election when the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) leader Fenela Lyngdoh extended her full support to UDP’s nominee for Shillong Lok Sabha seat Paul Lyngdoh.
Lyngdoh is also the niece of HSPDP’s supremo Hoping Stone Lyngdoh and her decision to support the UDP came at a time when the HSPDP is supporting Independent candidate PBM Basaiawmoit.

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Click a photo or selfie to win thousand bucks

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Shillong, April 07: In a bid to involve, enthuse and motivate the voters of 2- Tura Parliamentary Constituency the Returning Officer Pravin Bakshi and the SVEEP team of Tura have come up with yet another innovative SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education & Electoral Participation Plan) strategy to fire the imagination of the voters . In an age of “selfies” or self taken photograph mostly taken from mobile – it is but natural that the tech savvy new voters be motivated to strike a pose after voting and capture the moment in a ‘selfie’ which can be submitted to the office of the Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills in the NIC room for a ‘selfie’ competition in which the ten best ‘selfies’ shall get a cash reward of Rs. 1000 each.

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Warrant to be issued against abstaining polling officials

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SHILLONG, April 06: Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer (DEO) of West Garo Hills, Pravin Bakshi, has warned of issuing arrest warrants against polling personnel who are abstaining from their respective duties.
According to him, it has come to his notice that that some polling personnel did not report for their duties on Sunday (April 6, 2014) and upon contacted made flimsy excuses for not reporting.

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