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Garo Hills tormented by water crisis

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TURA, April 05: Fast fading green from hills, increasing population, lack of rain, depleting ground water, and the apathy of the PHE department has created a situation where people fighting over water in Garo Hills is not far. The case thus far is such that people have been making long queues in front of any watering holes they have been able to lay their hands on.

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Magisterial inquiry ordered into vandalism during KSU rally

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SHILLONG, April 05: A day after four persons were assaulted and shops vandalized in city during the hours of the rally sponsored by the KSU, the state government on Friday ordered a ‘magisterial inquiry’ into the incident, the report of which is expected to be submitted within one week.
The inquiry will be headed by the East Khasi hills district Additional Deputy Commissioner, DM Wahlang.

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KHADC protests illegal encroachment by Assam in Sabuda village

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SHILLONG, April 05: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Friday said that it would shoot a ‘letter of protest’ demanding the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council (KAADC) to immediately stop the recent illegal activities by Assam government at Sabuda village and its neighboring villages in Ri Bhoi district on ground that the notification of Assam Governor in 1951 clearly stated the areas falls under the Council’s jurisdiction of the state.

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Protect your identity, respect yourself says Lou Majaw

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SHILLONG, April 05: Known for his unique showmanship on stage, his trademark style and utmost dedication to music legend Bob Dylan, Shillong’s own Lou Majaw turns 66 next week and he feels younger and fresh to continue promoting peace through music.
Noted artist from Meghalaya Lou Majaw has expressed deep concern on the present trend where young people in the North East region are gradually discarding their roots to embrace 'foreign culture'. Lou Majaw also expressed his despair on seeing majority of the politicians in the country abusing their power and not 'using their power' for the betterment of the people.

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Deborah’s vehicle damaged during KSU rally

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SHILLONG, April 05: Unknown miscreants on Thursday evening pelted stones at the official vehicle of State Social Welfare Minster, Deborah Marak which was parked at Main Secretariat.

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NESO disapproves DU’s ‘compulsory Hindi’, terms it discrimination towards NE people

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Shillong, April 05: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has expressed its discontentment over the recent decision of the Delhi University (DU) to make Hindi as a compulsory subject in Major Indian Languages (MIL) and termed it ‘discrimination towards the indigenous peoples of the North Eastern Region’.

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Vandalism mars ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’

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Stones pelted at shops, Red alert sounded

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) rally to observe the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ as well the Union’s 35th anniversary on Thursday evening turned out to be a nightmare for city dwellers as numerous shops were vandalized, vehicles damaged, tourist and shopkeepers beaten up by the activists participating in the rally.

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