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NPP and UDP demand removal of EGH DC for biasness

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Complaint only to cover up mistakes: Vijay Mantri
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WILLIAMNAGAR, April 05: The National People’s Party (NPP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) of the East Garo Hills (EGH) have sent a letter to Election Commission complaining against the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Garo Hills, Vijay K Mantri and demanded for his removal from the post to ensure a free and fair election within the region. They complained that the DC has failed to act as per the guidelines set for free and fair election.
The complaint was filed on March 26 last. The complaint stated the in the last general MLA election the DC had been very silent. The NPP team had informed the DC of the distribution of money made by the Congress team. However, there has been no progress in the case. The DC was also the District Election Officer then.

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3 ANVC(B) militants caught with sex workers in City

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SHILLONG, April 05: A top militant of the Garo outfit - the A’chik National Volunteers’ Council –Breakaway (ANVC-B) - and two of his aides were arrested Saturday from a hotel in the city along with two sex workers.
Apsal M Sangma of Dobi in Baghmara, James Momin (26) of Swadrang in West Garo Hills District and Isac Marak (23) of DC Colony in East Garo Hills District, along with two sex workers were picked up during a raid at Grace Hotel, East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police (SP) M Kharkrang informed.

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Shillong mesmerized by unique Swar Ragini

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SHILLONG, April 05: Swar Ragini, a unique instrument made from a single piece of wood combining the Veena, Sarod and Guitar, was played by its inventor Subhash Chandra Ghosh in a concert on Saturday evening at the Asian Confluence Centre here. The packed hall was glued to the “Composer Maestro”, who also indulges in fusion concerts, where the west meets the east, in an interesting ambience.
The concert organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in association with the Asian Confluence – which hosted a Garo Fusion Band ‘Ahowee’ keeping its focus on promoting local talents from the state. The band presented a fusion rendition along with the maestro following his solo on Rabindra Sangeet among others.

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Hailstorm hits Meghalaya, cold and misery creeps in

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SHILLONG, April 04: Shillong city on Friday received its second installment of hailstorm of the year. The pine city was yet again painted white by the hailstones from the heaven. But these hails are the quintessential characteristic of the ‘Scotland of the East’, making it such a sought after place.
The roads, fields, garden, roofs, all were turned white by the gleaming hailstones. This also brought in the sudden chill that had vanished with winter’s departure, bringing down the temperatures.

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LAEF to intensity activities seeking Garoland

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SHILLONG, April 05: The Liberation of A’chik Elite Force (LAEF) Saturday said that it will intensify its organizational activities against Meghalaya government demanding for separate state for Garos even as it added that it would discuss the recent proposal of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) for peace-talks.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, the outfit’s general secretary Walma S Marak said, “We have decided to intensify our organizational activities against government for a separate statehood for Garoland.”

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Purno bats for smaller states

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TURA, April 04 (IANS): Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, eight – time MP who is returning to national politics through the Lok Sabha election, supports the demand for creation of smaller states across the country.
"I am in support of creation of smaller states to ensure peace and development. I am supporting the demand of separate Gorkhaland, Bodoland, Karbi Anglong state, Bundelkhand, and Vidarbha," Sangma said at his residence in Tura in the western part of Meghalaya.
The National People's Party (NPP) supremo, who returned to the national political scene by seeking the mandate from the Tura constituency, is fighting the Lok Sabha polls on the plank of a separate Garoland to be carved out of Meghalaya.
Sangma's foray into politics began in 1977 when he won the Lok Sabha election from Tura on the Congress ticket. He went on to win the Lok Sabha elections in 1984, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 besides the by-election in 2006. In 2004, he contested as a Trinamool Congress candidate.

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KSU observes 2nd Khasi National Awakening Day peacefully

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SHILLONG, April 04: Thousands of Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) members Friday braved the heavy rain and hailstones to observe the Khasi National Awakening Day. Despite the onslaught of unfavorable weather, the Union members marched vehemently from Shillong Polytechnic at Mawlai to Jaiaw Lum Pyllon Community Hall to observe the Day that commemorates the day when freedom fighter U Tirot Sing waged a war against the Britishers on April 4, 1829.
Every year April 4 is observed as the Khasi National Awakening Day across the Khasi-Jaintia hills in memory of the great Khasi freedom fighter, U Tirot Sing, the Syiem (Chieftain) of Nongkhlaw Syiemship.

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