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Agitation announced: Night road blockade on Nov 12 & 15

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Shillong, Nov 10: Registering fresh agitation over the apathetic attitude of state government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the conglomerate of pro-ILP activists have called for yet another round of night road blockades.
The night road blockade has been called on two days - November 12 and 15 – effective from 8 pm to 5 am.

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BSF seeks BGB's help to trace killers of troopers

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: The BSF on Sunday requested its Bangladesh counterpart, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), to help identify the killers of the two BSF jawans killed by militants on Tuesday last.
During a meeting at Bagli, where the killing took place, the BSF was represented by its Additional Director General (Eastern sector), BD Sharma and Inspector General of Meghalaya frontier, Anil Kumar. Meghalaya Police Inspector General (Administration and Operations), GHP Raju was also present during the meeting.

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Parliamentarians have not remained citizen legislators

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: The growing distaste for the Congress party in the country is not only proving in the opinion polls being carried out in various national media houses – which have recently projected the defeat of this party in the four poll-bound states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and MP – but the countrymen are increasingly fed up and are seeking a change.
This is also clearly evident in the various forms of online public domain, social media circuit et al where such distaste are spreading like plague. The numerous scams that have shook the nation be it the commonwealth games, 2G, chopper deal, Coal-gate, Rail-gate and others have had direct effect of these scams on the commoners of the country in the form of inflation.

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Kharshiing’s bail plea rejected

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: The bail plea of CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing was rejected by Court on Saturday, and directed police to submit the case diary on Monday next.
Kharshiing was arrested on Friday for allegedly obstructing a government eviction drive.
The CSWO moved a bail application for the release of its president in the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Shillong, which was rejected by the latter, a senior police official said here.

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36th 100 Drums Wangala festival ends in a blaze of glory

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Tura, Nov 10: The three day annual 100 Drums Wangala festival came to a grand close on Saturday amid wild celebrations and hope that the next year would be better and bigger.  The event was the 36th edition of the event and more than 20,000 people, including foreign and local, came to celebrate the festival. The three day display was the biggest annual festival for the Garo Hills region. The festival celebrates the post harvest festival of the Garos with colourful traditional dances that are performed by various villages.

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Sikkim's regional party merges with Congress

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Gangtok, Nov 09: Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (SHRP), a regional opposition party, has merged with the Indian National Congress (INC) ending its identity as the longest running opposition in the Himalayan state since Dr. A.D. Subba formed it in February 2002.

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Meghalaya’s traditional Chiefs demand special KHADC session on land registration

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Shillong, Nov 09: The Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) has expressed the urgent need for the KHADC authorities to convene a special session to notify Rules for the 53 Hima in Khasi Hills.
“The absence and anomaly in the Indian Registration Act 1908, added with the absence of legislation from the District Council has caused serious conflict at the ground level and leaving no option for indigenous people but to flood the courts and approach for relief with land disputes – a daunting task given the time taken in availing justice from the honorable courts,” GCCM Chairman, John F Kharshiing, asserted on Saturday here.

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