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Ampareen takes up minor’s rape case with Home Minister

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SHILLONG, May 14: Following the recent rape of a seven-year old at Malki, a delegation of the Seng Longkmie Kharmalki, Malki led by Urban Minister and local MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday called upon the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri to take stiff measures against such crimes.
Terming the rape case as mysterious, Lyngdoh sought the cooperation from all sections of the society to nab the culprits of this heinous crime and prevent such incidences from occurring in near future.

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Balpakram - Pachyderms’ paradise left in ruins

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Baghmara, May 14: One of the most beautiful places on Earth, the elephant reserve of Balpakram has been suffering for quite a few years due to the shoddy handling of the national park. Already ear-marked internationally as one of the last few preserves of the Asian elephant, with a very healthy count of elephants, the park has been suffering as it struggles to manage 220+ sq kms of forests as finances have dried up for the up-keep of the park itself.

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GNLA escapes yet again using children as shield

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SHILLONG, May 13: Making small school children as their human barricade, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday made yet another lucky escape as security personnel refrained from firing.
According to sources, the incident happened at Rongding Awe School playground in Nongal, South Garo Hills, when the police team after receiving specific inputs of their movement went for the ambush.

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Maoists trying to establish foothold in northeast: Mooshahary

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Shillong, May 12 (IANS): Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
"The Assam government has received a few indications that Maoists are trying to establish a foothold in the state. The plain areas along the Meghalaya-Assam border could be vulnerable to Maoists," Mooshahary said.

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Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Jha

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SHILLONG, May 13: A city Court on Monday issued non- bailable arrest warrants and search warrants against CMJ University’s Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, and two other officials in connection with the alleged anomalies in the functioning of the University.
Informing this to the media, Public Prosecutor IC Jha said that the Court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants and search warrants against the three officials of the university.

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BSNL customers in Garo Hills tormented by poor services

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TURA, May 13: The clamor against the poor services provided by the Government backed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been getting louder all along the Garo Hills region. The telecom carrier has come under fire for the shoddy services it has been providing to customers, with networks sometimes missing for more than a day.

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Dawki village rejects MHIS, wants clarification from the Government

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Shillong, May 12: The headman of Dawki Village Mi Ryngksai said that “Dawki village has rejected the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) because there is no clarity on it. All the names and heads of the family in their data are wrong”.
The Government should clarify on the issue. The letters sent to the headman of the Dawki village was addressed as Panchayat; this is not only to Dawki but to all villages under the Amlarem Civil Sub Division which should be mentioned as “Amlarem Panchayat”.

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