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Fake IPS officer with PSO apprehended

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SHILLONG, March 04: A fake senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and his self-styled Personal Security Officer (PSO) Tuesday ended up in police dragnet.
Addressing reporters, East Khasi Hills District SP M Kharkrang informed that one Sabyasachi Pal Chowdhury (52) alias Baba who has been impersonating as a senior IPS police official along with his self-styled PSO Amit Sen was arrested Tuesday from Brinbon Mansions in Laitumkhrah in the city.

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Meghalaya Government to support growth of film industry

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SHILLONG, March 04: The Government of Meghalaya and Government of India, through their respective Department of Information and Public Relations and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, have ambitious aims to see the growth of the film industry in the state, as well as the North East as a whole.
At a special seminar as part of the Indian Panorama Film Festival, it was announced that, I&B Ministry, along with the state government, plans to have an annual film festival in the city.

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Teilinia Thangkhiew set to become first woman ADC Chairperson in state

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Another history in making
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SHILLONG, March 03: The All Regional Party Alliance (ARPA) Monday decided to nominate a woman member to be the Chairperson of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
Member of the council from Mylliem constituency in East Khasi Hills, Teilinia Thangkhiew, has been nominated as the candidate of the regional parties for the election to the post of Chairperson scheduled on March 6.
Thangkhiew will be the first ever lady member to hold the coveted post in the history of the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in State.

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Another militant outfit floated in Garo Hills

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Shillong, March 03: Yet another outfit has surfaced in Garo Hills, trying to cash-in on the ongoing spate of extortions and loot, thereby claiming their share. 
The outfit is called ‘Matchadu Matchabet’, floated by a former ANVC(B) militant, having its Headquarters in Durama Hills.
The former ANVC(B) Area Commander of East and South Garo Hills, Mat Me’mang claimed that the new outfit mostly consisting of ANVC(B) cadres has been formed with him as the Commander-in-Chief as difference arose over the signing of the peace pact between Chairman, Rimpu N Marak, and the State Government.

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GNLA sends strong message to Govt, vows to eliminate ASAK

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Shillong, March 03: With no word or clear message coming forth from the state Government on their willingness to come to negotiation table and hold dialogues, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has decided to soon retract from their offer for peace talks and send an ultimatum on their demands to the government and adopt military strategy to achieve their goals.
The outfit also threatened to tackle individuals who oppose Garoland demand, stating that such people will be ‘prosecuted as per proper section of the law of GNLA's penal code’.  He also termed the rebellion of GNLA as social revolution or ‘social and political engineering’.

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Pro-ILP NGOs to submit suggestions to Govt for strengthening ILP

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SHILLONG, March 03: The 13 pro-Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs have decided to submit some points to the state government to be incorporated in the ILP so that it will be effective to tackle the influx problem into the state. The NGOs will be meeting the state government officials soon to submits there points.
The decision to submit the points to be included in the ILP was taken at a meeting attended by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Federation Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF), Jaintia Youth Federation (JYF), Jaintia Students’ Union (JSU) and others here on Monday.

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IPFF begins with hope of alluring film-makers to Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 03: The first day of the Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF) was a treat for the senses with the opening function setting the tone for what promises to be one of the biggest events in Shillong’s history.
A beautiful cultural performance, involving dance and song from around the state, at U Soso Tham Auditorium was warmly received by members of the public as well as the invited stars from Bollywood, including Kainaat Aurora, Bruna Abdullah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, among others.

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