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GNLA denies role in kidnapping of teacher in NGH

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TURA, Oct 29: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has vehemently denied its involvement in the kidnapping of the teacher from Damas, Maliram Rabha, stating that the police are trying to pin the blame on it with the intent to malign the outfit.
Rabha was kidnapped early Tuesday morning from his residence in Damas Kaksona and taken at gun point by three militants allegedly belonging to a new outfit Achik Matgrik Tiger Force (AMTF). The Superintendent of Police (SP), North Garo Hills (NGH), JFK Marak had alleged that the outfit was a bogus one and it was the NGH area commander of the GNLA, Philifort Momin, who was behind the kidnapping as he was seen around the place a day before the kidnapping.

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The alleys of Shillong – haven for substance abusers

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: There is a need for occasional police surveillance of roads and lanes in the city, which have become hot breeding grounds for substance abusers, alcoholics, smokers of banned substances and such. The Boyce Road area of the city, behind the Survey of India Estate, rear of Rilbong Beat House and zigzag to name a few have turned into a haven for substance abusers on a daily basis. With no street lights in these places, these abusers are given a free hand to carry on with their intoxicating activities. Mostly school and college going youths, these anti - social elements, who should rather be spending their time in studies, waste it in abusing substances which are harming their body and shortening their lives.

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Nongrem asks KHADC to challenge High Court Order

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SHILLONG, Oct 28: Terming it as ‘total disrespect of the Act of Hima Myriaw Syiemship’, former Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) M. Nongrem on Tuesday urged the Executive Committee (EC) to challenge an order passed by the Meghalaya High Court which stated that ‘Temporary administration of Myriaw Syiemship shall be carried out by an officer to be appointed by the Executive Committee’.
Earlier, tabling the report on the floor of the House on the first day of the winter session of the KHADC, Executive Member (EM) in charge Elaka KP Pangniang informed the House that the High Court, in its interim order passed on August 19 this year, has directed that “Temporary administration of Myriaw Syiemship shall be carried out by an officer to be appointed by the Executive Committee.”

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4416 labour lienses issued by KHADC

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SHILLONG, Oct 28: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Executive Member (EM) in charge of Labour, James Ban Basaiawmoit on Tuesday informed that the department is trying its best to see that all the migrant labourers obtain the labour license from the Council.
“The department will issue the labour license to the migrant labourers only after proper examination of their documents,” he said.
Replying during the Question Hour during the first day of the Council’s session on Tuesday, the EM informed that the Council has issued a total of 10,409 labour license application forms.

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Teacher abducted by GNLA’s pseudo group

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TURA, Oct 28: Militants on Tuesday kidnapped another school teacher from his residence at Damas Kaksona in the North Garo Hills (NGH) district, about 120 kms from the town of Tura. The teacher, identified as Maliram Rabha, was kidnapped by three gun toting militants who then took him towards Chitukona, further into the jungle.
While the kidnappers identified themselves as members of the Achik Matgrik Tiger Force (AMTF), the police have stated they have definite proof of the kidnapping being the handiwork of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) area commander, Philiport.

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7 families rendered homeless by fire at Nar Sing Akra

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SHILLONG, Oct 28: Seven families lost their home while houses of three families sustained partial damage when a fire broke out at Nar Sing Akra, Garikhana area of the city on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place at around 12 noon, police said.
The main house that caught fire belongs to one Ashok Thakur which was housing seven families.
According to police, the incensed sticks which were burnt inside the house on the occasion of Chatt Puja could be the main cause that led to the fire incident.

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Manifold increase in Shillong’s tourist woes

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SHILLONG, Oct 28: Commuters are facing a peculiar problem while sourcing Guwahati bound tourist taxis from Police Bazar (PB). With the earlier parking lot opposite SBI Main Branch being vacated these vehicles are now parked in the PB vicinity and source passengers from the marketplace. The drivers of these vehicles hunt for passengers from PB point and then take them to their vehicles which are parked inside MUDA parking yard, Quinton Road, Dr PB Deb Road, Traverse Lane, Oakland, Keating Road, near Hindi Balika Vidyalaya Secondary School and other nooks and corners in and around this commercial hub.

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