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Two Manipuri cousins assaulted in Delhi, two arrested

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New Delhi, March 01 (IANS): A woman and her cousin from Manipur, both in their early 20s, were assaulted and misbehaved with by two people when they protested a racist comment, police said Saturday. Both the accused have been arrested.
The incident occurred at Vijay Nagar area near Delhi University's north campus Friday night.

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GNLA threatens to execute imposters

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Tura, Feb 28: After reports in the media of an alleged cadre of the GNLA demanding money from a woman who even chased the militant when the police did not turn up, the Commander in Chief of the outfit, Sohan D. Shira, has issued orders to execute imposters who were maligning the name of the outfit for their personal benefit.
Clarifying that Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) did not demand any money from one lady in Tura Municipal board office, Shira said the organization too is trying to find out those who are misusing GNLA's name for extortion and threatening people in Garo hills.

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Corruption practiced with impunity in India, says US report

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Washington, Feb 28 (IANS): Corruption is present at all levels of the government in India and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity, says a US report, providing fresh fodder to the opposition in an election year.
"Corruption was widespread," said the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry submitted to Congress Thursday.

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ANEIGLPA now questions Mukul’s father’s ST status

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Association claims Mukul’s parents did not get married as per Garo custom
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Tura, Feb 28: With the Supreme Court directive to the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to decide on the tribal status of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, the All North East Indigenous Garo Law Promoters Association (ANEIGLPA) sent a representation to the Governor of Meghalaya seeking the removal of the CM and his brother, Zenith Sangma. They sought for the removal on the grounds that as part of the Government, they could influence the findings and ensure things turned in their favour.

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Regional parties to stake claim of KHADC on Monday

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ARPA formed, to be headed by Ardent
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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The three regional parties- Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), United Democratic Party (UDP), and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) –along with the lone and newly elected Independent MDC Friday formed the ‘All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA)’ and will stake-claim to form a non-Congress Executive Committee (EC) in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) headed by Ardent B Basaiawmoit, HSPDP Nongkrem MLA and MDC, who has been made its Chairman.

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1st ever International Mongloid festival starts in Tura

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6th Annual Bodo Festival celebrated concurrently

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Tura, Feb 28: The town of Tura was Friday witness to the first ever International Mongloid festival which brought 30 tribes to the Garo heartland to celebrate the similarity of culture and their tribes. The three day event will showcase the various tribes of the region along with the presence of participants from the countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar making the event an international one.
The three day event is being held at Ballonggre, on the outskirts of the town of Tura, and is expected to draw crowd of over 25,000 people.

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ADCs election: Congress emerges single largest party, four women MDCs elected

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History created in JHADC, two former HNLC militants in KHADC 
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SHILLONG, Feb 27: Ruling Indian National Congress (INC) in Meghalaya Thursday emerged as the single largest party in the district council elections winning 24 seats out of the 58 seats in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
As the results of the two Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) were declared on Thursday afternoon, the polling for which was held on Monday last, Congress emerged winner by winning 10 seats out of 29 seats in the KHADC and 14 seats in the JHADC.
In KHADC, the regional parties, especially the Hills State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) has done quite well in Khasi Hills as it won 7 seats followed by largest regional party - the United Democratic Party (UDP) which managed to clinch only six seats and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) won four seats in the KHADC.

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