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Damas to Dainadubi: Dacoits run riot, villagers on night vigil

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Resubelpara, Aug 04: North Garo Hills, one of the newest districts of Meghalaya has been facing a lot of challenges of late. For most, the demands of militants have been as bad if not worse than the spate of dacoities that have been giving the people sleepless nights. The region’s neighboring Damas including Damra and Dainadubi has been attacked countless times by dacoits of all hues and colours. The people of the region have been resorting to one measure to counter them all – village patrol through the night.

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ANVC(B) leaves Sohan to his ‘political patrons’

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Shillong, Aug 04: ANVC(B) has given up on GNLA C-in-C in their call to the latter to join hands for signing the peace pact.
ANVC(B) has repeatedly been asking GNLA C-in-C Sohan D Shira to join hands for signing the peace pact for lasting peace in Garo Hills.

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Separate state demand hits Assam: Shoot-at-sight order at railway track

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Guwahati, Aug 03: The UPA government’s decision to create Telangana has brought out more agitation and violence in Assam as different ethnic groups demand for separate states.
Violence continued in Karbi Anglong district on the fourth day as protesters of different organizations, who demanded a separate Karbi state, set ablaze several government offices, Congress offices at different parts of the hill district on Saturday, forcing government to give shoot-at-sight order.

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Another man forced to eat excreta on witchcraft suspicion

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: Yet another person has fallen victim to superstition and forced to eat dog excreta!
One Halorsing Kharumnuid (46), on suspicion of invoking evil spirits, was confined, assaulted and forced to consume dog excrement by eight of his known relatives on July 30 last at Mawting Sohryngkham in East Khasi Hills.

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India may have 50 states if all demands for new states are met

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NEW DELHI, Aug 04 (PTI): India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the home ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states.
The demands for separate states have come from across the country — for Kukiland in Manipur to Kongu Nadu in Tamil Nadu, for Kamatapur in North Bengal to Tulu Nadu in Karnataka.

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Miscreants loot Petrol Pump, Police busy in picnic

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Shillong, Aug 03: Two miscreants on Saturday evening looted a petrol pump in Garo Hills while the local police was away for a picnic!
Sources informed that two miscreants, who parked their bike a short distance away from the ‘Al’s Fill & Fly’ petrol pump at Danakgre in West Garo Hills, came at about 5.30 PM and at gun point decamped the said petrol pump of Rs 1.51 Lakh.
They also took away the mobile phones of all the five people employed at the Petrol Pump.

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GHADC Forest Dept gets more firepower

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Tura, Aug 03: The Forest Department of GHADC is set to get more fire power to better maintain security of the forests under its domain. The department is set to get more guns to ensure safety of forests as well as forest resources.
While the region has been pushed to the brink by indiscriminate felling of trees leading to environmental degradation, the news comes on a welcome note for all those who have been fighting to keep the forests under GHADC in check.

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