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Triple slur besieges Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: Meghalaya finds itself in an unimpressive position very much in contrast to what chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has said in the national capital on the penultimate day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas while taking on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and crediting the UPA-II government “obscurely” for building the strong foundation for better days ahead. If Dr Sangma is indeed sure about the strong foundation being laid down by the leadership of the congress led UPA government at the centre then the state of Meghalaya would not find itself staring at high percentage of drug abusers among children besides indiscriminate transfer of IAS officers and a rising non-working population.

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Pro-ILP NGOs accept govt’s invitation for talks

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: The 13 pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups on Friday decided to welcome the invitation of the state government for talks on the issue relating to influx slated on January 15 next.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the groups held in the city here on Friday.

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All Saint's Cathedral -The Pilgrim's Progress

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: One of the heritage and most attractive buildings of Meghalaya, the All Saint’s Cathedral has been a “pilgrim” since 1877 “like a fine-drawn note from a one-stringed lute,” as Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore eulogized about the Church in one of his poems.
And yes, neither could the earthquake of 1897 nor the “blazing Sun” of the years gone by could stop the cathedral, affiliated to the Diocese of North East India, from celebrating the centenary year from Saturday.

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SP handling situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, Jan 09: Asking the state government not to displace but rehabilitate ANVC(B) cadres, the outfit has accused the Superintendent of Police (SP), West Garo Hills (WGH), Mukesh Kumar Singh of handling the situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie and holding him responsible for displacing the outfit’s cadres.
“Tura SP Mukesh Kumar Singh is handling the situation in Garo Hills like a Hindi movie. SP ordered ‘ANVC(B) ko sapai karo’ and lo, hamla. Could this be the word of a responsible person,” the outfit said quoting the SP.

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Church Elder arrested for serving demand note

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NONGSTOIN, Jan 10: The police of West Khasi Hills (WKH) District has arrested one Phillington Nongphud (31), a Church Elder of Mawruksoin village who is also a 4th year student of John Robert Theological Seminary, Mawklot on Friday on charges of serving demand note.
The Superintendent of Police WKH District, S. Nongtnger said Phillington was arrested from Shillong Club for allegedly serving a demand note of Rs. 12 lakh to a businessman from WKH in the name of the ANVC on December 17, 2013.
“Since then we had been monitoring the situation and have subsequently arrested him, Nongphud confessed his guilt and a case will be registered against him”, concluded Nongtnger.


 

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TUR to launch campaign against ‘Red Beacon culture’ in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Jan 09: A ‘Red Beacon Campaign’ will be launched in Meghalaya by Thma-U-Rangli-Juki (TUR) to protest against the abuse of powers and violation of the recent Supreme Court ruling.
The Supreme Court (SC) has directed all States to drastically restrict the number of VIPs using the red beacon on their cars and ruled that only Constitutional authorities are entitled to the privilege which guarantees right of way.

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Rape accused gets bail, issues threat to victim

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TURA, Jan 09: A rape - accused individual, who recently got bail after spending more than 90 days in jail, has now been indicted of issuing threats to the victim and trying to influence the case.
The accused, Simseng D Sangma, was arrested on charges of raping a minor who was his neighbor when her grandparents had left the house for Sunday Church.

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