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‘Be careful of your weapons, militants may snatch them’

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SHILLONG, March 31: Sounding an Red Alert, Meghalaya government has issued directives to paramilitary forces deployed in the militant-hit Garo Hills region to be extra careful of their weapons lest they be snatched by militants.
An official from the home department informed, “Security forces deployed in militancy infested Garo hills region have been asked to remain alert and watchful of their weapons as they are prone to be snatched by militants.”

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UALA turns down GNLA's proposal for unification of militant groups

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TURA, March 31:  The United National Liberation Army (UALA) on Monday directly turned down a proposal for the unification of all insurgent groups within the Garo Hills region, an idea floated recently by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
The GNLA had on Saturday come out with the idea of all the insurgent groups coming together under the banner of a Garo United Liberation Front (GULF) to ensure the movement for a seperate Garoland gained a proper direction.

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SMS service launched to facilitate electorates find their Polling Station

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SHILLONG, March 31: In order to ensure there is active participation from electorates in the ensuing Lok Sabha poll slated for April 9, the state election department Monday launched a Short Message Service (SMS) to facilitate voters to get to their respective polling station at the earliest.
State Chief Election Officer P Naik Monday launched the ‘Your polling station at your finger tip’ SMS service which is aimed at providing all information with regards to the polling station to voters.

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Depletion of forest reserves irks local communities

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WILLIAMNAGAR, March 31: The depleting forests within the Garo Hills region has been a huge concern for the conscious citizens of the region, however a recent issue raised by a combination of communities within the East Garo Hills region has raised fresh concerns with the complaint being that people have begun to fell trees from within the reserve forests themselves.
A complaint was filed by village committees of Chidekgre, New Chidekgre and Baija on the rampant felling of prime forests from within the Rongrenggre Reserve forest, about 5 kms from the district headquarter, Williamnagar.

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Timber Bridge along international border burnt down

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SHILLONG, March 31: Miscreants Monday burnt down a timber bridge in remote village along the Indo-Bangla international border of South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.
The incident took place at around 10 AM on Monday morning when a group of miscreants set ablaze the timber bridge near Phodkroh, a district official informed.

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NCP boost for Congress candidates in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 31: In a boost to the Congress in Meghalaya, the High Command of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has directed its Meghalaya Unit to render full support to the Congress candidates from Shillong and Tura parliamentary constituencies in the ensuing Lok Sabha poll slated for April 9.
NCP Secretary S R Kohli, in a letter to state President Sanbor Shullai on Saturday said, “The NCP president Sharad Pawar has decided not to field candidates from the NCP in the Meghalaya Parliamentary election 2014. Rather he suggested that we should support the Congress candidates in Meghalaya.”

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Rules are meant to be broken

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A signboard in front of St Mary’s College, Don Bosco Square, customized by miscreants by use of spray paint expressing their defiance to the order by College authorities. While almost every wall at public places in the Shillong city are replete with the order of ‘No Parking’ and ‘Do not Rub Lime’, yet there is no more convenient place for parking in this hill station while the rubbing lime part goes ignored since it is part of the local practice with all walls, poles, pillars standing testimony to this.


 

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