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Bullfights banned in East Khasi Hills

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The District Level Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, Sanjay Goyal, at its meeting held recently has viewed with concern the practice of bullfighting and performances.
The DC has therefore, under the provision of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 as amended by Central Act 26 of 1982 ordered a ban on bullfighting in the district.

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Garo Hills situation disturbing, says Centre

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Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS): The central government Wednesday warned Meghalaya over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state's Garo Hills region where militants are on a kidnapping and killing spree.
"We are aware of what is happening over there in Garo Hills. It is apparent that the state government has failed to tackle the rising crimes in Garo Hills. The state (government) needs to have a complete view on how to restore normalcy and must act immediately ," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said.

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Petrol pump worker shot dead for asking payment

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Petrol pumps on indefinite strike in Garo Hills
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TURA, Aug 12: Continuing the trend of violence in the Garo Hills region, a petrol pump attendant was shot dead at around 8.30 AM on Tuesday for asking for payment after filling a tank of petrol. The incident happened in a place called Bokmagre, about 7 kms from the town of Tura, West Garo Hills.
The deceased identified as Bittu Patel, 24, is a resident of Samastipur in Bihar and was employed for the last five years in Rachael petrol pump.
Tragically the killed fuel attendant was due to be married in the next two months as his father was in Bihar to arrange for the upcoming marriage.

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Ardent opposes HNLC bandh

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Ardent M Basaiawmoit Tuesday termed the 48 – hour bandh called by the proscribed HNLC as “illogical” and “unreasonable”.
Addressing a public meeting at Iewduh here, Basaiawmoit said, “I strongly express my disappointment and opposition against the calling of unwarranted bandh which will badly affect the common man especially the daily wage earners.”
He added, “I do not see any justification for the outfit to call this total shutdown”.
The HNLC has called for 48 - hour shutdown in the six districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills starting from 6 pm of August 13 to 6 pm of August 15 to protest against NGT’s ban on unscientific coal mining as well as boycotting the Independence Day celebrations.

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Miscreants attack villagers in paddy fields, critically injure 9 and molest one woman

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: A group of miscreants had attacked a group of villagers, critically injuring nine of them while they were working in their paddy fields at the remote disputed village of Thyllaw under Mawsynram.
“Six women and three men of Thyllaw village were badly injured after they were attacked by a group of villagers from a neighbouring village of Mawbynna, the incident of which took place on Tuesday morning while they were working in their paddy fields,” Superintendent of Police (SP),East Khasi Hills (EKH) M Kharkrang informed reporters here.
“The incident is also a result from a civil dispute case between the two villages – Thyllaw and Mawbynna which is still pending in the District Council Court and High Court,” added the SP.

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KHADC gets public support to restore the lost glory of Iewduh

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: Thousands of people including traders Tuesday extend full support to the decisions to restore the lost glory of Iewduh, the biggest traditional market in the State, including the ban on sale of illicit liquor declared by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Hima Mylliem at a public meeting here.
Trade and commerce in and around the market came to a standstill with all the business establishments remaining closed during the two-hour meeting held at Motphran which started at 9 am and ended at 11 am.
“The Executive Committee (EC) has decided to implement the decisions to revamp and restore the lost glory of Iewduh which were taken at a meeting held on July 28,” KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit said while announcing the decisions would be implemented with immediate effect from Tuesday.

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Another Bank employee’s son kidnapped by miscreants

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TURA, Aug 12: The 8 year old son of an employee of the Garobadha branch of Meghalaya Cooperative Apex Bank (MCAB) was kidnapped from his home about 3 kms from Chibinang in front of his mother after the kidnappers had looted money and jewellery from their house. The incident happened in a village called Bholarbita about 90 kms from the town of Tura at about 8 pm on Monday.
The kidnapping of minors is a continuing trend that seems within the region with bankers and their kin becoming prime targets.

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