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Twin murders in East Garo Hills

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TURA, April 03: The district of East Garo Hills has now been hit by a double murder, one on Easter Monday and another on Wednesday.
The cases also highlight the failing of the security system and the growing clout of the militants in an area where crime seems to be the catch word to fame.

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Centre sanctions Rs 280 crores for expansion of NEIGRIHMS

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• UG medical college, nursing college, cancer centre at super-specialty hospital soon •
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SHILLONG, April 02: North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) will soon boast of three more branches under its wing – an undergraduate MBBS medical college, nursing college and regional cancer centre. For this purpose, the centre has sanctioned Rs 280 crores, announced Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday.

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Trial for Williamnagar gang-rape begins today

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TURA, April 02: The trial for Williamnagar gang-rape case is all set to begin from Wednesday. With the fate of the 16 accused hanging in the balance, most people of the state would be looking at the case through open eyes to see what kind of punishment is meted out to the accused.
The victim, who has sought the justice of the court and who has not had a very easy time of late, has promised to fight on.

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All is not well in India: Dr Mawthoh

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SHILLONG, April 02: Looking at the present scenario of India, ‘All is not Well’ stated Nongthymmai legislator Dr Jemino Mawthoh while speaking Silver Jubilee celebration of the second ‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ or ‘KNIT India Movement’ at Lady Keane College, here on Tuesday.
‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ is a legendary mission which was led by none other than internationally acclaimed social worker and reformer Baba Amte in the early 80’s.

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Madonbai Rymbai appointed as leader of Congress MDCs in JHADC

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SHILLONG, April 02: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Tuesday appointed Madonbai Rymbai as the new leader of the Congress MDCs in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC), after Lamdibok Sumer relinquished his post as the Council’s Chief Executive Member (CEM) on Monday.
The decision was announced by MPCC president Dr DD Lapang on Tuesday after serious pondering over the matter and thorough consultations.

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Meghalaya villages to receive electricity from Assam

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SHILLONG, April 02: About ten villages under Hima Nongspung, Ri Bhoi District will be supplied with electricity from Assam. These villages include Patgang, Bilpara, Halher, Baklapara, Lyngkhung, Hawla, Jimbrignag, Balakhawa, Bernongsai while two other villages Ranibari and Akhoinijira were connected since February 2013.
According to reports, Assam is preparing to provide electrification to these villages falling under Meghalaya’s jurisdiction. Assam has been laying down cemented electric post for the purpose.

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Meghalaya to separate investigation from daily Policing for better efficiency

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SHILLONG, April 01: In order to improve the quality of investigation, Meghalaya’s Home department has proposed to separate investigation from the other functions of the Police.
“There will be a dedicated team of officers to deal with investigation alone. With proper training and experience over time, this should lead to faster investigation, better investigation and higher convictions. Then only the deterrent effect of law would become visible,” Meghalaya Home Minister, Roshan Warjri, informed on Monday here.

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