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It was an attempt to ambush me: South Garo Hills DC

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Injured PSO, driver narrates harrowing experience, DC saved by fate

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Tura, April 25: A day after the attack on the vehicle of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), South Garo Hills (SGH), and the people injured in the incident opened up to the harrowing experience and the near death encounter with alleged militants. The attack on the vehicle took place in a pace called Adapgre, near Sibbari in SGH and is the second such incident on the DC, Chinmay Gotmare, who claimed that the incident was no accident but a planned one.
In Thursday’s attack by an armed group, Gotmare was unhurt, while his driver Rith Sangma, aged about 40 years, was hit by a bullet on his left hand and Personal Security Officer (PSO) Aminur Islam, 24 years, had a bullet injury on his right chest.

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KHNAM demands Mukul and Clement to step down

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SHILLONG, April 25: Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) Friday demanded Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and Power Minister Clement Marak to ‘step down’ immediately for their failure to address the prevailing power crisis and also their absence from the State.
In a press statement, KHNAM Working President Adelbert Nongrum said, “We demand that Chief Minister and his Cabinet Minister to step down from their posts for their failure to find out ways and means to resolve the power crisis faced by the state at present.”

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I was arrested due to MUA conspiracy: CM Jha

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Jha remanded to 10 days police custody
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SHILLONG, April 24: The elusive and controversial CMJ University Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha (CM Jha), has been remanded to 10 days police custody by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B Joshi on Thursday. He was produced before the local court soon after he was brought from Bihar by the Meghalaya CID after his arrest from Madhubani three days ago. But Jha blamed the Congress – led state government for his arrest.
A special CID team that had gone to Bihar to arrest Jha arrived in Shillong on Thursday afternoon and produced him before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of B Joshi at around 5:30 pm.

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Government contemplating bail out MeECL from power crisis

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SHILLONG, April 24: With Meghalaya facing its worst ever load shedding in recent times, the state government has decided to hold meeting with Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to discuss the power crisis and whether the government needs to step in to bail out the corporation from the power debt of Rs 473 crore that it owes to central power corporations like the NEEPCO and others.
The recent power cuts have thrown the normal life out of gear, especially after the durations of load shedding were enhanced.

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Is Meghalaya a total failure in the face of national requirement

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SHILLONG, April 25: Well, can Meghalaya live up to the growing infrastructural requirements of the nation at the backdrop of a depleting power scenario in the state and where road infrastructures are dismally poor but air services and rail networks have just started to show signs of entry. Arunachal Pradesh has stepped into the railway map of the country on April 7, 2014, and Meghalaya’s Garo Hills is also in this map but what remains a matter of concern is capital Shillong which is still dependent on road transport. The Umroi airport has started functioning after a long lull but what is required is a rail link similar to Mendipathar in Garo Hills.

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SGH DC has another narrow escape but PSO, driver injured

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SHILLONG, April 24: The vehicle of South Garo Hills (SGH) Deputy Commissioner (DC), Chinmay Gotmare, was attacked by suspected militants on Thursday night. While the DC escaped unhurt, his PSO and driver received bullet injures. This is the second incident where militants have attacked Gotmare vehicle.
The Personal Security Officer (PSO) and the driver were immediately taken to a hospital in Baghmara and later shifted to Tura hospital in West Garo Hills District. They came under attack while travelling through a remote village in the district.
A senior police official affirmed that the attack was carried out by militants near Phatburi area.

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HSPDP finally expels Fenela from the party

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SHILLONG, April 24: After much hullabaloo, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) finally expelled Fenela Lyngdoh Nonglait from the party for her anti-party activity on Thursday. 
The decision to terminate Nonglait’s primary membership was taken at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the HSPDP held in the presence of its chief Hoping Stone Lyngdoh in the city here on Thursday.
Legislator and HSPDP Joint Secretary, Witting Mawsor, informed, “We have unanimously decided to expel Nonglait for her anti party activity by disrespecting the party’s decision.”

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