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Four KSU activists arrested for burning tea stall owner

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: Police arrested four KSU activists on Friday in connection to setting ablaze a tea stall owner at Bishnupur Bazaar two weeks back.
The arrested members have been identified as Readyonstone Nongrum (23) who is the general secretary of KSU – Lawsohtun Unit and Shemphang Nongkynrih (27), a member of the Lawsohtun Unit who are both residents of the Lawsohtun Block – IV; subsequently, the West Khasi hills district police also arrested Peter Lyngkhoi (26) from Lawsohtun Block – II and Johny Sohkhlet (26) from Lawsohtun Block-I from their hideout in Nongstoin.

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Heat for Shillong Parliamentary seat beings

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Shillong, Nov 29: The politicking for Shillong Parliamentary seat 2014 has begun with aspirants coming out to openly seek support while rebutting claims of other parties.
Rev PBM Basaiawmoit, who has been nominated for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat by People’s Candidate Forum (PCF) for the upcoming General Election, Friday claimed that he had received a letter of support from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) for his candidature as well as receiving support from Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).

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GNLA’s one man show causing dissidence

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Williamnagar, Nov 29: The recent counter – insurgency operations within the Garo Hills region has put the militants on back foot and has now scattered most of the outfits. If reports are to be believed, the outfits have been pushed back and may not be able to gather quickly in the face of sustained police action coming through all quarters. All this even before the first joint operations that is supposed to begin between the Assam Police, the Meghalaya Police and the Army!

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Khasi Hills cabbies support ILP demand

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Local cabbies under the banner of the East Khasi Hills Local Taxi Welfare Association (EKHLTWA) on Thursday decided to support the 14 pro-ILP groups demanding for the immediate implementation of the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) system to check inflow of illegal influx into the state.
"We have decided to support the pressure groups on their demand to implement the ILP in the state," association's general secretary Wandonbok Jyrwa told reporters at a news conference held here on Thursday.

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'Rikkam behind the killing of 8 Rabhas recently'

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Williamnagar, Nov 29: While the escape of UALA’s Commander – in – Chief, Norok X Momin, during Thursday’s encounter in East Garo Hills may have left the police in little disappointment, but the killing of Rikkam R Marak has brought some relief.
The whole operation however was a success with the killing of three UALA militants and capture of another injured. The increasing police monitoring and nabbing of over ground workers for the various outfits has left a huge mark on the situation of the region.

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3 UALA militants killed in encounter, Norok escapes narrowly

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Williamnagar, Nov 28: In a major breakthrough for the security forces in East Garo Hills (EGH), three hardcore UALA cadres were killed in an early morning encounter on Thursday near Williamnagar. The incident happened at about 5:15 AM in the morning while the whole town was getting up to a hazy morning.
CoBRA and SWAT commandoes along with East Garo Hills police raided the hideout of UALA Commander in Chief, Norrok X Momin, and in the ensuing encounter 3 militants were killed and one injured cadre arrested from the spot. But the C-in-C managed to escape.

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Opposition ‘politically posturing’ on ILP issue: CM

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday accused Opposition MPF of ‘political posturing’ on the Inner Line Permit (ILP) issue.
“They are politically posturing the issue by trying to influence the people that the Inner Line Permit system is the only solution to tackle the problem of influx,” he said while talking to reporters on Thursday.

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