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Incessant rains wreak havoc in Shillong

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SHILLONG, June 12: Incessant monsoon showers led to the injury of three individuals and damage of property in the city on Monday
Three people were injured and one Maruti car was crushed when a huge pine tree fell on top of the vehicle near Municipal office in Shillong here on Monday evening at around 4 pm.

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Meghalaya passes State GST bill during Special Assembly Session

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SHILLONG, June 12: The Meghalaya Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 was unanimously passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly during a Special Session convened here on Monday.
The Bill was introduced by the Minister in-charge Excise, Registration, Taxation & Stamps (ERTS) Zenith Sangma to pave way for the historic tax reform, which is targeted to be rolled out on July 1.
The Bill is expected to bring in substantial increase in revenue for the state government and broadening the tax base while decreasing prices of commodities for the common people.

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Meghalaya will not be compensated under GST: Zenith

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SHILLONG, June 12: Meghalaya is one of the consumer states which will not see any compensation from the Centre even if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented here as was informed by state Taxation Minister, Zenith Sangma on Monday.
“We will not be entitled to get compensation because our growth rate is good,” Sangma informed after the Assembly’s special session, which passed the Meghalaya GST Bill, 2017 here on Monday.

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18 year old hangs herself under mysterious circumstances in Tura Woman’s PS

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TURA, June 11: A 18 year old girl from Eman Gandagre, village in South Garo Hills hanged herself within the premises of the Tura Women’s Police Station (PS) at about 10:40 AM Sunday morning.
According to police sources, the girl from SGH, identified as Silbaline M Sangma, had come to Tura a few days ago to meet a friend and was staying with another friend (who is working as a maid) in the Dobasipara locality in the town of Tura.
The problem began today when the girl refused to go back home, which raised suspicions of the house owner. The house owner along with local residents brought the girl to the Dobasipara Beat House (DBH) for police to look into the matter. She was brought to the DBH at about 8 am this morning.

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6 year old rescued from abductors

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TURA, June 12: In a huge breakthrough, the six year old, who was kidnapped a few days ago from his house in Dangkong in North Garo Hills (NGH) district by a group of unknown criminals, was rescued on Monday after an operation by locals and police, near the village of Damas in the district.

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HNLC goes GNLA way, recruits child soldiers

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SHILLONG, June 11: Often considered as a spent force or in its last leg, the banned militant outfit — Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) is anything but closer to ceasing its operation with its new strategy of recruiting child soldiers into the force while the police maintained that the new recruits will end up regretting and find themselves in a betel nut plantation.
According to a Facebook post published by HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw on June 7, 2017, the outfit has recruited as many as 13 youth under the age of 18 years for the 2017 batch, from different corners of the state.
It may be mentioned that this is not the first time that children are being lured into militancy in the state. In the last couple of years, there were reports of children being used by the banned Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) as soldiers and shield, the same of which has caught the attention of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCP).

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MeECL criticized for unannounced power cuts in the city

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SHILLONG, June 11: Frequent power disruption apart from the official load shedding announced by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) in various localities of the city has got the residents complaining and questioning the MeECL for the alleged violation of its own load shedding timings.
The residents of various parts of the city are experiencing power disruption apart from the official load shedding announced by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) few months back.

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