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DSP assaults Minister’s driver

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SHILLONG, Nov 22: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Ri Bhoi district on Friday allegedly assaulted a driver of Social Welfare Minister, Deborah Marak.
District Deputy Commissioner Puja Pandey said, “I have deputed a magistrate to investigate into the incident.”
She informed that the incident took place in Umsning area of the district.

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Tura resident conferred prestigious International Award posthumously

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Tura, Nov 22: In a first of sorts for the region and especially for the town of Tura, a resident of Tura, Rabindra Mohan Chowdhury won the prestigious ‘Friends of Liberation War’ from neighbouring Bangladesh for his role in helping people during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The award was given posthumously to his son Hirok Chowdhury in a glittering festival held in the capital city of Dhaka where the Government honoured its foreign friends who helped the country during its time of need.

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Woman ostracized from village for changing Church

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Shillong, Nov 21: 26 – year old Testaiphul Paliar from a remote Domshohksoin village in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district was ostracized by a village Dorbar for allegedly disassociating herself from a Church and instead choosing to join another Church. This also indirectly led to her arrest on trumped up charges till she was released recently.
Testaiphul Paliar, a single-mother of two, was ostracized way back in July 4, 2011, for  allegedly violating the rules of the Dorbar Shnong as she had left her Church and associated with another one (Church). She told reporters on Thursday that the village authority is against anybody who leaves a particular Church to join another.

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Four HNLC militants nabbed from public bus

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: The South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district police arrested two hardcore proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) militants and two over ground workers of the outfit on Thursday at Jakrem from a public bus all the four were travelling in.
Acting on intelligence tip off, police immediately swung into action and intercepted the public bus at Jakrem and arrested the four, South West Khasi Hills District police chief, Debangshu Sangma, said here.

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Special session gets underway in Goa to commemorate NE cinema

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Panjim(GOA), Nov 22: The much awaited first-edition of the North-east section got underway in the 44th International Film Festival of India in Kala Academy, Panjim, on Friday. The Northeast section is a first-of-its-kind programme incorporated in the prestigious IFFI ceremony to commemorate filmmakers and films from India’s Northeast region.
Popular Naga folk fusion band marked the opening of the Northeast section of the IFFI ceremony where popular actors Adil Hussain and Seema Biswas and Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma were the guest of honours respectively. The Northeast section, which has been curated by National Award-winning film critic Utpal Borpujari, will culminate on November 27. Eminent Assamese artist and filmmaker Pulak Gogoi is the overall art director of the festival.

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Police nabs GNLA Area Commander, kills another cadre

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Tura, Nov 21: In a major boost to the morale of the Garo Hills police force, the force arrested the Area Commander of the Ampati division of GNLA as well as killed another cadre in an encounter on Thursday. The incident took place towards the morning when a special operations team carried out operations in the borders of West and South West Garo Hills and arrested the Area Commander. Further the same team then went to Sonabil, near Garobadha after which one militant was killed.

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Students tear Tenancy Bill, demand for ILP

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SHILLONG, Nov 20: Students’ community in Meghalaya staged a walk-out and tore off the copies of draft ‘Meghalaya Regulation of Landlords and Verification of Tenants Bill, 2013’ demanding the state government to instead come up with a strong and effective mechanism to check illegal influx into the state on Wednesday here.
They said that the draft Bill proposed by the state government does not have any provisions that speaks about protecting the indigenous community or to check influx but it is entirely related to regulating tenants both indigenous and non-tribal in the state.

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