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Two militants escape from police custody

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UBC charged with criminal conspiracy, arrested
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TURA, Aug 18: The two hard core militants of the newly formed A’chik National Cooperative Army (ANCA) caught by the Assam police on Saturday, managed to escape from Meghalaya police custody on Monday morning. The two militants, gang leader William Sangma and his accomplice Jiten Lyngdoh were able to escape from the Mendhipathar Police Station when an Unarmed Branch Constable (UBC) Jajeng Marak opened the lockup door without any precaution. The two overpowered him and made their escape.
Sangma and Lyngdoh were caught on Saturday by the Assam police near Agia in Goalpara and were handed over to the North Garo Hills (NGH) police late Sunday evening. They escaped from police custody at about 7:20 am on Monday morning.

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KSU, NLAYF serve 10-day ‘quit notice’ to outsiders

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NONGSTOIN, Aug 18: The Khasi Students Union (KSU) Lyngngam Hynneng Brei Area Unit along with the Nongtre Lyngngam Achik Youth Federation (NLAYF) held a meeting at Umdang village of Shallang area on Saturday last and decided to issue a 10-day deadline for outsiders to leave Shallang area before the organizations initiate action against them.
NLAYF president, Shainingstar K. Dewsaw said that the presence of outsiders in the area has spoiled the peace and tranquility of the people living in the said area and even the society as a whole as many unwanted incidents have happened in the area due to the presence of these outsiders.

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HYC demands scrapping de-recognition of Khasi language as compulsory subject

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: In light of the state’s efforts to get the Khasi language included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, the newly floated Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Monday demanded the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) to immediately scrap its decision to derecognize Khasi as a compulsory subject at the higher secondary level of schooling.
The decision was taken at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the Council which was held on Monday.
 “We express our strong reservation and protest the notification issued by MBOSE on September last year to derecognize Khasi (Modern Indian Language) as a compulsory subject in the higher secondary schools in the state,” HYC general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin said.

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HNLC ready for bilateral ceasefire with Meghalaya Govt

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Shillong, Aug 17: Expressing its desire to abjure armed struggle for peace to prevail in the state, proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has asked Government of Meghalaya (GoM) to first bring the outfit under a bilateral ceasefire.
“If the GoM is really serious about offering rehabilitation packages to the HNLC then it should chalk up with strategies to come under a Bilateral ceasefire (with the outfit). Peace process can only start with the advent of a bilateral ceasefire,” HNLC Publicity Secretary Saiñkupar Nongtraw said in a press communiqué issued on Sunday here.

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MDC urges government to extend olive branch to HNLC

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: Even as the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has expressed its willingness to enter into a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the state government, the MDC from Mawlai PT Sawkmie on Monday urged the State government to consider extending peace talks to the proscribed outfit.

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2 dacoits handed over to police by locals

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TURA, Aug 18: Two dacoits, who were involved in a botched kidnapping attempt case in the Jangrapara area near Tikrikilla were caught by the locals after one of the residents of Jangrapara identified the duo and alerted the locals in the village of Rongram. While one dacoit was lynched during the kidnapping attempt, four others managed to escape. The incident happened in the village of Rongram, about 15 kms from the town of Tura, West Garo Hills (WGH).

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ANCA gang leader arrested in Goalpara after evading police net

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Tura, Aug 17: The Assam police Saturday arrested two militants allegedly belonging to A’chik National Cooperative Army (ANCA) from near Agia. One of the arrested has been identified as William S Sangma, the self styled leader of the group. The two were arrested along with another woman. The second militant has been identified as Jiten Lyandoh (25).
According to reports, Sangma had been in hiding in Assam after the heat exerted by the Meghalaya police. He had supposedly gone to Shillong and then escaped after two of the group, along with the brother of William, were arrested from a night bus in Mawiong, near Shillong.

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