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KSU-SWKHU demands scrapping off proposal to setup ANVC(B) camps in district

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SHILLONG, May 01: The Khasi Students’ Union – South West Khasi Hills Unit (KSU-SWKHU) has asked the state government to immediately shelve its proposal to set up designated camp for the A’chik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B) in the district.
“We demand the state government to immediately scrap off the proposal to set up the designated camp of ANVC(B) in the district,” KSU-SWKHU president Robert Kharjarin said here.

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GNLA’s senior trainer killed, camp busted

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Tura, May 01: One day after 6 militants fired at a petrol pump in Williamnagar, security forces busted a GNLA camp and shot dead one senior trainer of GNLA in the encounter near Chokpot, around 50 kms from the district headquarter of Baghmara in South Garo Hills (SGH) on Thursday.
The slain GNLA militant has been identified as Kram D Sangma and he was from the 3rd batch of the GNLA. He had been working as a training instructor and was a resident of Dawagre in Williamnagar. He was killed in the skirmish while the rest within the camp fled into the thick jungles.

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NEEPCO reluctant to Meghalaya’s offer, to await Power Ministry’s decision

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SHILLONG, April 30: While the state government may have come out with an statement to clear a small amount of debt to NEEPCO as an face-saving exercise, but the Company is in no mood the loosen the clasp due to such rhetoric; which also means the power cuts are only going to get worse. Unmoved by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s bold statement that ‘NEEPCO is duty-bound to help Meghalaya during the power crisis’, the central PSU said the government will need to make a “handsome payment” of the pending Rs 379 crore before power supply can be resumed.

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UALA militants’ fire at Williamnagar petrol pump, ricocheted bullet injures cadre

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Williamnagar, April 30: In another audacious move, suspected United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA) militants fired at yet another petrol pump in the town of Williamnagar. But bizarrely one of the militants got injured as a bullet ricocheted off the fuel pump and hit him.
The Janusa Petrol pump came under militant fire at about 4:15 pm on Wednesday. Janusa petrol pump is about 4 kms from Williamnagar, district headquarters of West Garo Hills. The attack comes about two months after another petrol pump in the heart of the town was attacked by ANVC(B) cadres.

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Job card holders, youth organization demands action against corrupt VEC members

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SHILLONG, May 01: Another scam under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) has been unearthed through RTI in Kyndong-wahlang under Sohiong village in East Khasi Hills District. The Village Employment Council (VEC) of Kyndong-wahlang under Sohiong village is accused of misappropriating public money sanctioned under MNREGS.
This was revealed by the aggrieved members of Mawkneng Seng Samla and the MNREGS job card holders, who are irked at the inaction against the VEC members by the police and district administration.

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Meghalaya’s Power crisis part of ‘planned conspiracy’ to initiate uranium mining: HNLC

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Shillong, April 30: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Wednesday asserted that the present power crisis in Meghalaya is part of state government’s ‘planned conspiracy’ to make way for uranium mining in the pretext of generating electricity. The outfit, however, vowed that it would never tolerate anything related to uranium mining.
“Indian Government wants to take away uranium, electricity, coal, land and everything else that would make Hynniewtrep lives enriched. The HNLC would never tolerate anything related to uranium mining and people encouraging uranium mining will be dealt with severely. This current crisis is designed in order to suit the personal motives of the government,” HNLC publicity secretary, Saiñkupar Nongtraw said in a press communiqué here on Wednesday.

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‘Mukul is CM of Meghalaya not Emperor’

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SHILLONG, April 30: Slamming Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma for accusing United Democratic Party (UDP) for political posturing in protesting the power crisis in state, the Party Wednesday said ‘Mukul Sangma is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya not the Emperor of Meghalaya’.
“Mukul Sangma is the CM of Meghalaya not the Emperor of Meghalaya and to say that the sit-in demonstration of UDP is political posturing is ridiculous. In a democratic set up it’s our Constitutional Right to point out the deficiencies of the Government and to bring corrective measures,” UDP working president and legislator Jemino Mawthoh stated in strong reaction to Dr Sangma’s remarks.

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