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Bisheshwar Das succumbs to his injuries, Candle light vigil today

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Shillong, Dec 04: 45 year old Bisheshwar Das, the tea stall owner at Bishnupur bazaar, succumbed to his burn injuries on Wednesday morning, after battling for life for almost 18 days. He breathed his last at about 5.20 AM at NEMCARE in Guwahati, where he was being treated for injuries.
Das had received 50 percent burn injury when arsonists poured petrol and set him on fire in his Babua tea stall in Bishnupur bazaar on November 16 last.

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Inquiry holds SMU orphanage officials responsible in circumcision case

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: A Magisterial Inquiry held the Shillong Muslim Union (SMU) officials responsible for circumcision of eleven boys from the orphanage. The orphanage is run by the SMU and the authority is likely to seek actions those officials who are responsible for the act.
The Magisterial Inquiry report which was submitted to the government stated that the orphanage (Meherba) secretary Khurshid Thabah aided by Najibur Rahman are responsible for taking the boys to the NEIGRIHMS hospital for the circumcision.

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Simsang Winter festival starts with a bang

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Williamnagar, Dec 04: The much awaited Simsang Winter Festival got off to a rousing start at Williamnagar with thousands gathering to see the show on display on Wednesday. The three day extravaganza which is to run from Wednesday to Friday was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh, who was present there along with a host of other dignitaries present on the occasion.

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Haystack in Mawlai set ablaze

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: A day before the night road blockade called by the pro-ILP NGOs starting from Wednesday, miscreants set on fire haystack which was kept for feeding cows in Gaushala Mawlai.
The incident took place around 10 am on Tuesday.
East Khasi hills SP, M Kharkrang, informed that the haystack was completely charred and is estimated to have cost Rs 2.40 lakhs.

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Northeast needs SEZs urgently: NEC

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: Landlocked Northeast India needs Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to boost its almost non-existent industries so that trade with South East Asian countries gets a fillip, experts said here Wednesday during an International policy meeting on trade and transportation.
Member, North Eastern Council (NEC), MP Bezbaruah, said during the International “policy meeting on Economic and Transport development in the border areas in Eastern and South Asia,” that the northeastern region sorely miss SEZs as the region needs to develop its poor infrastructure through a host of measures quickly.

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Pro- ILP group leaders fail to depose before Special Court

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: Leaders of the 13 pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups Tuesday failed to appear before the Special Court constituted by the state government to try the cases of arsons that cost the state exchequer Rs 31,09,50,158 as losses during the bandhs, picketing and blockades during the last three months of the agitations on ILP.
The Special Court headed by First Class Judicial Magistrate R Rymbai had fixed a hearing on the damage suit on Tuesday.
However, only the Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) president Agnes Kharshiing and general secretary W Thabah deposed before the Special Court.

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Major arms haul by Assam Rifles in Mizoram

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Shillong, Dec 03: 14 Assam Rifles along with Mizoram Police, based on specific information, seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from a truck in Mizoram's Serchhip district, officials informed on Tuesday.
The seized arms and ammunition included 10 modified assault rifles along with 20 loaded magazines, four Chinese rifles along with eight loaded magazines, one light machine gun (LMG), 39 live grenades, one foreign-made pistol, one telescope used for rifles, a pistol silencer and 535 rounds of live cartridges.

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