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Another round of agitation: Night Road Blockade from Dec 4

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: Just two days after the public rally, the thirteen pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups Monday announced fresh agitation with three-day ‘night road blockade’ from December 4 to 6, as a mark of intensifying their stir to pressurize the state government to implement the ILP system to contain unabated influx into the state.
The 9 PM to 5 AM night road blockade will be effective in all the eleven districts of the state, Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Vice President, Fredrick Kharmawphlang, said in a statement issued here on Monday.

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All arrested pro-ILP activists to be charge – sheeted by December

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Shillong, Dec 02: Police will complete the process of charge-sheet of the 86 cases registered against the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists of different NGOs by the end of this month and then it will be put up on fast track mode before the special court constituted by the state government.
East Khasi hills SP M Kharkrang informed that seven summon notices have been served against the ILP activists but they are yet to turn up before the investigating officers of different police stations.

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3 UALA cadres surrender in WGH

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Tura, Dec 02: In another boost for the police team in West Garo Hills (WGH), three UALA cadres have surrendered before the Police in a span of three days. The surrender comes close on the heels of the same militant outfit suffering major blows recently. While, 3 cadres of the outfit were killed in counter insurgency operations in the East Garo Hills, the surrender of the three surrendered militants point to the fact that all is not well in the camp of the UALA group.

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Ex-policeman among five held in Meghalaya for smuggling

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Shillong, Dec 01 (IANS): Five arms smugglers, including a former Nagaland Police official, have been arrested in Meghalaya and a cache of high-frequency wireless sets seized from them, police said Sunday.
"Acting on a tip-off, we arrested five people Saturday night and seized six high-frequency wireless sets from their hideout at Maikhuli area bordering Assam's Kamrup district," Ri-Bhoi district police chief C.V.S. Reddy said.

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CSWO to continue demanding for ILP

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) Monday said that it will continue to demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said, “The demand for ILP especially fighting against alienation of tribal land, will continue but without having to give a chance to violence.”

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NE is ‘natural bridge’ between India, SEA countries: President

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KOHIMA, Dec 01: President of India Pranab Mukherjee has asked for the transformation of the North East Region (NER) into an area of peace and opportunity, while accentuating that the region is also a ‘natural bridge’ between the country and the South East Asian (SEA) countries.
Speaking as chief guest at the celebration of 50th Nagaland Statehood Day and also inaugurating the ‘Hornbill Festival’ simultaneously at The Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, off Kohima on Sunday morning, Mukherjee said, “The states of North East (NE) India should lead our partners of South East Asian Countries.”

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Education Scam: Is Government washing dirty linen in public

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Tura, Dec 01: The recent admission in Court by the former Director of Education, J D Sangma, of the involvement of the former Education Minister, Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, upon whose alleged direction he reduced the cut offs for specific candidates, is sure to open another can of worms in an already complicated scene. While the Government has been trying to clear its name, the involvement of many within the ruling MUA II government has been ascertained by various influential agencies, yet the government is still inactive in getting the people behind the episode, under the purview of law.

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