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Sewage spills in Tura Super Market

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Vendors and shoppers shut nose, TMB promises to rectify
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Tura, April 21: Stench emanating from an overflowing sewage tank right in the heart of the town of Tura has made life stinky for vendors and shoppers in the Tura Super Market. The market happens to be the heart of the people of the region with major commerce happening within its fold. Shopkeepers and customers have complained that the tank is so small that even after clearance; it only takes a week to flood. The situation has become so grim that shops have shut themselves down due to the unbearable stench that emanates from within.

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TUR vows to fight against land grabbing

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SHILLONG, April 21: Thma u Rangli Juki (TUR) leader Angela Rangad Monday said the organization’s fight against land grabbing and setting up of the New Shillong Township (NST) will continue even as land right activist Ramesh Sharma said people are losing lands to industrialization, mining, urbanization and land grabbing.
Addressing a meeting on ‘urban development, townships and displacement’ organized by TUR on Monday, Rangad asserted, “We will not accept any model of development which is based on land grabbing.”

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130 BSF Personnel down with food poisoning in Tura

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Tura, April 20: More than 130 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) of Dobasipara in Tura, West Garo Hills (WGH), fell ill after having their breakfast early morning on Sunday. While breakfast took place at 6 am in the morning, BSF personnel complained of severe pain and abdominal troubles immediately after. The affected personnel were immediately rushed to the various hospitals in Tura for treatment.
The incident was confirmed both by the District Administration as well as the BSF team of Dobasipara. According to sources, 83 of the affected personnel have been admitted to the Mission Hospital in Tura with the rest being divided between the Civil Hospital and the Holy Cross. Given the sheer number of people affected, the number is likely to increase.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of WGH, Pravin Bakshi, said they had heard the news of food poisoning and as the matter was within the BSF more clarity would be ascertained only by Monday.

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HSPDP Mawthadraishan terminates Fenela’s membership

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SHILLONG, April 20: Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has decided to terminate Fenela Lyngdoh Nonglait from the party’s Mawthadraishan Area Unit for her alleged anti-party activity during the Lok Sabha election.
The decision was taken at the general meeting of the HSPDP Mawthadraishan Area Unit held on Saturday at Kynshi in West Khasi Hills District.
“We have unanimously decided to terminate Nonglait and the party will no longer keep any relation with her,” Ryntathiang said in a statement issued here on Sunday.

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Look East Policy conclave recommends ‘way forward’ for Look South Aspect

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SHILLONG, April 21: Local tour operators from the northeastern region, individuals and organizations active at policy-making and operational levels in the field of trade, industry, transport, tourism, hospitality and especially Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development participated in a daylong roundtable discussion titled “India’s Look East Policy: Strengthening the Look South Aspect: Exploring win-win synergies through Indo - Bangladesh Border Trade and Tourism” here on Monday. The conclave was organized by Asian Confluence at its conference hall and was supported by Directorate of Commerce and Industry, Meghalaya Government.

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Water crisis hits Tura, all areas affected

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Tura, April 20: Water crisis has hit the town of Tura with a vengeance with most parts of the town affected by a lack of drinking water. While other years had seen a similar scene, the issue this time has been the worst of the lot according to most within the town. With there is a requirement of 3.1 milion gallons, the current supply is only about 2.5 million gallons, a shortfall of 6 lakh gallons per day. The Deputy Commissioner (DC), West Garo Hills (WGH), Pravin Bakshi, conceded the current situation is alarming and needed to be taken care of quickly.

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One UNELA militant killed at Nongshram

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Nongstoin, April 20: One United North East Liberation Army (UNELA) militant identified as Md. Abul Mandal (36) from Jagighopa of Goalpara District, Assam, was killed while his aides managed to escape in an operation conducted by police on Thursday at Nongshram under Shallang Police Station.
The incident took place at Nongshram at around 7 PM.

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