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Pro ILP groups demand meeting on influx

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SHILLONG, April 13: Thirteen pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs demanding its implementation in the state have asked the state government to convene a meeting to further discuss the influx issue.
“The state government should not delay any more but convene the meeting with NGOs to discuss on the influx issue,” Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) president Joe Marwein said.
Marwein informed that the NGOs had sought an appointment with the state government for the last three weeks but it is yet to get its response. He said, “We will soon submit a reminder to the state government on the matter.”

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Jaintia NGOs call for 24-hr bandh in EJHD

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Shillong, April 13: The NGOs in Jaintia Hills have called for a 24 – hour bandh in East Jaintia Hills district (EJHD) on April 16 protesting government’s adamant attitude towards their long pending demand for repairing of National Highway 44.
The NGOS include KSU-Jaintia Hills District Unit, AJYWO Central Body, HNYF-East Jaintia Zone, FKJGP-Khliehriat Circle and the traditional chiefs’ organization, and the SRS-East Jaintia Hills.
The bandh will be effective from 5 AM of April 16 to 5AM of the following day.

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Hundreds of thousands vote in India's fifth phase of polls

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Panaji/Agartala/Gangtok/Guwahati, April 12 (IANS): Hundreds of thousands cast their vote Saturday in four states in the fifth phase of elections, marking the halfway mark in India's 10-phase staggered polling.
Till now, over 170 million people have cast their vote across the country in 111 constituencies to choose from more than 1,500 candidates in the elections that began April 7 and will end May 12. Counting takes place May 16.
On Saturday, balloting took place in three constituencies of Assam, two seats of Goa, Tripura's second Lok Sabha constituency and Sikkim's lone parliamentary constituency. Sikkim also saw assembly elections.

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Restoring back the shelter

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Villagers repair and patch up the roof of a house in Damdloka village of South Garo Hills, which was damaged during the thunderstorm recently. The heavy thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds damaged several villages in the district blowing away rooftops and uprooting trees and plantations.


 

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Allah's wrath killed Rajiv, Sanjay Gandhi: Azam Khan

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Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Minority Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan seems uncontrollable. He told a stunned gathering at Bijnor town that the untimely deaths of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his brother Sanjay Gandhi were "acts of Allah".
The Election Commission banned all his public meetings, speeches and campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls hours after the comment.

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Sumar Sing Sawian, Wansuk Myrthong, MLCU awarded ‘Achievers Award 2014’

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SHILLONG, April 12: Noted author, columnist and former PTI bureau chief  Sumar Sing Sawian, mountaineer  Wansuk Myrthong and Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) were among the ten awardees who were awarded the “Achievers Award 2014” at the 22nd anniversary of the Eastern Panaroma magazine at the state convention center on Saturday.
The ten awardees were awarded for their outstanding contributions in the social, economic, cultural development of the society in North East Region.

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Mendipathar minor rape: Maharis try compromise, NGOs stand by girl

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Resubelpara, April 11: After suffering five years at the mercy of a pedophile teacher and house owner, the 11 year old minor is now being put to the test by the Maharis of the accused Periglesh Momin, a 47 year old teacher, who has been arrested after a complaint against him of rape of the girl in question. The minor was a domestic helper in his house as well a student in his school. The rape has sent shockwave given the age of the girl as well as the length of the crime. Seemingly unaware of the fact, the ‘Maharis’ of the accused Friday sought the victim to try and seek a ‘compromise’.
The eleven year old girl has been in trauma since the rape was discovered. The combined NGOs of the North Garo Hills (NGH) region met the victim to lend their support to the victim on Friday. They were shocked at the fact that in a case as big as rape, the Maharis had been seeking a compromise.

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