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NHRC to probe custodial death of car-lifting duo

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SHILLONG, Aug 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NRHC), New Delhi, has acknowledged the complaint made by CSWO President, Agnes Kahrshiing regarding the cited deaths (suicide) of the two inmates held at Jowai Police Lock up.
The suicide cases of the Kitbik Kassar and Bhah Salan Rupon has been acknowledged as ‘alleged custodial deaths in police custody’ according to contents of the letter intimated to Agnes Kharshiing by the NRHC.

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Interstate Boundary Dispute: Lack of cadastral survey map major issue for Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: Meghalaya Government Friday said that lack of cadastral surveyed map is proving to be a major setback in its discussions with Assam to solve the boundary dispute.
Both Assam and Meghalaya are holding periodic meetings at the Chief Secretary-level to solve the boundary dispute. Both sides have been sharing documents to buttress their claim over areas of dispute.

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GNLA militant killed, two leaders make narrow escape

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: One Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant was reportedly shot dead by security forces in an encounter in Mandalgre village on Friday.
The slain militant has been identified as Balsrang Sangma from Daribok Sasatgre. He was killed when his group, under the command of former cop Savio Marak alias Daroga came under heavy firing from security forces.

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GHADC’s extravagant Vehicle Maintenance: Rs 69,82,285 spent on four vehicles

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TURA, Aug 22: An RTI, filed by the Anti Corruption Unit of AYWO, has found quite a few shockers in terms of expenditure for the maintenance of vehicle under the Transport section. The RTI for the year ending 2011 and the beginning of 2012, during the term of the Chief Executive Member (CEM), P K Sangma, revealed quite a few things which can be classified as nothing less than absolute shockers.
The shockers have come through at a time when the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) is now gearing up to provide a better platform for their work, with the past now coming back to haunt them.

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ANVC(B) scorns UALA

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Shillong, Aug 23: The ANVC(B) has claimed that UALA’s Norok and Jagring are now two persons who are stranded.
In a press communiqué, ANVC(B) Spokesperson Nado R. Marak, said most of UALA’s members have left the outfit along with carrying away big weapons. This has left Norok’s group with few cadres with only one AK rifle and some small weapons.

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World renowned Italian pianist to perform in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: World renowned Italian pianist, Cesare Picco, will be performing in Pine City at the Harmony of Hope Concert organized jointly by the Bethany Society and CBM in the city on September next.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Bethany Society Executive Director, Carmo Noronha informed that Picco who is also the ‘Brand Ambassador for the blind’ will perform at the proposed concert organized for raising fund in aid of promoting education to the people with disabilities (PWDs) in the state.

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Smit Killings: Ardent demands thorough investigation into ‘mysterious’ deaths

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator from Nongkrem, Ardent Basaiawmoit, on Thursday asked the State government to conduct ‘thorough’ investigation into the mysterious deaths reported in Smit village, 8 kilometers away from here.

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