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Administration set to oppose agitations in Garo Hills

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Tura, Sept 15: The ongoing agitations by the consortium of ten NGOs for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) within the state, is set to rock Garo Hills once again with the announcement of a slew of agitations announced by the 5 NGOs in Garo Hills. The NGO have called for a night blockade, along with a sit in demonstration as well as a bandh call for the next week. However, there is a twist to the tale as the Administration is set to oppose the protestors.

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India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V missile

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Bhubaneswar, Sept 15 (IANS): India Sunday successfully test fired its longest-range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile for the second time in less than one and a half years, defence ministry sources said.
It was fired from the Inner Wheeler Island, a launch site at Bhadrak, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar. The missile can hit targets deep inside China and Pakistan, the sources said.

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Mukul’s time bad till December, but continue as CM: Astrologer

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SHILLONG, Sept 14: The present imbroglio over Inner Line Permit (ILP) and the Garoland state demand stir is a ploy to unseat Chief Minister (CM), Dr Mukul Sangma, if the words of a renowned astrologer cum numerologist from the region are to be believed. Bagish Sashtry, a Siliguri based fortuneteller, who had earlier predicted the fall of MPA government, betrayal of Paul Lyngdoh, Dr Mukul Sangma’s successful tenure in the MUA-I government despite the internal dissidence among others has now forecasted the current scenario in the state.

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NYK’s Nongstoin office torched

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Nongstoin, Sept 14: Half an hour before the Night Road Blockage called by several NGOs over Inner Line Permit (ILP) concluded on Saturday morning, miscreants tried to set ablaze the office of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), Nongstoin, wherein some office files and a chair was damaged.

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Mukul facing one of toughest challenge in his political career

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SHILLONG, Sept 15: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s six-month-old Government is facing its toughest challenge with multiple issues awaiting to be addressed, some requiring bold decision-making.
Dr Sangma didn’t have a comfortable innings as a Chief Minister and immediately after assuming office in the spring of 2010, the Langpih issue hit the State where nine people were shot by Assam police. At that time, he managed to tide over the crisis with astute networking with the central Government and his Assam counterpart, Tarun Gogoi.

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2 more arrested for WGH DC office fiasco

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Tura, Sept 14: The saga of arrests related to West Garo Hills (WGH) Deputy Commissioner (DC) office fiasco refused to die down with two more were arrested from near the Government College on Saturday. Israel D Marak of Baghmara and Sengnam M Sangma of Williamnagar were arrested by the Tura Police even while 23 others have been taken in earlier. The latest arrests have increased the number of arrested to 25.

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Businessman drags police officer to court

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SHILLONG, Sept 14: A South West Khasi hills district businessman Hari Sarkar has petition to the ADM Court at Mawkyrwat demanding legal action against the officer in-charge of Borsora police outpost for alleged “atrocities” and “favoritism”.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Sarkar’s counsel PK Bora said, “A petition against the atrocities and favouritism by the Sub-Inspector (SI) Bablu R Marak was filed with the district court of ADM on August last for legal action.”

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