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Haystack in Mawlai set ablaze

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: A day before the night road blockade called by the pro-ILP NGOs starting from Wednesday, miscreants set on fire haystack which was kept for feeding cows in Gaushala Mawlai.
The incident took place around 10 am on Tuesday.
East Khasi hills SP, M Kharkrang, informed that the haystack was completely charred and is estimated to have cost Rs 2.40 lakhs.

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Major arms haul by Assam Rifles in Mizoram

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Shillong, Dec 03: 14 Assam Rifles along with Mizoram Police, based on specific information, seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from a truck in Mizoram's Serchhip district, officials informed on Tuesday.
The seized arms and ammunition included 10 modified assault rifles along with 20 loaded magazines, four Chinese rifles along with eight loaded magazines, one light machine gun (LMG), 39 live grenades, one foreign-made pistol, one telescope used for rifles, a pistol silencer and 535 rounds of live cartridges.

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Ampati celebrates Int’l Day of PWD for the first time

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: For the first time since the inception of the district, the people of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) celebrated the International Day of the Differently-Abled or the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) at Ampati Mini Stadium on Tuesday.
The celebration, which was jointly organized by the District Social Welfare Office, District Administration, Bethany Society, SSA unit and the District Election Office, Ampati, drew large participation of the differently-abled persons along with their families, NGOs, nokmas and gaonburas, church elders, district officials, teachers and students.

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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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PwDs condition aggravated by Ignorance and superstition

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: Ignorance and superstitious believes can only aggravate the conditions of the persons with disabilities. Ignorance on the part of the parents especially those living in the rural areas of the state have aggravated the conditions of the PWDs, president of Association of Challenged People Meghalaya (ACPM) Elkin Rynniaw said.
Addressing a press conference on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities here on Tuesday, Rynniaw said in the rural areas People with Disabilities (PwDs) are taken to traditional healers for treatment thereby aggravating their conditions.

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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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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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