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3 UALA militants killed in encounter, Norok escapes narrowly

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Williamnagar, Nov 28: In a major breakthrough for the security forces in East Garo Hills (EGH), three hardcore UALA cadres were killed in an early morning encounter on Thursday near Williamnagar. The incident happened at about 5:15 AM in the morning while the whole town was getting up to a hazy morning.
CoBRA and SWAT commandoes along with East Garo Hills police raided the hideout of UALA Commander in Chief, Norrok X Momin, and in the ensuing encounter 3 militants were killed and one injured cadre arrested from the spot. But the C-in-C managed to escape.

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Khasi Hills cabbies support ILP demand

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Local cabbies under the banner of the East Khasi Hills Local Taxi Welfare Association (EKHLTWA) on Thursday decided to support the 14 pro-ILP groups demanding for the immediate implementation of the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) system to check inflow of illegal influx into the state.
"We have decided to support the pressure groups on their demand to implement the ILP in the state," association's general secretary Wandonbok Jyrwa told reporters at a news conference held here on Thursday.

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Party-workers biggest winners out of losing politicians

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Money plays a big role in Indian elections be it in any states of the country and given the emotional countrymen it makes the task more easier for the politicians to penetrate into the masses and woo them with the smell of currency notes. The state assembly election in Meghalaya earlier this year have gone in favour of the congress party and public domain was replete with allegations then that money have earned it the biggest ever seats breaking its past records since the formation of the state. But that is a closed case now whereas the MUA-II government is over six months old but what is alarming to notice are the party workers who are living a luxurious lifestyle that is overtly spilling over even with a mere glance.

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One GNLA overground worker nabbed in Williamnagar

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Williamnagar, Nov 27: The ongoing fight against militants in Garo Hills met with another success on Wednesday with the arrest of another GNLA over ground worker from the town of Williamnagar in West Garo Hills by the Police. The arrested worker was not only a vital part of the cog in the wheel of information collection, but also played a huge part in the recent IED blast that nearly took out a police convoy in Chisubibra in East Garo Hills (EGH).
The over ground worker has been identified as Kumar T Sangma (24) and is a resident of Jonmegre, in the Samanda block of EGH. He is claimed to be a very active over ground worker for the outfit and had been providing logistical support for the GNLA in its recent attacks.

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Opposition ‘politically posturing’ on ILP issue: CM

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday accused Opposition MPF of ‘political posturing’ on the Inner Line Permit (ILP) issue.
“They are politically posturing the issue by trying to influence the people that the Inner Line Permit system is the only solution to tackle the problem of influx,” he said while talking to reporters on Thursday.

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KHADC seeks Rs 950 crore from 14th Finance Commission

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Shillong, Nov 27: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has sought Rs 950 crore from the 14th Finance Commission during the meeting held on Wednesday.
Representatives of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) put forward their funds requirement before the 14thFinance Commission members headed by its chairman Dr YV Reddy. The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) however was not present in the meeting.

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Steering Committee formed to gather consensus on Shillong LS candidate

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Shillong, Nov 27: The non-Congress political parties have formed a Steering Committee to facilitate consultations between them to arrive at a consensus and common candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha (LS) seat in the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for early 2014.
The members of the steering committee were drawn from the four political parties that includes Batkupar Wahlang and Strong Kharjana from KHNAM, W Kharlukhi and Conrad Sangma from NPP, Metbah Lyngdoh and Jemino Mawthoh from UDP, HS Syiemlieh and Dipayan Chakraborty from the BJP.

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