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Roads that will dampen the spirits

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The town of Phulbari has been a horror show over the past few years. This is the state of the road after a short shower, with mud and slush being more integral than the tar on the road itself. No wonder the people of the town have started to question the motive of the road makers.


 

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Fresh ILP stir announced: NGOs call for 24-hr bandh

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SHILLONG, Oct 15: The 13 NGOs demanding for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya on Tuesday decided to call for a 24-hour statewide “bandh” in protest against the state government’s adamant attitude towards their demand.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the NGOs held at an undisclosed location here on Tuesday after they had temporarily suspended their agitations in view of the Puja celebrations in the state.

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Father Cilia: Saint John Bosco of NE India

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SHILLONG Oct 15: A felicitation programme was held on Saturday last at Don Bosco Youth Centre which started with a Mass celebrated by Rev Joseph Cilia, along with other priests attending the Mass.
The felicitation program was hosted by the former CYL leaders and graced by the Vicar General, Rev John Madur, and Vice Provincial of Salesian of Don Bosco for Silchar Province, Rev Paul Lyngkot, and other priests of Don Bosco institutions and Parishes.

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Meghalaya bids adieu to Goddess Durga

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SHILLONG, Oct 14: The immersion ceremony of the four day Durga Puja festival concluded here on Monday amidst display of Vijaya greetings, procession by devotees along the major thoroughfares of the city besides a sense of grief because of the departure of mother goddess for another long year. The scene was electrifying as the young and old, mothers and daughters danced to the drumbeat of the dhakis whereas policeman were seen guiding them to the immersion ghat, Polo.
This ghat has been ideally prepared by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) for the immersion and it has been a tradition that CPC after the immersion cleanse the river from debris that accumulates.

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Murder after kidnap – grisly tale shocks the region

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Tura, Oct 15: Ram Charan Thakur, about 70 years of age and a resident of New Bhaitbari, was kidnapped by unknown miscreants on August 26 last while he was returning home from his brick kiln. The saga that occurred after his abduction has sent shockwaves amongst the communities living in the plain belt area in Garo Hills as well the whole of West Garo hills district itself.

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Flouting rules in broad daylight

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With there being a ban of oil being carried in jerricans or drums, this petrol pump should have said an extreme “NO” to oil pilferage, but the illegal trade has been continuing unabated. Here, diesel and petrol is being pumped into a plastic drum in Phulbari, West Garo Hills, to be taken to Rajabala and across the border for sale.


 

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Khyndailad put under CCTV surveillance

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SHILLONG, Oct 14: The Khyndailad is now under the CCTV surveillance; Meghalaya police have installed several cameras in strategic locations to make the place safe and secure for the public.
The installation of the CCTV cameras in Khyndailad – Police bazaar has come at a time when the East Khasi hills district police are on their toes to maintain law and order.

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