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12-hr Bandh peaceful, Saturday declared as ‘Working Day’

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The 12-hour bandh on Monday called by pressure groups demanding the immediate introduction of Inner line Permit (ILP) went off peacefully except for stray incidents reported from the across the state. Also, Government has declared September 7 as working day.
Addressing pressmen just minutes after the bandh concluded, Principal Secretary of Home department, K S Kropha said, “The bandh went off peacefully with only stray incidents reported. There was no major incident reported from across the state.”

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3 – Day night road blockade from Sept 4 to 6

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: Meghalaya’s pressure groups fighting for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state on Monday announced a three – day night road blockade from September 4 to 6.
The announcement was made just hours after the twelve hours bandh called by them concluded here on Monday.
The proposed night road blockade, which will be effective from 9 pm to 5 am from September 4 to 6, will be effective in the entire state, Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) Vice President Fredrick Kharmawphlang informed after the meeting of various NGOs held at an undisclosed location here.

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Green Harvest fighting for farming community

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TURA, Sept 02: Development of farmers and their way of life has been the endeavour of the Government as well as the administration of the Garo Hills Region. The plight of the farming community has been nothing short of disdainful. Some enterprising people in Tura have formed an association to try and help the community to better their way of life as well help their economic growth. Led by Advocate Goldlingstone R Sangma, the Green Harvest Farmer’s Association has begun their fight for development through enterprise that they hope will be the start of good things to come for the farming community.

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Tura FTC convicts 6 for murder, sentencing soon

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Tura, Sept 01: The Fast Track Court (FTC) in Tura convicted six people for the murder of a woman in 2005. While one has been convicted for the murder itself, five others have been convicted as accomplices to the murder of the woman in 2005. While the convictions have been completed, sentencing is due in the next few days.
According to the report from the case, the six people are Fozlur Basit, Surat Zaman Sk, Sofiul Sk, Alauddin Sk, Azibor and one Zakir Hussain were found guilty of the murder of Fatema Bibi on April 20, 2005. While Fozlur Basit has been the main accused, the court also found the others as accomplices to the murder.

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All party meeting deferred to Sept 5

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Shillong, Sept 02: On the request of Leader of Opposition (LO), Dr Donkupar Roy (UDP), the all – political poetries meeting to be convened by Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, has been postponed. It will now be held on September 5 at 3.30 pm.
Confirming this, former Chief Minister and UDP President, Donkupar Roy said the request was in light of the fact that official communication on the proposed meet was received by him only on Sunday.

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HNLC supports ILP demand

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The proscribed outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has expressed its support to the demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), though highlighting that the mechanism to control influx “has no effect on Foreigners”.
It is of the opinion that if Congress is burdened with the influx of illegal immigrants then it should also consider doing away with the Indo-Nepal Treaty (1950) as well.

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Meghalaya Governor implores people to practice spirituality

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Shillong, Sept 01: The Sree Narayana Guru Cultural Centre, Shillong (SNGCCS) on Sunday celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 159th birth anniversary of Sree Narayana Guru with grandeur, wherein the Governor of Meghalaya, Dr KK Paul, was the Chief Guest. 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Paul stated that spirituality can come in a human without spirits, but noted that spirits and spirituality are two different things. “If you are fond of only spirits, spirituality will not come to you,” he said, calling people to pursue spirituality.

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