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Mukul moots for promoting Meghalaya as Christmas, New Year destination

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Tura, Dec 12: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Wednesday said the government has mooted for promoting the state as a popular destination for Christmas and New Year celebration. Dr. Sangma told a gathering at the Winter Festival in Tura that the rich and diverse culture of Meghalaya should be harnessed for economic benefits.
Dr. Sangma remarked that the government is contemplating to declare December and January as a calendar month for promotion of the state as a destination for celebration of Christmas and New Year. Towards this end, the tourism department has been instructed to light up and beautify Shillong and Tura in the run up to the festive month.

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Pa Togan Nengminja remembered in Garo Hills

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Williamnagar, Dec 12: The town of Williamnagar, headquarter of East Garo Hills district, remembered their hero Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma on his 141st death anniversary on Thursday. A death anniversary ceremony was held, as is done every year, at the Chisobibra memorial of the martyr with members of the GHADC, the District Administration as well as the local MLA, Deborah C Marak, paying their respects along with the NGOs.

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Bullet – hit commando airlifted to Guwahati, out of danger

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Tura, Dec 11: A police convoy was ambushed by suspected GNLA militants at about 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, following which a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commando was injured.
The incident happened at a place called Dobakkol, Nagadipo in the South Garo Hills region.

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Provoked ANVC(B) on defensive mode, cautions Govt

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Shillong, Dec 11: The ANVC(B) has claimed that the state government is deliberately trying to provoke the outfit.
Citing a case, Publicity Secretary of the outfit, Doang D Shira, said two Police vehicles doing random checking outside their camp just after they made public statement on negligence of the Government is a clear sign of open provocation and intended attempt to disrupt the festive mood of their cadres.

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GNLA Retaliates: 2 injured, grenade lobbed at MPRO station

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Tura, Dec 11: The town of Tura woke to the sound of guns when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants shot two petrol pump attendants in the leg, severely injuring them. The incident happened at about 8:30 am in the morning, in the Chasingre Petrol Pump that is about 10 kms form the town of Tura, West Garo Hills.
An eye witness, who is also one of the victims, said that tow armed militants came from the side of the petrol pump and immediately asked them to kneel down. They then shot one Mono Hajong in the leg by which time the second petrol pump attendant ran for his life. The militants also fired at another attendant nearby who sustained injuries to his leg. Both of them were rushed to the Tura Civil Hospital. The other injured has been identified as Biswajit Saha. The third attendant managed to escape.

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GNLA on back foot, intense retaliation expected: EGH Police Chief

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Williamnagar, Dec 11: The fight against the biggest militant group in Meghalaya received a huge fillip with the capture of the GNLA HQ in the fringes of the Durama Hills, near Adugri village in East Garo Hills (EGH) on Tuesday. The SWAT teams of South and East Garo Hills, with active support provided by other units launched an attack on the main GNLA camp and dispersed everyone gathered there. Although there were no reports of anyone killed, quite a few militants suffered injuries, some very seriously.

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120 Drums Wangala Festival concludes in Tikrikilla amidst scenes of joy

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ILP is a non-starter in Meghalaya: Zenith

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Tura, Dec 11: The scepter of festivities continued through the Garo Hills region with the 120 Drums Wangala Festival held at Tikrikilla, West Garo Hills, on Tuesday. The event which was held at the Tikrikilla HS School field saw a crowd of more than 3000 come and view the teams on show displaying their expertise at the dance form.
The event was graced by the presence of the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Zenith Sangma, the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Pravin Bakshi as well as the local MLA, Michael Sangma.

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