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Resolve boundary dispute with Assam or face agitation: HSPDP

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SHILLONG, July 18: Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) – one of the oldest regional political parties in the region, on Thursday threatened to take its own course of action while demanding speedy solution to end the age-old boundary dispute with neighbouring Assam besides effective mechanism to counter unregulated influx into the state.
The general meeting of the party held here on Thursday expressed concern over the failure of the Meghalaya government to address and resolve the two issues concerning the state citing that there is lack seriousness from its end.

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Ampati – Purakhasia road to be completed next year sans German technology

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Tura, July 18: The newly created district of South West Garo Hills, with its headquarters at Ampati is expected to change the way infrastructure is handled within the Garo Hills region. While Ampati has been trying to take stock of development that is required for the new district, a road project to connect Purakhasia with Ampati is currently underway.
The road between these two small towns has been in a dilapidated state since a very long time and may finally get better by the beginning of next year. However, the USP of the said road is not its connectivity, but boast of the road being made using German technology.

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Arrested HNLC militant escapes from NEIGRIHMS, 2 police constables arrested

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SHILLONG, July 17: A former Meghalaya police constable turned hardcore leader of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) escaped from the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Wednesday morning. Following the dramatic escape of the militant, two police personnel guarding him were arrested for allegedly ‘facilitating’ his escape.
The militant identified as Phyrnailang Swer (32), escaped from the hospital at about 8.30 am.

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Shortage of Rs 5 leaves bitter taste on customers

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SHILLONG, July 17: Chocolates are leaving a bitter taste on the palate of customers who shop in the “Scotland of the East”.
Almost everywhere in the Shillong city, especially in Police Bazaar, customers are being short-changed as shopkeepers do not give Rs 5 change and instead hand over some candies worth that amount. There are other shops which illegally hand stamped coupon(s) instead of coins to be redeemed later at the same shop.

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No quota for faculty posts in specialty courses: SC

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New Delhi, July 18 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that there can be no reservation in appointment for faculty posts in speciality and super speciality courses in medical colleges including the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
A five-judge constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said it cannot take a contrary view expressed in 1992 by a nine-judge bench in the Indra Sawhney case, also known as the Mandal case, that there could be no compromise with merit at the super speciality stage.

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Garo Hills NGOs set guidelines for Assam – Meghalaya trade

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TURA, July 17: The NGOs of West Garo Hills, led by the FKJGP, GSU, AYWO and the ADE, met to discuss the recent violence and the aftermath of the violence. The NGOs met to take stock of the situation after the meeting held with the traders and other NGOs of lower Assam, including the AAMSU, which had called an economic blockade against the region following clashes in Monabari in the border of Meghalaya and Assam.

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108 Meghalaya helps rescue kidnapped, raped victim in Nagaland

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SHILLONG, July 16: The 108 emergency services in Meghalaya on Tuesday helped in the rescue of a girl who had been kidnapped and raped in a hotel in Dimapur, Nagaland. The service also assisted in the arrest of the accused.
According to the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) here, a young female sent distress call from Dimapur to GVK EMRI – Meghalaya at about 2:44 AM on Tuesday. The caller, who was the victim herself, informed the Emergency Response Officer (ERO), Alleans Sangma that she had being kidnapped by a person known to her.

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