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Another person escapes Police custody

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Tura, Oct 26: In another shocker, a person detained on the basis of suspicion of being involved in kidnap and murder escaped from police custody when he went to the hospital for a medical check-up on Friday night. The incident comes close on the heels of the escape of Nurul Islam, the rape- accused former Sub Inspector of Ampati as well as the Tura Jail break, where a GNLA militant was able to escape.

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Musical concert “The Miracle Man” staged in city

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Yearlong Platinum Jubilee of Sacred Heart Theological College concludes
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Shillong, Oct 26: Concluding the yearlong celebration of the Platinum Jubilee Year in style, Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, staged a nine scene play “The Miracle Man” a musical drama on the life of Jesus Christ from October 24 to 26. The concert is an attempt to illustrate the miracles performed by Jesus Christ two thousand years ago.

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Kerios Wahlang songs’ world class: Union Tribal Affairs Minister

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Shillong, Oct 25: Impressed by soulful rendition of a Khasi folk song by renowned folk artist Kerios Wahlang, Union Tribal Affairs Minister, V Kishore Chandra Deo, Friday asked the organizers to send a recording of the songs to the Ministry so that the singer could be promoted around the world.
The elderly singer performed during the inauguration of the Monolith festival at Mawphlang here on Friday. He sat down on the stage alone and played on the Duitara and sang a Khasi folk song.

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SC awards NRI Rs.5.96 crore medical negligence compensation

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS): The Supreme Court Thursday awarded Rs.5.96 crore compensation to Kunal Saha, an Indian-American doctor, ordering the Kolkata-based Advance Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) to pay for medical negligence resulting in the death of his wife Anuradha Saha in 1988.
A bench of Justice C.K. Prasad and Justice V. Gopala Gowda passed the order on an appeal by Saha, who had challenged the compensation of Rs.1.72 crore awarded by National Consumer Forum.

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Monolith festival envisages to become model for nation’s tribal communities

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SHILLONG, Oct 25: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Singh Deo on Friday described the ‘Monolith Festival’ the first of its kind to bring together rich traditional and cultural heritage of over 53 Himas of the Khasis under one roof as “path-breaking”.
Inaugurating the two-day festival organized by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) here on Friday, Deo said, “I wish the Monolith festival becomes a model from tribal communities in the entire country.”
The monolith festival features the pure tribal life and rich cultural traditions of the Khasis at one venue for a visitor to be able to sample their music, dance, food and in one place and at their convenience.
The monolith festival was held at the Khasi Heritage village constructed at a seven acre land near the world famous sacred grove in Mawphlang village about 25 kilometers from Shillong, the state capital.

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Matchakolgre residents start road repair themselves

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TURA, Oct 25: Frustrated at the slow pace of development and the terrible road conditions within their colony, the residents of Matchakolgre in Tura, West Garo Hills, took up the onus of repairing the road themselves.
While one half of the road was done by April this year, the remaining part has not been touched. The residents have been at the receiving end of the problems the road creates as vehicles move at a snail’s pace.

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25 injured in roof collapse at Mahendraganj

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AMPATI, Oct 24: A football match being held at the William A Sangma Memorial stadium in Mahandraganj, about 25 kms from the district headquarter Ampati, turned ugly after the collapse of the roof of a neighbouring school.
The incident happened at about 3 pm on Thursday. Sources within the town said 25 people, including minors, sustained injuries due to the fall.

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