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GNLA 'sentences' Congress legislator to death

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Shillong, May 20 (IANS): The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has again threatened to kill Meghalaya Congress legislator Limison D. Sangma for not complying with their extortion demands, police said Monday.
"We have been informed by the legislator that the GNLA has issued a 'death penalty' for not complying with their extortion demands," Mukesh Kumar Singh, the district police chief of West Garo Hills said.

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CSWO demands probe into use of minor girls by militants

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SHILLONG, May 20: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) on Monday demanded the state government to set-up an enquiry into the alleged use of girl child as militants and nexus between politicians, police and militants even as it threatened to move to court if government fails to comply with the demand within a week’s time.

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Meghalaya Governor suggests for ‘bat breeding’

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SHILLONG, May 20: Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary, while releasing a book on caves in Meghalaya on Monday, suggested that the state to explore the possibility of ‘bat breeding’.
Releasing the book on “Caves for the Uninitiated” written by Meghalaya Adventure Association (MAA) general secretary Bryan Daly Kharpran at the Youth Center here on Monday, Mooshahary stressed that the caves in Meghalaya can give good meat (Bat) which are rich in proteins and are healthier to eat.

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Engineering student murdered in Sikkim

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Gangtok, May 19: Sikkim police has arrested five youths on charges of death of a third year engineering student after a fight outside a pub cum nightclub at Gangtok. Police said Rakshit Singh Meena died hours after being beaten outside Café Live and Loud by a group of five youths, later arrested from various places of Gangtok on Sunday.
The incident took place between 1 and 1.30 am post Saturday midnight when Rakshit Singh Meena, along with other engineering students of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), Mazitar, was leaving the pub. He was the only son of Purnia range DIG of Bihar Police B.S. Meena, a native of Rajasthan.

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Four labourers killed in coal mine

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SHILLONG, May 20: Suspected United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA) militants on Monday shot dead four coal laborers in a coal mine area under Nongalbibra, South Garo hills.
The four coal labourers were killed in Darangdura coal mine, owned by one A Sangma, sources said.

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Three newspaper employees murdered in Tripura

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Agartala, May 19 (IANS): Three newspaper employees, including a manager, were killed by two unidentified assailants at their office here Sunday, police said.
"Two armed assailants came by a motorcycle and stormed into the office of the 'Dainik Ganadoot' (a vernacular daily) and stabbed to death proof reader Sujit Bhattacharjee, 32, and seriously wounded manager Ranjit Chowdhury, 60, and driver Balaram Ghosh, 40, both of whom died on way to hospital," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Central) Rajendra Datta told reporters.

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Four ISI linkmen arrested from Darjeeling

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Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS): Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
All the arrests, including that of ex-defence employee Magan Bahadur Singh, were made from the Garidhura area under Kurseyong sub-division, said district police chief Kunal Agarwal here.

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