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Govt terminates SN Roy’s service on rape charges

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Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS): A Meghalaya Police officer accused of raping a school girl two years ago has been sacked, an official said on Tuesday.
"The government has terminated Sub-Inspector S.N. Roy's service after an inquiry proved beyond any shred of doubt that he committed an act which amounts to moral turpitude," Mariahom Kharkrang, district police chief of East Khasi Hills informed.

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Nehru’s letter on IoA&AA with Khasi States released

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Shillong, Aug 13: More than 300 Khasi and Jaintia Chiefs, Clan Chiefs, Village Chiefs, Village Elders, from the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya gathered on Tuesday at the Khasi National Dorbar Hall, Mawkhar, to witness the release of official letter dated October 13, 1947, by the former Prime Minister of free India (late) Jawaharlal Nehru, addressed to the then Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in-charge Ministry of States, on the issues of the Khasi States.

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Home Ministry's nod awaited for police personnel to remain unkempt, shabby

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: If the Home ministry gives its nod then one would be seeing a bunch of Meghalaya police personnel unkempt and shabby for the next few weeks.
The Meghalaya police recruitment board is going in for a major recruitment drive and stiff competition is on for the post of Unarmed Branch (UB), Armed Branch (AB) constables and also followers, or police recruits who can handle specific trades.
The recruitments are being held under the Transparency in Recruitment Process or TRP, part of the Meghalaya police’s modernization drive that began last year.

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Deserter cadres extorting in outfit’s name: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, Aug 12: The ANVC(B) has reiterated that they are not extortionists and that some of its deserter cadres are using the outfit’s name for extortion.
Insistent on clearing their image, in a press communiqué on Monday, ANVC(B) Publicity Secretary Doang D Shira said “ANVC(B) pad (letter head) is used by our deserters who formed smaller groups to demand and threaten civilians.”

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Indian Army free to hit back on Kashmir border: Antony

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Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS): Indian armed forces can respond "appropriately" if and when the Pakistani military violates the ceasefire on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.
"The armed forces have the freedom to respond to the developing situation appropriately," Antony told reporters here.
Antony was here for the launch of India's first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant.

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Shocking incident in city: minors in live-in relation

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Shillong, Aug 12: In a shocking incident, a minor girl, studying in a school in the city suburbs, has been accused of illegally living with a student of the same school.
The girl in question here is just 10 years old and the case was reported by her teachers. The teachers of the said school, whose name has been withheld on purpose, went ahead with filing an FIR in this regard on August 5 last.

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Meghalaya needs to rope in development models present within its boundary

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SHILLONG, Aug 11: For those policy makers who don’t hesitate to cite the State’s “difficult terrain” for poor development, there are numerous examples how this difficulty was overcome with ingenuity years back, and ropeway is one of them.
Much before the creation of the State, remnants of this ingenious mode of transport are there for emulation in the modern context.

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