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Special Committee to decide on Defence land transfer

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SHILLONG, July 29: The issue of transfer of defence land to civil authority has been referred to a ‘Special Committee on Transfer of Defence Land to Civil Authority’ who will examine the government land which is under the possession of an individual till date even though the lease agreement had expired since 2005.
After a meeting with the NGOs and Rangbah Shnong on Monday, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Dr RC Laloo informed, “The matter has been referred to the Special Committee constituted by the government on the issue of transfer of defence land to the civil authorities.”

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Witchcraft case: NHRC issues notice to Meghalaya authorities

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New Delhi, July 29 (PTI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the authorities of East Khasi Hill district in Meghalaya in connection with a case in which a man was forced to eat human excreta by village authorities which accused him of practicing witchcraft.

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Parking of vehicle another major issue in Shillong

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SHILLONG, July 29: If the traffic jam has become a major issue in Shillong, finding a space to park a vehicle has become another problem in the State capital with few parking bays available in the city together with no parking signs hoisted at major avenues.
Acknowledging the problem, Urban Affairs Minister Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh said, “We are aware that parking is a major issue. We are trying to create more parking spaces. The parking bay overlooking Ward’s Lake is being tried to be converted into a multi-storied parking space.”

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STP: Money takes priority sans traffic regulation

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Shillong, July 28: The clamping of vehicles by Shillong Traffic Police (STP) may have helped in curbing random parking in the city, but the department’s determination on making vehicle owners spill out Rs 500 seems to have taken priority over regulating traffic.
On any given day one can see vehicle owners quarrelling with traffic personal over his vehicle being clamped unnecessarily. The situation is more like a dread than a cordial one.

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Another GNLA – Police encounter, arms confiscated

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Tura, July 29: The ongoing struggle of Police in West Garo Hills against militancy received another fillip with the confiscation of more guns and ammunition from the outfit.
At about noon on Monday, the police had an exchange of fire against the dreaded GNLA militants in the Sasatgre area near Dobasipara. The gun-battle was due to information provided to the police regarding movements of militants after which an encounter took place. Though there were no casualties at either end, the police recovered quite a cache from the fleeing militants.

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15 injured in Grenade blast at Guwahati’s Paltan Bazar

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GUWAHATI, July 28: After Assam’s Lakhimpur and Karbi Anglong suspected ULFA militants on Sunday evening hurled grenade at busy Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati, injuring 15 persons including two police personnel.
The blast took place at around 7:55 PM near the Paltan Bazaar police station, which is next to the railway station.  The grenade was hurled when police personnel were checking vehicles at GS Road.

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Can’t reach on time, conveniently blame Shillong's traffic jam

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SHILLONG, July 28: If John Denver sang “country roads take me home” and tried to reach the place he belonged in Shillong, chances are he would have to sing the song many times over frustratingly waiting in the notorious traffic jam of this capital city.
The British-era streets, which cut through the heart of the city, were built as dirt-tracks to ply a handful of vehicles of the elite of those times and are now struggling to accommodate about 1.6 lakh vehicles and the number is only increasing every day.

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