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2 GNLA camps busted in Garo Hills 21.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
2 GNLA camps busted in Garo Hills
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Woman’s body recovered 21.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Woman’s body recovered
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Indefinite economic strike in Meghalaya 21.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Indefinite economic strike in Meghalaya
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No headway in land pact, Chetia issues 21.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
No headway in land pact, Chetia issues
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Pope visit monument in Shillong vandalised 21.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Sept. 20: A monument to commemorate the visit of Pope Saint John Paul II at Golflinks here was allegedly vandalised by goons late last night. However, their motive is not known.
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GNLA leader arrested 21.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Siliguri, Sept. 20: A self-styled "local area commander" of the GNLA was arrested last night from a rented apartment at Salbari on the outskirts of this town.
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Three deprived of jobs after being declared successful candidates 21.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 20: Three aggrieved candidates for the posts of Block Resource Persons (BRCs) under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) were denied appointment even after they were declared successful by the District Mission Coordinator (DMC), Ri Bhoi District, six months ago as the posts were alleged cancelled.
“We were denied the appointment letters even after the results were declared six months ago. We have made all out efforts to meet the district authority of the SSA but nothing happened till today,” the three aggrieved candidates told reporters at a news conference held here on Saturday.

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2 GNLA camps busted by police, cadres escape 21.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, Sept 20: Two camps belonging to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were busted in the early hours of Saturday morning. The camps were located near the village of Chokpot in the South Garo Hills (SGH) district and were said to house between 15-25 cadres. Provisions, food, clothes as well as makeshift camps were dismantled by the police personnel. While one of the camps was deserted, the second camp located a little further contained the cadres.
The encounter took place in the morning in the South Garo Hills district near a place called Nokatgre, about 50 kms from the town of Tura.

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Miscreants destroy Pope St. John Paul II’s monument at Pynthorumkhrah 21.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 20: Yet another shameful incident of vandalization in Pynthorumkhrah happened on Saturday, wherein, just three months after the desecration of the Cemetery of Pynthorumkhrah Parish, the memorial monument erected to mark the visit in 1986 of late Pope St. John Paul II in Golf Links, Shillong, was destroyed by miscreants.
It may be mentioned here that the monument was built in 2011 to mark the silver jubilee of the visit and was renovated in 2014 on the occasion of the canonisation of Pope John Paul II. During the four years of its existence, the memorial monument has been an attraction for tourists who would proudly pose for a photograph in the place where the late Pope had set foot.

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Al-Qaeda trying to set up bases in Assam: Gogoi 21.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Guwahati, Sept 20 (IANS): Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said the Islamist terror group Al Qaeda is trying to set up bases in Assam as it has already established links with militant outfits operating in the state.
"I do not have any evidence as of now. But we have received some intelligence and I think they have already established links with the Assam-based militant outfits like the anti-talk factions of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) or the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)," Gogoi said.

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Journey of Historical Motphran Over-Bridge ends 21.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Process of dismantling of the historic Motphran Over Bridge underway on Saturday night.


 

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Summit on renewable power held in Shillong 20.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Summit on renewable power held in Shillong
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Jonai consumers hit as essentials become dearer 20.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Jonai consumers hit as essentials become dearer
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Four Army personnel injured in Assam blast 20.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Our Correspondent
GUWAHATI, Sept 19: At least four army personnel were injured in a powerful explosion triggered by United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) in Upper Assam's Sivsagar district along Arunachal Pradesh border on Friday morning.
According to reports, the incident took place at Kherbari area near Sonari in the Upper Assam district, where a powerful IED was exploded.
''The IED was exploded when an army vehicle had passed the area, in which four security personnel were injured,'' a top police official said.

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ANVC(B) top brass to be present for ‘peace pact’ signing 20.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 19: ANVC(B) Friday informed that its delegation for signing the ‘final settlement’ or peace pact will be led by its Chairman Rimpu Marak and its Commander Mokus Ch Marak accompanied by general secretary Jakrik, Political Secretary Dogamdot, Organising Secretary Akimbri and other top officials.
The outfit said each officer represents the Garo cadres of Khasi Hills, Garo Hills and Assam which were the original areas of proposed Garoland, adding that all leaders agreed to join the final settlement in view that peace has to be restored in Garo Hills as aspirations of the people are being over shadowed by situations that has taken a centre stage.

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I will not function as a slave CEM: Ardent 20.9.2014 Meghalaya Times

Ardent vows to continue as CEM, rejects any pre-conditions

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 19: “I cannot and will never accept to function as a slave CEM,” affirmed Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Ardent M. Basaiawmoit during the highly anticipated public meeting that was held at Students’ Field, Jaiaw, here on Friday.
Much to the elation of the thousands who had flocked to the venue, Ardent announced that he will continue as the CEM even as he stood firm on his resolve not to fall victim to terms and conditions put forth by other member parties of the All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) which is holding the reins of power in the KHADC.

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Ardent to continue as KHADC chief 20.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Sept. 19: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) chief executive member Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit today ended days of speculation by declaring that he would continue to lead the council after cracks surfaced in the ruling All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA).
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Clearance for S. Garo Hills 20.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Sept. 19: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today permitted transportation of extracted and assessed coal from South Garo Hills, while saying that extracted coal not identified or assessed should not be transported from Meghalaya.
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Meghalaya strike on NGT ban 20.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Sept. 19: The Movement for Indigenous People's Rights and Livelihood-Meghalaya (MIPRL-M) today announced an indefinite "economic strike" based on "free and open participation" from September 23.
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Adieu, Jingkieng Motphran, rest in history 20.9.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Sept. 19: The overbridge at Motphran, which became a famous landmark and an abode for second-hand foreign garments, will soon vanish into the confines of history.
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