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Sustained campaign to keep Shillong clean 3.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
A campaign to maintain cleanliness in the city was launched here today with a promise to make the drive sustainable and not a one-off or a photo-op operation.
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Two hurt in Khasi hills blast 3.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Two persons were injured when suspected militants hurled a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district this morning.
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Undertrial recaptured 3.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
An undertrial prisoner today managed to give the police the slip while being taken to a court for trial but was recaptured.
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Maitshaphrang Movement demands rules for Marriage Act, to fast indefinitely 3.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Mar 02: The Maitshaphrang Movement on Monday has announced an indefinite hunger strike which is to start from March 9, as a mark of protest against what it has termed as the state government’s delay in framing the rules for the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act passed in 2012 and thereby make it effective in the state.
“The indefinite hunger strike will be launched the same day the budget session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will start as a move to protest against the state government’s inability to come up with the rules of the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act,” Maitshaphrang Convener Michael Syiem told reporters here on Monday.

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Militants attack petrol pump at Shallang, injure two 3.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Mar 02: Two people were injured on Monday morning after militants hurled a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, police said.
The incident occurred at around 6.15 a.m. when unidentified Garo militants lobbed the crude bomb at the Indian Oil petrol pump injuring two workers - Amresh Kumar and Mejentis Sangma.

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Adelbert moves Supreme Court in contempt case 3.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Mar 02: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Adelbert Nongrum on Monday informed that he had filed an appeal before the Supreme Court on the contempt case registered against him by the Meghalaya High Court.

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UTP gives cops the slip, shot after escape 3.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Mar 02: An Under Trial Prisoner (UTP) was shot on the leg after he had escaped from the premises of Court in the city hereon Monday.
The incident happened at around 11.30 am when the police escort team had brought around 28 UTPs to be produced before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).

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Music in the time of guns in Garo Hills! 2.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Music in the time of guns in Garo Hills!
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Army recruitment policy changed 2.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Army recruitment policy changed
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Meghalaya to host international fest in Nov 2.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to host international fest in Nov
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Mukul claim earns criticism 2.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
The Meghalaya BJP today slammed chief minister Mukul Sangma regarding the 14th Finance Commission's recommendations and demanded an explanation on what has been done with the money received under the previous finance commissions.
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Help of experts sought in mining 2.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
The Meghalaya government is seeking the help of experts to make rules on the mining plan as directed by the National Green Tribunal.
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GNLA hits out at NGO, police for inaction in witchcraft killings 2.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Mar 01: The shocking murders of five villagers, including a woman, allegedly for practicing witchcraft has sent the whole Garo Hills region into a frenzy. While the police have arrested four people including the headman of the village in Rongram block, about 18 kms from the town of Tura, there still has been a lot of doubt on what exactly happened on the fateful day.
The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Sunday came out condemning the act of the mob, while also taking a crack at the police and the Garo Students’ Union (GSU) for not helping the family of the victims when required.

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Imposition of administrative rule is government’s prerogative: PDF 2.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Mar 01: The People’s Democratic Forum (PDF), a component of the opposition alliance in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Sunday said the onus lies with the state government whether to impose administrator’s rule in the Council or not.
Both ruling All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) and PDF are presently having equal numbers (15-15).
“With the present political tie between the ruling and opposition sides, it depends on the state government to decide whether it will impose administrator’s rule or not in the KHADC,” PDF parliamentary party leader Process T Sawkmie said here.

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Bollywood film to be shot in Shillong 1.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Bollywood film to be shot in Shillong
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Meghalaya MLA passes away 1.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya MLA passes away
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Northeast Briefs 1.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Northeast Briefs
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Curse of the black gold How Meghalaya depends on coal 1.3.2015 Hindustan Times: India
Unscientific coal mining has destroyed parts of Meghalaya Despite this locals still root for the industry A visit to the coal belt reveals both dependence and ...
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Meghalaya MLA passes away 1.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Meghalaya's sitting legislator from Chokpot constituency, Clifford R. Marak, who was also the founder of Garo National Council (GNC) party, passed away today at a hospital in Guwahati. He was 68.
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UDP blames govt of suppressing mandate of the people 1.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The United Democratic Party (UDP) on Saturday has blamed the Congress led MUA II state government of trying to suppress the mandate of the people by nominating the former Meghalaya Youth Congress President, Gabriel Wahlang to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
Speaking to newsmen at a media conference on Saturday, UDP general secretary, Allantry F Dkhar said that Wahlang’s nomination is nothing but a clear cut attempt to topple the All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) Executive Committee in the Council.

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