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British man cycles across Meghalaya, elated by local hospitality and landscape 27.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, March 26: Meet Robert Miller, the 37 year old manager of a supermarket in Southampton, close by the south of England, who has been traversing the vast expanses of the country on nothing but his bicycle!
The lanky Englishman was in Tura on Wednesday after cycling through Agia, Tikrikilla, Phulbari Garobadha before reaching the town. While he may have had problems in getting lodging in the various hotels in Tura, Miller was helped in getting accommodation in the house of a local in the Tura DC Park area by a very helpful policeman.

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GNLA bandh: Govt offices register low turnout 27.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, March 26: The shutdown call by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) of all government offices ensured most government offices remained in the state of paralysis on Thursday. All five districts of Garo Hills registered very low attendance with Ampati still unable to remove the chokehold that the bandh call has on it.
GNLA called for the two – day (March 26 – 27) shutdown of government offices in Garo Hills to protest against the failure of the state Government to bring to justice all those involved in the alleged fake encounter at Oragitok recently.
Barring the offices of the Superintendent of Police (SP) and Deputy Commissioner (DC), most offices remained closed or had very little attendance, with office goers remaining indoors.

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Infant dies after administration of DPT injection 27.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, March 26: A two and a half months old baby died after allegedly being administered a regular vaccination injection at a CHC even as the Health department has instituted an investigation to ascertain the facts into the incident.
The baby was the second child of Baiamonlang Laloo and Wanlambor Kharumnuid, residents of Saitsohpen village under Sohra Sub-division in East Khasi Hills District.
Based on the FIR filed by the family members, a post mortem examination was conducted on the deceased baby at the Shillong Civil Hospital here on Thursday.

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Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner: French prosecutor 27.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Paris, March 26 (IANS): In a shocking revelation, the French prosecutor said on Thursday that the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 flight deliberately crashed the airliner, killing all 144 passengers and six crew members on board.
The action of the first officer, Andreas G. Lubitz, of the crashed Germanwings A320 in the French Alps "can be analysed as his intention to destroy the aircraft", said Brice Robin at a press conference on Thursday in Marseille.
The prosecutor told media that they had come to this conclusion after listening to the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash site, the Spanish news agency EFE said.
Robin said the 28-year-old co-pilot appears to have deliberately refused to open the door for the captain who had left the cockpit briefly after flight 4U 9525 took off from Barcelona in Spain headed for Dusseldorf in Germany.

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GNLA Publicity Secy, 3 others arrested 27.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, March 26: Meghalaya Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested the Joint Publicity Secretary of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) from near the village of Anogre, 48 kms from the district headquarter of West Garo Hills (WGH), Tura. Another three alleged cadres of the outfit were also arrested from near the village of Jengjal, also in West Garo Hills.
The elusive Joint Publicity Secretary who works under the pseudonym Garo Mandei Ch Marak has been identified as 21 – year old Anurag S Sangma and is a resident Megongre village, near Rongram on the outskirts Tura and is a degree student of a college.
“Based on source inputs we intercepted a Winger while he was travelling from Tura to Kharkutta in North Garo Hills”, said Mukesh Singh, Superintendent of Police of West Garo Hills.

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Meghalaya Speaker survives no-confidence 26.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Speaker survives no-confidence
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Leadership programme for school teachers 26.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Leadership programme for school teachers
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JNU organises 3-day conference on NE 26.3.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
JNU organises 3-day conference on NE
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GNLA calls two-day shutdown 26.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) today called a two-day shutdown across Garo hills from tomorrow but said it would not affect movement of people or vehicles.
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Voice vote saves Speaker 26.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal today survived a no-confidence motion brought against him as the motion was "rejected" through a voice vote.
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Over 5000 schools set up: Minister 26.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Meghalaya has set up 5,104 schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), deputy chief minister in-charge of education R.C. Laloo said today.
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Scribes stage House walkout 26.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Journalists in Meghalaya today walked out of the press gallery in the Assembly - when chief minister Mukul Sangma replied on a discussion on state budget, as a part of the boycott against him for calling the media "publicity houses of terrorist organisations".
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Train reservation period increased from 60 to 120 days 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): Indian Rilways Wednesday said that it has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) from 60 days to 120 days from April 1, 2015.
According to the railways, from April 1, 2015, the booking will remain open for 120 days.
"For instance, as on 1.4.2015, for trains leaving on 28th July 2015, the reservation can be obtained for journey commencing on all days between 1.4.2015 up to 28.7.2015," the railways said in a statement.
"There will, however, be no change in case of certain day time express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains etc., where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force," the statement said.


 

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Boys may take up arms to defend against Bangladeshi attackers: Dr Roy 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, March 25: Opposition leader Dr Donkupar Roy on Wednesday said the people residing in the Indo-Bangla border will have to ask local boys to take up ‘guns’ to protect the villages if the BSF fails to prevent illegal Bangladeshis from entering into the state’s territory.
Dr Roy told the Meghalaya assembly on the concluding day of the Budget Session on Wednesday, “If BSF fails to do so, we would utilize our boys to take up guns as we did in the past.”

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Media stages Walk Out during CM’s reply 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, March 25: Meghalaya journalists, belonging to both print and electronic media, on Wednesday staged a walk-out when Chief Minister was replying to the discussion on the state budget which was presented earlier. The walkout was staged to protest against the recent remarks made by the Chief Minister against the media.
Some days ago, the Chief Minister had accused media houses of being the ‘publicity houses of the terrorist organizations’ and favouring only ‘paid news’ on the floor of the Assembly. His statement immediately drew ire of the media in the state.
The media as a whole decided to boycott the Chief Minister in a joint meeting held between the Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) and Shillong Press Club on Saturday last.

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Fierce Police - GNLA gun battle in NGH, one cadre arrested 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, March 25: Acting on a tip off, North Garo Hills (NGH) police was involved in a fierce gun battle with militants belonging to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) led by its area commander, Indian on Wednesday evening. While most of the cadres were able to escape in the nearby jungle, one cadre from the group was arrested by the police.
The encounter happened in the village of Aruwakgre under the Bajengdoba police station at about 6:45 pm on Wednesday.

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GNLA calls for shutdown of government offices, Ampati indefinite bandh to continue 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, March 25: Taking the fight against the government of Meghalaya a step further, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has called for a shutdown of government offices on March 26 and 27, while the outfit maintained that the indefinite bandh in Ampati would continue. The move comes even as the state struggles with ensuring offices are able to complete their action before the financial year ends.
In a press communiqué issued by Joint Publicity Secretary, Garo Mandei Ch Marak, the outfit stated, “It has been 21 days since Sengbath Marak's death and the CM has not answered our demand. With the issue tabled as our top priority and the basic Garo sentiment crying out for solution we stand solemnly committed to our demands and will intensify demands and execution in these coming days”.

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Breather for miners: NGT allows coal transportation till May 31 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times
Govt asked to submit mining plan within 4 weeks Staff Reporter SHILLONG/TURA, March 25: In an interim relief to coal miners, National Green Tribunal (NGT) in its order on Wednesday has allowed transportation of coal till May 31 and payment of royalty within three weeks time. It has also asked the State government to submit a Mining Plan within four weeks, thereafter further course of action on coal mining in Meghalaya will be decided accordingly. The NGT order also stated that royalty payments can be made by either the coal miner owners as well agents through bank RTGS. After four days of deliberations, the order, which will be provided to the state in the coming days, also stated that an amount or Rs 200 per tonne would have to be kept aside for the protection of the environment for new and old stock. Hailing the Tribunal’s order, Meghalaya Commercial Truck Owners and Operators Association President Augustine Shangpru on Wednesday informed that the Tribunal has also allowed the persons who have ...
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No Confidence Motion against Speaker lost in Pandemonium 26.3.2015 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, March 25: Meghalaya Assembly on Wednesday witnessed pandemonium over the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Speaker AT Mondal, even as it was defeated by voice vote when Opposition refused to take up the motion for discussion. The uproar in the House was due to a letter of absence from former Speaker and one of the Chairmen in the panel MM Danggo, who had informed that he will not be able to attend the session on Wednesday, but was present during the NCM.
The motion against Mondal was defeated after chairman Ronnie V Lyngdoh put it to voice vote since the Opposition refused to discuss the NCM as everyone was busy demanding clarification over the reconstitution of the panel of Chairmen and also over Danggo’s letter.

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Northeast to get ready-made garment units 25.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Northeast to get ready-made garment units
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