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Shillong pays tribute to Dylan on his 76th Birthday 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 24:  For the 46th consecutive year, Shillong celebrated legendary American singer Bob Dylan’s birthday as the ‘Tambourine Man’ turned 76 on Wednesday.
Though Dylan has never visited Shillong, this has never stopped this rock capital from throwing a bash for the rock star, thanks to his fan Lou Majaw who is also known as ‘Shillong’s Bob Dylan’.

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NGOs seek justice for victims of Resubelpara firing 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 24: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) and the Federation for Achik Freedom (FAF) have appealed to the Governor of Meghalaya, Banwarilal Purohit to ensure that justice is served to the victims of the Resubelpara, firing incident which had occurred on March 6, 2017.
In a petition submitted to the Governor on Wednesday, the two NGOs had informed him that on March 6, 2017, at around 10 pm, police had indiscriminately opened fire on 3 innocent civilians who were returning from Krishnai market in Assam.

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Inaction against abnormalities in appointment of LP teachers irks HC 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 24: The Meghalaya High Court has ordered the State government to produce the names of the officers responsible for irregularities in the appointment of Lower Primary teachers in government schools across the state.
In its order on Wednesday, the Division Bench said, “We also permit the state government represented by Advocate General Dr BP Todi to submit an affidavit of the responsible officers.”

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New traffic arrangements cause chaos in Tura 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, May 24: Residents of Tura and those commuting from elsewhere were caught unawares by the new traffic arrangements brought in by the district administration of West Garo Hills on Wednesday thereby causing chaos in most parts of the town.
Aimed at minimizing traffic congestion in Tura, the new arrangements however caused more problems than the ones they solved as drivers were forced to take longer routs to their destinations.

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KHNAM open to alliance for 2018 polls 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 24: The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has expressed its willingness to form alliances with other likeminded parties even as it has called for seriousness in the forming of such an alliance.
Expressing the party’s appreciation to the proposal made by the United Democratic Party (UDP) MDC representing Nongkrem constituency in the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla who had called for a united regional front in the ensuing state elections in 2018, KHNAM working president, Adelbert Nongrum however pointed out that Shylla was not clear about the kind of unity that he was proposing.

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ULFA (I) chairman a benefactor of Assam Govt compensation 25.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

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GUWAHATI, May 24: While the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a case and trying to arrest the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) Chairman Abhijit Asom alias Dr Mukul Hazarika and trace the hideouts of the most wanted terrorist, Assam government had recently paid a compensation to his family towards acquisition of land for the purpose of construction of National Highway on the basis of Abhijit Asom’s letter.

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Top CRPF officer's report alleges fake enocunter in Assam in which 2 men were killed 24.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
A top paramilitary officer serving in the north-east alleged in a report that the security forces conducted a fake encounter in Assam when they killed two alleged militants.
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Fertile ground for football 24.5.2017 FrontLine: Sport
The passion the people in the north-eastern States have for football has given this region an overarching identity as the powerhouse of Indian football and helped clubs running on shoestring budgets scale heights. By SUSHANTA TALUKDAR in Guwahati
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Army, CRPF, police staged fake encounter in Assam; planted weapons on NDFB(S) men: CRPF IGP 24.5.2017 DNA: Mumbai
A Gujarat cadre IPS officer who is currently posted in Shillong with CRPF as Inspector General has alleged that the encounter of two suspects of NDFB(S) faction in Chirang district of Assam in March 30 this year was staged, according to an Indian Express  report. IPS officer Rajnish Rai has made the allegation in a report sent to CRPF headquarters in Delhi, raising questions regarding an encounter carried out in a joint operation by the Army, Assam police, CRPF and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Alleging that the two men were picked up from a house in D-Kalling village and killed in cold blood in Simlaguri, the officer has claimed that weapons were planted on their bodies. According to police, the two deceased identified as Lukash Narzary alias Langfa and David Islary were active cadres of NDFB(S) and involved in a number of crimes, including extortion. Rai has also marked the report to Assam Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia; the then acting CRPF DG Sudeep Lakhtaki and others. "An 11-year-old boy was ...
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Meghalaya Board results declared 24.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Board results declared
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Sukhoi with 2 pilots missing near Tezpur 24.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Sukhoi with 2 pilots missing near Tezpur
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SBI branch 24.5.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
SBI branch
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St George School takes a step towards excellence 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: Changing mindset and achieving new milestone in the field of education is St George School, Nongmynsong –which sprang from mediocrity to excellence by securing the top position over top notch institutions of the state in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) results declared by MBOSE on Tuesday.
It was unlike any other school day for the Principal, staff and teachers of St George School, Nongmynsong on Tuesday as laughter, dance and songs echoed in celebration of the feat achieved by one of its student Duyu Asung who aced the top twenty list in the SSLC 2017 results securing a total marks of 568 out of 600 with letters in all the subjects breaking the merit pattern by overtaking elite schools like St Anthony’s, St Mary’s, Sherwood School in Tura besides others.

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WGH resident found using 3 EPICs 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, May 23: As if the problem of dual voter identity cards was not enough, an NGO of New Bhaitbari in West Garo Hills has unearthed a case wherein one of the residents of the district has been using as many as 3 of these Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs).
The Anti Corruption League (ACL) in a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of WGH, Pravin Bakshi put forward proof against one Taizul Islam who is the son of Khoda Boksha and an inhabitant of Santipur under Mankachar in South Salmara of Assam with EPIC id number JBM2204366.

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FKJGP threatens Dhar Construction with legal action over road repair 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: Members of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) have slammed Dhar Construction which is implementing the repair of the road in Upper Shillong to Lummawbah while opining that the company is indulging in substandard work.
“In spite of the road being repaired only about a month ago, potholes have already emerged which raises the question as to how the work was conducted by the company,” FKJGP, Upper Shillong (US) Circle vice president, Mac Donald Kharkongor said here on Tuesday.

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Need to introspect on negativity surrounding matrilineal society: Michael Syiem 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: The Convener of the Mait Shaphrang Movement (MSM), Michael Syiem has called for introspection while expressing his concern over the slew of negative writing that have come up against the matrilineal system followed in Meghalaya.
“If we take note of these writings, which also reflects the turmoil and problems in our society and we introspect, then only we can find the causes and work out solutions,” Syiem told reporters on Tuesday.

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IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Guwahati, May 23 (IANS): An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning.
The Sukhoi took off from the IAF Tezpur air base, located only about 400 km from Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, on a routine training mission.

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NPP dares Mukul to undergo probe on militant nexus 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: Fresh on the heels of the allegation made by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) that the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma had sought its support for the ensuing 2018 state polls, the National People’s Party (NPP) has dared Dr. Sangma to accept an investigation to be carried out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on any politico – militant nexus.

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Leakage of MBoSE results attributed to technical snag 24.5.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: The leakage of the MBOSE SSLC results 2017 (top 20 merit list) which attracted criticisms from various quarters is owed to technical snag on Monday night even as the government has promised to take appropriate action against all responsible.
According to the MBOSE executive Chairman Pravin Bakshi, a meeting was held between the board and the state government today (Tuesday) to discuss this serious issue. During the meeting, the state government has asked the Education secretary, Walpeelter Roy Lyngdoh to conduct an enquiry into the matter and to submit the report within 10 days.

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MBOSE HSSLC Arts Results 2017 23.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
MBOSE HSSLC Arts Results 2017
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