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Tribal chieftains to seek UN intervention on IOA and AA

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: Emerging from a meeting held to discuss the non – fulfillment of the Instrument of Accession (IOA) and Annexed Agreement (AA), the tribal chieftains of Meghalaya have resolved to seek the intervention of the United Nations Organization (UNO) on this vexed issue.
With the non – fulfillment of the IOA and AA even with the passing of 69 years since they were signed between the Centre and 25 Khasi States in August 17, 1948, the tribal chieftains under the baner of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) have also resolved to demand clarity on the stance of the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the state on the issue.

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Tearful adieu for a hero at SOS village

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: The children of SOS Children Village, Umiam were in tears while receiving the body of Wanteilang Jyrwa who drowned at Kudle Beach in Karnataka on August 14 while heroically attempting to save two people from a watery grave.
Wanteilang’s mortal remains arrived at the SOS Children Village on Thursday afternoon at around 1.30 pm. Wanteilang an orphan, is the fifth son from among the seven siblings of (L) Stolington Iawphniaw and (L) Khrinlina Jyrwa from Diksiang village which is 5 km away from Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills.

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Shillong girl plunges to death at Kolkata

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: Police are currently investigating the train of events which led to the unfortunate demise of Clara Khongsit form Shillong after she plunged to her death from the third floor of a building at Kolkata.
Clara lost her life at Keshtopur in the northern fringes of Kolkata when she was attending a friend’s birthday party on Tuesday night. She was working for a private budget airline and is an alumnus of Lady Keane College.

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Counter insurgency operations have improved internal security scenario: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: Successful counter insurgency operations by state police and central paramilitary forces have played a big part in improving the internal security scenario in Meghalaya according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma.
“The anti national elements have suffered serious setbacks leading to large scale arrests, surrender of militants as well as recovery of huge cache of arms and ammunitions,” Dr. Sangma said while addressing at the 71st Independence Day celebration held in the state capital on Tuesday.

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Floods disrupt train services in northeast

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AGARTALA/GUWAHATI, Aug 17 (IANS): Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday.
“As many railway tracks and stations in Assam, North Bengal and Bihar have been submerged by flood waters, train services have been suspended since August 12,” a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said.

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Govt to fell over 550 dangerous trees in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: Fresh on the heels of the tragic incident which claimed 3 lives last week, the state government has identified over 550 trees in and around Shillong which are posing a threat to people.
It may be noted here that a tree had crushed three people to death and injured several others when it had collapsed near Raj Bhavan last week.
“The forest department has identified around 550 old and risky trees so far,” Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Revenue & Disaster Management department Roytre C Laloo informed here on Wednesday.

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Govt prompts officials to respond to torrential downpour

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: A review meeting was held on Wednesday in the Conference Hall, Main Secretariat Building with all the important Heads of the Department to take stock of the prevailing situation arising out of the incessant and torrential downpour in almost all parts of the State.

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