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HNLC issues ‘Quit Notice’ to Nepalese in Khasi – Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG, April 16: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Wednesday issued quite notices to all Nepalese residing in the six districts of Khasi and Jaintia region especially those in the disputed border areas of the state.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “The outfit issues quit notices to all the Nepali foreigners in Langpih, and Khasi and Jaintia hills region with immediate effect.”
Alleging that atrocities are being imposed upon local villagers residing in Langpih as well as areas of Block I and Block II, Nongtraw said that the illegal foreign settlers (Nepali) in Langpih had time and again caused huge damages to the indigenous population in Langpih.

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Satanic worshippers appear in Garo Hills periphery

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Tura, April 16: In a bizarre revelation for the Garo Hills, residents of some areas of Tura have reported sightings of people practising Satan worship as well as practise of the occult. A few teens were observed to be dancing to satanic tunes in the middle of the night giving rise to the fear that voodoo practise may be back in the region. If some sources are to be believed, the practise has even spread to other areas of the region, including Williamnagar and a few other towns.
The practise seemingly is being done by boys and girls in their teens and is posing a huge concern to parents trying to ensure their wards are in check.

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Heartbroken family defends mob victim, claim foul play

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Resubelpara, April 16: Two days after an irate mob lynched one and seriously injured another three on the allegation that they were extortionists, the family members of the slain person came to his defence. With tears that have yet to dry up after the untimely death of Silsrang Sangma of Dame Apal, the family members stated that the three had not gone there to extort, but had gone there for a drink with a friend of theirs who belonged to Daram Bazar and the diktat of the locals to suspect anyone who was a stranger was very much at fault for the killing.

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Safe Haven Shillong: 3 GNLA militants arrested from city

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SHILLONG, April 15: Three hardcore cadres including a self-styled Personal Security Officer (PSO) of the banned Garo militant outfit – Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were Tuesday arrested from State capital even as the police are determined to make all efforts to ensure that no militant groups can make Shillong their safe heaven.
The trio was identified was Rajesh M Marak of Chokpot, South Garo Hills, who is also the self-styled PSO of the outfit’s Area Commander Phili Bot, Herison K Sangma from Mandagabil, North Garo Hills and Mital M Marak of Ringku, East Khasi Hills District. They had joined the outfit in 2010.

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‘Peace Tour on Bikes’ reaches Shillong

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SHILLONG, April 16: Aimed at promoting peace, tolerance and harmony in the North East Region (NER), a 20 – member team took out a ‘Peace Tour on Bikes’ across the four states – Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.
Organized by the North East Students’ Volunteers, Jorhat (NESVJ), the team led by its convener Dr Woba James, a theological teacher in a college in Jorhat, arrived in Shillong.

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Three alternative futures for Indian Republic

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SHILLONG, April 16: India’s National Security Crisis – Reinventing the Republic by Maj. Gen. (Dr) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM (retd.) deals with the critical national security, a very vital but most neglected subject in post-independence India. The book, to be released shortly, deals with approach to security which has been largely fragmented and obsessed with the trivia of day to day issues.
2014 is going to be a critical year not just for India, but for the whole of South Asia in general. The author very rightly has expressed serious concern at the outset over the unfolding of certain events that needs serious thoughts and actions.
Firstly, India faces a critical election, which could set the course for its future evolution. Whether it becomes a breakout nation or suffers systemic breakdown, could well hinge upon the outcome of this election. Then the withdrawal of US-NATO forces from Afghanistan, which could unleash a major turbulence in the region. Pakistan’s deep state is likely to pursue a dangerous endgame to reinstall the Taliban in Kabul and hang Karzai. Thousands of out of job Al Qaeda, Taliban, Lashkar and Indian Mujahideen cadres could then be diverted to Jammu & Kashmir and rest of India. Bangladesh is fighting a grim struggle against the Islamic extremist forces and Nepal is trying to stabilize and emerge from the shadow of Maoist violence.

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Mob violence leaves 1 dead, 3 seriously injured

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Resubelpara, April 15: In another case of a mob in Garo Hills meting out their own version of justice, 4 alleged extortionists were roundly thrashed by an angry mob in Daram near the district headquarter of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills (NGH). The incident left one dead and another three very seriously injured in dacoit plagued North Garo Hills and comes about a month after three more extortionists were killed near Adokgre, in the same district. The incident happened Monday night, at about 8:15 pm in Daram Bazar.

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