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Alphonse visits slain NCP leader’s family

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TURA, Feb 21: Union Tourism Minister, KJ Alphonse visited the family of slain NCP leader, Jonathone N Sangma on Tuesday at their residence in Williamnagar town to check on the family as well as convey his condolences.
Alphons was joined in his visit by the BJP MLA from Bokajan and state BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh.

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BJP’s arrogant attempt to buy churches has failed: Rahul

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has expressed his pleasure while remarking that an arrogant BJP has failed in its attempt to buy the churches in Meghalaya by offering them crores of rupees.
Addressing an election campaign at Garobadha in West Garo Hills (WGH) district, Rahul said, “I know that BJP has bought many MLAs, MPs and leaders in Meghalaya. They have even bought some of my party members too. But now in their arrogance they think they can buy God. Are the Khasis, the Garos, the Jaintias, Rabhas and other tribal groups here to be bought?” Answering his own question, Rahul empathically said, “No!”

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Mukul terms Rajnath’s statement on law and order as irresponsible

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TURA, Feb 20: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr Mukul Sangma has termed the remark of Rajnath Singh on lawlessness in the state as ‘unbecoming’ and ‘most irresponsible’.
Singh at an election rally in Songsak on Monday had said that there is chaos and failure of law and order in Meghalaya, while commenting on the IED blast that killed NCP candidate of Williamnagar constituency Jonathone N. Sangma, and three others at Samanda in East Garo Hills. 

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LJP to support call for implementation of ILP

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has informed that it will support the call for the implementation of the Inner Line permit (ILP) in Meghalaya and will also press the government to initiate peace talks with militant outfits.
Through its 17 point election manifesto which was released here on Tuesday, the LJP has also promised to persuade the state government to come out with a concrete mining policy in view of the present NGT ban on coal mining in the state.
The party is contesting a single seat in the upcoming February 27 Assembly elections in the state by fielding Donlang Nongbri from Mawlai constituency.

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Mukul has ulterior motive on coal ban: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Accusing Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma of having an ulterior motive while proposing that coal mining in Meghalaya is carried out through the Meghalaya Mining Development Corporation (MMDC), the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad Sangma said that the latter is doing so because he has a business lobby.
Further accusing Dr. Sangma of not taking up the issue of the coal mining ban with the Centre, Conrad said, “If he was concerned for the people, he would have done so but he is just not bothered because he has a business lobby and was making attempt to push the coal mining through corporates.”

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Rahul Gandhi fires salvo at BJP

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TURA, Feb 20: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi fired a salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for selling dreams to the people which, in his opinion have never materialized.
Rahul was in his element as he tore into the BJP on the Nirav Modi (of the PNB scam fame) issue stating that both Modis were guilty of selling dreams.

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IED recovered in EGH

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TURA, Feb 20: Two days after the horrendous killing of NCP candidate from Williamnagar, Jonathone N Sangma, East Garo Hills (EGH) police recovered and diffused another IED on Tuesday that was planted in the village of Nengmandalgre under Williamnagar Police Station limits.

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