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Tikrikilla AYC raises issue of illegal land transfer

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TURA, Nov 14: The Achik Youth Council (AYC), TIkrikilla has raised the issue of illegal tribal land transfer in the town of Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills (WGH) into non tribal names – all with the tacit support of many and in direct contravention of the state’s land Act.
“From numerous surveys it was founded that many tribal lands were illegally and secretly transferred to non tribals with the help of various people who acted as middlemen.

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Govt urged to consider construction of alternative entry into Shillong

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The Meghalaya government has been advised to consider the construction of an alternative entry road into Shillong.
“We have suggested the need to construct another road which will serve as an alternative road because as of now the existing road through the Umiam dam is the only lifeline to the state capital from Guwahati and other parts of the country,” a member of the State Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Zenith Sangma informed after a meeting held with the officials of the Transport department here.

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Cherry Blossom Festival is being elevated to international status: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has said that the Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 is being elevated to international status with the participation of the Government of Japan through its delegates.
Speaking during the inaugural day of the festival here on Wednesday, Conrad said that the significance of the festival goes beyond the blooming of cherry trees as it also creates a space for mutual exchange of culture and ideas. He also said that the festival has provided a platform to celebrate the autumn season and during this celebration, the festival will provide a mosaic of sports, culture and culinary delights of the State of Meghalaya, North East India and also Japan.

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Agnes regains consciousness

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: Social activist and president of the Civil Society Women’s Organization, Agnes Kharshiing has regained consciousness after a brutal attack by a group of people in East Jaintia Hills (EJH). However Kharshiing is still in critical condition at NEIGRIHMS where she was shifted for medical attention.
Kharshiing is still battling for her life after she and her associate Amita Sangma were attacked by suspected mining mafia at Sohshrieh village in coal-rich district of East Jaintia Hills on November 8.

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Kidnapped Assam trader released unharmed

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TURA, Nov 14: The trader kidnapped by a group of bike borne criminals was let off unharmed on Tuesday evening even as police parties continued the search for the victim after the incident. Police however were able to apprehend one from the group who later revealed details of the other members of the kidnapping group.
Tapos Dey (37) from Krishnai in Goalpara, Assam was kidnapped from near the village of Bansam Awe in East Garo Hills at about 8:30 am on Tuesday while he was on his way to the weekly market at Rongsak close by.

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NESO announces north east – wide agitation

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The North East Students Organization (NESO) today announced North East wide agitational programmes to pressurize the Centre government to immediately withdraw Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa said, “…the new agitational programmes to demand total withdrawal of the Bill.”
Informing that a protest will be organized at the gateway of the North East in Guwahati on November 20, he said protest programme will be organized in all state capitals of the seven states of North Eastern Region including Shillong by the component organizations of NESO on November 30.

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KHADC seeks suggestions on draft Social Custom and Clan Administration Bill

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: Seeking suggestions on its proposed draft KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Clan Administration) Bill, 2018, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has asked the different Khasi clans to submit their views on this proposed legislation.
“The Clan Administration Bill is related to the Khasi Lineage Bill passed recently by the House, which clearly stated the need for all Khasis to obtain the Khasi clan certificate,” KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla said on Tuesday.

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