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Court orders release of SRWP scheme to beneficiaries

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The Meghalaya High Court has directed the block development officer (BDO) of Thadlaskein Block in West Jaintia Hills District to release the scheme sanctioned under Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP) to the beneficiaries.
 The court has also ruled out the involvement of the sitting legislator of Jowai constituency RC Laloo, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, in the delay of releasing the scheme to the beneficiaries.

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Shillong unites in condemnation of Jonathone’s murder

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Residents of Shillong came together on Tuesday evening to condemn the recent killing of an NCP candidate Jonathone N Sangma and three others who lost their lives to an IED blast.
Taking part in a candle lit vigil at Khyndailad here on Tuesday, people thronged the venue which had placards displaying messages such as ‘Society will not tolerate such acts where people are put in fear’, ‘We condemn the terror attack on lives of Jonathone N Sangma, Cribinath D Shira, Baichung Ch Momin and Shamin Hassan’, ‘Acts of terror are acts of cowards’.

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Condemnation, anger pours in against unprecedented killings of NCP candidate

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TURA, Feb 19: The unprecedented killing of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate from Williamnagar, Jonathone N Sangma, has united the people of the Garo Hills region, with every citizen of the area coming out with open condemnation of the act on Monday.

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Eye witness recounts horror of Jonathone killing

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TURA, Feb 19: The shocking killing of NCP candidate from Williamnagar, Jonathone Sangma, has sent shock waves through the entire state in view of the upcoming MLA elections. The unprecedented killing of the leader was a first in Garo Hills.
Frenetic residents had sought information once the killing through the use of and IED came to light, though official sources remained tightlipped over the matter till today. However eye witness account of what exactly transpired on Sunday evening has thrown more light into the matter.

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NCP terms Jonathone killing a political murder

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SHILLONG, Feb 19: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has termed the killing of its candidate from Williamnagar, Jonathone N Sangma a ‘political murder’ while demanding that the case is immediately handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
“We are sure that this is a ‘political conspiracy’ and ‘political murder’ and that is why we have asked for immediate probe by the NIA,” NCP state working president Vijay Raj said here on Monday.

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UDP promises free education to BPL students

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SHILLONG, Feb 19: Students of Meghalaya belonging to BPL families will be given free education up to the graduate level according to what the United Democratic Party (UDP) has promised the electorate ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections.

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Four, including Jonathone, died on the spot

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TURA, Feb 19: After much speculation on what happened, a press release by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Garo Hills (EGH) district, Ram Kumar, where the incident took place provided a detailed report of the incident on Sunday which left four, including the NCP candidate, Jonathone N Sangma, dead and another 3 critically injured.
According to the DC, a report was received by the SP, Ringrang TG Momin, of a possible IED blast targeting Jonathone in the village of Sawilgre, about 14 kms from Williamnagar. A team led by DSP, Marvin Marak rushed to the location after the incident.

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