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Man drowns in knee deep water

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Tura, July 23: In a tragic incident, a man allegedly fell off the culvert he was sleeping in and drowned in knee deep water.
According to locals, the drowned man, identified as Rangkan N Marak of Jangkegre under Williannagar PS, fell off the culvert in his sleep. He supposedly hit his head on some stones lying near the pool of water leading to him going into concussion and his untimely death though the same could not be confirmed from police sources.

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SARS: For the cause of pets

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SHILLONG, July 23:   Indifference to suffering and pleasure in inflicting suffering especially to those who belongs to the lower human chain- the unspoken without any verbal complaints –pets is a thing of the present that has gotten many an animal lover to voice their concern on the issue.
One such group of people are the Stray Animal Rescue Society of the state who has taken the onus on themselves to protect, rescue and rehabilitate the animals besides creating awareness amongst the youth on the issue.

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HYC to work with traditional heads in implementing ILP

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SHILLONG, July 22: Weary of waiting for the state government to accede to its demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya, the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has decided to join hands with the traditional chieftains and take on the onus of preventing influx into the state.
“We will now implement the ILP by ourselves to ensure no immigrant without permission (of dorbar shnong) will enter any village under the territory of the Hynniewtrep land otherwise they will be treated as illegal and will be made to leave,” HYC general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin said here on Saturday.

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Political crisis a blessing in disguise: Liezietsu

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KOHIMA, July 22: The present political crisis in the party is a blessing in disguise and this is a God-given opportunity to screen out the grain from the chaff, said Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, President of Naga People’s Front (NPF) and former Chief Minister.
Addressing party functionaries at his private residence in Kohima on Saturday afternoon, Liezietsu said, “We have identified the polluted leaders and had filtered them from the party for good. Only the faithful leaders are now in the party. The party can work peacefully and conveniently for the welfare of the party and the Naga people since corrupt and polluted leaders have been removed from the party.”

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Garo hills farmers adapt to banana cultivation abandons jhum

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TURA, July 23: Farmers of Adokgre and its adjoining areas in North Garo Hills of Meghalaya have adopted banana cultivation as an alternative to jhum cultivation for their sustenance.
 Jhum also known as shifting cultivation is prevalent in most part of North East, where a forest area is cleared for agriculture. 

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Fear of BJP resulting in false propaganda against party: Kohli

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SHILLONG, July 22: Fear of the policies of development of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has compelled people to spread false propaganda about the party according to BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli.
“We only see that people are creating false propaganda against the BJP because they fear that the politics of development will be more preferred by the people of Meghalaya rather than the politics of corruption or politics with no development,” Kohli who is currently in Shillong said here on Saturday.

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NGOs object to appointment of non Garos in NGH Block

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TURA, July 22: A conglomeration of NGOs including the GSU, FKJGP, FAF and AAYF met the Deputy Commissioner of North Garo Hills to submit their complaint on the appointment of two non Garos to the Resubelpara Development Block in the district on Friday.
The NGOs who submitted a memorandum to the DC on their grievances have sought an immediate recall of the appointment of the two employees. The NGOs contended that both the candidates were from the state of Assam and locals ought to have been given the opportunity.

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