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Police for quick reporting of crimes against children

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SHILLONG, May 15: There is a perceptible rise in the number of crimes against children in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district, prompting police to urge the general populace for quick reporting of such crimes such that the perpetrators do not abscond.
“It has been observed that there is a perceptible rise in crime against children in the district,” The Superintendent of Police (SP), WJH district, Vivek Syiem said on Tuesday while further informing that this year, 17 cases under POCSO Act have been registered till date, 3 cases have been Charge Sheeted while 14 cases are being investigated.

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GSU accuses NEHU of attempting to bypass state reservation policy

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TURA, May 15: A day after resentment poured in over the move of NEHU – Tura campus to hold interviews in Guwahati, the Garo Students Union (GSU) has opposed the move as well while calling it an attempt to bypass the job reservation policy of the state.
“The circular passed for a walk in interview on June 2 NEHU Guest House, Borjhar, Guwahati looks suspect because it entails that NEHU has no suitable infrastructure to hold an interview at its campuses. We know they do,” asserted president, Tengsak G Momin on Tuesday.

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WGH DC cracks down on tardiness

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TURA, May 15: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills (WGH) district, Ram Singh has issued a circular telling late comers to government offices to pull up their socks while also taking up the issue of officers coming in drunk to the office.
The circular comes after many reports of tardiness.

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High ranking NSCN K operative nabbed in WJH

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SHILLONG, May 14: A high ranking official of the proscribed Khaplang faction of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN – K) has been apprehended by Meghalaya police from West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district which was being used as a safe haven by this official and three other members of the outfit.
Gaising Maringmei @ Ronal (40), the deputy revenue secretary of the NSCN-K was arrested from a rented house at Mookyniang locality in Khliehtyrshi village, which is about 15 kilometers away from Jowai, the district headquarter, on Sunday, SP Vivek Syiem said.

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70-year-old Chinese double amputee scales Mount Everest

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KATHMANDU, May 15 (IANS): A 70-year-old Chinese mountaineer who lost both legs to frostbite while attempting to climb Mount Everest four decades ago has successfully climbed the mountain in his fifth attempt.
Xia Boyu, 70, reached the top of the world’s highest peak at 8.40 a.m. on Monday, becoming the first double leg amputee to accomplish the feat from the Nepal side, said Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha from Everest Base Camp.

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Posters voice out Selsella’s anger against Miani

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TURA, May 14: Posters seeking an apology from the Congress candidate from Ampati, Miani D Shira for her comment regarding Selsella residents being less intelligent than people of Ampati, have come up in various places in the constituency of Selsella
Posters were found in various locations across Selsella in West Garo Hills up to Garobadha in South West Garo Hills on Monday, all equivocally demanding an apology from the budding politician at the earliest.

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KHADC pursuing renewed discussions on state’s building byelaws

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SHILLONG, May 14: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will soon approach the National People’s Party (NPP) led state government, seeking renewed discussions on the issue of the implementation of the state’s building byelaws in scheduled areas.
“We have decided to seek fresh discussion with the newly formed state government during the meeting to be held with the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma tomorrow,” the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Pynshngain N Syiem said on the eve of a tripartite meeting between the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, KHADC and the traditional heads.

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