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Govt uged to solve problems arising out of anti railway agitation

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SHILLONG, June 13: Erwin K Syiem Sutnga of the National People’s Party (NPP), while expressing his concerns over the deterioration of law and order in the Khasi – Jaintia and Ri Bhoi districts of Meghalaya, has urged the state government to engage the anti – railway groups in talks and restore normalcy.
It may be noted here that the proscribed Khasi rebel outfit the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) had on Monday threatened to support the groups opposing the railway line in Byrnihat, by supplying them Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

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RBSU threatens to boycott 2018 elections

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SHILLONG, June 13: In the absence of a government college in Ri Bhoi district, the Ri Bhoi Students’ Union (RBSU) has threatened to boycott the ensuing 2018 state elections in the interest of the students of the district.
“We would be compelled to mobilize support and ensure people in the district boycott the forthcoming assembly election if the plight of the students is not addressed,” RBSU president Everjoy Nongpluh said on Tuesday.
The students’ body has been demanding the setting up of a government college to cater to the educational needs of students from the region.

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Man surrenders after raping minor

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SHILLONG, June 13: Making a case all the more easier for police, a man surrendered before them after he had raped a minor girl at Umroi on Tuesday.

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Meghalaya unified in opposition against Cattle Slaughter Rules

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SHILLONG, June 12: Agreeing that the recent notification of the Central Government will have a very adverse effect on the livestock markets thus impacting the economy and food culture of Meghalaya, the members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly have unanimously resolved to demand that the Centre withdraws the said notification.
The government resolution on the Notification issued by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with regards to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 was moved by Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma during a special session of the Assembly convened here on Monday.

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State Marriage Act still ambiguous say Church leaders

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SHILLONG, June 13: In the backdrop of the Meghalaya High Court recently upholding the State Marriage Act passed by the Government of Meghalaya, Church leaders have decried the ambiguous nature of the said act in terms of filing returns on the number of marriages solemnized as per religious beliefs.
“The government has to come up with details on how to go about filing returns, whether it should be on quarterly or yearly basis,” Rev Thanlijoy Diengdoh, who is one of the petitioners against the Marriage Act, 2012 said here on Tuesday.

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HNLC moots arming activists with IEDs

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SHILLONG, June 12: Criticizing the state government and blaming it for creating a ‘Kashmir like’ situation in the state by cracking down on student activists on the railway and influx issue, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday has raised the question of what will happen to Meghalaya should it supply the youth of the state with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

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Incessant rains wreak havoc in Shillong

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SHILLONG, June 12: Incessant monsoon showers led to the injury of three individuals and damage of property in the city on Monday
Three people were injured and one Maruti car was crushed when a huge pine tree fell on top of the vehicle near Municipal office in Shillong here on Monday evening at around 4 pm.

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