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Court remands seven fraudsters to police custody

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: Seven fraudsters who had recently duped a facebook user of Rs. 21 lakhs have been remanded to 6 days police custody.
In its order passed here, a lower court remanded the seven which includes six Nigerians to police custody after they were produced before it on Friday.

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SC defers medical seat allotment case

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing on the case relating to denial of  admission of  the MBBS students from Meghalaya in  the  medical colleges in Assam to September  18.
 The matter was earlier listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday.

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Mukul terms probable defectors as turncoats

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has termed politicians who are reportedly seeking to ditch the Congress party and seek re - election from other parties as ‘turncoats’.
“This is the legacy that we have and there is nothing surprising. There is always a turncoat, that we have seen and that has been a reason for the kind of political turmoil which the state has seen ever since its inception,” Dr. Sangma said on Thursday.

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Rural Meghalaya struggling to come to grips with digitalization

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SHILLONG, Sept 14: Where many villages are without proper schools, communication and a huge chunk of the population is still trying hard to be literate apart from the literate who are also trying to fit in the information technology revolution, the Centre pushing for the digitalization process in all spheres is facing a major hurdle in Meghalaya.
No doubt the intention of the move holds greater prospects however, the ground reality depicts a picture of confusion, irritation and of the likes of, “I know it all and it’s easy but can anyone please tell me how to do it”.

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Solidarity towards Rohingya demonstrated in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: The Shillong Muslim community held a protest march against the atrocities and persecution of Rohingya Muslim of Myanmar.
 Expressing solidarity towards the Rohingiya Muslims, hundreds of Muslim community people of Shillong march into the street of Shillong to demonstrate solidarity toward oppressed, prosecuted, and discriminated Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar.

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Naga peace talks reach final stage

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NEW DELHI, Sep 14 (IANS): As the ambitious Naga peace talks reach the final stage, civil society representatives and a top politician in Nagaland have said that the assembly polls, due in March 2018, could get pushed back as an interim government gets into the saddle after the accord is signed.

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Fleeing GNLA cadres abandon 2 powerful IEDs

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TURA, Sep 14: South Garo Hills (SGH) police recovered two powerful IEDs suspected to have been left behind by fleeing cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) after their encounter with security forces on Sunday evening in the village of Kenibadima under Chokpot Police Station.
The recovery took place at about 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening.

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