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HYC cites 29 reasons to vote against Congress

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SHILLONG, Feb 12: Lakhs of leaflets citing 29 reasons why Meghalaya should not vote for the Congress party in the upcoming Assembly elections were released by the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Tuesday.
The leaflet, which was released by the HYC president Peter Lawai and general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin here in the city on Tuesday for distribution to the general public, was part of the organization’s anti-Congress campaign.

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Panicked Congress communalizing elections: BJP

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: A desperate Congress party is panicking and as such is resorting to communalizing the upcoming Assembly elections, according to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli.
Reacting to Congress national spokesman Tom Vaddakan’s allegations that there are political parties clandestinely supporting the BJP and his dubbing these political parties ‘Judas in operation’, Kohli said, “I am charging the Congress party for trying to communalize this election and trying to force the churches into politics which is very unfortunate.”

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Shaming of minor raises furore on social media

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TURA, Feb 13: Social media users raised a huge furore after photos of a victim of sexual assault were uploaded by some unscrupulous people on Facebook leading to many who followed the post making absolutely distasteful comments against the victim.
According to sources, the teen from Garo Hills had been enamoured with a boy from another community after long conversations over the phone between the two. After being invited by the culprit, the girl along with her elder sister went to the town of Krishnai in Goalpara and visited the Paikan locality where the culprit was from. She visited the place at about 8 am.

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My experience will be a boon to South Tura: Agatha

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TURA, Feb 13: Former MP, Agatha Sangma is of the opinion that her experience in national politics will enable her to serve the people of South Tura constituency and as such has urged one and all to vote for her in the ensuing Assembly elections.
“I was extremely lucky to be the Member of Parliament at a young age and a central minister. I met different people and visited a lot of places during my tenure as an MP. I have learned a lot from different parts of the world. I feel that my experience would enable me to bring good to the people of South Tura and the state of Meghalaya”, Agatha said on Tuesday.

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Shylla accuses Ardent of violating Model Code of conduct

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: While alleging that his rival from Nongkrem constituency, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit had held a public meeting at Mawmuthoh village on February 2, Hispreaching Son Shylla of the National People’s Party (NPP) has said that this is in violation of the Model Code of conduct that has come into effect in Meghalaya.

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HNLC claims responsibility for Dawki blast

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SHILLONG, Feb 13: The bomb attack that happened in Dawki on Sunday last is the work of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) which has claimed responsibility for the incident.
“The outfit is taking full responsibility on the lobbing of a bomb at the residence of one Than Khonglah in Dawki in the evening of February 11 (Sunday),” HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

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Confusion rages on in Meghalaya politics

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SHILLONG, Jan 13: As the verbal tussle between the two national parties the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress heats up in Meghalaya, the NPP and the other regional parties are camped safely inside their fortress with a few sorties occasionally. While political pundits feel that the regional parties are only silent supporters of the BJP, the BJP denies such allegations and the Congress does not fall short of firing another round against the opposition camps by calling them ‘Judas’.

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