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    Bru groups thank Centre, Tripura govt, regional parties for pact

    GUWAHATI: Bru organisations have hailed the efforts of the Centre, Tripura government and all the regional political parties of Tripura for the materialisation of the quadripartite agreement for resettlement and rehabilitation of the community's internally-displaced people. Speaking to The Shillong Times over phone after landing at Agartala airport on Saturday afternoon,...

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    Bru resettlement in Tripura to be completed by Oct 2020

    Joint monitoring committee to oversee implementation of agreement GUWAHATI: The Bru resettlement process under Thursday's quadripartite agreement of the Union home ministry with the governments of Tripura, Mizoram and leaders of the Bru community will take about nine months from signing of the pact for completion. The Tripura government will carry out a fresh survey through physical...

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    Parl committee to meet in city today

    SHILLONG: As many as 27 tribal organisations and institutions will take part in the meeting with the Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma on Saturday to discuss the proposed amendment to Sixth Schedule.Commissioner and Secretary in-charge of District Council Affairs Frederick Kharkongor said that besides many tribal organisations, there will be representations from...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    IED planted at Meghalaya Coke: HNLC

    JOWAI/ SHILLONG: The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has owned responsibility for planting an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing approximately 7 kg which was recovered from the premises of the under-construction Meghalaya Coke. East Jaintia Hills SP Vivekanand Singh said the IED was recovered on January 16 from the premises of the Meghalaya Coke at Bther village.He said that the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Police summon NGO leaders

    SHILLONG: Police summoned HANM president Lamphrang Kharbani and HYC vice president Donboklang Kharlyngdoh on Friday in connection with anti-CAA protests. Speaking to reporters, Donboklang said that the police summoned him in connection with the December 13 rally organised by CoMSO He said that summon issued by the police is to discourage the members from fighting back against any harassment. He said that he was ready to...

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    NPP EC strength in GHADC goes up to 19

    TURA: Barely ten days after two opposition MDCs gave their support to the NPP-led Executive Committee in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council tilting the balance in their favour, the ruling alliance received a further boost after three more members joined it on Friday. In a house of 30, the Dipul Sangma-led EC now has the support of 19 MDCs. "Today three members who were with the opposition camp...

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    Prohibitory order ahead of special Assembly session

    SHILLONG: In view of the one-day special session of the Assembly on Monday regarding extension of reserved seats for Scheduled Tribes, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills, has promulgated Section 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 500 meters of the temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong. Sources said that the prohibitory order was issued to prevent any...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Compensation demand for loss of mining

    SHILLONG: The Dorbar Ki Hynriew Shnong (association of six villages) Elaka Narpuh, has demanded compensatory payment of Rs 44960 crore to mine owners for loss of mining opportunities of limestone and black clay. A petition was made on the need for compensatory offsets to the residents of Sakhri, Lumtongseng, Tongseng, Pandare, Khaddum, Brichyrnot, within the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around Narpuh Wildlife...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    News Capsule

    Polio The first round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI), for children below 5 years of age will be conducted from January 20 - 23, in East Garo Hills. Oral polio vaccine will be administered at various polio booths, while house to house vaccination will be carried out on the second and third day respectively.

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Prisoner escapes from Tura court premises

    TURA: An undertrial prisoner fled from the premises of the District Sessions Court here by breaking through the toilet ventilator on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred around 2.30 pm when the prisoner, Bath N Marak (32), hailing from Jadigindang village under Nangalbibra police station in South Garo Hills, was brought under police escort from the Tura district jail for production in connection...

    • 5 hrs ago

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