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Meet on winter crop strategy in Delhi


September 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The central government will chalk out a strategy to maximise the winter crop sowing at a meet Sep 24-25, after delayed rains affected summer crop ... Read more...

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India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) India will erect single row fencing instead of double row fencing in several areas along the border with Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.About 80 percent of ... Read more...

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GNLA chief to move fresh bail plea in Meghalaya court


September 12th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) Chief of Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a fresh bail application in a court here, a legal ... Read more...

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High security in Assam after ULFA messages intercepted


September 10th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Assam Police have intensified security arrangements after intelligence inputs that the anti-dialogue faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias ... Read more...

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Tuk-tuk from Shillong to Jaisalmer for clean water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) Call it an "intentionally-ridiculous race" or a "travel phenomenon" but a 3,500 km auto-rickshaw aka 'tuk-tuk' race on the 3,500-km stretch is definitely a challenge which ... Read more...

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GNLA chief’s judicial custody extended by 14 days


September 7th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 7 (IANS) A Meghalaya court Friday remanded outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to another 14 days in judicial custody, a lawyer said."The court ... Read more...

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Bifurcate Assam-Meghalaya joint cadre too: Meghalaya legislators


September 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of the bifurcation of the Manipur-Tripura cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services, Meghalaya's legislators Thursday demanded the separation of ... Read more...

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12-hour shurdown in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland


September 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads, schools, banks and government offices remained shut and commercial establishments downed shutters in all the northeastern states, except Assam, Thursday in ... Read more...

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BPCL to set up refuelling facility at Shillong airport


September 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) wants to set up a refuelling facility at Shillong airport, says Meghalaya Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal.Formerly known as Umroi airport, ... Read more...

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Top PLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


September 5th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) A top rebel of the outlawed People's Liberation Army of Manipur was arrested from eastern Meghalaya near the Bangladesh border, an official said Wednesday.Athokpam Surchandra Singh, ... Read more...

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Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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CPI wants policy on illegal immigrants


August 28th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday demanded a national policy to detect illegal migration of foreigners into India."The illegal immigrant issue is a serious problem ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 14 days judicial custody


August 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) A Meghalaya court Sunday remanded outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to judicial custody for 14 days, a lawyer said."The court of ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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Two helplines to assist northeast people in Bangalore


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) About 50 civil society organisations joined hands to form a Peace and Solidarity Forum and set up two helplines for assisting people from the northeast living ... Read more...

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Sangma to lead National People’s Party


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma will float the National People's Party (NPP) here in Meghalaya Friday, an aide said Thursday."The NPP will be led by ... Read more...

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Quake jolts northeast India


August 19th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity shook India's northeast Sunday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The quake measuring 5.0 on the ... Read more...

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Hold talks with rebels, women’s group tells Meghalaya


August 16th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) A prominent women's group in Meghalaya Thursday asked the government to accept an offer of talks of a militant organisation, which is fighting for a sovereign ... Read more...

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Congress MPs from northeast meet Sonia


August 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress MPs from the northeast Thursday met party chief Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of their concern about exodus of people of the region ... Read more...

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Khasi rebel outfit ready for talks


August 15th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), an outlawed Khasi militant group in Meghalaya, has offered to hold talks with the government."We are ready to come to ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 15 days police custody


August 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) A court in Meghalaya Sunday remanded Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to 15 days' police custody.Sangma pleaded before the first class judicial ... Read more...

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Two constables forced to drink urine in Meghalaya


August 11th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A Meghalaya Police battalion instructor has been removed from duty after he made two recruit constables drink the urine of fellow trainees, police here said.The incident ... Read more...

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(VM) Mizoram panel to resolve border disputes


August 10th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 10 (IANS) Mizoram has formed a committee to resolve its boundary disputes with Assam and Tripura, an official said Friday.The five-member committee will be led by legal expert ... Read more...

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Alert in Meghalaya ahead of HNLC ‘Raising Day’


August 8th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) Security forces have been put on alert in Meghalaya ahead of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) "Raising Day" on Aug 14, police said Wednesday.The tribal ... Read more...

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Assam businessman killed, another abducted in Meghalaya


August 8th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 7 (IANS) Rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Tuesday gunned down a businessman from Assam and abducted another at gunpoint in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Tea production declining in organised sector in India


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) Tea production in the organised sector in declining in India due to ageing bushes and little investment and the country may have lost 50 million kg ... Read more...

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Arrested Garo rebel leader planning peace talks?


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is exploring the possibility of peace talks with the government, his lawyer said Sunday."He ... Read more...

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Second blackout in India hits 19 states, 600 million people (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India was hit by a massive power failure Tuesday, bigger than the blackout a day ago, that crippled train, Metro and road-transport services and ... Read more...

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AIIMS, Safdurjung hospitals unaffected by power crisis


July 31st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Hospitals in the national capital, including AIIMS and Safdarjung were unaffected due to the major power breakdown Tuesday in the northern and eastern regions as ... Read more...

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Tribal Forum of India to float new party: Sangma


July 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Tribal Forum of India, which projected former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma as its presidential candidate, is scheduled to meet next month to ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 22 states, 600 million people hit (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested due to efforts of India, Bangladesh


July 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, the rebel chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was arrested due to sustained efforts of India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Garo rebels, security forces exchange fire in Meghalaya


July 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) A fierce gun-battle broke out between the security forces and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Monday in the newly-created North Garo Hills district in western ... Read more...

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Assam NGOs against Bangladeshis’ deportation allowed to amend PIL


July 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted two Assam-based NGOs to include West Bengal and Meghalaya as parties in their PIL seeking to restrain the central and ... Read more...

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