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September 3, 2013

Bandh takes toll on government, private properties

Stray incidents marked the 12-hour bandh called by 10 pressure groups demanding introduction of ILP: (From L to R) One of the two dumper trucks torched by unknown miscreants at Pyndengrei, Nongstoin; a damaged tourist taxi at Nongmynsong;…

Mawrie’s faulty conclusions

Editor, While agreeing that witchcraft, black magic, evil spirits are universal phenomena which some believe in even today, one fails to understand few conjectures of Barnes Marie in his article dated Aug 28 in this paper. From time…

Stray violence marks bandh, 14 held

SHILLONG/TURA NONGPOH: Stray incidents of violence marked the 12-hour bandh called by 10 organisations demanding the introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya to regulate the entry of outsiders into the state, even as…

Night road blockade from tomorrow

SHILLONG: Intensifying their agitation for implementation of ILP in the State, the ten NGOs led by KSU and FKJGP have announced a road blockage for three nights in the entire state as their second round of agitation beginning from September…

Doctor attacked while driving in city

SHILLONG:  Noted psychiatrist of Meghalaya and the North East, Dr Sandi Syiem was attacked during the bandh hours on Monday while he was on his way to SANKER Nursing Home at Mawlai Mawroh. Normally those who sponsor bandhs and other forms…

All-party meet deferred to Sept 5

SHILLONG: Government has deferred Tuesday's all-party meeting on ILP to September 5 following a request from UDP. Informing this here on Monday, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said that UDP made a request to fix the meeting to a new date.…

Rift in Cong over ILP

SHILLONG:  Division in Congress over implementation of Inner Line Permit has come to light with the Pynthorumkhrah Youth Congress (Langkyrding, Lumphira Unit) openly supporting the ten organisations demanding introduction of the same in the…

Ampareen twist to ILP stalemate

Minister questions authenticity of Bindo-led panel recommendations SHILLONG: Giving a new twist to the ongoing standoff between Government and NGOs over implementation of ILP in the State, Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has…

Pakistan violates LoC truce again

Jammu: After a lull of nearly a week, Pakistan troops on Monday again violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC), opening unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence spokesman said. The…