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Six people fall ill, hospitalized after eating mushroom in Garo Hills

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Oct 22, 2018: 

In an unfortunate incident, 6 people fell ill after consuming mushrooms, bought from the Megagre market in East Garo Hills, Meghalaya on Sunday afternoon.

Govt yet to take a final call on making ex HNLC leader “mediator”

  • The former HNLC general secretary would ultimately be apprised about the initiative for negotiatio, only after the Government takes a final decision on the issue of appointing a mediator: Dy CM
  • The doors is always open for the cadres of the militant outfit to come over ground, said Tynsong

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Oct 22, 2018: 

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Monday said that the State Government is yet to decide on “popular” suggestion to make former HNLC general secretary, Cheristerfield Thangkhiew to be the ‘mediator’ for bringing the outfit to the negotiations table.

Vandalism plagues Tura ISBT; Terminus turns into hub of drunkards and thieves

The matter was brought to light through a social media post by one user who posted photos of the wrecked poles that held the solar lights and the missing motors.

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Oct 22, 2018: 

From throwing garbage to spitting and rubbing lime everywhere, there is no end to some people’s lack of civic sense. To dirty one’s public surrounding is of course nothing new but to steal and damage public properties is something which reflects the mindset and civility of those people involved.

NPP selects new district body in NGH; 20 new members inducted

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From Our Correspondent | TURA, October 22, 2018

The National Peoples’ Party (NPP) – North Garo Hills (NGH) has selected a new district body to take the party forward in a meeting held in Rongma Gitil near the village of Chachinath in Kharkutta.

CM attends one of the world’s biggest food innovation exhibitions in Paris

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From Our Correspondent | PARIS, October 22, 2018

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and Agriculture Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh along with a delegation on Sunday participated at SIAL (Salon International de l’alimentation) Paris 2018, one of world’s biggest food innovation exhibitions.

Meghalaya: HNLC appoints Saiñkupar Nongtraw as acting gen secy after Thangkhiew’s surrender

By Our Reporter | October 21, 2018

Shillong: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council has appointed its publiicity secretary Saiñkupar Nongtraw as the acting general secretary of the outfit. Nongtraw will also continue to hold the post of the publicity secretary.

The HNLC has taken this decision after the post of general secretary was been left vacant following the surrender of its senior cadre Cherishterfield Thangkhiew on Thursday last.

“The outfit decided to appoint me as the acting general secretary,” Nongtraw stated in a statement issued here today.

Meanwhile, he said that the outfit also accepted the offer of its former general secretary (Thangkhiew) to act as the ‘negotiator’ to bring the outfit to the negotiations table.

He however said that the outfit has nothing to speak against Thanghiew whom they claimed that he had decided to retire as the leader of the group.

“He (Thangkhiew) was a good and a courageous leader. His contribution towards the cause of outfit will not be wasted. He is part of the history for being the founding member of the outfit,” Nongtraw further stated.

The outfit at the same time supported the accusations made by Thangkhiew that the Indian National Congress is responsible for the present turmoil in the country.

It may be mentioned that Thangkhiew had surrendered before Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday at the State Police Headquarters.

The surrender of the general secretary is believed to be a major blow to the Khasi secessionist outfit which now is left with its military wing commander Bobby Reagan Marweiñ who is hiding in Bangladesh with few of his trusted lieutenants.

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