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Ex-MLA and NCP candidate’s house gutted in major fire in Garo Hills

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 10, 2018: 

In an unfortunate incident, the house of former MLA of Rongjeng, Desang Sangma, was completely gutted in a fire allegedly caused by a electrical short circuit.

The incident took place at about 6:15 pm in East Garo Hills and continued for some time as there was delay in the Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) arrival. The Fire service were unable to get there from Rongjeng and had to wait for the vehicle to come from Williamnagar, about 50 kms away by which time the entire building had been gutted.

It may be mentioned that Desang M Sangma is also an NCP candidate who will be contesting the Feb 27 election from Rongjeng Constituency.

“We received information of the fire as soon as it occurred. F&ES personnel immediately tried to reach the spot but in their eagerness, the vehicle fell into a ditch. The bigger machine was done for repairs for the past few days leading to a fire engine being sought from the town of Williamnagar,” said superintendent of police, EGH, Ringrang TG Momin.

By the time the F&ES got to the place, most of the damage had already been done and the fire had burnt out its normal course. No other structures were however damaged in the fire.

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NPP ups the ante in Garo Hills; predicts Mukul’s loss in both seats

From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Tura, Feb 10, 2018: 

As February 27 approaches, political parties in the state are upping the ante to ensure victory in the ensuing elections, the strategies of which includes — campaigns, visits, public rallies, making promises and claims besides attacking their rival parties on various grounds.

The National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday too picked up its pace in as far as campaigning is concerned. Several election rallies were organised in an effort to drum up support for the NPP candidate from Bajengdoba, Ponseng Marak.

Ngaitlang Dhar richest candidate, Isaiah Phawa poorest in poll fray

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 10, 2018: 

If Ngaitlang Dhar, an NPP candidate from Umroi is the richest candidate in the poll fray with total assets worth Rs 290 crore, then an independent candidate from Nartiang, Isaiah Phawa is the poorest candidate with total assets worth only Rs 1100.

Meet the 10 richest women candidates in poll fray

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 10, 2018: 

If NPP candidate from Umroi constituency, Ngaitlang Dhar is the richest candidate in the fray for the Assembly election in Meghalaya due on February 27, then sitting Congress legislator Deborah C Marak from Williamnagar constituency is the richest woman candidate in the poll fray with a total asset of Rs 12.343 crore.

Militants, police exchange fire in Garo Hills; exporter robbed

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, February 09, 2018: 

An exchange of fire between a group of armed militants, possibly of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and the police took place near the village of Era Aning in South Garo Hills on Friday morning

And the political war between Congress and BJP continues …

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, February 9, 2018: 
Taking on the BJP, senior Congress leader and party spokesperson, Ronnie V Lyngdoh said that the saffron party always accuses the Congress of appeasing the people but the reality is that — it is the BJP that is trying to appease the people of Meghalaya.

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