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CRPF officials, personnel pay homage to bravehearts
TURA, March 19: Officials and personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Tuesday paid rich tributes to fellow bravehearts by laying wreaths at the memorial, as part of the 85th CRPF Day celebrations in Tura. Organised by the 120 Bn CRPF at its battalion headquarters in Tura, the programme was attended by Unit Commandant PK Singh, who, in his address, recalled the glorious history of CRPF performing versatile Internal security duties. “Being the highest medal recipient force of the country with the role in protecting nation’s internal security without which India’s dream of developed nation is not possible, we should feel proud of our force,” he said. On the occasion, Purnima Koch, wife of (L) Sungadha Koch, was honored and given a gift by Unit Officer, Dy. Commandant SavitaYadav.

Don’t issue NOC for stone quarry at Nokatgre: GSU to GHADC
TURA, March 19: The Karukol regional unit of the Garo Students’ Union (GSU) has requested Garo Hills Autonomous District Council CEM, Albinush Marak, not to issue NOC for the operation of a stone quarry near Re’nang Dare at Nokatgre in South Garo Hills. In a letter to the GHADC CEM, the GSU said that while the owner of the proposed quarry Geneth M Sangma already obtained necessary papers and documents from various state authorities, the NOC from the GHADC, which is mandatory, should not be issued so as to protect the scenic Re’nang Dare.

MCC strictures for SWGH, SWKH
TURA/MAWKYRWAT, March 19: With Lok Sabha election around the corner, a slew of restrictions have been imposed in the districts of South West Garo Hills and South West Khasi Hills. In South West Garo Hills, restrictions have been imposed on wall writing, pasting of posters/papers, defacement, and displaying of various materials in government premises. Further, to maintain public safety and ensure a peaceful election atmosphere, Section 144 CrPC has also been invoked. This prohibits the carrying of arms and explosives by individuals, except for law enforcement personnel. In South West Khasi Hills, on the other hand, the District Election Officer has prohibited public gathering of more than five persons and carrying of arms and lethal weapons under Section 144 CrPC. The DEO has also said that no public address (PA) system will be allowed 10 pm to 6 am. In case PA system/ loudspeakers are found used without permission, the same would be seized immediately by the local authorities. Similarly, all political parties or candidates have been barred from putting up banners on roads/thoroughfares.

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