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Shillong limping back to normalcy

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SHILLONG, March 4 - The law-and-order situation in the State capital is limping back to normalcy with no untoward incident reported from anywhere today. Students sitting for their board examinations also faced no difficulties.

It may be mentioned here that the Class X examinations began today. The Class XII examinations had begun from Monday.

Although there are no reports of any fresh violence, the commercial hub here � Iewduh (Bara Bazaar) � has remained closed since Saturday. Mobile Internet and text messaging services have also remained suspended since Friday.

State Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said the Government is concerned that the curfew has not been totally lifted from parts of the State capital.

�We are very much concerned... It is our duty to see that any inconvenience is only short-term,� Rymbui said on closure of the Bara Bazaar market. He maintained that the Government is reviewing the situation, but the ground inputs suggest that it is not conducive to lifting the curfew from some areas, especially in the vicinity of Bara Bazaar.

Several people, mostly traders, were stabbed in and around Bara Bazaar, a day after the death of Khasi Students� Union member Lurshai Hynniewta at Ichamati village in an attack on Friday last.

�We are reviewing the situation twice a day and so far, it has been found that lifting of curfew is not conducive,� the Home Minister stated.

Curfew was lifted from most parts of the State capital from 6 am today and reimposed from 9 pm, which would continue till 6 am on Thursday. Similarly, curfew was relaxed in Sohra and Shella (Ichamati is close to Shella) and reimposed from 6 pm to 8 am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the Government is worried for poor farmers who sell their produce at the market. These people have been affected due to closure of the market, he said and urged them to have �patience with the Government� for the time being.

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Shillong limping back to normalcy

SHILLONG, March 4 - The law-and-order situation in the State capital is limping back to normalcy with no untoward incident reported from anywhere today. Students sitting for their board examinations also faced no difficulties.

It may be mentioned here that the Class X examinations began today. The Class XII examinations had begun from Monday.

Although there are no reports of any fresh violence, the commercial hub here � Iewduh (Bara Bazaar) � has remained closed since Saturday. Mobile Internet and text messaging services have also remained suspended since Friday.

State Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said the Government is concerned that the curfew has not been totally lifted from parts of the State capital.

�We are very much concerned... It is our duty to see that any inconvenience is only short-term,� Rymbui said on closure of the Bara Bazaar market. He maintained that the Government is reviewing the situation, but the ground inputs suggest that it is not conducive to lifting the curfew from some areas, especially in the vicinity of Bara Bazaar.

Several people, mostly traders, were stabbed in and around Bara Bazaar, a day after the death of Khasi Students� Union member Lurshai Hynniewta at Ichamati village in an attack on Friday last.

�We are reviewing the situation twice a day and so far, it has been found that lifting of curfew is not conducive,� the Home Minister stated.

Curfew was lifted from most parts of the State capital from 6 am today and reimposed from 9 pm, which would continue till 6 am on Thursday. Similarly, curfew was relaxed in Sohra and Shella (Ichamati is close to Shella) and reimposed from 6 pm to 8 am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the Government is worried for poor farmers who sell their produce at the market. These people have been affected due to closure of the market, he said and urged them to have �patience with the Government� for the time being.

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