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first_imgThe elderly have again been plunged into fear following four break-ins on pensioners’ homes in recent days.The latest raid included the ransacking of an elderly woman’s home in the Drumatoland area of St Johnston.Thankfully the woman was out of her home at the time. However the raiders ransacked her home searching for valuables.Gardai are still assessing what was taken during the burglary.Two other raids also took place in the local area last night.It comes just days after another burglary on the home of an elderly farmer, also in the St Johnston are on Thursday night last week. Gardai have not yet established if the burglaries are connected.The raids are the latest in a spate of burglaries in the St.Johnston, Raphoe and Convoy areas in recent weeks.  ANGER AS PENSIONERS’ HOMES RANSACKED AGAIN was last modified: February 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarydonegalGardaipensionersSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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first_imgLaitkor (Meghalaya), Dec 28 (PTI) Opposition Hills State People Democratic Party today alleged corrupt people were responsible for the financial mess in the state and if elected to power the HSPDP-UDP alliance will provide a clean government.Assembly elections in Meghalaya are due early next year and the HSPDP has forged a pre-poll alliance with United Democratic Party (UDP).HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit alleged corrupt officials were allowing corruption to take place at various levels in the government resulting in low availability of funds for developmental works and causing hardships for the people.”HSPDP will not tolerate corruption at any level of governance. We will not be afraid to pull out all the corrupt people in governance responsible for all the financial mess in the state. We will take them to task,” he said.”Our vision is very clear ? to remove hardships of the people and to protect them through appropriate legislations and to root out corruption,” the HSPDP president said.The HSPDP has at present four MLAs.As per the pre-poll alliance with the UDP, he said the HSPDP will be contesting in 10 seats reserved for the party.But the party and will also put up candidates in another nine free-to-contest seats in the Khasi – Jaintia Region, the HSDP president said. Basaiawmoit, who is also the MLA from Nongkrem seat distributed work orders worth Rs 2 crore to beneficiaries under the Special Rural Work Programme of the government.The HSPDP president also distributed work orders worth Rs 2.5 lakh each under the Intensive Sports and Youth Development Programme and the Development of Traditional Folk Music. PTI JOP RGadvertisementlast_img read more