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Ardent’s call for unity of regional parties strikes a chord

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SHILLONG, April 26: The bugle sounded by the HSPDP president for the regional parties in Meghalaya to come to an understanding to support the ouster of national parties in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls has stirred a note of regionalism amongst other prominent regional parties in the state like UDP and KHNAM.
Regional parties of Meghalaya like the United Democratic Party (UDP) and KHNAM are all in affirmative with the idea mooted by HSPDP president Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit to come to a understanding and not field candidates in constituencies where the chance of another regional party to win is high, thereby paving way for the regional parties to triumph in the elections and form the next government.

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Girl escapes rape attempt by step father

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TURA, Apr 26: In another extreme case of sexual depravity, a step father was allegedly beaten up by residents of his own locality after being accused of attempting to rape his own 13 year old step daughter. The incident occurred on Monday at Dobasipara which lies in the outskirts of Tura and has created a huge furore amongst locals of the area.

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Mukul will be the last Congress CM in Meghalaya: BJYM

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SHILLONG, April 26: Exuding confidence about that chances of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the ensuing 2018 state elections in Meghalaya, the youth wing of the saffron party, the Bharatiya Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has predicted that the incumbent Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma will be the last member of the Congress party to occupy this post.

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Meghalaya brews hot: Tea tourism on the table

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SHILLONG, April 26: Be it the aroma, richness in quality or the organic status – Meghalaya tea has it all and the state government is all out to explore the tea growing potential of the state to its maximum with an added bonus of promoting tea tourism.
It was a visit in 1974 by Tea Board of India and scientists from Tea Research Association that marked the beginnings of organized tea cultivation in the state. Tea nurseries were established from 1977 onwards, and suitable varieties well adapted to the state’s soils, temperatures and rainfall were brought in from neighbouring Assam, and also from Darjeeling. The seedlings were subsequently transplanted to experimental gardens at Umsning (in Ri Bhoi District), Tebronggre (in the West Garo Hills) and also to Riangdo (in West Khasi Hills) in 1978.

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HLSC recommends fresh recruitment of Asst LP teachers

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SHILLONG, April 26: The best option for the Meghalaya government is the scrapping of the entire process of selection of candidates for teaching jobs according to the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) which had probed the alleged 2009 education job scam for appointment of Assistant LP teachers in Meghalaya.
“The only way out for the government would be to perhaps cancel the whole selection process and initiate fresh recruitment drive to all the vacancies,” the HLSC stated in its report.

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Conrad wants roads named after Purno, statues erected

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TURA, April 26: In an effort to further the legacy of his father and provide him due honours, National People’s Party (NPP) Chief and Tura Lok Sabha member Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday implored the Meghalaya government to name roads in Tura and Shillong after the late parliamentarian - Purno Agitok Sangma in recognition of his late father who besides many other achievements, is the first person of the state to receive the prestigeous Padma Vibhushan Award, the second highest civilian award in the country.

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Dr. Vijay Saraswat to be chief guest for NEHU XXIVth Convocation

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SHILLONG, April 26: Renowned Indian scientist and accomplished researcher with more than four decades of experience spanning over several fields and areas in both basic and applied sciences of defence research, Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, will be the chief guest at the XXIV Convocation of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to be held on April 28, 2017. Around 1494 candidates will be receiving their degrees in person while 7495 in absentia.
At present Saraswat is a member of NITI Aayog, Planning Commission of India and is shouldering many honorary positions in Government and Academic Institutions.

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