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Education is one of the primary rehabilitative services: Chief Justice

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: The Chief Justice, High Court of Meghalaya, Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir has pointed out that education is one of the primary rehabilitative services that must be provided to children staying in juvenile homes.
The Chief Justice had made this comment while speaking during an event held to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Shillong Juvenile School at Mawkasiang (Mawdiangdiang), New Shillong on Saturday.

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AYUSH hospital at Sohra to promote Health Tourism: Hek

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: The Ayush hospital which is going to be set up in Sohra is going to promote health tourism in Meghalaya, according to the state’s Health & Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek.
Having laid the foundation Stone for the 50 bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospital at Wahshari, Sohra on Saturday, Hek revealed that the government wants to promote the concept of Health Tourism and as such had decided on this location.

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Police arrest another suspect in Agnes assault case

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: Police have arrested one more person in connection with the recent brutal attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma in East Jaintia Hills District.
Confirming this here on Saturday, district police chief Silvester Nongtyngnger said one person identified as Hamlen Rymbai (39) of Wapungskur village was arrested by the police on Friday.

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Meghalaya to use technology to prevent cyber crimes: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: The Meghalaya government will make use of available technology to ensure that the people are protected from cyber crimes and the perpetrators thereof as per what the state’s Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said here on Friday.
“I can assure you that as a government we will now take measures aggressively to ensure legally possible or admissible technologies available are put in place,” Conrad had said.

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EGH kidnap case: Another gang member surrenders

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TURA, Nov 17: Amidst immense pressure from the police in East Garo Hills (EGH), another from the gang of kidnappers of Tapos Dey, an Assam based ginger merchant, surrendered himself to the authorities in Rongsak Operations Group Centre (OGC).
Munna D Marak (24) a resident of Rongsak was, according to police sources, one of the initiators of the crime. He along with Anseng T Sangma and Pelington Ch Marak were the ones who had hatched the conspiracy.

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One day US President will be of Indian-origin: Diplomat

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Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS): The US might one day have an Indian-origin President, a former Ambassador, Surendra Kumar, has said here.
"There are so many talented and resourceful Indian-origin educated youths in the US that sooner or later one of them can become the President of the US. One good thing in the US is that in that country, you can see your dream come true," said Kumar, India's former Permanent Representative at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), apart from serving in a number of foreign capitals.

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HC directs Meghalaya Police to ensure security to injured women activists

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Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS): The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday directed the Director General of Police R. Chandranathan to provide security to frontline women rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma who were brutally attacked recently.
On the other hand, the Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment will ask Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police in-charge East Jaintia Hills to appear before it on November 26 in connection with the attack on the two activists.

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