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Squabbles impacting Congress’ election chances: RG Lyngdoh

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SHILLONG, May 22: The former State Home Minister, RG Lyngdoh has pointed out that internal squabbles within the Congress party in Meghalaya, when they spill out into the public domain, have a negative impact on the chances of the party in elections.
“Whenever internal squabbles happen and when they spill out in public domain, they are going to have a negative impact on the performance of the party in the next election,” Lyngdoh said here on Monday.
Opining that the leadership in the state is the reason behind these squabbles, Lyngdoh said, “It appears Dr. Mukul’s leadership is the cause of friction within Congress.”

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Roshan highlights requirements for improved MHIS

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SHILLONG, May 22: Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Roshan Warjri has highlighted a number of issued which need attention to ensure that Phase III of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) is implemented to its optimal capabilities even as she praised all stakeholders involved in the implementation of phases I and II of the MHIS.
“This workshop is the right platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences which may be incorporated in the implementation of the third phase of the MHIS,” Warjri said while speaking during a one-day State Level Workshop on MHIS Phase –III at Yojana Bhawan Auditorium, Meghalaya Main Secretariat on Monday.

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BJP to field many women candidates in 2018 polls: Rahatkar

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SHILLONG, May 22: The candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming 2018 state polls will include a sizeable number of women according to what the national president of the BJP Mahila Morcha president, Viyaya Rahatkar informed on Monday.
“We will try our best to field as many women candidates as possible in the elections just like in the states of Maharashtra and Haryana,” Rahatkar said after addressing a meeting of the state women’s wing here.
Stating that a homemaker can also play an important role in politics and nation building, she said that the BJP is keen to ensure that due respect is given to women in all forums.

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Congress confident of absolute majority in 2018 polls

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SHILLONG; May 22: The Congress party in Meghalaya has expressed confidence that it will be able to win at least 31 seats in the upcoming 2018 state polls.
Taking a calculative look at the requirement for the party in the upcoming polls, senior party leader and Cabinet Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “We need the magic number, we need to cross 31 and we are trying our best to get the magic number and we are working on that”.

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MLCU students at Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary for experimental learning

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SHILLONG, May 22: With the objective to study the diversity of plant and animal population and also the level of biodiversity conservation measures being practiced, the students and faculty of the Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems, Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) observed the International Day for Biological Diversity on Monday with a field visit to the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in Umling, RiBhoi District about 73.9 Kms away from the capital city of Shillong.

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