SHILLONG, March 17: Beaming with pride was Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma as he received an award conferred upon Meghalaya by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in recognition of the growth that the state has shown in the agricultural sector.
Dedicating the award to the people of the state in general and its farmers in particular, Conrad said, “It gives me immense pleasure to receive the award on behalf of the farmers of the State, who have scripted a success story. It is just the beginning and we are looking forward to support our farmers in the best possible way.”
SHILLONG, March 17: While pointing to changes that were made on block allocation under planning after the 14th Finance Commission, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has urged Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to ensure that these are revived to ensure that the development of the North East and Meghalaya in particular does not suffer because of a fund crunch.
Conrad had made this appeal when a delegation of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) had called on the Prime Minister at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday.
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS): Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".
Government records show that there were 10,612 deaths following vaccination (both PV and DPT) in the last 10 years. There was a huge increase in these numbers in 2017, which the Health Ministry has promised to study.
GUWAHATI, March 17: While Bollywood movies are being made on the subject of women menstruation, the girls and women of a small village in Assam are adopting hygienic reusable sanitary napkins and also started campaigning among other women and girls of remote areas to adopt hygienic sanitary napkins.
For using sanitary napkins, things have changed after Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar starrer Pad Man, based on the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham released recently.
TURA, March 17: 5 suspected kidnappers, with four allegedly belonging to the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were arrested on Saturday by the Assam police of South Salmara district in an operation neat the Hat Singimari Super Market.
The four, along with the driver were arrested after they were found with possession of a gun as well as ammunition apparently in a bid to kidnap a businessman from the town.