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Shifting electric poles delaying road projects completion

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Oct 28:
With substantial rise in number of vehicles on city roads, numerous road stretches in various localities in city and its suburbs have undergone expansion, while some are underway, to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic all over.
But along many stretches the vehicles have had to compromise with the electric poles, which are still standing on their old spots while road around them has been expanded. In some cases, the expansion works have been rendered incomplete since these poles pose as hurdles to road rollers.
Road stretches like Lapalang to Sawlad has many such electric poles standing right in the middle of the road. The case is similar in the stretch from St Mary’s College to Shillong College, on the newly constructed by-lane near NEHU at Mawlai. And in Nongmynsong, where the road expansion work in underway from Lai-lad – Nongmynsong to Nongmynsong Bazar, the work has come to a halt because of the electric poles.

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Medical Camp organized at Mawkasiang

Posted in October 2012

Our Bureau
Shillong, Oct 28:
The National Service Scheme of St Edmund's College in collaboration with DMHO, East Khasi Hills and Bansara Eye Care, Laitumkhrah, Shillong had organized a medical cum free eye check up camp at Mawkasiang as part of the Special Camp activity of the NSS.
More than 200 people from around the village and adjoining areas had thronged the camp. Earlier the camp was inaugurated by Dr LL Sawian of DMHO as chief guest who stressed the importance of cleanliness and hygiene for a healthy community and to be free from alcoholism and other intoxicants.

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Miss Shillong 2012

Posted in October 2012

Donna Wanda Mary Khyriem (Centre) was on Saturday evening crowned the 29th Miss Shillong 2012. (Right) Beauty Mourn Synnah was crowned the 1st runners up while Pallabi Dey (left) was adjudged the 2nd runners up.


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Seven Ministers quit ahead of Sunday's cabinet rejig

Posted in October 2012

Pala, Agatha quit Ministry

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): The stage is set for Sunday's much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle with seven ministers stepping down to make way for newer, and possibly, younger faces.
The new ministers will take oath in the morning. A Rashtrapati Bhavan official told IANS: "It will be held at 11.30 a.m."
Ahead of the reshuffle, S.M. Krishna quit as external affairs minister, Ambika Soni stepped down as information and broadcasting minister, Subodh Kant Sahai resigned as tourism minister and Mukul Wasnik as social justice and empowerment minister.
The ministers of state who quit were Vincent Pala (water resources), Agatha Sangma (rural development) and Mahadeo Singh Khandela (tribal affairs). A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique Saturday evening said the resignations have been accepted.

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Bangladesh keen to develop thermal power plant using Meghalaya’s coal

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 27:
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Tarik Karim Saturday said Bangladesh is keen to develop a thermal power plant across the border using coal available in Meghalaya’s southern slope bordering.
“The thermal power project could use a conveyor belt to transfer coal to Bangladesh to cut down the transportation cost,” Karim told reporters here after his meeting with the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.

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