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YHAI-M Chairman to attend Youth Hostel International Conference at Slovenia

Posted in June 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, June 28:
Chairman of Youth Hostel Association of India - Meghalaya Branch (YHAI-M), ED Nongsiang will participate in the 49th International conference of youth hostel which will be held in Maribor, Slovenia.

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Jowai promises different Behdieiñkhlam this year; stress on tourism

Posted in June 2012

Staff Reporter
JOWAI, June 28:
Behdieiñkhlam is the most important and the largest festival of the Pnars (Jaintias) of Jaintia hills District; it can also be called one of the three major festivals of the state.
The celebration of Behdieiñkhlam festival this year will be different from the previous year since the organiser has put in major emphasis on attracting tourists to the festival.
Seiñ Raij Jowai (SRJ) president O.R. Challam said “the ministry of tourism government of India has allotted Rs 25 lakhs to the SRJ to make Behdieiñkhlam a big event and make sure that the festival attracts as much tourist as possible”.

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UDP becomes deciding factor in Presidential Poll for Meghalaya

Posted in June 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, June 27:
As the presidential campaigning gets momentum in the state with the elections closed to the heel, all eyes are set on the United Democratic Party (UDP) - one of the largest regional party in the state, when both the State Congress party and former NCP leader and presidential aspirant Purno A Sangma are seeking the support of the UDP in the upcoming presidential polls.
“Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has recently this month sent a letter to the UDP chief Dr Donkupar Roy seeking the party’s support on UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee’s candidature to the top post”, sources in the UDP informed Meghalaya Times here.

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Assam Rifles sends its third contingent to Haiti

Posted in June 2012

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SHILLONG, June 27:
Assam Rifles, the oldest Para Military Force which was raised in 1835 on Wednesday sent its third contingent of its force comprising of 160 personnels including 10 officers and 150 men to Haiti, a strife torn North American country.
The contingent is lead by Commandant R C Kothari.
It may be mentioned here that Indian Government had sanctioned services of Assam Rifles for five years in Haiti with effect from 2010.


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Volume of trade raised in border haats for each trader

Posted in June 2012

Shillong, June 27 (PTI): Following the success of the Mughal-era 'haats' opened along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, the two countries have agreed to raise the volume of trade from USD 50 to USD 100 for each trader, officials said here on Wednesday.
The addendum to the agreement was made by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Arvind Mehta and Additional Secretary Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh.

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