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IMPCC meeting held at AIR

Posted in May 2012

Shillong May 31: The monthly Inter-Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) meeting was held at the All India Radio Conference Hall, Shillong on Thursday, chaired by Chairman, IMPCC and Director, DTe of Field Publicity, Shillong, Dr E Pamei, to discuss the publicity activities carried out during the month.

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Christ’s Disciples Girl School create history for Nongstoin

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
NONGSTOIN, May 31:
With the results of the MBOSE examinations out, Christ’s Disciples Secondary School Nongstoin has a greater reason to cheer because for the first time in the history of Nongstoin a girls’ only school recorded a hundred percent pass result this year.

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CHILDLINE celebrates its 11th Year in Shillong

Posted in May 2012

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Shillong, May 31:
The CHILDLINE Service in Shillong is celebrating its 11th year of service on June 1.
CHILDLINE Service has received a total number of 54,645 calls from its inception on June 2001 till March 2012, out of which 3,290 is the total intervention calls.
The CHILDLINE team has also received “Pa Togan Sangma for Social Service Award” given by the State Government in 2008.
11th year of CHILDLINE is a phone outreach based intervention model and their work begins when a call for help comes in. As soon as this happens, the CHILDLINE team swings into action for direct intervention. Intervention covers a range of actions from rescuing children from abusive circumstances, providing immediate SOS attention, to assistance in registering a case at the police station, presenting a child to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the City and developing the papers for onward action as directed by the CWC and so on.

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100% teachers say tobacco bad, 80% students addicted

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 31:
Meghalaya along with the rest of the world, on Thursday observed the ‘No Tobacco Day’ to highlight the health risks associated with the use of tobacco.
It all started with a rally organized under the aegis of the State Cancer Society in collaboration with Shankardev College on the theme “March for Health”.
The rally kicked off from State Central Library premises and culminated at Pinewood Hotel wherein a seminar on the topic of tobacco usage and its ill-effect was held.

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Mistaken identity kills Cop, officials hatch cover up story

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
A police constable succumbed to his injuries while three other police constables sustained seriously injured in a cross firing among the policemen, who mistakenly suspected each other to be intruders, in South Garo Hills district, here on Wednesday at the wee hours.
One police constable was shot dead and three others police personnel were seriously injured of the 2nd battalion, who misguidedly fired each other in an ambush at Gasuapara in South Garo Hills district.

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