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Outbreak of Lychee Giant Stink Bug in Meghalaya

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, May 29:
There has been an outbreak of Lychee giant stink bug, Tessaratoma javanica, (Thunberg) in two villages, Umsyiem and Kenwang near Dawki, in Meghalaya.
The bugs have destroyed more than 90 per cent of Lychee fruits resulting into heavy economic losses to the farmers here.
The foul smell of the bug has irritated the villagers to the highest level. However, neither the foul smell nor the bug is harmful to the human beings.

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Absconding duo in Rs 42 lakh robbery case arrested

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 29:
Meghalaya Police Monday night arrested the remaining two accused person from their hideouts in Nagaland on Monday night who are alleged to be involved in the robbing of Central Bank of India (CBI) officials’ last week.
According to police, the duo has been identified as Richard Warjri alias Bah Hep of Nongrah locality in the outskirt of Shillong and Jester Jyrwa of Sumer village in Ri-Bhoi district, who were apprehended from a house in which they were hiding in Kohima, Nagaland.

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BJP Meghalaya supports NDA’s Bharat Bandh on May 31

Posted in May 2012

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SHILLONG, May 29:
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Meghalaya state unit will support the NDA declared one – day Bharat Bandh on May 31 against the steep hike in petrol prices and spiraling prices of essential commodities.
In an official statement, State BJP General Secretary, Dipayan Chakraborty said, “The party feels that in the State there is widespread anger among people over the way petrol price has been increased.”

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Section 144 promulgated in Kiang Nangbah Govt College

Posted in May 2012

Jowai, May 29: In order to maintain public order, peace, harmony and to avoid causing inconvenience to Students, Lecturers and Staffs of the Kiang Nangbah Government College which may result in breach of peace and tranquility, I/C District Magistrate Jaintia Hills, Jowai, B Mawlong has imposed Section 144 CrPC prohibiting assemble of more than four students in one place within a radius of 100(One hundred)metres from the kiang Nangbah College campus, carrying of arms and other lethal weapons and obstruction of Students/Lecturers to attend class/duties.

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'NE should prioritise issues of rehab of manual scavengers'

Posted in May 2012

Shillong, May 29 (PTI): Union Minister Mukul Wasnik Tuesday said the North East (NE) states should prioritise the issue of poor sanitation, rehabilitation of manual scavengers and setting up of disability rehabilitation centres.
"The UPA government has it made these issues a priority at the national level. I urge the state governments in the Northeast to also take note of this and address the issue," Wasnik said while addressing the conference of state ministers for Welfare/Social Justice department of all Northeast states, including Sikkim, here.

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