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Mawryngkneng Famers stage 6 – hour hunger strike in state capital

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 29:
Demanding compensation for the paddy fields adversely affected during the course of construction of the Shillong Bye Pass at Mawryngkneng, affected farmers along with members of the Khasi Students Union - Mawryngkneng Circle (KSU-MC) Tuesday staged a 6 -hour long hunger strike near the additional secretariat building here.

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Minister says Meghalaya proactive in addressing PWD issues

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 29:
Global perception towards disability has changed over the past few decades, observed state Social Welfare Minister, JA Lyngdoh, here on Tuesday while addressing a one-day conference on Ministers of Social Welfare of the North Eastern States.
“There is increasing awareness in the society on the issue of disability that persons with disabilities should have equal rights and opportunities,” Lyngdoh said adding “The government has taken various welfare programmes in this regard.”

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Culture is both performing arts and attitude: ICCR Director General

Posted in May 2012

Our Special Correspondent
New Delhi, May 29:
‘Culture is the way we live, think and behave,’ feels Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Dr Suresh Goel.
Recalling the days how he grew up in Old Delhi in an ambience of cultural harmony and this tradition of harmonious co-existence of people irrespective of caste and creed shaped and influenced his inner psyche, he says, “While growing up, I have seen tolerance and accommodation. My school was on top of a mosque. That's my cultural upbringing.”

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Most contractors unqualified, ignorant about certain taxes, royalties in Meghalaya: CM

Posted in May 2012

SHILLONG, May 28: Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma Monday inaugurated the three-day customized training programme on ‘Contract Management and Quality Control Aspects for the contractors and young engineers of Public Works Department’ which got underway at the SMELC Building, Dakopgre.
The training is being conducted by the experts and scientists from the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi.

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Six arrested for Rs 42 lakh loot case, Rs 32 lakh recovered

Posted in May 2012

Addl SP (Crime), East Khasi Hills, Vivek Syiem with the recovered money

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Shillong, May 28:
Six persons, including the mastermind, have been arrested in connection to the day light loot of Rs 42 lakh on May 22 last in Shillong city and Rs 33.44 lakh has been recovered. 
Among the six is one woman.
It may be recalled that on May 22 last, when the clerk and a temporary employee of the Central Bank of India (CBI), clerk Ritu Singh and agent Bipul Chandra Deka respectively, were on their way to deposit the cash to the United Bank of India (UBI) Branch in GS Road, Police Bazaar, unidentified men threw chili powder in their eyes and snatched the bag containing Rs 42 lakhs cash from them.

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