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Malki Sub Committee refutes JAC allegations

Posted in March 2012

Our Bureau
SHILLONG, March 29:
The Sub Committee comprising of all the Rangbah Dongs, the Secretaries and representatives from the Eight localities falling under the jurisdiction of the Malki Dorbar which includes Nongshiliang, Pdengshnong, Khliehshnong, Nongpyngrope, Dhankheti, Chinapaty, Lumbalang  and Kharmalki, have strongly refuted the allegations made by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) which appeared in local dailies on Thursday.
“The allegations are baseless and without justification and an attempt to create confusion and misunderstanding among the residents of Malki,” said the Sub Committee.

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2 dead, 4 seriously injured as wood laden truck overturns

Posted in March 2012

Staff Reporter
NONGSTOIN, March 29:
Two persons died on the spot and four others were seriously injured in an road mishap that took place at Nonglwai, Nongstoin on Thursday morning.
Sources informed that at around 9 am Thursday morning, one timber laden truck (Mini Truck), bearing registration number ML 05 D 8745, traveling at high speed from Nonglwai side with some people on its roof suddenly skid off the road and over turned at the road side.

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Harvard takes step to Look East through the Northeast

Posted in March 2012

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SHILLONG, March 29:
Taking this year’s theme as “India – The Next Frontier”, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, USA organized the 9th annual Harvard India Conference on March 24-25 last at their campus in Boston.
Among many important panels, the conference also featured a panel titled “Look East Policy: Look East through the Northeast.”
The panel on the Look East Policy included Leichombam Erendro Singh, a World Bank Fellow at Harvard University, Pradyot Deb Burman, head of the Tripura Royal Family, Chairman and Editor, The Northeast Today Magazine, and Binalakshmi Nepram, Writer-Activist, Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network. 

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Mukul urges Areca nuts export to Bangladesh

Posted in March 2012

SHILLONG, March 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the first phase of the Farmers  Market at Bakur, Dawki, bordering Bangladesh on Thursday.
It may be mentioned that the market was constructed by the Meghalaya State Agriculture Market Board in 2010 with an aim to improve the economy of the farmers in the area. The project was implemented at Dawki considering its location along  the international border between India and Bangladesh.

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46th Branch of MCAB opens at Nongmynsong

Posted in March 2012

SHILLONG, March 29: The 46th Branch of the Meghalaya Cooperative Apex Bank(MCAB) ltd was inaugurated at Nongmynsong, Shillong on Thursday by the Meghalaya Minister for Water Resources, A L Hek.
Hek lauded the effort of the MCAB management for expanding its banking service in every nook and corner of the state for catering needs of the people.
Expressing happiness that the MCAB has implemented core banking in the State, Hek mentioned that this facility will ensure speedy process of financial matters. He hoped that more new branches will be open especially in those areas where there are no banking facilities.

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