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Trained manpower essential for future of tourism in Meghalaya

Posted in March 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, March 03:
Among the northeastern states Meghalaya has lots of potentials in tourism sector especially in terms of natural beauties of the hills, landscapes, rivers, waterfalls and caves, besides being home to various cultural forms and traditions of the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo.
Yet, due to lack of trained manpower the tourism department in the states could not shove its wheels much further.
Take the small instances of Ward’s lake and Lady Hydari’s park; had not the forest department taken steps to augment these sites which occur in the very vicinity of the state capital, these sites would have been wore a bad look.

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Meghalaya to have 6 new police outposts, upgrade 3

Posted in March 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, March 02:
A day after Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ramachandran Mullappally, visited Meghalaya to review the Law and order situation in the State, Meghalaya State Security Commission met Friday to discuss and frame policy guidelines for improving the functioning of the state police.
Following the Centre's decision to count the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) as a terrorist group, the Meghalaya government has sanctioned six new police outposts and upgraded three police stations in insurgency-hit districts of the state.

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Citizens asked not to panic in Mock Drill on Earthquake and Fire in Civil hospital

Posted in March 2012

SHILLONG, March 02: The Additional Deputy Commissioner , East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has informed that the district Administration will be carrying out rehearsal for Mock Drill on Earthquake and Fire in Civil Hospital, Shillong on March 5 and the actual Mock Drill on March 10 from 9 am onwards in both the days.
In this regard, the District Administration has requested  the citizens not to panic and also to cooperate in the whole exercise to make the programme a success one.


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GNLA rebels, forces exchange fire in Meghalaya

Posted in March 2012

Shillong, March 02: There was fierce exchange of fire Friday between security forces and the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) that ended in the guerrillas retreating into the forests in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said.
The gunfight lasted for about an hour. Though there were no casualties on the security forces' side, police are yet to confirm if any of the rebels were injured.
The exchange of fire took place at 6.30 a.m. in Arengdo village bordering Assam's Goalpara district when security forces came under fire from GNLA rebels in hiding.

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Nongalbibra Regional Unit disassociates from GSU

Posted in March 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, March 02:
The Nongalbibra Regional Unit has parted ways with the Garo Students’ Union (GSU) after the Union’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) dissolved the Regional Unit.
Alleging that this was done without following the necessary protocols required, members of the erstwhile Nongalbibra Regional Unit have decided to part ways with the CEC and form a factional body centered at Nongalbibra.
In a press statement released General Secretary, GSU (Nongalbibra Regional Unit), Southern Zone Baghmara, Nikseng S. Marak has highlighted various reasons for this break-up.

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