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BPL, APL rice released for Tura Sardar Sub Division

Posted in February 2012

Staff Reporter
TURA, Feb 29:
The Deputy Commissioner (Supply), West Garo Hills has in a notification informed that due to lapse of quota, Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) rice have been released below the prescribed scale for the month of December 2011 while the same has been released on normal scale for the month of January 2012 for Tura Sardar Sub Division through respective fair price shop dealers.
The scale of BPL rice is 45kgs per card for 2 months at Rs.9 per kg while APL rice and adhoc additional rice is 18kgs and 10kgs at Rs.12 per kg respectively per card for two months for urban areas.
However, for rural areas, the price vigilance committee is entrusted to re fix the price according to the distance from the lifting point.


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Meghalaya food processing Investors meet for entrepreneurs on March 7

Posted in February 2012

Our Bureau
SHILLONG, Feb 29:
North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) will be holding Meghalaya Food Processing Investors Meet at Hotel Pine Wood, Shillong on March 7.
The unique concept of Meghalaya Food Processing Investors Meet is aimed at helping Entrepreneurs in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing, where not only Investors, consultants & industry specialists/experts shall be available but also Banks with their finance modules will be available for the entrepreneurs under one roof.
Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma will be gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.

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NE Zonal Directors’ Conference of DDK at Tura

Posted in February 2012

Staff Reporter
TURA, Feb 29:
The Doordarshan Kendra, Tura will be organizing the 30th North East Zonal Directors’ Conference at its office.
Directors of ten different Doordarshan Kendras of the north east zone are expected to participate in the conference which will be chaired by Additional Director General (Programme), All India Radio and Doordarshan (NE), C Lalrosanga.
The meeting will deliberate on various problems faced by the different Kendras of the region. It will also discuss marketing and packaging of in-house programmes.
This will be the second time that the DDK, Tura, is organizing the event.


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Roko Cancer Charitable Trust founder unaware of huge expenditure incurred

Posted in February 2012

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Shillong, Feb 29:
It seems the founder and Chairman of the Roko Cancer Charitable Trust, a UK based NGO, APS Chawla, is unaware of the reported anomalies with the trust in Meghalaya.
Roko Cancer Charitable Trust aims to take cancer awareness to the masses free of cost. The trust is a partner with the UK-based Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research, which is committed to fighting the disease through research and awareness. In Meghalaya it screens people for early detection of Cervic, Breast and Oral Cancer.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Chawla denied having any information of allegedly fund misappropriation by the driver of the trust here.
There are allegations that the driver of the Trust’s bus fitted with a mammography unit inside for breast and cervical cancer screening; the whole unit in the bus was readied at a cost of Rs 1 crore, is drawing a huge salary from the government.

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AITUC and its constituents join the nationwide general strike

Posted in February 2012

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SHILLONG, Feb 29:
AITUC members from Garo Hills observed the All India strike together with the rest of India at Tura on Tuesday.
About 100 muster roll and Anganwadi leaders of different units and projects participated in the strike.
All the constituents of AITUC, Bank Employees Union, Postal Workers’ Union and all the Laborer’s union also observed the one day strike demanding welfare for the employees.

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