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Tourism in Meghalaya for Sustainable Livelihood

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Jan 29:
The need for Human Resource Development (HRD) and Education for sustainable livelihood in Meghalaya may be provided through formal education system as well as tailor made workshops and awareness programmes, this has been asserted by Research Scholars from the Department of Business Administration, Assam (Central) University, Silchar, Assam, Samit Chowdhury and Arup Barman in their paper presented at UGC and ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Higher Education for Sustainable Livelihood, organized by Department of Education, Kamalasagar College, Mizoram in association with CCLP Worldwide on January 18 – 19 last. 
They opine that the beneficiaries of formal education system will be the major service providers to the tourism industry in the State and will be tagged with the main course of action for tourism development.
With a populating of just over 2.9 million, Meghalaya is one of the most progressive State of the North Eastern Region (NER) of the country.

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MEA investigates to discover Mukti Bahini members’ mortals in Meghalaya

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Jan 28:
Bangladesh has handed out a list of 36 people from the December 16, 1971 war between the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan who mortals could still be in India, especially in the eastern region.
According to the list, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam and West Bengal could have mortal remains of these Bangladeshi martyrs.
The mission called Freedom Fighter Mortal Remains has been handed to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for doing the exploration of all the identified areas in these four states.

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GNLA linkman, HUJI activists nabbed

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 28:
Acting on specific inputs, BSF troops apprehended one Bangladeshi national while he was trying to exhilarate into Bangladesh from India in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Friday at about 1 pm.
The apprehended person has been identified as one Jaben Sangma (40) from Mymensingh, Bangladesh. 10 bottle of Phensedyl worth Rs 2000 and one Mobile phone with a Bangladeshi Sim were recovered from his possession. During preliminary questioning he revealed that he was involved in smuggling activities and works as linkman for GNLA.

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Six killed in Manipur, poll turnout over 70 percent

Posted in January 2012

Imphal, Jan 28: At least six people, including a suspected Naga militant and a paramilitary trooper, were killed in violence during elections to the Manipur assembly Saturday. The state recorded 70 percent polling till 6 p.m. and voting was still continuing.
Police sources confirmed six people were killed during poll violence in the state.
A major tragedy was averted in Sagolband constituency after police and security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). It was later defused.
The state election office said that although the polling was officially to end at 3 p.m., the polling officers would wait till those already in queues at the booths have cast their votes.

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NCP demands immediate release of abducted engineers

Posted in January 2012

Shillong, Jan 28: Opposition NCP in Meghalaya Saturday condemned the abduction of two power engineers by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and demanded their unconditional safe release.
“We demand the safe release of the two engineers of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) abducted by the GNLA,” Opposition Leader Conrad K Sangma said.

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