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Roshan calls for eradication of Tuberculosis

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SHILLONG, March 24: State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Roshan Warjri has called for people’s partnership to reduce, if not eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) while speaking as the chief guest of a programme organized to mark World TB Day here on Friday.

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People evacuated as oil tanker bursts into flames

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SHILLONG, March 24: People in the vicinity were evacuated after an oil tanker carrying around 18,000 litres of fuel caught fire at the Nongrim Hills petrol pump here on Friday.

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Meghalaya to host National Games 2022

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SHILLONG, March 23 (IANS): Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday.
“The allotment of National Games to be held in Meghalaya has been announced by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its annual general meeting held on December 27, 2016,” he said during the Question Hour.
He said the government would soon sign a contract with the IOA and Meghalaya State Olympics Association to host the prestigious games.

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Meghalaya officer tenders apology in assembly

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SHILLONG, March 23 (IANS): A senior Meghalaya official was on Thursday reprimanded before the 60-member state assembly for breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma.
“I openly and sincerely apologise to the Independent member, members of the Privilege Committee and members of the House,” Zenithsky J. Sangma, who stood at the Bar of the House, said.
Before Zenithksy was produced at the Bar of the House, opposition National People’s Party legislator James K. Sangma, who staged a walkout from the House, said: “On a matter of principle, I do not agree with the method of reprimanding the officer and I do not wish to be part of this proceeding. I would like to excuse myself from the proceeding.”

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Closure call draws mixed response in Tura, affect total in other areas

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TURA, Mar 23: The two day closure call by some NGOs in the Garo Hills region drew a mixed response from the town of Tura though the effect on other districts was more total in nature. The first day of the two day protest on Thursday however saw six arrests, including that of the co-chairman of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) for their attempt to enforce the Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) call.
Various NGOs, including the GHSMC had called for a two day dawn to dusk protest against the incident of inadvertent firing which injured three persons in the town of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills.

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