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NGO demands more efforts on rescue trapped miners

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TURA, Dec 17: Worried about the fate of the 13 labourers stuck in a mine in Jaintia Hills, an NGO of West Garo Hills (WGH) district from where most of the labourers are from, has sought increased efforts at rescue as well as adequate compensation to the families of the victims that may have been stuck in the collapsed mines.
The Anti Corruption and Human Development Organization (ACHDO) based in the plain belt of West Garo Hills condemned the fact that illegal coal mines are running in the state and are putting many desperate lives in danger.

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Parents should not pressurize their children: Dohling

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SHILLONG, Dec 17: The Meghalaya Minister for Information Technology & Communication, Hamletson Dohling has urged parents not to pressurize their children into doing something they are not interested and passionate about but rather allow and support them in pursue of their dreams.
Dohling had made this appeal while speaking during a function organized by his department to felicitate meritorious students who excelled in the Class X and Class XII Examinations 2018 of MBOSE, ISC and CBSE at Yojana Bhavan, Shillong during which these students were also gifted laptops.

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Over 3000 people with cleft lying untreated in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 17: There are over 3000 people in Meghalaya who have cleft conditions which are yet to be treated and in this backdrop, Topcem Cement has partnered with Mission Smile – a government registered charitable trust to spread awareness on cleft surgeries to less privileged children with craniofacial deformities from the state.
Launching the secon phase of cleft lip surgery as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in the city here on Monday, Meghalaya Cements Ltd (MCL) president Dr Anil Kapur said another 12 children will be provided free cleft surgeries in the second phase.

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City based school fined for not sharing information under RTI

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SHILLONG, Dec 16: A city based school has been fined Rs. 10,000 for not sharing information under RTI Act, claiming that the materials sought for is old and is exempted by the said act. Also, false claim of ignorance has dearly cost Gandhi Buniyadi Secondary School (GBSS) located at Pynthorumkhrah area of the city.
As per available documents, a city based advocate, Aneeta Synrem filed an RTI application dated March 20, 2018 in which she had sought for the number of candidates along with their names, guardians name, roll number, who had appeared in the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Selection Test from 1990 to 1996 from the Headmaster/ Public Information Officer (PIO) of GBSS.

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Public slams state government for illegal coal mining in state

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SHILLONG, Dec 16: Following the death of 13 miners last Tuesday in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) preceded by a deadly attack on CSWO President, Agnes Kharshiing and her companion, Amita Sangma, sharp reactions are emerging from the general public who says that the lie of the state government is caught red-handed and now it is time to show up.
Public are questioning that when the Umiam based North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) has confirmed coal mining activities in Jaintia Hills following collection of data by satellite, how is the state government in a denial mode. Although Conrad has acknowledged that illegal mining is on in the state, opinions are emerging that the death of 13 miners in EJH and that too when unscientific mining of coal is banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is a clear indication of rampant illegal mining of coal in the state.

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