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Editors Guild concerned over Meghalaya HC notice to local media house

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SHILLONG, Dec 16: The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed grave concern over the manner in which the Meghalaya High Court has issued a show-cause notice to the editor and publisher of ‘The Shillong Times’.
Unhappy over the development, the guild said, “Such contempt notices are regrettable and will be seen as judicial intimidation of the media. Judges, who have broad shoulders and are tolerant of criticism, are the need of the hour”.

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Separate Garoland is a welcome move: Prestone Tynsong

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SHILLONG, Dec 16: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong feels that the demand for a separate Garoland is a welcome move in his personal observation.
“My personal feeling is that the demand is a welcome step and it all depends on the Central Government to take a call on the matter,” said the Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.

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CEPARD lambasts GHADC on mature tree felling issue

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TURA, Dec 16: After the ADE and the AYWO, the Centre for Environment Protection and Rural Development (CEPARD) on Sunday lambasted the decision of the GHADC to auction mature trees from its forest reserves in various locations of Garo Hills.

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1st ever rice festival organized at Mangsang

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WILLIAMNAGAR, Dec 16: The first-ever Mangsang Rice Festival with the theme, “Rice for food and Income” was organized by the Block Development Officer, Dambo-Rongjeng C&RD Block at Mangsang, the Rice bowl of East Garo Hills, on Saturday with Rongjeng MLA, Jim M Sangma as the chief guest.

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Conrad inaugurates Solid Waste Management Plant at Tura

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TURA, Dec 16: With the objective of tackling the problem of waste disposal, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday inaugurated the Solid Waste Management Plant at Rongkhon Songgital, Tura, with each of such plant expected to come up in other districts as well.
Citing various complaints have been received from the residents of Rongkhon Songgital area earlier and having personally seen the spills of garbage strewn everywhere, Conrad said that commissioning of this Plant is necessary in order to ensure sustainable waste management in the region.

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