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18 Degrees Fest 2017 to further promote state’s talented youth

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SHILLONG, 16: This year’s edition of the 18 Degrees Festival is giving the talented youth of the state a platform to showcase this talent through a 6 – day event which was inaugurated hereby Arts & Culture Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Lyngdoh said that the festival is in line with the vision of the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to tap into the talents of the youth.

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NGO claims illegal allotment in GHADC market

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TURA, Oct 16: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has sought the cancellation of allotment given to only one person in the yet to be opened GHADC Hawakhana Market stating the same was done illegally.
In a letter to the CEM of GHADC, Boston Marak, the NGO stated that through RTI reply by the Civil Works Department of the GHADC, they had learnt that the entire 1st floor was given to one Dr Lee Roger Marak for a sum of Rs 200000 as advance and Rs 20,881 per month as rental for the property.

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HSPDP demands official resolution on Khasi language

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: Seeking inclusion of the Khasi language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has demanded that the Congress – led state government passes an official resolution urging the Centre for this status.

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Mukul invites all to attend Cherry Blossom Festival

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: “If you ever want to see the Cherry Blossom Festival, you don’t have to fly to Japan or USA anymore. You can have the full Cherry Blossom view in India in November,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said on Monday while inviting one and all to visit Meghalaya and witness this beautiful festival.

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Victim of domestic violence speaks out after 12 years of torture

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TURA, Oct 15: For 30 year old Aarti (name changed), the past 12 years has been a struggle to keep living and breathing. Her marriage to her husband came after courtship of a few years after which they eloped in the hope of a better future together. But everything changed after just a few months of marriage to her beloved.
“I had dreamt of a life together with my husband and the first few months went very well as we were living in Tura but separately from both my parents and his. However his mother insisted on us living together and that is when trouble started. We moved in to the house and my life became hell,” said Aarti.

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