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JMB calls for cooperation to keep Jowai Clean

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JOWAI, April 26: As the entire country is at present participating in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement), the Chief Executive Officer of Jowai Municipal Boar, Jowai has appealed to all citizens of Jowai to join hands with the Office of Jowai Municipal Board (JMB) to keep Jowai Town Clean.

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Conrad wants roads named after Purno, statues erected

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TURA, April 26: In an effort to further the legacy of his father and provide him due honours, National People’s Party (NPP) Chief and Tura Lok Sabha member Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday implored the Meghalaya government to name roads in Tura and Shillong after the late parliamentarian - Purno Agitok Sangma in recognition of his late father who besides many other achievements, is the first person of the state to receive the prestigeous Padma Vibhushan Award, the second highest civilian award in the country.

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Meghalaya brews hot: Tea tourism on the table

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SHILLONG, April 26: Be it the aroma, richness in quality or the organic status – Meghalaya tea has it all and the state government is all out to explore the tea growing potential of the state to its maximum with an added bonus of promoting tea tourism.
It was a visit in 1974 by Tea Board of India and scientists from Tea Research Association that marked the beginnings of organized tea cultivation in the state. Tea nurseries were established from 1977 onwards, and suitable varieties well adapted to the state’s soils, temperatures and rainfall were brought in from neighbouring Assam, and also from Darjeeling. The seedlings were subsequently transplanted to experimental gardens at Umsning (in Ri Bhoi District), Tebronggre (in the West Garo Hills) and also to Riangdo (in West Khasi Hills) in 1978.

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Dr. Vijay Saraswat to be chief guest for NEHU XXIVth Convocation

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SHILLONG, April 26: Renowned Indian scientist and accomplished researcher with more than four decades of experience spanning over several fields and areas in both basic and applied sciences of defence research, Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, will be the chief guest at the XXIV Convocation of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to be held on April 28, 2017. Around 1494 candidates will be receiving their degrees in person while 7495 in absentia.
At present Saraswat is a member of NITI Aayog, Planning Commission of India and is shouldering many honorary positions in Government and Academic Institutions.

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NGO condemns SWGH gang-rape

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TURA, April 26: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Ampati Zone (Western Zone – South) on Wednesday condemned the kidnapping and gang-rape of a minor victim from near the village of Rongmi A’ding near Kalaichar by three youths from the region, calling the incident an attempt to fuel communal tensions.

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