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SWGH village gets its first L.P. school

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AMPATI, Aug 20: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma laid the foundation stone for construction of a building for the first ever Lower Primary (L.P.) School at Damdiloka village in South West Garo Hills on Saturday afternoon.
It was a jubilant moment for the villagers of Damdiloka, which falls under the newly created Damalgre C&RD Block, as their first school which was opened only in February this year would soon be getting its permanent building. The project is being sponsored under Other Programmes (State Plan) 2017-18 at a cost of Rs. 15 lakh and implemented through the Border Areas Development and Education departments. Before the opening of this school, the children from Damdiloka had to walk about 2 kms to go to the nearest school located in Goragre village.

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Heavy disruptions in Jaintia Hills due to record rainfall

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Incessant rain has caused undue damage to life and property in Meghalaya and Jaintia Hills district is no exception with normal life thrown out of gear and cement companies not operating for days now.
Normal life has been disrupted tremendously due to the rainfall. Landslide took place in many areas. Huge production and business has been affected in industries situated in this region.

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Challenges ahead for new secretary to maintain legacy

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: On the eve of his departure, the outgoing Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission (RKM), Shillong, Swami Achyuteshananda Maharaj while expressing his gratitude to the people of Meghalaya, having served them for the last sixteen years said, “The people of Meghalaya are wonderful, hospitable, full of humility, honesty and above all the good climate. These superb people can be moulded to do great things in life and I am honoured to have served them.”
The former Secretary who will take charge of RKM, Narottam Nagar, Itanagar, also revered as Girija Maharaj, joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1986 at the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Bhubaneswar, who had a patriotic feeling in him, derived from the one possessed by Swami Vivekananda. He was swayed by the way Swamiji used to give lectures, which got him a prize in the form of a book, “Vivekananda Charitra”, when he participated in elocution and tried to render almost like Swamiji in his school.

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New Rongram- Babadam-Selsella road inaugurated

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TURA, Aug 20: Meghalaya sports and youth affairs minister Zenith Sangma inaugurated the metalling and black topping of road from Rongram to Selsella via Babadam and unveiled the plaque at Babadam market in West Garo Hills on Saturday. 
The sports minister was accompanied by minister for forest and environment Clement Marak, North Tura MLA Noverfield R Marak and a host of other dignitaries.

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CPCB directs Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland to control air pollution

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SHILLONG, Aug 20:  Meghalaya, Assam and Nagaland have been directed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to control air pollution in “non-attainment” cities and towns.
Nonattainment area is an area considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality.

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