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Blood Directory inaugurated in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary

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SHILLONG, Jan 12: A blood directory was inaugurated on Friday at R.B Anupchand Hindi secondary to commemorate the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also known as National Youth Day.
Speakers during the programme highlighted on how Swami Vivekananda inspired youth to come above caste, creed, religion and work towards nation building. Emphasis was also laid on the importance of blood donation.
Organised by the ABVP, the programme was attended by ex principal of  Seng Khasi College, Dreamsibon Kharkongor, ex vice principal of Laban Bangalee Boy’s Higher Secondary School, Rita Ghosh as the chief guest, Dr. Faster Lyngdoh, of NEIGRIMS Emergency department,   Mr. Iron Man Meghalaya 2017, Sohail Mohammed beside others.


 

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Suspicion roused as electorates receive Rs. 5000 cheque in Congress’ constituencies

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SHILLONG, Jan 11: Happy faces thronged the Bank of Baroda, Upper Shillong branch, as they queued in wait for their turn to encash the Rs 5,000 cheque given to them by the respective MLAs of Mylliem, Mawphlang and Sohiong constituency which few claimed was given under the Livestock and Women Upliftment Scheme while the opposition party feels it is nothing more than a political stunt of the Congress to woo the voters.
While the electorate of the three constituencies had different understanding and narration as the reason for being given the money, yet everyone agreed that all they had to do was walk up to the designated place set for the distribution of cheques with their voter ID and walk out with the Rs 5,000 cheque undersigned and sealed by the Block Development Officer (BDO).

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NPP is team-B of BJP, Conrad shaming his legacy: Mahila Congress Chief

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SHILLONG, Jan 11: All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) chief Sushmita Dev on Thursday hyped the fear psychosis against the saffron brigade in the state by stating that voting for NPP in the upcoming Assembly polls will mean voting for BJP and the RSS. According to her, NPP is essentially the team-B of the BJP.
Dev, who is also an MP from Silchar in Assam, said, “The NPP is the team-B of the BJP and it will be extremely unfortunate if a young representative like Conrad Sangma actually facilitates the entry of a communal and fascist party like BJP into the state of Meghalaya”.

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GNLA Dy C-in-C killed in police ops

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TURA, Jan 11: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was dealt another body blow on Thursday with an early morning encounter killing its Deputy Commander-in-chief (Dy C-in-C). The encounter took place at about 6:30 AM in the morning near the village of Bawe Duragre, about 20 kms from Williamnagar and was led by the East Garo hills (EGH) police team along with SF-10 commandoes.
The Dy C-in-C has been identified as Matchallang M Sangma. The dreaded militant is said to have been involved in a huge number of cases, including the killing of surrendered cadres of the outfit.

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Regional alliance will do well because of ‘good candidates’: Donkupar Roy

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SHILLONG, Jan 11: The United Democratic Party (UDP) chief Donkupar Roy on Thursday expressed confidence that the regional alliance will form the new government in the state after the upcoming Assembly polls.
“We (UDP) are expecting to do well because this time around even in Garo Hills we have organised the party in a better way,” Roy told reporters at the sidelines of the UDP rally held at Malki ground here in the city on Thursday.
It may be mentioned that the UDP has forged a pre-poll alliance with the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills region and with the Garo National Council (GNC) in the Garo Hills region.

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