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43rd ICAR institute foundation day marks conclusion of RAF

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SHILLONG, Jan 09: The 43rd ICAR institute foundation was commemorated alongwith the concluding function of the four days Regional Agri-Fair on Tuesday here. The focal theme of the fair was “Drive to doubling income of tribal farmers in North East India.”
The four day event witnessed various events and funfair with traditional food and cuisine being the highlight. The four days Regional Agriculture Fair (RAF) gave special emphasis on finding ways and solutions to sustain income security from prevalent traditional form of agriculture and also initiated the steps towards doubling of farmers’ income in the NE region. 

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Lalu Prasad gets 3-1/2 years jail in fodder scam case

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Ranchi, Jan 06 (IANS): In a huge setback to the RJD, its supremo Lalu Prasad was on Saturday sentenced to three-and-a-half-years jail in a fodder scam case.
After three days of arguments on the quantum of punishment, special CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the order through video conferencing.
As the CBI judge was delivering the sentence, Lalu Prasad, who is at present lodged in the Central Jail here, was standing with folded hands.

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NEEPCO officials should be prosecuted: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Jan 05: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday said that the officials of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) should be prosecuted by the CBI for allowing the BJP to allegedly misuse its funds for holding party rally.
 ”NEEPCO officials have to be prosecuted and that is where the CBI should go for inquiry. How many such illegalities they have done? They should take suo moto case on this,” Dr. Sangma said while referring to the BJP’s celebrating its three-year in government at the centre at Amlarem last year while reacting to a query relating to the CBI which had booked PWD minister Ampareen Lyngdoh in the 2009 education job scam.

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CM launches women economic empowerment scheme

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SHILLONG, Jan 05: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday launched the Women Economic Empowerment through Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship at U Soso Tham Auditorium here.
In his speech, Dr. Sangma said that the Government has started a very important programme since 2012 to take care of the most vulnerable group of society, which is the women and that programmes like social assistance to single mothers is done only in Meghalaya to empower women with economic knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment and empower them economically.

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LJP defectors to file defamation against LJP state president

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SHILLONG, Jan 05: The four turncoats of the  Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Friday said that they have decided to file a defamation case against the LJP state president  for alleging them of demanding money from the party.
 ”We have decided to file a defamation case against the president of LJP for making baseless allegations against all the candidates who have resigned from the party,” Tony Marbaniang, one of the candidates who resigned from the party told reporters at a press conference here on Friday.

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