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Manipuri people and ponies on exhibit in USA

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IMPHAL, Nov 16: A new exhibit that chronicled the contributions of the people and ponies of Manipur has been unveiled at Kentucky Horse Park, USA on Thursday by the International Museum of the Horse, according to press communique issued by R.K Nimai, who is the secretary to the Manipur Governor as well as the Commissioner of Art and Culture.
Manipur Governor Gurbachand Jagat, who made the generous gift said, "Over the last century and a half, the sport of polo has become synonymous with British horsemanship". "However the story of how the British learned of the game, and of the people and ponies that first introduced it to them has remained shrouded in history," he added.

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Three kill in BTAD: Indefinite curfew impose in Kokrajhar

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Guwahati, Nov 15: Fresh violence erupted the situation of BTAD, while three people were killed by miscreants in three separate incidents in Assam on Thursday, police said.
At least nine people have been killed by miscreants in BTAD in past six days.
A villager identified as Nirishon Basumutary was killed by miscreants in Kokrajhar district on Thursday morning.
“Miscreants killed the person at Telipara under Gosaigaon police station in the district,” a top police official said.
On the other hand, a trader was killed at Tangla in Udalguri district on Thursday evening.

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Role of Television in Social Change revealed

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Shillong, Nov 15: Former Principal of St Anthony’s College, Dr (Fr) Ioannis War Pakma on Thursday released the book ‘Role of Television in Social Change – a study of Rural Meghalaya’ by Dr (Sr) Mary Harriet.
The book attempts to study the role of television in social change in India with special reference to rural Meghalaya. Analyzing the role of television as a medium of information, it examines its relationship with the social development, cultural changes, growth of education and economic condition.
Dr (Sr) Mary Harriet has been teaching for 33 years and is currently an assistant professor in Mass media department of St Anthony’s College, Shillong.


 

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ULFA-Security force encounter in Majuli, 3 killed

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Guwahati, Nov 15: At least three people including a cadre of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed and five others injured in a gun battle with security forces in Assam’s Majuli river island on Thursday, officials said.
Acting on specific information, a joint team of Assam police and army had launched a search operation at Mandir Chapori area in the south part of the river island.

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Two – day health Mela organized at Mawsaw

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Shillong, Nov 15: With a view to provide better health care to the people in the rural areas, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) through the Office of the District Medical and Health Officer, Nongstoin organized a two day Health Mela at Mawsaw Government Upper Primary school on Wednesday and Thursday, where thousands of people were benefited.
The Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh, also in charge of Health and Family Welfare, was the chief guest at the inaugural function.

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