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Population Stabilization Fortnight inaugurated

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SHILLONG, July 11: The World Population Stabilization Fortnight was observed on Monday at the Multi Purpose Hall, Block Development Office, Mawkyrwat Block wherein Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Rowell Lyngdoh, was the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy CM informed that India is the 2nd highest in the world in population and will overtake china in years to come if left uncontrolled and unsolved. He further stated that Meghalaya has a population of about 32 lakhs in 2016. He therefore stressed on the need of a stabilized population as population explosion has certain drawbacks and implications. He urged upon people to take necessary steps and precautionary measures to avoid over population which affects health, environment, growth and development.

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PMSMA, IDCF launched in SWGH

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AMPATI, July 11: The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matriva Abhiyan (PMSMA) was launched on Monday at an elaborate gathering organized by the department of Health and Family Welfare at Betasing C and RD Block in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) for the district.
The PMSMA, a new scheme and an initiative of the government of India aims at ensuring quality Ante Natal Care (ANC) for women especially during the 2nd and 3rd trimester.

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‘International Day of Yoga’ celebrations underway in NEHU

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SHILLONG, June 19: North-Eastern Hill University’s (NEHU) “International Day of Yoga” celebration in the university campus began with the Yoga Fest.
Yoga Fest, consisting of an Oral Presentation Competition on June 16 for all NEHU students and June 17 last for all NEHU teaching and non-teaching staff on the topic ‘Yoga for Harmony and Peace’,  concluded at the VC’s Conference Room, which saw a large number of participants who came forward to speak on the subject with a great degree of enthusiasm and clarity.

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GHSMC forms drafting committee on Garoland demand

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TURA, June 19: To continue the demand for a separate state, the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) in a meeting on Saturday convened a committee to draft a fresh memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister at a later date.

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Tribal movement likely to intensify, JAC asks people to be prepared

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SENAPATI, June 19: While alerting the tribal people of Manipur to get prepared to face any eventuality at any moment, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against Anti Tribal Bills appealed to the tribal people to start stocking essential commodities in their respective homes. The JAC said that the fight for the rights of the tribal people will continue. It may be mentioned here that the tribal organisation sponsored 10 day economic blockade ended on Sunday.

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