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One killed in Assam floods, nearly 2 lakh people affected

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Guwahati, July 17 (IANS): One person was killed due to floods in Assam on Sunday even as close to two lakh people were affected in seven districts of the state, officials said on Sunday.
One person died due to floods at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district after he was washed away by the surging waters, said an official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, adding that 1,76,951 people are marooned in the affected districts.

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Major takeaways from Nadi festival

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SHILLONG, July 17: The two-day River Festival titled ‘NADI: Listen to the River’ organized by the Asian Confluence, India, East Asia Centre, Shillong, in collaboration with Government of Meghalaya and the Maulana Abul Kamal Azad Institute of Asian Studies has left behind major takeaways for the stakeholders. It was a celebration of the spirit of commonality between the north eastern states and neighboring countries through the rivers of the region, which had for long been the treasured highways of culture and unison among the people.

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Police holds interaction with civil society, church leaders

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TURA, July 11: Meghalaya Police on Monday made an attempt to strike cord with civil societies and church organizations for better policing and reinstate confidence in the minds of the people.
The interactive meeting led by DIG western range SS Kynjing laid its thrust on suggestion and corrective ways for enabling police – public relation. It was attended by prominent civil organisations like Garo Students Union (GSU), Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE), among others.
At the meeting different issues were discussed including the new “no parking zone” in Tura town, which has posed several challenges to the public.

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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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