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Lapang on the road of no return: Celestine

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SHILLONG, Sep 21: Stalwart Dr. DD Lapang is on the ‘road of no return’ according to the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Dr. Celestine Lyngdoh.
“Looking at his body language of press statements, he (Lapang) is on the road of no return,” Lyngdoh said after a meeting of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) held here on Friday.
The meeting discussed on the resignation of senior leader and issues related to the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha and district council elections.

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MDA to pass official resolution on inclusion of Khasi, Garo in 8th Schedule

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SHILLONG, Sep 21: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided to pass an official resolution for inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th schedule of the constitution during the ongoing autumn session of the Assembly.
This decision was arrived at during a cabinet meeting which was held here on Friday.

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AIJIF seeks discussion on Garo language inclusion in current Assembly session

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Tura, Sep 21: Taking forward its call for the inclusion of the Garo language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, the Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has sought a discussion on the matter in the current autumn session of the Assembly which began on Friday.
The AIJIF had earlier written to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, pushing for the inclusion of the language under 8th Schedule. The NGO stated that the Garo language was spoken by over 1.5 million people in India with the community having a significant presence in both the states of Meghalaya and Assam with many more residing in Nagaland, Tripura and in West Bengal. Bangladesh too has a sizeable population of the tribe.

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Woodland Hospital admits to using expired blood during transfusion

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: One of the premiere medical establishments in the city – Woodland Hospital has been accused of gross negligence after one of its patients had been administered expired blood during a recent transfusion.
The hospital management, in this regard, has assured that an internal inquiry into the matter will be initiated even as it expressed shock when the matter was brought before it on Thursday.
Interestingly, the patient concerned who hails from a remote village in Ri Bhoi District, was not aware of the incident.
In this regard, the medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Werlok Kharshiing said, “We have immediately instituted an inquiry into the matter and action will be taken (against those responsible) accordingly.”

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Drug-free Tripura: Security agencies seize drugs worth Rs 33 cr

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Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS): In line with the government's mission to make Tripura a "drug-free state", various security agencies in the last six months have seized huge quantities of several drugs valued at Rs 33 crore, officials said here on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in New Delhi on Thursday appreciated the state government's all-out efforts to curb the drugs menace.

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Construction of Tura Medical College to begin after regulatory clearances

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SHILLONG, Sep 21: The construction work on the Rs.243 crore Tura Medical College under the centrally sponsored scheme will begin immediately after all preparatory works are done and all clearances obtained. This was stated by the Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Pravin Bakshi at the sidelines of meeting for Rubella-Measles Vaccination Campaign held on Thursday in the Conference hall of Tura Civil Hospital.

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Lapang will join NPP to contest Lok Sabha elections: Zenith

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: The spokesperson of the Congress party in Meghalaya, Zenith Sangma has said that former Chief Minister, Dr. DD Lapang is not stable and is the cause of many a rumbling and infighting in the state Congress for decades.
Zenith also predicted that after his resignation from the Congress, Lapang will join the National People’s Party (NPP) and will either contest the upcoming MP elections or be appointed as the Advisor to the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
“He is no stable. When DD Lapang did not win the elections in 1993, there was no infighting and Salseng Sangma who was the Chief Minister completed his full term without any disruption because DD Lapang was not an MLA,” said Zenith further alleging that that Lapang went to New Delhi to tender his resignation with NPP leaders.

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