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Medical supply chain in Garo Hills a shambles

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SHILLONG, Dec 08: In a fast moving era where everything is at one’s fingertips, the Garo Hills region of the state is still haunted by the problems of past decades.
While new advancements in the field of health services by the state government like the Megha Health Insurance Scheme are creating waves across the nation, medical supply in Garo Hills is in shambles and most of the PHCs and CHCs are defunct.
This came to light when a team of the State Planning Board headed by its chairman Lambor Malngiang visited Garo Hills.

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HC seeks report on deficiencies in Meghalaya’s health services

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SHILLONG, Dec 08: The Meghalaya High Court has sought a report from experts on deficiencies that are present in Meghalaya’s health services.
During a hearing on the issue which was held on Friday, the division bench comprising the Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice SR Sen in its order said, “Before we issue direction regarding the same, at the first instance we are inclined to have a report from the experts.”

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Black flags flutter in opposition to Centre’s Citizenship Bill

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Black flags were all aflutter in Shillong on Friday as the Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisation (CoHSO), a conglomeration of 14 NGOs staged a flag march in show of their opposition to the Centre’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in July 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan - eligible for citizenship of India.

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NSCN-K revokes its decision of unilateral abrogation of Ceasefire

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DIMAPUR, Dec 07: The NSCN-K has revoked its decision of “unilateral abrogation” of ceasefire with the Government of India with “immediate effect”.
In a joint press note late last night, the NSCN-K statement jointly signed by its chairman Lieutenant General (Retd) Khango Konyak and the outfit’s general secretary Colonel (Retd) Isak Sumi said, “Therefore, we expect the Government of India to respond positively by honouring our decision to revive the ceasefire in the interest of peace in Nagaland and Naga people in general”.

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NFR achieves rare feat in construction of world's tallest bridge

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Guwahati, Dec 08 (IANS): In a rare feat, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has constructed a 100 meter tall pier in the world's tallest railway bridge being built near Noney in Manipur.
Calling it a rare feat and an achievement, an NFR spokesman said, "The bridge is being constructed as part of the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line project. The project picked up momentum in the last three years due to its importance as a National Project."

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Report names cabinet ministers in illegal coal mining activities

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: A report submitted to the Supreme Court recently has allegedly named some of the incumbent cabinet ministers and their involvement in the illegal coal mining in the state. 
In a statement issued here on Friday, Madal Sumer, a resident of Jowai said that the senior advocate Colin Consalves who has been appointed as the amicus curiae to assist the Apex Court on this matter has submitted his report on the various findings regarding illegal coal mining activities in the state.

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Empowered youth drive forward process of development: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Highlighting the important role played by the youth in the process of development, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma said that it is when youth have the capacity that development moves forward.
Conrad had made this statement while speaking as the Chief Guest of a function held at Tura Government College Auditorium, Tura where he distributed tablets to the Class XII students.

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