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Nursing school celebrates golden jubilee

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Having achieved 50 years of service in providing quality nursing education, the School of Nursing, Civil Hospital, Shillong celebrated its Golden Jubilee in a function held at the Nightingale House, Nursing Training Centre, Civil Hospital, Shillong on Thursday. The theme of the celebration was “50 glorious years in the heart of health care and mile to go...” Meghalaya Minister for Health and Family Welfare, AL Hek graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while TS Nongkhlaw, DHS (MI) was the Guest of Honour.

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KHADC issues warning against exorbitant rates on land deals

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Traditional heads charging exorbitant rates while executing sale of land deeds will face the wrath of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) which has issued a stern warning against such practices.
In this regard, KHADC executive member in-charge Land Latiplang Kharkongor said that this decision was taken by the executive committee of the Council in its meeting held last month.

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Guv seeks government’s view on KHADC’s Khasi Lineage Bill

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy has sought the state government’s views on the Khasi Social Custom of Lineage Bill which was passed by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) recently. The Governor has also sought the government’s opinion on a few other key issues which the KHADC is attending to at the moment.
In a letter to the Commissioner & Secretary of District Council Affairs (DCA) on November 29, the Deputy Secretary to the Governor PS Kharkongor said, “In this connection, the comments or views of the government may be furnished.”

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Demand for Garoland moves to Shillong

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: Wednesday saw hundreds of people belonging to the Garo tribe taking to the streets of Shillong in demand for the creation of a separate Garoland state.
This demand was reiterated through a rally organized by the Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC) which has been spearheading the cause since 2012.
The rally was also backed by the Garo National Council (GNC) and Achik Holistic Awakening Movement (AHAM) led by the former chairman of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a militant outfit that itself was involved in an armed struggle in demand for a separate Garoland state.

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New 'rewritable paper' is long-lasting and easy-to-use

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Beijing, Dec 06 (IANS): Scientists have developed an easy-to-make "rewritable" paper that can be drawn or printed on over and over again, an advance that can help reduce paper consumption and potentially pollution.
The rewritable paper demonstrates excellent rewriting performances and messages written on it can last more than half a year, compared to other rewritable papers whose messages fade after a few days or a few months, said the team led by Luzhuo Chen from the Fujian Normal University, China.

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4 minors among Bangladeshis apprehended

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: 11 Bangladeshis were apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from a village lying near the Indo-Bangla border in South Garo Hills District on Wednesday and interestingly, 4 of the apprehended persons are minors.
The 11 people were apprehended by the BSF personnel who were a conducting a routine checking of vehicles which were plying on the National Highway-62 from Baghmara to Tura, as informed by BSF officials on Thursday.

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Union Minister happy about scheme implementation in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: The proper implementation of various schemes for the development of the tribal people of Meghalaya has been appreciated by the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Jaswantsinh Bhabhor who is presently in the state capital.
Having held a review meeting with the State Government officials and Minister, Kyrmen Shylla here on Wednesday, Bhabhor said that the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma is looking after the tribal affairs department in the best manner and he is also supporting the work in the department.

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