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High court quashes govt move to amend rules

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: Non consultation with the court has resulted in the Meghalaya High Court setting aside  a notification issued by the state government for the amendment of the Meghalaya State Guest Rules, 1991.
At the same time, the Court has also directed the state government to revise the Rules within one week failing which sou-moto contempt against the officers will be taken.
In an order passed here on Wednesday, the single bench headed by Justice SR Sen said that the Meghalaya State Guest Rule, 1991 was there at the inception of the High Court but suddenly it was withdrawn without consultation of the High Court by some officers.

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Change in location of Shillong Medical College imminent

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: While the opposition Congress is training its guns on the ruling MDA coalition opposing the likely change in location of the proposed Shillong Medical College and Hospital from Jhalupara to Umsawli, the change of space, however seems imminent.
Talking to newsmen, Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek said that the Medical College and Hospital will be built on PPP mode with KPC Medical College in Kolkata and the KPC has in principle decided to shift the location of the proposed medical college and Hospital from TB Hospital in Jhalupara to Umsawli

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State of art Orchidarium to come up in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Dec 05 (IANS): A state of the art Orchidarium and Orchid Production Unit will be set up here in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the Orchidarium and the Orchid Production Unit will have a huge impact on the lives of local entrepreneurs and will be viable and a profitable business.

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First baby born from dead donor's uterus: Lancet

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Brasilia, Dec 05 (IANS): In a medical milestone, the world's first baby has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead woman, a Lancet study says.
Following the uterus transplant from a 45-year-old brain dead woman a healthy baby girl was born in 2017, an advance that may open access for all women with uterine infertility, without the need for live donors.
The womb transplant, lasting over 10 hours took place in Brazil's Sao Paolo in September 2016. The baby was born in December 2017.

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Congress alleges model code violation by PMO

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Guwahati, Dec 05 (IANS): The Opposition Congress in Assam has lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam alleging violation of model code of conduct by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Citing some news reports, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) General Secretary Ranjan Bora said the PMO has violated the model code of conduct by announcing that Bogibeel bridge over Brahmaputra river will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 this year.

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Centre initiates new schemes for tourism development in NE states: Alphons

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Kohima, Dec 05 (IANS): Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons on Wednesday said the Central government has initiated many new programmes and schemes for the development of tourism in the northeastern states.
Speaking at the Hornbill Festival, the Festival of all Festivals in Nagaland, Alphons pointed out that the Central government has given Rs 1,351 crore for the northeastern states to develop the tourism industry.
"Nagaland alone is getting Rs 197 crore for two (tourism) projects," he said.

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Conrad to consider demand for CBI probe into attack on activists

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: With family members putting a strong demand for a CBI probe into the attack on CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her aide, Anita Sangma, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has given his assurance that this demand will be looked into.
Conrad had made this assurance after meeting the immediate family members of the two victims on Tuesday where a strong demand was made for a time bound investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the incident.

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