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Immense potential of agro-based industries in the state: Guv

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: The Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad has pointed out the immense potential of agro-based industries in Meghalaya while acknowledging the abundance of the natural resources and the recent increase in its agricultural produce in the state.

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Create jobs for NE women to stop trafficking: Sharma

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SHILLONG, Nov 14 (IANS): National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Tuesday stressed the need to create employment opportunities for women from the northeastern states to restrict trafficking of women.
“False dreams given by traffickers, the internet, financial weakness of the family and no mean to sustain their livelihood in their homes is fuelling trafficking of women from the northeastern region,” she said on the sidelines of an official function here in Meghalaya.

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KNGC cites absence of PRO, refuses information under RTI

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: Citing that it does not have a Public Relations Officer (PRO), the Kiang Nangbah Government College (KNGC) has refused to provide information even after the same was applied for under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
The RTI application was filed by the former general secretary of the Kiang Nangbah Government College Students’ Union (KNGCSU), Justice Paul Lyngdoh seeking information on alleged irregularities in the appointment of staff in the college.

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CSWO demands investigation into claims of embezzlement of HIV prevention funds

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: Following allegations of gross embezzlement of funds which was meant for the HIV prevention programme, the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has demanded that an inquiry, ether by the CID or CBI is conducted to get to the bottom of the matter.

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Vegetarian food only at NEIGRIHMS, HSPDP seeks immediate changes

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: Reacting to reports that a circular has been passed in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institution for Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) through which the serving of non – vegetarian food has been stopped in the super-specialty hospital, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has sought the intervention of the Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda.

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Aadhaar enrolment: MPCA appeals for people not to resort to resignation

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: With reports that a few people are pushing government employees to resign from their jobs to avoid mandatory Aadhaar enrolment, the Meghalaya People’s Committee on Aadhaar (MPCA) has made a fervent appeal to one and all not to resort to this action.
“We humbly request people not to resort to job resignation out of the desire not to have anything to do with Aadhaar,” MPCA convener Rev PBM Basaiawmoit said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

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Mizoram repeals Parliamentary Secretaries Act

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AIZAWL, Nov 14: Mizoram Legislative Assembly repealed the 9 year old ‘The Mizoram Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009’ on the first day of a three-day long winter session of the state legislative assembly which began on Tuesday.

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