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AIFW A/W 2017 to promote Muga silk with offsite show

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NEW DELHI, March 01 (IANS): A show dedicated to Muga silk will feature at the forthcoming Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017.
It will be an offsite show at the National Rail Museum here. It will be held on day two of the four-day fashion extravaganza, which commences on March 15 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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Police urge for adherence to safety rules

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SHILLONG, March 01: In view of the sad tragic incident on February 26 last in West Khasi Hills and to avoid any untoward incident to happen thereafter, especially for the upcoming Synod to be held at Mihmyntdu and Ummulong  respectively,  the Superintendent of Police, DSB, West Jaintia Hills has  requested those coming for Synod to follow the safety rules requesting them not to travel in Trucks, Goods Vehicles, Pick-Up Trucks and such, not to make any unnecessary overtaking  especially at sharp curves and turning and at the same time to avoid over-speeding.

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Cabinet approves merger of Plan and Non Plan classification

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: A proposal to merge the Plan and Non Plan classification in the state’s budget was approved by the state cabinet which met here on Tuesday afternoon.
“We have approved the proposal for merger of Plan and Non Plan expenditure in the state budget,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after the cabinet meeting which stretched to over five hours on Tuesday.

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Formalin being used to preserve fish in Tripura: Minister

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AGARTALA, Feb 28 (IANS): Preservative formalin having an adverse impact on human body was found in 11 fish samples in Agartala markets, which forced the Tripura government to take “severe action”.
“Following the media reports, the state health department officials collected 40 fish samples from Agartala and formalin was found in 11 samples,” Tripura Health Minister Badal Choudhury said in the Tripura assembly on Tuesday.

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Sanbor moves Centre against illegal encroachment by Defense authority

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The NPP legislator representing South Shillong Constituency, Sanbor Shullai has moved the Centre demanding an immediate stop to what he termed as ‘illegal encroachment’ by Defense authority in the Lawsohtun area of Shillong.
In a letter sent to the Union Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday, Shullai said, “The Defense establishment in Shillong, Meghalaya has been encroaching upon the public land in and around Shillong and more particularly in Lawsohtun, Shillong.”

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Negligence slur against Dainadubi PHC, residents rally in protest

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TURA, Feb 28: The loss of a life which could have otherwise been saved through speedy medical attention has raised the specter of negligence at the Dainadubi PHC prompting NGOs to stage a sit in protest demanding stern action against the head of the PHC.
It may be noted here that a woman had attempted suicide by drinking Brashmol oil and was rushed to the PHC by her family members. However she was unable to receive medical treatment as the doctor who was supposed to be on duty there was nowhere to be found.

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Uranium not polluting Meghalaya’s rivers: AMD

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The rivers of Meghalaya re not being polluted by uranium according to a high official of the Atomic Minerals Department (AMD) who stated that the water in these rivers have been found to contain a very small concentration of the radioactive material.
“Uranium if you see particularly in Meghalaya’s water it is just less than 1 part per billion (ppb) which is far below the permissible limit,” said the regional director of NE Region, Shillong AMD, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Government of India, Sandeep Hamilton on Tuesday.

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