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Bihar policemen arrest youth due to poor English

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Patna, Dec 04 (IANS): Poor knowledge of English language of a Bihar policeman almost landed a youth from Jehanabad district in the state behind bars when policeman mistook a family court order for inquiry of asset as an "arrest warrant" and arrested him.
The incident, reported from the Makhdumpur Police Station of the district, has come as a big embarrassment for top police officials in Bihar. The man was released the next morning as soon as the police officials realised their mistake.

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Govt moots MHIS IV as Christmas gift to Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: The people of Meghalaya may get the Megha Health Insurance Scheme – IV (MHIS IV) as a Christmas gift from the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government which is going all out to restart the scheme on the said date.
Informing this here on Monday, the state’ Health & Family Welfare minister, AL Hek said that the governmenbt wants to launch the MHIS-IV on December 20.
“We want to present the people of the state with a Christmas gift,” the state Health Minister said.

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Committee on Women Empowerment seeks to limit home births

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: While expressing concern over the continued rise in the number of home births in Meghalaya, the Assembly’s Committee on Women Empowerment has asked the health department to submit a status report on the maternity wards in the civil hospitals and Community Health Centres (CHCs) across the state.
“We have asked the health department to do a quick review on the number of maternity wards in the civil hospitals and CHCs across the state and to give the status of each of these health centres,” the Committee’s chairperson, Ampareen Lyngdoh said in this regard after meeting with the officials of the department here on Monday.

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6 illegal saw mills shut down after raids near Phulbari

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TURA, Dec 03: In a major breakthrough in the fight against the huge number of illegal saw mills operating in the Garo Hills region, a joint team comprising of Forest personnel, administration officials and police under the aegis of District Level Special Task Force Committee (DLSTFC) were able to shout down at least 6 illegally operating saw mills between the Bhaitbari to Chibinang areas in West Garo Hills.
The Chibinang area has become the hub of the illegal timber trade in Garo Hills with some sources putting the number of illegally operating saw mills at close to 40, all close to the border with Assam. Illegal trucks have been known to operate without fear in the region with some even passing through the area in broad daylight despite there being a GHADC Forest Check gate upon entry.

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Improving state’s education sector a big challenge: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has admitted that improving the education sector in Meghalaya is a big challenge for his Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government even as he added that the government is not shying away from this mammoth task.
“Unless and until we don’t focus on quality education, we will not be able to take the State to its next level. The educational infrastructure is weak in our State and successive government has tried to address the challenge but it still prevails. We have made an attempt to accord priority to education sector to address the challenge,” he said.

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Auguster Jyrwa gets massive support as MDC candidate

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: The Block Congress Committee of Shillong North and Shillong West constituencies have unanimously decided to propose former KSU leader Auguster Jyrwa as the candidate of the party for the 2019 MDC elections from Jaiaw constituency.
The decision was taken at a joint meeting attended by the West Shillong legislator Mohendro Rapsang besides presidents and secretaries of the two block committees on November 30.

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Experts working to identify predators in Manipur

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IMPHAL, Dec 03: Experts from Wildlife Institute of India based in Dehradun, after arriving in Imphal, have started investigating into the mystery killings of domestic animals in Manipur. The experts including wildlife forensic scientist Dr Gopi GV and Aisho Sharma Adhikarimayum (camera track expert) arrived on Sunday.  It can also be mentioned here that Dr M Vikramjit Sharma and Dr N Sharmila from the same institute were already helping the officials of the Manipur Forest department in the investigation by collecting footprint samples of suspected predators and sending them to Dehradun.

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