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HNYF demands rework of NH 44E

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: In the wake of the accident at Nongspung, West Khasi Hills (WKH) district which has claimed the lives of 17 people, the Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) has demanded that the state government directs the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to remake the national highway 44E in the district.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, HNYF-Western Region president KS Rani alleged that the whole detailed project report (DPR) for the road prepared by the NHAI was full of flaws adding that the state PWD was not part of the process.

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Ganesh Das hospital to be renamed

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The Ganesh Das hospital in the city will now be known as the Ganesh Das Government Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Shillong as was informed by GAD minister, HDR Lyngdoh here on Tuesday.

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‘Illegal occupation’ of land is govt’s snub to tribal rights: Bernard

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: While alleging that the government is illegally occupying land on which it has set up the offices of its various departments, the former Chairman of the now disbanded ANVC.B, Bernard N Marak has stated that this is in violation of the Land Acquisition Act of the State even as he has demanded that the rights accorded to the tribals of the state by this act are respected.
In a letter to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Monday, Marak said, “I would like to request you to kindly stop violating the Land Rights of the Tribals in Garo Hills.”

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NEHU Shillong to host Mumbai International Film Festival

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: Shillong will witness a number of film screenings as the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) descends on the NEHU campus come March 1 next.
‘The Little Terrorist’ and ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’ will be among the 19 award winning films to be screened in the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) which will be held for the first time in the state capital from March 1-3.
The Little Terrorist is an Oscar nominated film directed by Ashvin Kumar. The film is about a twelve year old Pakistani Muslim Boy who mistakenly crosses the border into India and finds a Hindu school teacher who must find a way of hiding him from Indian soldiers looking for the ‘terrorist’ who crossed over.

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Regional Innovators Conclave marks National Science Day

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: To celebrate the National Science Day, a National Science Day Celebration cum Regional Innovators Conclave was organised by the State Council of Science, Technology & Environment, Meghalaya in collaboration with NEC, NIF-India and MBDA.
Speaking as the chief guest of the inauguration function which was held at the Soso Tham Auditorium, the Deputy Chief Minister, Prof R. C. Laloo stated that students are the key to creating a culture of innovation and he encouraged them to be innovative.

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Driver of ill fated truck booked for rash driving

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: Even as he is recuperating from his injuries at Nongstoin Civil Hospital, the driver of a truck on whose hands the lives of 17 people were lost on Sunday has been booked for rash driving and negligence causing death.
“The driver of the truck identified as Aldening Syiem who has been admitted at the Nongstoin Civil Hospital has been booked for rash driving and negligence causing death,” district SP S Nongtynger said on Monday.

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Chokpot Civil Sub-Division inaugurated amidst jubilation

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TURA, Feb 27: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the new Chokpot Civil Sub-Division amidst much fanfare and jubilation at an impressive function held at Warima playground, Chokpot in South Garo Hills on Monday.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also unveiled the foundation stone for construction Farmer’s Market at Chokpot and launched the new and renewable energy under MNREDA and distributed solar lamps to class IX & X students of the district. He also distributed cheques as incentives to farmers of the district who have taken up agar and bamboo plantation.

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