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Women in Meghalaya needing improved medical services

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: Women in particular in the state of Meghalaya are in need of improved medical services in the government run medical institutions, an issue which has drawn the attention and concern of the Committee on Women Empowerment (CWE) of the State Assembly.
In this backdrop, the Committee has asked the departments of health and social welfare to address the various issues concerning women in the state.

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Former US President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

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Washington, Dec 01 (IANS): George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US who is best known for sanctioning the Gulf War, presiding over the fall of the Berlin Wall and steering America through the end of the Cold War, has died at the age of 94 in Houston.
The announcement of his passing on Friday night was made in a statement by his son and 43rd US President George W. Bush on Saturday. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died," Bush said.

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AYC objects to GHADC timber auction of mature trees

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TURA, Dec 01: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has raised an objection to the decision of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) to auction mature timber from its reserves in an effort to raise money.
The GHADC has been facing a severe financial crunch with salaries to employees are due for over 18 months. Recently the forest department of GHADC had published, in local dailies, their intention of timber sale.

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Global efforts on to eradicate AIDS by 2030: CS

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SHILLONG, Dec 01: The Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Y Tsering has pointed out that people the world over are working together to eliminate AIDS by 2030.
Tsering had made this statement while speaking as the chief guest of the state level observation of World Aids Day at Don Bosco Technical School Hall, Shillong on Saturday.
Speaking to a large gathering of nursing students from various nursing schools of the city, Chief Guest, Y Tsering said that the world is addressing the menace of AIDS and working together to eliminate the disease by 2030.

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Blast in passenger train in Assam, 3 injured

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Guwahati, Dec 01 (IANS): At least three persons were injured after a blast on a moving passenger train at Assam's Harisinga station on Saturday, officials said.

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NEDF seeks clarity on impact of Act East Policy

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SHILLONG, Dec 01: The North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) has asked the central government to spell out both the positive and negative impacts on the people of the North East region if the Act East Policy is implemented.
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, the NEDF said, “We need facts and figures, long termed and short termed gains and loss with specifics. We are extremely concerned and so we anticipate an early response from you.”

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Students of NE states embark on national integration tour

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SHILLONG, Dec 01: A group of 26 students and seven teachers of all the North Eastern states were flagged off from Shillong on a visit to Delhi and Agra under the aegis of Assam Rifles. The students will be interacting with a large number of important dignitaries and personalities during the visit from December 1 to 11, 2018. The students are also scheduled to visit various places of interest in Delhi and Agra.

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