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Increase literacy rate, highest growth in Ri-Bhoi: Census 2011

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SHILLONG, May 17:  Meghalaya’s cultivators’ population has decreased even as the literacy rates in all the districts have gone up with the gender literacy gap between male and female decreasing with marked increase in female literacy rates. These figures are part of the primary census abstract which is a data highlight of census-2011 released by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday.

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‘Mahasen’ thrusts Myntdu Leshka in generating capacity Power

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Shillong, May 17: While ‘Mahasen’ may have wreaked havoc in Bangladesh, but it has turned out to be a boon for Meghalaya and a much needed respite to Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) from the criticism against Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project (MLHEP).

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India should raise Tibetan issue more proactively, say Tibetan MPs

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Gangtok, May 17: Tibetan parliamentarians in exile have called upon the Indian government to proactively raise a strong political stance on the Tibetan issue.
On the occasion of Tibetan Solidarity Day, the Tibetan MPs in exile today are hesitant in initiating a strong political stands on Tibet issue from the Indian Government primarily due to border disputes and other economic compulsions.

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Hundreds take to streets seeking justice for 7-yr old rape victim

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SHILLONG, May 16: Braving rain and inclement weather, shops and business establishments in Malki downed their shutters on Thursday morning as most of its residents joined the protest march organized to condemn the brutal rape of a seven year old girl on March 8 and also put pressure on the district administration to apprehend the culprits responsible for the heinous crime.

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Bloodbath in Phulbari, 25 injured

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TURA, May 17: A dispute for property turned gory when people started hacking each other over the subject. The incident happened at about 1:30 pm on friday, when people were returning from their weekly namaz. Two families with a history of fights for the same property began a gory fight that left the whole town shocked and about 25 people injured, with about 7 of them very seriously. What has been shocking is the fact that among the injured were quite a few women, who also took a very active part in the violence.

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Shillong screams for ‘Zero Tolerance’ against rape

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CMJ University’s FIR false, vandalism committed by staff: Police

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SHILLONG, May 16: In a twist to the alleged vandalism incident in the controversial CMJ University, the police on Thursday claimed that the incident was a ‘false-information’ and the University’s own staffs were behind the act. Police is currently awaiting order from the court to register a case in this regard against the staff of University.
“During the course of investigation, it was ascertained that it was a false information and that criminal act was committed by the staffs of the CMJ university themselves for ulterior motive,” East Khasi hills district Superintendent of Police (SP) M Kharkhrang said here.

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