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Cyclonic storm kills one, injures 28

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Nongstoin, May 02: A powerful hailstorm on Thursday morning killed one person and injured another 28 persons critically in West Khasi hills region.
A heavy cyclonic storm hit several villages of West Khasi hills district at about 1.45 am. The villages include Umjaru, Mawsiangbah, Mawsiej, Nongkhniang , Mawroh Mawlangniang  and Nongkdait Village  under Nongstoin C& RD Block.

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Traditional healers in Meghalaya faced with acute shortage of herbs

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Shillong, May 02: More than 150 indigenous traditional healers on Thursday expressed that they are now suffering from acute shortage of herbs due to population explosion.
Echoing their grievances to Nongpoh MLA and Chief Adviser to Meghalaya Government, Dr DD Lapang, and the Chairman of Society for Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge and Practice (SPIKAP), John F Kharshiing, the gathering of Khasi Local Herbalist, Traditional Birth Attendants, Massage Therapist, Bone Specialist, Spiritual Healers, including weavers, said mining and forest activities besides unchecked wanton burning of hills and forest has resulted in the severe shortage of herbs.

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Over 600 pigs die of swine fever in Mizoram

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Aizawl, May 01 (IANS): Over 600 pigs have died from swine fever and about 12,200 have been infected in the past two months in Mizoram, officials said here Wednesday.
"The endemic swine fever caused the death of as many as 470 pigs in Aizawl district alone while remaining 130 died in other districts. Over 12,200 pigs have been infected with the disease," a Mizoram animal husbandry and veterinary department official told reporters.

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Seven year old molested by neighbor

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Tura, May 01: In yet another incident of the sordid state of crime against children, a case was lodged against one Poresh Hajong of the lower Dobasipara area for attempting to molest and rape a minor. The victim who was only seven years of age was allegedly molested by her next door neighbor Poresh, while she went there to play with other children of her locality.

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MLAs from Meghalaya with President

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The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee with the Speaker, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, A. T. Mondal alongwith a delegation of Ministers & MLAs from Meghalaya in New Delhi on Wednesday.


 

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Chaos in CMJ University, students demand answers

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SHILLONG, May 01: Confused and worried students of the CMJ University on Wednesday asked the university authority to immediately clarify after the Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary directed the University Chancellor to withdraw all the degrees given by the institute and also stop admission because of various anomalies in its functioning.

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KSU activists’ arrest leads to arson

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SHILLONG, May 01: Unidentified miscreants on Wednesday afternoon burned down a government vehicle belonging to the forest department, which the police claimed was a backlash against the arrest of two KSU activists in relation to the case of vandalism during the Khasi Awakening Day on April 04 last.

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