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NESO disapproves DU’s ‘compulsory Hindi’, terms it discrimination towards NE people

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Shillong, April 05: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has expressed its discontentment over the recent decision of the Delhi University (DU) to make Hindi as a compulsory subject in Major Indian Languages (MIL) and termed it ‘discrimination towards the indigenous peoples of the North Eastern Region’.

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Protect your identity, respect yourself says Lou Majaw

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SHILLONG, April 05: Known for his unique showmanship on stage, his trademark style and utmost dedication to music legend Bob Dylan, Shillong’s own Lou Majaw turns 66 next week and he feels younger and fresh to continue promoting peace through music.
Noted artist from Meghalaya Lou Majaw has expressed deep concern on the present trend where young people in the North East region are gradually discarding their roots to embrace 'foreign culture'. Lou Majaw also expressed his despair on seeing majority of the politicians in the country abusing their power and not 'using their power' for the betterment of the people.

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Four injured during KSU rally

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SHILLONG, April 04: At least four persons were reportedly injured during the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ rally by Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday evening.
The injured include two shop keepers and two tourists.

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19 new caves discovered in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 04: Cavers that participated in the 21th edition of the International cave Expedition under the project “Caving in the abode of the clouds” have discovered 19 new caves in Meghalaya.
During the 18 days (February 4 to 21, 2013) expedition in the Jaintia Hills District, the International team focused on the caving areas of Khahnar and Larket.

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Vandalism mars ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’

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Stones pelted at shops, Red alert sounded

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) rally to observe the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ as well the Union’s 35th anniversary on Thursday evening turned out to be a nightmare for city dwellers as numerous shops were vandalized, vehicles damaged, tourist and shopkeepers beaten up by the activists participating in the rally.

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Meghalaya to send woman representative for first time to RS

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SHILLONG, April 04 (PTI): Meghalaya is all set to send a woman representative to Rajya Sabha for the first time, with the Congress high command endorsing veteran Congress leader Wansuk Syiem as party candidate for the April 18 by-election to the Upper House of Parliament.

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Submit APIP on time: Centre to NE states

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Centre on Thursday said failures of state governments in the North East Region (NER) to submit their Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) is a matter of concern that is affecting the smooth implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), a Government initiative aimed at tackling malnutrition and health problems in children below 6 years of age and their mothers.
On this, the Centre has directed all states in the North East region to submit their Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) within stipulated time frame fixed for the effective and proper implementation of the ICDS in the region.

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