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KSU warning fails to intimidate Police

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SHILLONG, May 03: A day after the KSU members served 24-hour ultimatum to the state government to release the two arrested members - Johnny Lyngdoh and Teiborlang Nongbri, the state police on Friday said that they were not going to release until the enquiry is complete.

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CID seals CMJ University; office vandalized

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SHILLONG, May 02: The state CID sleuths sealed the CMJ University located at Laitumkhrah late on Thursday night after it obtained an order from the district court. The court order came late night and the CID sleuths immediately sealed the university.
Simultaneous the four-member state CID team that had left for Guwahati has reportedly seized some documents relating to the CM Jha University from some reputed colleges in Guwahati. However, details of the seizures and name of the colleges are still awaited.

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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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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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KSU serves 24 – hour ultimatum for release of members

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SHILLONG, May 02: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday set a 24-hour deadline to the state government demanding the release of its arrested members.
Mentionably, on Tuesday night, KSU Mawlai unit general secretary Johnny Lyngdoh and Demseiniong KSU unit member Teilang Nongbri were picked up by the police for their alleged involvement in the vandalism incident during April 4 last KSU procession in Laitumkhrah. The court has also granted seven days police custody.

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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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