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Guv calls for voluntary blood donation throughout the year

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SHILLONG, June 14: The Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad while underscoring the importance of blood transfusion as an essential component of emergency health care has pointed out that adequate supply of blood during emergencies requires a well-organized blood service. This, he said, can only be ensured by engaging the entire community and a blood donor community committed to voluntary unpaid blood donation throughout the year.
The Governor had made this statement while speaking as the chief guest of the observation of the State Level World Blood Donor Day 2018, at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.

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Shillong’s 4th Element to represent India at International Jazz Festival

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SHILLONG, June 14: Shillong’s very own 4th Element will represent the country in the upcoming Belize International Jazz Festival which will be held at Belize in Central America from June 16 to 24 next.
Numerous artists and bands from different countries will take part - Mexico, Hungary, Quba, USA, and Belize itself to name a few.
The band has also been invited to perform in New York City on the June 28 but unfortunately they will not be able to perform due to unavoidable circumstances.

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Congress refuses to acknowledge Danggo’s imminent resignation

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SHILLONG, June 13: While maintaining that nothing is final in politics, the Congress party is refusing to acknowledge that its MLA from Ranikor constituency, Martin M Danggo will soon leave the party and join the ruling National People’s Party (NPP).
“We are please to tell you that all the 21 MLAs are intact. We have got trust in all the MLAs and we assured that all will work together and function as opposition in the right perspective in the interest of the people of the state,” Congress spokesperson Zenith M Sangma said here on Wednesday.

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Congress dubs Sangma brothers immature and incompetent, demands their immediate resignation

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SHILLONG, June 13: Terming the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma and his brother Home Minister, James Sangma as immature and incompetent, the Congress party has demanded that they immediately step[ down.
This demand was made in light of the recent situation in Meghalaya prompting the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) president, Richard Marak to say, “When talking about the issue of work permit to Bangladeshis in the assembly recently, Conrad Sangma stated that only mature thinking would understand this issue. Where is this maturity when instead of handling the unrest in Shillong he passes the buck and blacked out the internet citing fake news.”

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AIJIF calls for equal pay for equal work at NEHU

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SHILLONG, June 14: The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has urged the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to ensure that the tenets of ‘equal pay of equal work’ a adhered to at the North Eastern Hill University and its campuses in Meghalaya.

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North Eastern Council to come under direct control of Home Ministry

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NEW DELHI, June 13 (IANS): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring the North Eastern Council under the direct control of the Home Ministry.
The council, which is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern region, was till now chared by the Development Of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister.

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Curfew relaxed in areas under Lumdiengjri PS

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Shillong, June 13 (MIPR): The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hill District has relaxed curfew in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station, that is, Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including Cantonment Beat House Areas (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi bridge) for 15 (fifteen) hours.

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