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Post KHADC by elections, new MDCs administered oath of office

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SHILLONG, Dec 23: Having emerged victorious from the fray for six vacant seats of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), six new MDCs were administered their oath of office by the Judge of the District Council Court, S Kharsyiemlieh on Friday during the swearing in ceremony held at the Council’s conference hall here.
The swearing in ceremony was held in the presence of the incumbent Chief Executive Member (CEM), Pynshngain N Syiem, the Council’s Chairman LG Nongsiej besides other MDCs.

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Governor cannot delay appointment of nominated MDC: HS Shylla

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SHILLONG, Dec 23: While pointing out that the rules on the matter are abundantly clear, newly elected UDP MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla said that the Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmuganathan cannot delay the appointment of the nominated member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
“It is not right for him (Governor) to delay the decision on the nominated MDC in the Council,” Shylla said at the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected MDCs held here on Friday.

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NEIAH mooted as a melting pot of traditional healing techniques

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SHILLONG, Dec 22: As it is situated in the strategic location of Shillong which is also hailed as the educational hub of the North East region, the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH) is envisioned to become a melting pot of the numerous traditional healing practices of the North East region.
“Shillong, being the gateway of NE India and educational hub, this will give additional benefit to the inter-disciplinary research and cooperation for exploring biological sciences,” Union Minister of State Independent Charge, Ministry of AYUSH Shripad Yessa Naik said after inaugurating the new campus of the Institute at Mawdiangdiang here on Thursday.

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Cash crunch results in forced shut down of bank branches

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TURA, Dec 22: Facing an unprecedented cash crunch despite Christmas being only two days away, agitated customers of the town of Baghmara shut down the State Bank of India (SBI) branch in the town after the branch distributed only Rs 2000 instead of Rs 24000 that is allowed per person per week on Thursday.
A similar incident also took place in the village of Chokpot where angry customers pelted stones at the Meghalaya Cooperative Apex (MCAB) bank for lack of cash therein.

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Science slam through Khasi folklore bags top prize

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KOLKATA, Dec 23 (IANS): A young Indian researcher, whose presentation integrated a popular Khasi folk tale with scientific findings to explain the occurrence of a particular parasitic worm in northeast India, has won the top honour in the EURAXESS Science Slam India contest for teaching current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way.
Science Slam is a science communication format where young scientists explain their research projects in short 10-minute talks to a non-expert audience.

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Govt bats for reservation of seats

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SHILLONG, Dec 22: With the completion inauguration of the new campus of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH) by Union Minister of State Independent Charge of AYUSH, Shripad Yessa Naik on Thursday, the State Government has sought the reservation of a minimum of 18 seats in the Institute for the indigenous locals.
“We urged the centre to consider the reservation of a minimum of 18 seats comprising 9 in homeopathy and 9 in ayurveda out of 100 the total seats which is at par with seats allotted by NEIGHRIMS for the MBBS to local indigenous population in Meghalaya,” State health minister Roshan Warjri said while speaking at a function.

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NESO calls for restraint in Manipur

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SHILLONG, Dec 22: Expressing its concern over the current strife in Manipur, the North East Students’ Organization (NESO) has urged upon the opposing sides there to observe restraint such that a communal flare up is avoided.

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