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Police given 10 days to submit report on activist attack

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The police department has been given ten days to submit a report on the status of investigations into the brutal attack on CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and her aide, Amita Sangma.
This directive was given by the Meghalaya High Court here on Thursday which had adjourned the hearing on the petition filed by Amita here on Thursday by stating, ‘after ten days latest status of investigation shall be filed’.

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Truck carrying illegal timber overturns in NGH

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TURA, Dec 06: At a time when the entire Garo Hills region has been angered by the illegal timber trade and the criminals involved behind it, an overturned illegal timber truck was found early on Thursday morning on the National Highway near Rari under North Garo Hills (NGH) district.
The truck, which was allegedly carrying timber from one of the forest reserves lost control while navigating a turn after which the vehicle was abandoned by its occupants. The vehicle bore registration ML 09 9046 and was carrying both sal and teak logs.

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Education policy bars govt teachers from contesting elections

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: In a startling revelation, it has been found that the state’s new education policy debars teachers working in government schools and also deficit school teachers from contesting elections in the state.

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KHADC issues warning against exorbitant rates on land deals

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Traditional heads charging exorbitant rates while executing sale of land deeds will face the wrath of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) which has issued a stern warning against such practices.
In this regard, KHADC executive member in-charge Land Latiplang Kharkongor said that this decision was taken by the executive committee of the Council in its meeting held last month.

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MDA stands by decision for independent probe into activist attack

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Meghalaya government on Thursday maintained that an independent judicial probe into the murderous attack of CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma is what the government intends to initiate till date but however maintained that if there is a change in the decision of the Government as far as asking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate into the matter, the matter has to be discussed and decided in the state Cabinet.

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Nursing school celebrates golden jubilee

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Having achieved 50 years of service in providing quality nursing education, the School of Nursing, Civil Hospital, Shillong celebrated its Golden Jubilee in a function held at the Nightingale House, Nursing Training Centre, Civil Hospital, Shillong on Thursday. The theme of the celebration was “50 glorious years in the heart of health care and mile to go...” Meghalaya Minister for Health and Family Welfare, AL Hek graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while TS Nongkhlaw, DHS (MI) was the Guest of Honour.

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New 'rewritable paper' is long-lasting and easy-to-use

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Beijing, Dec 06 (IANS): Scientists have developed an easy-to-make "rewritable" paper that can be drawn or printed on over and over again, an advance that can help reduce paper consumption and potentially pollution.
The rewritable paper demonstrates excellent rewriting performances and messages written on it can last more than half a year, compared to other rewritable papers whose messages fade after a few days or a few months, said the team led by Luzhuo Chen from the Fujian Normal University, China.

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