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Tendulkar – the gentleman of the gentleman’s game

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: The retirement of the “God of Indian Cricket” – SachinTendulkar – is a nostalgic moment in the lives of every Indians and Meghalaya is no way different. Though football rules the roost among the citizens here but there are many who follow this gentleman game and keeps track on what is going in the world of cricket. The Tendulkar retirement phenomenon has captured them here too and many here have opined that they cannot think the game without the “master blaster” in the park. The “little master”, as the iconic batsman is also known, has played many memorable single-handed innings which went in favour of the national team as his phenomenal records only indicates why people consider him as god in the country.

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Rumor of salt shortage creates panic in Meghalaya, prices hiked

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: Meghalaya was on Friday held hostage was an artificial shortage of salt, much like the case in Bihar, with people buying the essential ingredient at almost Rs 200 per kg! The worst affected of the lot were the villagers, who, out of fear, bought huge quantities of salt to ensure their stock until the shortage was countered. The city dwellers too were not left out of this gamut of rumor. Most stores in city were out of stock by afternoon. But the lot who made the most out of this hysteria and chaos and played along were the salt stockist and traders.
Though the respective district administrations were quick to react to this unwanted development and sent out messages that these were just rumors, but the damage was already done as most shops were out of stock.

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Evicted families reject govt’s relocation offer, agree to maintain status quo

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: Evicted families from Mawlong-Mawtari and Umsawli villages have rejected government’s offer to relocate them to the dwellings for urban poor in Nongmynsong area. However, they agreed to maintain status quo on the land where the New Shillong Township (NST) will come up.
The meeting between the five evicted families and State Urban Affairs Minister Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh was held on Friday in the latter’s chamber. 

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BSF rescues coal exporter from clutches of Garo militants

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Thursday rescued a coal exporter who was abducted by suspected Garo militants from Indo-Bangladesh border in South Garo Hills (SGH) District of the state.
The coal businessman was identified as Janking Marak from Lower Gasuapara village of the district.
He was rescued from the zero line of the International border in Gasuapara, BSF officials said.
They said the BSF intercepted four militants who were abducting the victim. However, when challenged by the BSF, the militants fled and left behind the victim.

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Agnes finally granted bail

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: Civil Society Women’s’ Organization (CSWO) President, Agnes Kharshiing, was finally granted bail by Court on Friday. She was detained on Saturday last week on charges of obstructing the MUDA officials on the eviction drive at Umsawli, but was denied bail throughout this week.
Sources informed that the court headed by Deputy Commissioner Judicial A Ripnar granted bail to Kharshiing on Friday evening.

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NSDA assures Meghalaya support in skill development programmes

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Shillong, Nov 15: Meghalaya got an assurance of support from the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) for implementation of skill development programmes in the state on Friday. The assurance came following a meeting between Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and NSDA chairman S Ramadorai in Shillong wherein the latter assured support in skill development and that would give ‘value-added jobs’.

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Nongkrem Dance sans Rice Beer flocked by thousands

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The ‘Ka Pomblang Nongkrem’ Festival ended amidst a sea of people from various villages in the area and several foreign and domestic tourists flocking to the courtyard of the grand Iing Sad here to witness the oldest traditional ritual of the festival which ended the Nongkrem Dance on Thursday.
Significant in its presentation, the festival of Pomblang Nongkrem or Nongkrem dance is basically a harvest festival of the Khyrim Syiemship (state) usually held for five days.

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