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Pyndaplang Thabah braves all odds to survive

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An iconic figure of special skills
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Shillong, April 14: He was born normal but destiny had other plans for him. This is the story of Pyndaplang Thabah, who was born normal on February 15, 1983 at Mawngap Lumparing, to (L) Somio Sun and Dismera Thabah, but Polio changed his life forever. He was the third among his siblings.
This, however, did not deter his determination to succeed in life as he learnt necessary skills to get himself a descent livelihood and live with dignity in society.

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Bilkona burns un-noticed, compensation still pending

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TURA, April 14: The small village of Bilkona suffered a major heart break when almost all the shops in the area were consumed by a raging fire on April 3. The incident has gone unreported due to errors in communication.
Bilkona is situated in the South Garo Hills, about 40 kilometers from the district headquarter, Baghmara. A total of almost 30 shops were completely gutted in the fire. The incident was reported to the authority; however, no action has been taken and people are still clueless about where or how they would be compensated.

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Mizoram orders ban on pig import

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Aizawl, April 13 (PTI): Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department has asked all the Deputy Commissioners of the districts adjoining Myanmar to issue prohibitory orders banning import of pigs from that country.
State AH and Veterinary department director Dr L.B. Sailo said that the prohibitory orders would be issued by the concerned DCs during next week.

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Army officer fined for smoking

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Jorhat (Assam), April 13 (PTI): An army officer of the Jorhat Military Station at Lichubari has been fined for lighting up in a no smoking zone at the Deputy Commissioner's office here.

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2 GNLA militants killed, 3 injured in encounter

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Shillong, April 13 (PTI): Two Garo rebels were on Saturday shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district while the area commander of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) had a narrow escape, officials said.
Acting on a tip off about presence of the 'area commander' of GNLA and his associates in the area, specially trained commandoes of the state police and the CRPF’s CoBRA raided Koksi Nengsat village, 32 kilometer from the district headquarters falling under Songsak police station area.

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Media should focus on responsibilities of citizens: Meghalaya Governor

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•    Eastern Panorama celebrates 21st anniversary with Achiever’s Award   • 
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Shillong, April 13: To commemorate its 21st anniversary of publication, Eastern Panorama – The News Magazine of the North East, on Saturday initiated its first ever Achiever’s Award Ceremony at NEC auditorium Nongrim Hills, in which eight outstanding achievers of the North East were honored for their contribution to society.

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Meghalaya to be on rail map very soon: Mukul

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SHILLONG, April 12: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday announced that Meghalaya will find a place on the railway map of the country ‘very soon’ with the inauguration of the state’s first railway station at Mendipathar in East Garo Hills.
Participating in the discussion on Budget in the state Assembly, the Chief Minister said all sections of the people of the Garo Hills have extended their wholehearted support to the railway project and urged similar show of support from the people of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills for establishing rail links to Byrnihat and even Shillong.

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