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Make Meghalaya 100% organic farming state: Centre tells State

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SHILLONG, July 27: Meghalaya is rooted in a rich organic farming tradition and the central Government wants this tradition to be nurtured further so that Meghalaya can be branded as a “100 percent organic farming State.”
Under Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry, JS Deepak, said there is immense trade potential for farm products cultivated organically. “Make Meghalaya into a State producing 100 percent organic farm product,” Deepak added.

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CM Jha calls PhD theses seized by police a “desperate ploy”

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SHILLONG, July 27: The Chancellor of the CMJ University Chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) on Saturday questioned the timing of the raid and seizure made by the Meghalaya police after three months of sealing the University, even as he termed it as a “desperate ploy”.

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Pune remembers Clifford Nongrum on Kargil Vijay Divas

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SHILLONG, July 27: Captain Keishing Clifford Nongrum (Mahavir Chakra), who laid down his life during the Kargil War in 1999 was remembered at a function organized by the 'Swa'-roopwardhinee competitive examination center in Pune, on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Divas on July 26 last.

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All state Govt employees in militant infested areas under Ex-gratia

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SHILLONG, July 26: All state government officials posted in militant hit areas of Meghalaya will now be covered by the ‘ex-gratia payment’.
The decision to include all the state government officials under this coverage was taken during Friday’s cabinet meeting.
Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri informed reporters after the Cabinet Meeting that the Meghalaya government has approved the modification of the ex-gratia payment so that it covers all government employees posted in the militants infested areas like Garo hills.

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Show Cause notice to CMJ University has no deadline

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SHILLONG, July 27: The CMJ University Saturday informed that the show cause notice issued by the Meghalaya Government on June 20 last did not set any deadline to the University for reply!
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, legal adviser of the university SP Sharma clarified, “The show cause was for non-establishment of an endowment fund under section 41 of the CMJ University Act, 2009”.
Earlier on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Dr RC Laloo had informed that a show-cause-notice to the university was issued by education department asking why the university should not be dissolved. He also said that time was still there for the university to reply to the show cause.

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CID seizes over 4000 PhD theses from CMJ University

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SHILLONG, July 26: Sleuths from the state CID seized thousands of supposed fake Ph.D theses concealed in highly secured rooms at the CMJ University campus located at Laitumkhrah on Friday.
A sleuth from the department said, “We have seized over 4000 printed Ph.D theses on subjects ranging from corruption in India to doping of sportspersons in Gujarat from the head office of this private University.”

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Extra parking space in Khyndailad

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Shillong, July 26: Finally taking some note of the public bickering on the acute shortage of parking space in and around Khyndailad, the commercial hub of Shillong city, Shillong Traffic Police (STP) on Friday has allocated certain areas for the parks of two – wheelers and certain for four wheelers.
East Khasi Hills SP M Kharkrang informed that ‘only’ four wheelers can now park on the road along the left side of MTC complex upto Sarkar Medicine shop. However, the right side of the road is declared as ‘No Parking Zone’.

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