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Meghalaya PWD to meet NHAI officials on deploration of NH-44

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SHILLONG, Jan 25: Reacting to the hue and cry over the deplorable condition of National Highway (NH) – 44, State Public Work Department (PWD) Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar said that the government would soon seek clarification from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on the status of the road.
A delegation which will be led by the Minister would soon meet the NHAI authorities to seek clarification on the status of the NH– 44 by next week for necessary actions.

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India – South Africa join hands on traditional medicine heritage

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SHILLONG, Jan 25: India’s North East and the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya have a rich tradition of Indigenous medicine. There are many plants used in day to day life for nutritional source, as home remedies for small ailments or chronic diseases. These do not need any special training but good enough for preventive and therapeutic use. There is a need to record these home remedies for future scientific verification. With this aim the city based Asian Confluence has organized an interactive session “Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Traditional Medicine: Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition Practiced in India and South Africa” at its conference centre on the sidelines of a survey visit to Meghalaya by scientists from University of Kwazalu-Natal, Department of Public Health Medicine, Durban, South Africa and Tata Institute of Social sciences (TISS), Mumbai on Friday.

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Congress infighting delays naming candidates for three KHADC constituencies

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Shillong, Jan 24: The infighting within Congress party seems to have yet again played its part in the nomination of candidates for the upcoming MDC election. Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had on Thursday released its list of candidates from the 29 seats in KHADC, except three constituencies – Nongkrem, Nongthymmai and Malki-Laitumkhrah.
Mentionably, Lambor Malngiang and Neil Antonio War are sitting Congress MDCs in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) from Nongkrem and Malki-Laitumkhrah constituency respectively.

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Two killed, one injured in two explosions

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GUWAHATI, Jan 24: Two people were killed and one injured in two separate explosions in Assam ahead of Republic day celebrations.
Two people were killed when a powerful bomb exploded in a car in Assam’s Dima Hasao District on Thursday night ahead of the 65th Republic Day celebrations, police said on Friday.

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NGT raps Meghalaya Govt, says humans beings are not cattle

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday reprimanded the Meghalaya Government here and directed it to submit the final report about the 15 missing miners from 2012, by April 4 - the next date of hearing of the Tribunal.
“The fate of human beings cannot be that of cattle… The truth must come out,” the Tribunal stated while passing its order here at the Meghalaya High Court.
The Tribunal was chaired by Justice MS Nambiar as the judicial member and Ranjan Chaterjee as the executive member.
Expressing shock, the Tribunal said that the Meghalaya Government and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) “can’t wash their hand off” from finding out the truth about the disappearance of the coal miners in the 2012 coal mishap in South Garo Hills.

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Banknotes with no ‘year of printing’ are pre-2005

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deciding to withdraw all currency notes issued before 2005 and announced the same in the public domain there is hue and cry among customers regarding identification of pre-2005 notes.
The RBI move is ostensibly aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies. Though the move is well appreciated by people since this can be an effective way to contain fake or counterfeited currencies but many too are skeptical at the same time that curbing black money – unless one does not possess liquid cash can be difficult.

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Wansuk Syiem to seek re-election to Rajya Sabha

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: Meghalaya’s Rajya Sabha MP Wansuk Syiem has decided to seek re-election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from the state. She will file her nomination papers on Monday, as the Congress party has approved her name for re-election to the Upper House from Meghalaya.
On April last year, Syiem became the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya to be elected in the bye-election to the Upper House. Wansuk (55) has been a senior Congress party member for over three decades and had held various important party posts in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) as well as the AICC. She is also the two-time member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

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