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Coaching clinics to benefit student community

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: Despite the fact that Meghalaya boasts of reputed institutions like Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion Technology and others, local candidates hardly finds seats in them because of their inability to clear the competitive examinations conducted by these prestigious institutes for admission. But with the efforts of the state government, the city has recently witnessed the opening up of a reputed training centre for competitive examinations whereas another vocational training institute is in the pipeline.

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Meghalaya seeks consultancy from WB on PMGSY

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Shillong, Nov 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has requested the World Bank (WB) delegation to provide consultancy services to the state in preparing the estimates and details of PMGSY scheme RRP II which will be implemented with the 2015 deadline given for its completion.
Dr Sangma told reporters after meeting with the World Bank officials on Friday that Meghalaya is entitled to get US $230 million to implement the project in the state. The meeting discussed the hurdles and also remedies for completing the project within the timeframe.

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Four KSU activists arrested for burning tea stall owner

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: Police arrested four KSU activists on Friday in connection to setting ablaze a tea stall owner at Bishnupur Bazaar two weeks back.
The arrested members have been identified as Readyonstone Nongrum (23) who is the general secretary of KSU – Lawsohtun Unit and Shemphang Nongkynrih (27), a member of the Lawsohtun Unit who are both residents of the Lawsohtun Block – IV; subsequently, the West Khasi hills district police also arrested Peter Lyngkhoi (26) from Lawsohtun Block – II and Johny Sohkhlet (26) from Lawsohtun Block-I from their hideout in Nongstoin.

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'Rikkam behind the killing of 8 Rabhas recently'

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Williamnagar, Nov 29: While the escape of UALA’s Commander – in – Chief, Norok X Momin, during Thursday’s encounter in East Garo Hills may have left the police in little disappointment, but the killing of Rikkam R Marak has brought some relief.
The whole operation however was a success with the killing of three UALA militants and capture of another injured. The increasing police monitoring and nabbing of over ground workers for the various outfits has left a huge mark on the situation of the region.

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Pala meets Pope

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Shillong MP Vincent H Pala meeting Pope Francis at Vatican City, Rome, on Friday.


 

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Heat for Shillong Parliamentary seat beings

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Shillong, Nov 29: The politicking for Shillong Parliamentary seat 2014 has begun with aspirants coming out to openly seek support while rebutting claims of other parties.
Rev PBM Basaiawmoit, who has been nominated for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat by People’s Candidate Forum (PCF) for the upcoming General Election, Friday claimed that he had received a letter of support from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) for his candidature as well as receiving support from Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).

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GNLA’s one man show causing dissidence

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Williamnagar, Nov 29: The recent counter – insurgency operations within the Garo Hills region has put the militants on back foot and has now scattered most of the outfits. If reports are to be believed, the outfits have been pushed back and may not be able to gather quickly in the face of sustained police action coming through all quarters. All this even before the first joint operations that is supposed to begin between the Assam Police, the Meghalaya Police and the Army!

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