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Meghalaya to set-up institutions for promoting performing arts

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Tura, Jan 30: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Thursday announced that institutions would be set up to promote and preserve the indigenous dance, music and culture that would cater and nurture the talents of the youth of the State.
The CM said an institution for excellence that will cater to and nurture the talents. He told that every block in Meghalaya will have an institution, where performing arts, indigenous music and dance will be taught.

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Bangladesh committed to expeditious opening of additional border haats: Envoy

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SHILLONG, Jan 29: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tariq A Karim Wednesday informed that Meghalaya government’s proposal for establishing of another 22 border haats is under examination.
“Meghalaya government has requested for 22 more border haats and these are under examination because other states have also requested for some but we have agreed to make it practically feasible in order to create the space and the situation for others to follow,” Karim told reporters here.
Karim who called on Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma expressed his country's keen interest taking up the proposal.

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Civil society awaits punishment for guilty party

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TURA, Jan 29: The recent announcement of the termination of services of the 246 teachers due to the anomalies in appointment has been welcomed by most of Civil Society, however, they have now trained their guns on the people behind the scene and who supposedly made the scam possible – former Education Minister Dr Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh and the former Director of Education, J D Sangma, along with the politicians who recommended the names.
According to Additional General Secretary (AGS) of FKJGP Bappun Sangma, Phulbari Circle, “The Government has conceded that it has made a huge blunder by illegally appointing these teachers. While this was found out by the CBI and the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC), the fact is that the Government is still trying to shield the initiators of the scam by not taking actions against the leaders who made it possible”.

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Rhythm of the hills echoes from Betasing

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TURA, Jan 29: An atmosphere of complete festivity gripped South West Garo Hills’ Betasing Block with the start of the 'Rhythm of the Hills' three day extravaganza. The region is home to number of tribes like Garos, Bodos, Koch-Rajbongshis and the Rabhas who have been living in harmony for centuries. The festival aims at promotion of the many dance forms of the Garos and other indigenous people of the region.
Apt to the theme, the inaugural session demonstrated the rich cultural diversity of Garo hills. The rare and exotic dance forms of different communities were displayed during the event. To showcase the different cultures and traditions of the region, more than 1500 people converged.

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5 GNLA militants nabbed in West Khasi Hills

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SHILLONG, Jan 29: Five Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants were arrested by the West Khasi Hills (WKH) district police on Wednesday forenoon.
The crackdown was launched in view of the extortion spree the GNLA militants were carrying out in the coal belts of the district.
The militants were nabbed at around 11.45 am from Dorangre village of West Khasi hills after an operation launched jointly by the State police’s SWAT,CRPF, and BSF.

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Bangladesh keen on recouping mortal remains of its martyrs

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SHILLONG, Jan 29: The Bangladesh Government has expressed its keen interest in transporting the mortal remains of Bangladeshi martyrs of 1971 war who were buried in India to their families in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India informed here on Wednesday.
“We are working on a project where some of the mortal remains those which we can identify we can transport to their families, it will have huge emotional impact on the people of Bangladesh,” Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tariq A Karim told reporters here.

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Wansuk Syiem to be re-elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

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SHILLONG, Jan 28: Incumbent Rajya Sabha MP Wansuk Syiem is likely to be re-elected unopposed to the Upper House of parliament during the February 7 elections as the Opposition parties like the United Democratic Party (UDP), NPP and others will not be nominating any candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from  the state.
Lack of number in the state assembly is one of the biggest reasons for the opposition not putting up any candidate for the Rajya Sabha poll.

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