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Pregnant lady killed by drunk driver

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Shillong, July 01: In an unfortunate incident, a pregnant lady was killed and another expecting mother was injured when they were hit by a TATA Sumo on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred at Saphai village under Laskein Block, West Jaintia Hills, when the victims were walking back home after their check up at the Saphai Sub Health Center, since both were in their early stages of pregnancy.

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VDCs, patrolling, inter-faith forum to work for peace

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SHILLONG, July 01: The District Administration of West Garo Hills (WGH) has decided that every locality would constitute Village Defense Committees (VDC) which would be funded Rs 15,000 from the Voluntary Action Fund to ensure peace and security.

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Assam flood worsens, 70,000 people affected

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GUWAHATI, June 30: Flood situation in Assam took a serious turn on Sunday as flood waters submerged 43 more villages in Dhemaji, Jorhat and Sivsagar districts and also some parts in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), officials said.
More than 70,000 people of 168 villages in seven districts were affected so far in the first wave of flood in the state.
On Sunday, flood waters submerged 17 villages of Dhemaji district, 15 in Majuli river island and one in Sivsagar district.
Flood waters also entered some parts in KNP.

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Two lynched by villagers in Garo Hills

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Shillong, June 29: Two more people on Saturday became victim to the wrath of public of Garo Hills, who have now taken the mantle of taking care of anti – social elements on their own hands.
The due was accused of extorting money from a Pastor.

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Cement Cos in Jaintia Hills mining without JHADC permission: RTI

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SHILLONG, June 30: Cement companies operating in the limestone-rich areas of Jaintia hills region of Meghalaya have allegedly failed to register and obtain permission from the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) for mining activities and extracting of limestone in the region which is a violation of sixth schedule, an RTI finding revealed.
It further stated that due to this, the JHADC is losing crores of revenue which was supposed to enter its exchequer.

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Ayurveda – a forgotten discipline in contemporary era

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Shillong, June 30: The world of today is extremely fast – paced and hectic. And so are life – style and habits of people. As a result, there are numerous new health disorders and to deal with them instantly are allopathic medicines.
This has certainly affected the popularity and use of Ayurveda, with little focus on this much developed ancient system of traditional medicine.

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Tura Municipal Board – A Case of not walking the talk

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TURA, June 29: The Tura Municipal Board (TMB) has been the main body for the maintenance of beauty of Tura. They have been known to ensure that Tura does not become the dumping ground of waste as well ensuring a clear water habitat. However, when it comes to their own backyard, they have been reluctant to walk the talk. The case in point has been the outlet for the public latrine set up in their office backyard.

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