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MeECL’s verbal assurances fail to convince agitating jugalis

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SHILLONG, July 24: Not convinced by the verbal assurances given by officials of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), aspiring jugalis have resolved to continue on their indefinite strike till the time that they are given proper appointment letters by the Corporation.
The agitation that the jugalis are presently on has severely affected the functioning of sub – stations of MeECL all across the state.

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Gogoi airs concern over CAG revelation on army’s munition shortage

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GUWAHATI, July 24 (IANS): Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday slammed the BJP-led NDA government over the recent CAG revelation about shortage of ammunition with the Indian Army at a time when there is an ongoing stand-off along the India-China border.
“The CAG report, which has highlighted that the Indian Army is battling serious shortage of ammunition, including tanks and artilleries, is a matter of concern, particularly for the northeast India. It is very shocking,” Gogoi said, addressing a press conference.

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Ampareen for cohesion between health care systems

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SHILLONG, July 24: Stressing the need for Meghalaya to join the rest of the country in providing holistic healthcare benefit to the people, State Information & Technology Minister, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh has underscored the importance of a closer coordination between the traditional healers and professional health practitioners towards this end.

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Shillong City faces the brunt of urban nightmare

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SHILLONG, Jul 23: An hour to cover a distance of 2kms would be lovely for those newly in love and taking a joy walk but for the office goers, students, daily commuters mostly cramped up inside public transportation for hours is a punishment, a torture and it seems the lawmakers weaving pass through the clogged traffic seems more concern about them getting to their destination, passing the buck and crying helpless when confronted.
The biggest traffic congestion in the city can be witnessed in the Rilbong Point – Civil, Nongthymmai – Fire Brigade – Dhankheti – Barik – Civil – IGP – Police Bazar, Fire Brigade – Laitumkhrah – Don Bosco routes which are taking its toll not only on those who are driving on these roads to reach their destination but also the traffic cops.

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Meghalaya lacking in awareness about family planning

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SHILLONG, July 24: There is a lack of proper education and awareness programmes with regards to family planning in Meghalaya as revealed by the Chairperson, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, M. Kharkongor who has expressed her concerns over this situation in the state.

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High – yielding dairy cows distributed under State Livestock Mission

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Ampati, July 24: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma distributed high yielding variety of cattle to five SHG partners of Betasing C&RD Block in South West Garo Hills under the ambitious Livestock Mission of the Government at an impressive function at Ampati on Monday.
The programme for distribution of dairy cows was organized by the AH & Veterinary Department in collaboration with Basin Development Unit, South West Garo Hills and was also attended by Chairperson, Meghalaya Resources & Employment Generation Council, Dikkanchi D. Shira, Chairperson, State Development Reforms Commission, Bluebell R. Sangma, CEM, GHADC Boston Marak, Deputy Commissioner CVD Diengdoh, host of district officials, veterinarians and dairy farmers among others.

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Double Trouble for Shillong: Chock-a-block Traffic, closed walking areas

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SHILLONG, July 23: While health experts globally talks about inculcating the habit of walking to cover short distances  over cars for healthier life, Shillong is faced with double trouble of growing traffic and defence authorities closing down prominent  lanes and pathways that people regularly tread upon to get to their destination faster avoiding any sort of transportation. 

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