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SWGH achieves more than 100% in MR vaccination

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AMPATI, Nov 13: As the month long campaign for Measles Rubella Vaccination draws to a close, South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district has achieved 100.28 percent in immunising children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years against the two killer diseases, crossing the district target of 59232 on the 29th day of the campaign.
It may be mentioned that towards the end of campaign the district health authorities including all health facilities had accelerated their efforts to ensure that all children in the target group are immunized by intensifying the awareness and IEC activities and conducted repeat vaccination sessions in schools and sweeping activities to vaccinate the any missed children in the district. Door to door visits were also made to ensure vaccination of children in every household.

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Second version of Khasi Bible app launched

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: The second version of the Khasi Bible app was launched on Tuesday by Archbishop Dominic Jala during a function held at Don Bosco Media Network studio at Youth Centre.
Speaking during the function that was also attended by  Fr. Juan Pablo from Rome, Fr. Raphael Maiong, Fr. Roland Kharkrang and students from Don Bosco Youth Centre, the Archbishop gave words of encouragement and congratulated Fr. Michael Makri and the team who took this step to make the app better than the previous version.

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India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 to start at Shillong

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: Starting November 14, 2018, the India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 will celebrate the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan Cherry Blossoms with several cultural events at Shillong, Meghalaya. Visitors can enjoy fashion shows, rock concerts, a beauty pageant and even compete in an amateur Golf Tournament. Alongside, there will be stalls showcasing the region’s food, wine and crafts and there are several Japanese cultural events, a Japanese Food Pavilion and a Higher Education Stall in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in India.

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Devotees offer prayers during Chhath puja in Tura

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TURA, Nov 13: The annual ‘Chhath Puja’ was celebrated on Tuesday with devotees offering prayers to the evening Sun at the Chhath ghat at Babupara in Tura, to thank the Sun God for his blessings.
The festival is held each year between the months of October and November.
The annual ‘Chhath’ is organized by the Tura Chhath Puja Committee every year and sees huge participation, mostly of the Hindi speaking community in the town of Tura every year, with holy dips being taken at the Ghat prepared for the occasion.

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Assam trader kidnapped in EGH

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TURA, Nov 13: A ginger merchant from Krishnai in Goalpara district of Assam was kidnapped on Tuesday morning allegedly by a group of 5-6 small time criminals from near the village of Rongsak in East Garo Hills (EGH).
According to police sources, the merchant was on his way to the weekly market of Rongsak was abducted from near the village of Bansam Awe. The village falls under the newly created police station of Chiading in EGH.

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AIJIF demands central inquiry into Agnes’ assault

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TURA, Nov 13: The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has sought an inquiry by a Central team (CBI or NIA) into the brutal assault on two social activists, Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma, which left both of them in hospital with Agnes still struggling for her life.
Kharshiing and Sangma were assaulted by a group of about 30-40 men at the village of Sohshrieh in East Jaitia Hills. They were however waylaid by a woman who blocked the road with a vehicle allowing for the others to assault the two activists. The assault was allegedly due to activism by the CSWO president against illegal coal mining in the state.

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MDA serious about probe on illegal coal mining: James Sangma

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is serious about getting to the root of the problem of illegal coal mining in Meghalaya, according to the state’s Home Minister, James K Sangma.
“I can assure you that we are seriously looking into this matter. Whether in term of judicial probe or a magisterial inquiry that is the only thing that remains (to be decided) but we are serious about getting into the root of it,” Sangma told journalists here on Saturday.
He was reacting to a query on whether a higher authority should step in to investigate the angle of illegal mining and transportation of coal following the brutal attack on anti-corruption activist Agnes Kharshiing and her associate Amita Sangma in coal-rich district of East Jaintia Hills on November 8.

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