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Cherrapunjee to Sohra: fear of dilution

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: The demand for change in name of Cherrapunjee to Sohra by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) in all government offices, commercial establishments and elsewhere may deter the prospect of this tourist place – which is thronged by people from all over the country and world. According to opinion of the citizens of the state and tourist, any change of name of this cloud kissed locale bordering Bangladesh “may not filter well with the newer generation”.
Opinions from locals and tourists alike indicates that Cherrapunjee is known worldwide by this very name and Sohra comes only second to none and any dent in this name may well diminish the vision of this place and its beauty from the tourist map  of the world. Sohra, which is the local name for Cherrapunjee, may well lose its sheen – similar to the ravaged landscapes and greenery that are witnessed now – feels many.

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Public flays Cherry Blossom Festival

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SHILLONG, Nov 19: After the organizer, that is, the Congress led MUA II government led by Dr. Mukul Sangma have expressed satisfaction over the conduct of India International Cherry Blossom Festival from Nov 8 – 11, 2017 in the city, there is widespread criticism from the public. The festival, which is branded more like a PR stunt by the incumbent chief minister, is seen being held at the cost of roads and other infrastructures that are in crying need for attention. It is observed that the state government instead of attending to the needs of the people is “spending wastefully” in such festivals that are not benefitting the people in any manner.

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Garo boy to represent India in Blind Football World Cup

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TURA, Nov 19: In what comes as a moment of extreme pride for the state of Meghalaya and Garo Hills in particular, a local boy from South West Garo Hills (SWGH) is getting set to represent the country in the upcoming Football World Cup for the Blind next year.
Killing D Marak (24), a resident of Rongsepgre near Ampati in SWGH is a former pupil of the Tura Montfort Centre for Education in Tura, West Garo Hills. He is currently in Kerela along with the Indian contingent, training for the World Cup and awaits one final test before he is chosen to the squad.

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India’s Manushi Chillar wins Miss World crown

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SANYA (CHINA), Nov 18 (IANS): India’s Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.
Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000.

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS): Inovi Avika Assumi, the "Finance Secretary" of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket.

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Meghalaya to take football to the highest pedestal: Mukul

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TURA, Nov 19: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma has stressed that the government envisages making the state march ahead in the highest pedestal of sport activities by promoting football.
 “India has over 1.3 billion population and Meghalaya can definitely contribute at a maximum possible scale in the field of football”, he said, while inaugurating the Grassroot Football Centre at Ampati in South West Garo Hills on Saturday.
The chief minister said that Meghalaya with its inherent strength of its people and love and passion for football would be able to connect with the rest of the world through the spirit of the game.

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LJP promises aid to embattled miners of Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has promised to assist the coal miners of Meghalaya to resume their mining activities through financial assistance to purchase the machinery required for the same.
Stating that the problem that the coal miners of Meghalaya emanates from the fact that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) wants coal mining to be carried out in a scientific way here, the LJP said that this will require the miners to procure machinery which they are not able to out of their own accord.

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