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Naidu underscores importance of values, ethics and integrity

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SHILLONG, April 16: The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu has underscored the importance of values, ethics and integrity while adding that students, as they move on to become leaders of Brand India, need to possess these traits.
Addressing the IX Annual Convocation of IIM Shillong here on Monday, Naidu said, “As you interact with the world, show your leadership that represents modern India. You need to take on the challenges and shoulder responsibilities to transform India into a global economic power. Please keep in mind that the quality of product, efficient service and ethical business practices are the hallmark of a positive global brand. Every decision taken by you as a thought leader should bear testimony to these qualities.”

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Discharge of waste into Shillong’s rivers has to stop: Pyngrope

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SHILLONG, April 16: Expressing grave concern over the amount of pollution that is being discharged into the two main rivers in and around Shillong, namely the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers, the Congress MLA representing Nongthymmai, Charles Pyngrope has asked the state government to ensure that the direct discharge of waste water into these two rivers is stopped.
Pointing out that a large volume of this waste discharge emanates from households, Pyngrope called upon the state government to put an end to this practice. He also told the Assembly that this is an issue that can be dealt with effectively.

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Garo Hills rocked by another case of moral policing

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TURA, April 16: After the now infamous moral policing case of Paikan in Assam, Garo Hills was rocked by another case of moral policing after a video of the incident was uploaded on social media.
In the video which was allegedly taken near the village of Chibinang under Phulbari Police Station in West Garo Hills (WGH) district, a young woman can be seen brutally assaulted by the group of so called moral police who all the while shaming her. The incident occurred in the presence of a huge group of people with most either being bystanders or joining in the fun of assaulting the lady.

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Goof up leaves IIM Shillong red faced

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SHILLONG, April 16: In a major embarrassment, the organizers of the 9th convocation of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong were left red faced, when they failed to present a momento to the State Home Minister, James Sangma while all other dignitaries, including the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu were being felicitated on state here on Monday.

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MHIS a boon to over 1800 cancer patients: Hek

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SHILLONG, April 16: The implementation of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) has been a boon to the people of the state, especially those suffering from cancer as it has greatly reduced their ‘out of pocket’ expenditure while undergoing treatment.
Informing this during the Assembly session here on Monday, State health minister AL Hek said, “This (MHIS) has greatly reduced the out-of-pocket expenses especially for patients suffering from cancer.”

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Govt to take exemplary action against transport challan counterfeiters

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SHILLONG, April 16: Those who are engaged in producing and circulating counterfeit Mineral Transport Challans (MTCs) will face exemplary action from the state government as has been assured by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday.
“The government is committed to pursue all the cases so far registered and speed up the investigative work so as to ensure that the culprits are brought to book and such criminal activities are stopped,” Conrad told the Assembly here on Monday.
Replying to the call attention moved by Congress legislator from Mawsynram, Himalaya M Shangpliang, Conrad also assured that necessary enquiries will be conducted to ascertain the source of such fake MTCs and exemplary action will be taken against the defaulters.

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Govt to extend equal financial support to ADCs

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SHILLONG, April 16: The state government is trying to ensure that equality is maintained with regards to extending financial support to the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in the state, as per what Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said in the Assembly on Monday.
Conrad was replying during the question hour in the Assembly here on Monday on behalf of the District Council Affairs (DCA) Minister, James K Sangma, who had to accompany the Vice President, Venkaiah K Naidu on his visit to the state.

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