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Govt vouches for safety of Measles Rubella vaccine

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: Amid reports of 25 students falling ill after administering Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination at Sahabad ME Madrassa under Katlicherra revenue circle in Assam, Meghalaya government has asserted that the vaccines are completely safe and essential.
Health and Family Welfare Department, Pravin Bakshi informed that after media reports of 25 students reportedly fell ill after being administered (MR) vaccination in Assam, the Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi was contacted who informed that those students fell ill due to adverse events following immunization (AEFI).

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Stranded Stories an immediate hit in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: Stranded stories was finally launched on September 7, 2018 which was followed by a theatre performance named Pralaya.
A huge number of people gathered on the launching day including the different media houses which covered the entire event and joined us on this auspicious occasion and turned it into a success.
The theatre performance left the audience amazed performed by the 1st semester students of the mass media department of St. Anthony’s College.

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Conrad unhappy with performance of private universities in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Sep 08: The performance of a number of private universities in Meghalaya has not impressed the state’s Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma who has said that the State Education Policy which his government will be unveiling by the end of this month will focus on higher and technical education besides other education related issues.
“I am very saddened to see that there are a number of private universities that have come up in our state and I can tell you most of them are not doing a good job. We are very discouraged to see the kind of work that is going on in some of the universities,” Conrad had said on Saturday.

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Assam NRC: APW to appeal before SC to form monitoring committee

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GUWAHATI, Sep 08: Assam Public Works, an NGO, will appeal before the Supreme Court to form a monitoring committee to monitor the entire process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.
Assam Public Works (APW) president, Abhijeet Sharma on Saturday said that, there were a large number of anomalies during the NRC update process. In this regard, he claimed that there was a large number of illegal foreigners’ names which were included in the final draft of NRC published on July 30.

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Autumn session of Assembly from September 21

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: The autumn session of the tenth Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will commence from September 21 and will be held till September 27 next.
The calendar for the upcoming session was approved during a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) headed by the state Assembly Speaker Donkupar Roy held here on Monday.

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Petrol prices surge; crosses Rs 80 a litre in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 08 (IANS): The high cost of global crude oil and a weak rupee led the petrol price in Delhi to cross a record high level of Rs 80 per litre on Saturday.
Across metro centres the key transportation fuel cost rose between 38 and 47 paise a litre.
In the national capital, the petrol price rose by 39 paise to Rs 80.38 a litre from Rs 79.99, as per the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) website. The latest hike in prices has placed Delhi with three other metros where petrol costs above Rs 80 per litre.
Besides, diesel price in Delhi has also gone up. It rose by 44 paise to Rs 72.51 from Rs 72.07 per litre.

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Mahila Congress protests rising fuel prices

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SHILLONG, Sep 08: The Meghalaya Pradesh Mahila Congress voiced its protest against the rising prices of fuel in the country through a demonstration which saw a number of placards and rang with slogans against the BJP-led NDA government for the rise in fuel prices.
The Mahila Congress members carried placards which read – “The voice of the poor will reverberate across India…No more…No More”, “Is the petrol and diesel hike to favour Modi’s favourite business houses? We need answers”, and “we condemn price rise”, among other slogans.

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