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NEDF hails decision to scrap MoU on uranium mining

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: The decision of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to scrap the MoU signed with the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) has been hailed by the North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) on Monday.
“If  there   are  other  such  NOCs  and  MoUs  given  and  signed  respectively  in  the  intervening  years,  it  would  do  well  that  they  be  revoked  too,” a statement issued here by the NEDF on Monday said.

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Meghalaya’s living root bridges up for national acclaim

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: Meghalaya’s unique living root bridges have been nominated by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) for national level recognition for grassroots innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge.
This was revealed at a press conference for announcing the holding of the Regional Innovators Conclave organized as part of the National Science Day (NSD) to be held in the state’s capital from February 28 to March 3.
Organized by the State Council of Science, Technology & Environment (SCSTE) in collaboration with Shillong Science Centre and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority, the science festival will be held at the State Central Library.
Around 44 indigenous innovations will also be showcased during the event, which will be inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister, RC Laloo, in which officials from the NIF will select for certification.

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Recommendation for promotion of Reddy irks State Bureaucrats

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SHILLONG, Feb 26: Instead of disciplinary action being taken up against him, a senior official in the State Forest Department is being considered for promotion even though the High Court of Madhya Pradesh has upheld his conviction in a case related to cheating in the UPSC examinations.
This was indicated through the minutes of a Screening Committee for promotion which was held on January 27, 2017 by the Chief Secretary, KS Kropha, the Additional Chief Secretary, and the Chief Conservator of Forests, Meghalaya, C Budnah where MBK Reddy was recommended for promotion.

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CBSE affiliation for Tura School

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Tura, Feb 26: Captain William’s School, Tura has become the first unaided private school in Meghalaya’s Garo hills to get affiliation from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
In a release issued here today, the school authorities said, “It is a proud moment for the people of Garo hills that CBSE has granted affiliation to our school to conduct all the curriculum as per the norms of CBSE”.
Established in April 2009, the co-ed day school has achieved greater heights by providing quality education along with the holistic development of the students. Named after the first Chief Minister of Meghalaya Late Captain Williamson A. Sangma, the school is being run by Captain William’s Educational Society registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, XII of 1983.

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Meghalaya's most wanted militant Norrok killed

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Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS): Meghalaya's Special Force-10 (SF-10) commandos have shot dead a militant leader, wanted in killings of two Meghalaya jail officials and seven Assam tribesmen, a police official said on Sunday.
Singbirth N. Marak alias Norrok X. Momin, a former military wing chief of the United A'chik Liberation Army (UALA), was killed and four or five of his followers were injured in a fierce gunfight on Saturday, a police official said.
One AK-rifle, one pistol and a grenade were recovered from the gunbattle site.

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17 killed in Meghalaya accident

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Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS): At least 17 people were killed and 62 others critically injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in rammed into the concrete barricade along a road in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said.
The overcrowded truck with over 70 people travelling in it was proceedings towards Nonglang village to attend the synod of Presbyterian Church.

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Garo Hills could be factory site in the prehistoric Stone Age

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Shillong, Feb 26: Could Garo Hills be a factory site in the prehistoric stone age? Dr Queenbala Marak of the Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong believes it happened in Garo Hills in the past, thousands of years ago.
Currently undertaking a systematic exploration in the Rongram-Ganol river valleys, Dr Marak says there are many sites in the area where a large number of finished stone tools, waste products and cores are found.

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