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Grassroots football development programme launched

Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma launched the mega programme 'mission football' on Saturday at Shillong, in a bid to give boost to football in the state. Meghalaya Cabinet has approved the mission document for the launch of Mission Football on July 21. The government through the programme intends to promote the state as a football  hub in the region.

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NEHU faculty markets North East at international conference

A faculty from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) today made an endeavour to brand Meghalaya and other Northeastern states of India as an “unexplored tourist destination”.

Speaking as keynote speaker at the 13th International Conference on Business Management and Legal Studies at Bali, Indonesia assistant professor in the Department of Management Dr. Sunildro L.S. Akoijam enlightened the gathering on the success of India Tourism campaign – “Incredible India”.

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Landslide kills 5 in Ri Bhoi

Five people were killed and five others are believed to have been trapped when a huge hillock slipped atop the Umiam hill in Meghalaya on Saturday.

The incident took place in the afternoon when three houses where collapsed by the eroded soil and mud in the Ri Bhoi district.

The district authority has deployed workers in search of five others who are believed to have been trapped in the huge heap of soil and mud.

"An incessant rain makes it difficult for us to continue the search operation "said a worker deployed in the search operation.

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Beef forces closure of M’laya BJP office

In a major setback for BJP in Meghalaya seven months ahead of the assembly, the party office in North Garo Hills district refused to open after two functionaries of the party pulled out within a week following the beef controversy.

Party leaders ate believed to have conveyed the crisis to the central leadership suggesting a slew of urgent measures to refurbish the image of the party in the poll bound state.

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Meghalaya remembers Tirot Sing

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh addressed a function at Nangkhlaw in Meghalaya on Wednesday to commemorate the sacrifices of Tirot Sing, the legendary freedom fighter from Meghalaya who was hanged to death by the British rulers in early 19th century.

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Conrad raises AFSPA concern in Parliament

NPP parliamentarian Conrad Sangma has expressed grave concern over the continuing enforcement of the Arms Forces Special Powers Act in the trouble torn states.

In his maiden speech in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the newly elected NPP leader from Meghalaya said the Act that gives extra power to the armed forces has not been to quell Jammu & Kashmir along with the north eastern states.

Terming AFSPA a draconian, the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma said the Act is unwanted in these states confronted by the socio economic issues.

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Alas humanity! MIMHANS draws flak

MIMHANS hits media headlines in Meghalaya again for all wrong reasons. Yet another allegation of gross negligence to distress patient has surfaced against its staff sending no less shock and anger across the north eastern state.

According to CSWO, the new incident took place on Thursday when the Shillong police rushed a mentally retarded lady to MIMHANS for medical check up. But the staff refused to do the needful citing absence of doctors even after the lady was rushed on a 108 ambulance. Since she was not accepted, a police was deputed to take care of the lady.

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Daring Debates to take place on Dec 11

Daring Debates is a debate competition being organized across five cities in India - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Goa and Guwahati. Being curated by Television for the Environment (tv/e), this series of debates aims to bring students from different strata in the discourse of civil society. Daring Debates is an initiative to promote discussions around notions of being civilised in contemporary India; its implications on democracy and responsibilities of citizenry in a society that is looking inward as much as outward.

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