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 Shillong was shining as the Meghalaya capital city held the grand finale of the Shillong Hackathon 2017 under the theme Clean and Liveable City was held at Yojana Bhavan Auditorium on Tuesday.

 Additional Chief Secretary H. Marwein graced the inaugural programme as Chief Guest of the occasion which aimed at finding a proper solution to make the city clean.

Under the Hackathon, ideas and corresponding solutions were being solicited from citizens to resolve the given problem statements as submitted by the various departments/agencies.

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The State Development Reforms Commission in Meghalaya on Tuesday reviewed the functionings of the departments including the District Commerce and Industries Centre, District Social Welfare Officer, District Child Protection Officer, Child Development Project Officer, Special Juvenile Police Unit, Divisional Forest Officer (Social Forestry), Executive Engineer PHE, Executive Engineer PWD (R), District Horticulture Officer, Superintendent of Fisheries, District Medical & Health Officer, District Rural Development Agency etc, in a meeting at the DRDA conference hall in Nongpoh.

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Both Assam and Meghalaya are in a mood to resolve the vexed interstate border dispute with an acceptable formula.
The Meghalaya Government has written to its Assam counterpart on Tuesday proposing a day in between September 19 and 22 for a talk between the two chief secretaries.
Sources told Shillong.com that the proposed meeting would mark the resumption of the earlier rounds of talks between Dispur and Shillong on the same issue.

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Amid a stepped up operation, a team of Meghalaya police on Tuesday and cracked  a cyber in the morning.

According to police, a team of two Officers assisted by Delhi Police raided several places in and around Delhi and arrested 7 (seven) persons including 2 (two) women in connection with a cyber fraud case.

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The All A'chik Youth Federation Assam State Zone (AAYF ASZ) is unhappy with the Assam government for not recruiting teachers in LP School for the Garo Medium LP School.
 
In a statement by President of All A'chik Youth Federation (Assam State Zone) Crossbell Marak, sent to media on Monday, the organization slammed the government for recruitment of non Garo teachers in the Garo medium schools.
 
“How they will teach Garo students at the Garo medium LP Schools if the teachers donot know the language? We have requested education minister Dr.
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Langpih is still a bone of contention between Assam and Meghalaya. After a brief lull, the tiny area along the inter state border strikes no less attention where Dispur has alleged non stop encroachment on the soil of Assam by Meghalaya.

The allegations of fresh encroachment by the nighbouring north eastern state brought by Assam minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on the floor of the Assembly on Monday.

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Five people died from Assam died when an overloaded vehicle carrying them hit an electric post in Meghalaya sending shockwaves in both the north eastern states on Monday.

The tragic mishap took place at around 11 in the morning when the passengers from Mancachar district where on their way to Tura. Suddenly, the driver lost control over his vehicle before it hit the post as they reached Agillanggre. Five passengers died on the spot while three others are battling for life at the hospital.

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A BJP team from Meghalaya is holding a crucial meeting in with the central party leadership in New Delhi on Tuesday to fine tune a slew of poll strategies.
 
Led by state unit president Shibun Lyngdoh, the delegation is scheduled to hold the close door meeting with BJP president Amit Shah where NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP leader Ram Madhab and central secretary for Meghalaya Nolin Kohli will attend.
 
Senior BJP leaders in New Delhi told Shillong.com that apart from finalizing poll strategies, the meeting is expected to prepare the sc
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Jamuna with her second calf in Manas National Park, Assam on  September 3, 2017. Photo by Gobinda Garh, Assam Forest Department

‘Jamuna’, a female rhino that had been rehabilitated into the wild by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Assam Forest Department in 2010, has given birth to her second calf in Manas National Park in Assam, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Sunday morning.

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Meghalaya has every reason to celebrate when prime minister Narendra Modi will be reshuffling his ministry on Sunday morning.

He is none other than Conrad Sangma, MP and son of late PA Sangma who expected to be induction in the Union council of ministers.

His induction is said to be a damage repairing exercise by the party since the beef controversy has caused no less harm for the party among the Garos. Party insiders say his induction would help the ruling party at the Centre woo the Garo people who constitute a huge chunk of voters in the tribal dominated state.

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