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4 year old suffers from leukemia, family appeals for help 24.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 23: Ayush Koch is your everyday 4 year old. He is effusive, moody, full of life and loves all the attention he gets, at home or at his school in Williamnagar, Sacred Heart. Ayush, the only son of his family and the apple of his whole joint family’s eye is just a little different from his friends – Ayush suffers from blood cancer or leukemia and needs all the help he can get to treat his cancer and recover.
The son of Kamal Mahanta and Antima Koch, Ayush was diagnosed with cancer after his parents ran from one hospital to another in the hope of finding out the reason for his persistent coughing.
Ayush’s father, who runs an auto repair shop in the town, broke down explaining the pain his son went through and the trials his family had to go through.

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UALA and ARF ready to come overground, seek Govt’s reply 24.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

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TURA Nov 23: The United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) has again sought the government’s answer to their offer of peace talks and being a part of the peace settlement. Stating that they have waited for more than 6 months for an answer, the outfit, along with the composite Achik Revolutionary Front (ARF), asked the government to answer as they were ready to come back to the mainstream.
“The government has already spent more than 6 months in the name of preparation for peace dialogue to our call for immediate response to the call for talks with all the Garo Hills based militant groups for a final solution in order to restore normalcy peace and harmony,” said the political secretary of the outfit, Rangdat Garo in a press comminique.

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Indian Catholics now have three native saints 24.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Vatican City/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS): From now on Indian Catholics will have three native saints following the elevation of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma, in a canonisation ceremony presided over by Pope Francis in the Vatican Sunday.
In 2008, Sister Alphonsa became the first native Indian to be canonized and she too belonged to the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, the same church to which the two new saints belong.
Ahead of the canonisation programme, Cardinal Mar George Alenchery of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church told the media here over phone from the Vatican City that to get two saints on one day is a historic blessing.
"Am so happy that God has blessed us all through this historic event and we have now two saints and that happened on a single day, so today is very special," he said.

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Seng Kut Snem 2014 24.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Seng Kut Snem being celebrated in city on Sunday to mark the beginning of the renaissance and awakening of Khasi community.


 

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BSF-BDR talks on border issues held 23.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
BSF-BDR talks on border issues held
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SSA funds misused in Arunachal: BJP 23.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
SSA funds misused in Arunachal: BJP
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Power project controversy 23.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
Power project controversy
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Warjri firm on quitting 23.11.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Nov. 22: Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma appears keen to dissuade veteran legislator Roshan Warjri from quitting his cabinet, although Warjri, in unambiguous words, today declared that her resignation "stands".
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Groups want language to be compulsory in schools 23.11.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Nov. 22: Several organisations today resolved to continue their fight for retaining Khasi as a "compulsory" subject in higher secondary schools.
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Overloaded taxis fined Rs 30800 this week 23.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 22: During the week, the Shillong Traffic Police has detained 118 local taxis including SPTS mini cabs and imposed fines amounting to a total of Rs. 30800.
In a press release the Shillong Traffic Police (STP) has notified that the overloading in local cabbies including SPTS mini cabs goes unchecked or unnoticed by the passengers.
STP hence has advised the general public that this unrestrained trend should be checked by them for their own convenience.
The Shillong Traffic Police has also said that traffic violations due to overloading must promptly be complained about to the traffic authorities.


 

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And it tumbles down 23.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Onlookers watching a car that skid off the road and turned turtle at a construction site near  Horse Shoe Building, Lachumiere.


 

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KHADC to demand withdrawal of Khasi as compulsory elective subject 23.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 22: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will soon write to the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) demanding the immediate withdrawal of the latter’s decision to make Khasi (MIL) a compulsory elective subject.
The decision to write to MBoSE came about after a meeting convened on Saturday by the KHADC which saw the participation of the heads of different traditional heads, social organizations, pressure groups and Khasi authorsbesides all the members of the District Council.

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My resignation not linked to ‘rifts’ within party: Roshan Warjri  23.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 22: Even as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma is yet to accept her resignation,Meghalaya Home Minister, Roshan Warjri said on Saturday that her decision to quit the Cabinet has nothing to do with the alleged ‘rifts and the rumblings’ within the Congress party.
“My resignation has nothing to do with the dissidence in the Congress. No, not at all...,” Warjri said at the sidelinesof a function where the Chief Minister laid a foundation stone for the construction of the multifacility centre for Mawkhar on Saturday before setting off for New Delhi.

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Destroy militant camps, BSF tells Bangladeshi counterpart 22.11.2014 TOI: India
The Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its Bangladeshi counterparts to destroy militants' camps and hideouts within the latter's territory, an officer said here on ...
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Five more held for Das murder 22.11.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Five more held for Das murder
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Meghalaya Home Minister resigns, CM rejects 22.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Home Minister resigns, CM rejects
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Meghalaya to pardon 400 ultras 22.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to pardon 400 ultras
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Rs 5,200 Cr approved to improve NE power network 22.11.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
Rs 5,200 Cr approved to improve NE power network
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Fake Goalpara encounter, claims GNLA 22.11.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
Fake Goalpara encounter, claims GNLA
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Criminal cases against ANVC, ANVC(B) members to be withdrawn 22.11.2014 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 21: The Agreed Text Settlement signed between the Centre, State government and A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its faction group the ANVC(B) has stated that criminal cases registered against the members of the outfits will be withdrawn.
“Criminal cases registered against members of the ANVC for non-heinous crimes shall be withdrawn by the state government,” stated the agreement which was tabled by the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on the first day of the Winter Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Friday.

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