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Two suspected rhino poachers killed in encounter with police Morigaon (ASSAM): Two suspected rhino poachers were killed in an encounter with Special Task Force of police in central Assam's Morigaon district early on Tuesday, police said. A…

NGO takes up cleanliness initiative in 12 villages

SHILLONG: AROH foundation celebrated Rashtriya Swachchta Divas from Tuesday till Thursday at 12 villages of Laitkroh Block by taking up various initiatives. The foundation organised various events on the theme Swachchhta Hi Sewa through CSR…

PHE min gets water project lesson from Sunn

SHILLONG: Mawphlang legislator SK Sunn, who is also a former PHE chief engineer, explained to the young PHE minister the objective of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Project in the Assembly on Monday. Sunn wanted to know the objective of…

NAME DOES MATTER

By Dr S.Saraswathi Following a Bombay High Court order, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all private satellite channels asking them to refrain from using the term “Dalit”. It is follow up of an…

1 killed, six injured in separate accidents

SHILLONG: On September 3, a night super bus driven by Md. Tajuddin accidentally ran over Bapon Das who was the helper of the bus at Umtyra, East Khasi Hills. The conductor sustained injuries and was taken to NEIGRIHMS, where he…

Tura thumbs up for Conrad, Danggo bites the dust

Our Bureau TURA/ MAWKYRWAT: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma's landslide victory in South Tura by-poll may be "on expected lines" but his NPP suffered a setback in Ranikor with its ally UDP vanquishing the five-time MLA of the constituency. The…

By-poll snippets

History repeated as Lapang, Danggo share similar fate SHILLONG: When DD Lapang was the chief minister in 1992, he announced the formation of Ri Bhoi district. But that did not secure his win in the 1993 Assembly polls. NPP candidate MM…

News Capsule

Recruitment rally The Indian Air Force will conduct a recruit-ment rally for candidates from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur for the post of Airmen in Group-Y trades at Air Force Station Borjhar,…

State to get intl centre for performing arts by Dec: Hek

SHILLONG: Arts and Culture Minister AL Hek has asserted that the work for the Shillong International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture is likely to be completed by December this year. The project is being constructed at an estimated…