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This village in NGH has been without proper drinking water for over 4 yrs

TURA | Dec 09, 2018: 

Ever since the Sep 2014 devastating floods, the village of Lower Rongbu under Kharkutta in North Garo Hills (NGH) has been without drinking water for over 4 years as the broken pipelines are yet to be repaired.

Nokpante’s Garo song nominated for ‘Best Pop’ song in VIMA Music Awards 2018

TNT | MUSIC | Tura, Dec 09, 2018: 

In yet another musical achievement, a Garo song titled “Walnam Ka•sara Pring- An Ode to Life” by Nokpante has been nominated in the Best Pop song category for the VIMA Music Awards 2018.

Meghalaya: Picnic turns ugly as 1 dead, 2 critical after bus meets with accident

Tura, Dec 8, 2018: A day of fun and frolic turned tragic after a bus carrying school children to a picnic met with an accident leading to one person losing his life after the hired bus fell into a gorge near the Dadenggre Civil Sub Division office in West Garo Hills (WGH). The accident also left a whole lot of school going children injured, with some said to be critical.

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The incident took place last evening, Dec 7 when the bus was returning from the picnic spot, Chibagre near Rongram, when the driver lost control of the bus and fell into the nearby gorge, adjoining a rubber plantation.

The children had gone in a hired vehicle for their annual picnic after the conclusion of their academic year. According to police sources, the hired bus was carrying children from the Rom Agal UP School. There were close to 60 people (including 54 school children) inside the bus when the incident took place.

The handyman of the bus lost his life on the spot while 2 critically injured students were rushed to Tura Civil Hospital for treatment. Several students are currently undergoing treatment at the Dadenggre Community Health Centre (CHC) while a few who were more critical were also rushed in ambulances to Tura for further medical care.

Immediately after being informed of the incident, Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh, Superintendent of Police Dr MGR Kumar rushed to the spot to check on the condition of the injured. The SDO and SDPO of Dadenggre along with fire and emergency personnel also accompanied the DC and SP.

“All efforts are being made to ensure they get the earliest and best medical care,” said Dr Kumar when contacted. He further added that an investigation into the mishap and its cause has been initiated.

Meghalaya: Tura Football League successfully conducted for the 6th time

TNT News | December 08, 2018

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that the government is committed to enhance sporting infrastructure in the State in preparation for the upcoming National Games 2022 in Shillong as well as Tura, the co-host city.

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Addressing the closing ceremony of the Tura Football League 2018, the Chief Minister said, “The draft sports and youth policy is ready and will soon be passed by the cabinet. We are gearing up for the National Games and finalizing the details to host the mega event.”

He informed that new stadiums, games village and other necessary infrastructure will be created to host the event. “Taking advantage of the National Games we are going to ensure that all necessary sporting facilities are created in Meghalaya which will enable promotion of various games.”

He said that adequate support would be provided for development and promotion of sports in the State as per the mandate of the youth and sports policy. “Meghalaya has rich potential for promotion of sports and we would ensure that the talents are harnessed to its maximum for the advantage of the youth,” he added,

He lauded the initiative taken by the District Football Association Tura (DFA) for successfully organizing the Tura Football League for six consecutive times. “It is impressive to witness such an event in Tura. The organizers have displayed their utmost dedication to promote professional football by managing to conduct the events with limited infrastructure,” he said.

Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh said in a written message which was read out stated that the event will help foster an atmosphere of healthy competition and will bring to fore new talents in the field of football. He also informed that through football the athlete can become brand ambassador of Meghalaya.

Boca Juniors FC won the super division by defeating Druma Sandruma SC with 1-0 goal.

The tournament began in November with matches being played in three levels – Division B, Division A and Super Division. The winner of Division B was Rongkhon Sports Association while winner of Division A was West Balalgre Club.

“We face challenge and difficulty in organizing such mega events in Tura but with sheer cooperation and support from the Sports department and participating clubs, we have managed to host the event successfully for the past six years,” said Jasper P. Marak, president of District Football Association, Tura.

Over 5000 crowd witnessed the event.

The cash prize and trophies were distributed by Co-Chairman Meghalaya Planning Board Billikid A. Sangma and other dignitaries and officials of DFA.

Shillongites Fume, Freeze as MeECL fails to respond to power supply crisis

TNT News | SHILLONG| December 08, 2018

Shillongites over the past few weeks have been experiencing several hours of power cuts and are now expressing their frustration over the inadequate power supply of the state run MeECL .

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With the advent of winter and temperatures falling to newer levels daily, the frequent power cuts have irked almost all citizens alike in the city .

Social activists like Patricia Mukhim have even taken to Social media to express their outrage on this issue .

But it is not just the residents alone who are suffering from this power outage but also hoteliers and guest houses .

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“The guests in hotels demand uninterrupted power supply and we are now using generator for 6-7 hours daily which costs us a lot of fuel”,  says one such hotel owner .

The same sentiments are also echoed by small guest house owners as well as doctors and nursing home clinics who need constant power supply to run medical equipments.

The Government and the MECL have been quiet on how they intend to go about tackling the erratic power supply but certain government officials on the condition of anonymity did admit that there are long term issues which need to be handled by the Government .

Till the time such infrastructural issues and competency is not addressed, it does look like a long cold winter for the residents of Shillong.

Constable arrested for kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault minor girl

TURA | Dec 7, 2018: 

In yet another case revolving around men-in-uniform breaking their oath and indulging in criminal activities, a constable of the Meghalaya police was arrested this morning after he was alleged of kidnapping a minor girl and attempting to sexually assault her.

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