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Meghalaya: Shillong trade fair becomes major attraction for residents

SHILLONG, March 15, 2018: The on-going 19th edition of the two-week-long International Shillong Trade Fair 2018 (ISTF) held in Shillong has been witnessing a huge footfall of visitors at Laitumkhrah here.

Meghalaya: Mission launches ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla’

ban on single-use plastics,SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA, NOETHEAST INDIA

SHILLONG | October 29, 2019:

Meghalaya government on Monday launched its mission to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla’ at Laitumkhrah Parking Lot Shillong.

The program was held with an aim to encourage people to use environmental-friendly carry bags and reduce the excessive use of single-use plastics, which are polluting the environment and threatening human health.

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Lambor Malngiang Chairman of Meghalaya State Planning Board said, plastic have become a universal concern and urged the people to take this problem seriously and overcome the use of plastic.



Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma walks to work as part of ‘Fit India movement’

SHILLONG/ TURA | August 29, 2019:

The chief minister of Meghalaya celebrated Fit India-Healthy India movement by walking from his residence till the Secretariat on Thursday.

Meghalaya: Dr DM Thappa to be removed as NEIGRIHMS Director

NEIGRIHMS, Shillong,

SHILLONG | October 14, 2019:

Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek confirmed that the Governing Council of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) has decided to remove the present director of the institute, Dr D.M. Thappa.

“The Governing Council took the decision in its meeting which was held in Delhi today,” Hek informed over telephone from Delhi.

He said that the minutes of the meeting of the Governing Council will be forwarded to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

“It is only then that an official order to remove the present director will be issued by the ministry,” Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister said.

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Earlier, the Meghalaya Government had decided to intervene to resolve the present crisis in NEIGRIHMS due to stand-off between the faculty of Cardiology department and the administration. Hek had earlier stated that the Government would not want to see that the patients suffer in view of this stand-off.

It may be also recalled that Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister had also told the Assembly during the Autumn Session held in September last that they would propose to the Union government to constitute a high level committee to inquire into the style of functioning of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).

He further informed that he along with the Chief Minister had personally met former Union Health Minister, J.P. Nadda in New Delhi and apprised him of the affairs in NEIGRIHMS.

It may be mentioned that Dr Thappa had assumed charge as the Director of NEIGRHIMS in 2017.



Meghalaya: Roadies come to Shillong; Gang leaders perform high octane stunts

MEGHALAYA, March 15, 2018: Shillong, known as the Scotland of India, on Tuesday served as the perfect battleground for the gang leaders of reality TV show “Roadies Extreme”.

5 facts about Meghalaya freedom fighter U Kiang Nangbah you should know

U Kiang Nangbah,

FACTS | December 30, 2019:

Here are the facts you need to know about U Kiang Nangbah.

#1. U Kiang Nangbah was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led an uprising against the British.

#2. U Kiang Nangbah was born to Ka Rimai Nangbah at Tpeppale in Jowai. When the British annexed the Jaintia Kingdom in the year 1835, it is said that he was a child which is why the exact date of birth is not known.

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#3. The brave U Kiang Nangbah led an uprising against the British and was hanged by the British publicly at Iawmusiang in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills district on 30 December 1862.

#4. In the year 1967, a government college was also opened in Jowai to honour this brave warrior.

#5. A postage stamp was issued by Government of India to commemorate him in 2001.



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