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Class XI & XII to now follow CBSE syllabus and NCERT text books: Lahkmen Rymbui

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, March 27, 2018: 

With an objective to prepare the students in this world of competition, the Meghalaya government has finally decided to do away with the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) curriculum for class XI and XII and instead adopted CBSE syllabus and NCERT textbooks.

Were more jobs sanctioned in GHADC just before Cong led EC’s downfall?

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From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Tura, March 27, 2018: 

At a time when the employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) are yet to be paid for over a year now, allegations have been leveled against the previous EC for providing more jobs to supporters of various MDCs just prior to the resignation of the now former CEM, Boston Marak.

Coal mining on CM’s priority list; Govt constitutes body to study NGT ban

Shillong News Desk | Shillong, March 27, 2018: 

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today assured the State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners and Mine Dealers Forum to study the current status on the NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya and the way forward.

Meghalaya: Prominent Politicians who will be missed by Meghalaya Assembly after 2018 Elections!

March 26, 2018

The recently concluded Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018 proved to be not only a game changer but also a fate changer for the state. While many new faces came to power, TNT- The Northeast Today brings to you a list of prominent politicians from Meghalaya who the Assembly will miss. Watch the video below:

Meghalaya: Marking the ‘Holy Week’ with the innocence of purity in Garo Hills!

March 25, 2018

Children take part in the festivities of ‘Palm Sunday’ at Tura in West Garo Hills as part of the ritual of celebration of the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is a Christian movable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and initiates Holy Week, the last week of Lent.

 

Meghalaya to ink 100 crore agreement with World Bank soon

Shillong | March 25, 2018

Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K. Sangma today said that MDA Government will soon ink an agreement with the World Bank for funding to the tune of over 100 cr aimed at protecting and preserving the catchment areas of the state. He said that the impact of global warming is already being felt across the length and breadth of the country and the world.

The Chief Minister announced his government’s plans to protect the water sources of the state while speaking as the Chief Guest at the “Natural Resources Management and Climate Change- Opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs in Garo Hills” event at Dikki Bandi Stadium in Tura.

“Climate change is a fact. It is happening. Its impact is being felt across the globe and in India because of wanton destruction of forests, burning of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum leading to rise in CO2 emissions,” said the chief minister as he mentioned about moves being made by each country and state to reduce the carbon footprint.

He expressed concern over the fast depleting water bodies in the state and the rise in temperature with each passing year.

“To preserve the catchment areas we will be signing a new agreement with the World Bank for funding to the tune of over 100 cr that will be used for protection and preservation of the catchment areas with active support from the Nokmas and the public. This agreement that will be signed within a month will be incorporated in the 2018-19 scheme for the state,” announced Conrad Sangma to the large gathering of participants in Tura who applauded the government move.

The Chief Minister also informed that each family in the state would be encouraged to plant a tree sapling and nurture it till it grows as part of the green campaign “My Life! My Tree.”

“Trees give us oxygen and life, controls temperatures and brings much needed rain. Let us all plant and take responsibility for at least one tree,” appealed the chief minister.

He added that the battle against global warming required to be taken beyond the protection of catchment areas and planting of trees.

“Awareness is one of the most important aspects and needs to start at the infant stage. That is why the time has come to put forth in the school curriculum of children the importance of responsibility for preserving our mother earth,” suggested Conrad Sangma.

The chief minister also announced to the gathering that his government would be laying utmost emphasis on non-conventional renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint of the state.

“We seriously need to reduce our dependency on energy consuming gadgets and one of this government’s first resolutions is to do away with the age old use of incandescent bulbs that consume high energy and replace them with energy saving LED bulbs. The central government is already giving out LED bulbs at very low pricing and the state will need to ensure it is available in every village and town,” said Conrad Sangma.

Earlier in the day, village employment councils from the length and breadth of West Garo Hills took part in the climate change programme where speaker after speaker highlighted the importance of creating assets in harmony with nature.

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