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Meghalaya: Education Minister vows to correct errors in MBoSE textbooks

SHILLONG, April 4, 2018: To check the factual misrepresentation in several MBoSE textbooks, Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui has directed an official of the Education department to provide him copies of the textbooks that are marred with such errors.
              “I will look into it and corrective measures will be taken so that students will not suffer,” he told reporters on Tuesday and maintained that such mistakes will “be the first and the last.”
              “We will look into every aspect of it,” he added.
               It may be mentioned that several organisations have raised a hue and cry over the factual misrepresentation of Khasi culture and tradition, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors in the textbooks.
Again, Rymbui said that the government would very soon appoint an efficient full-time Executive Chairman of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
              “For the last 2-3 years, we did not have a full-time Executive Chairman of MBoSE. The need of the hour is for MBoSE to have a full-time Executive Chairman,” he added.
Source: The Nagaland Post
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Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma moots work permit to Bangladeshi nationals

SHILLONG, April 4, 2018 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma on Friday mooted the idea of issuing work permit to Bangladeshi nationals to address the challenge of infiltration, an official said.

CM on visiting spree to New Delhi; meets prez, union ministers

Shillong News Desk | New Delhi, April 03, 2018: 

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is on a visiting spree to the national capital. During his visits, the chief minister met many powerful men from the president of India to a host of union ministers to highlight and brief about the new initiatives conceptualised by the Government to push the agenda of growth and development in the State.

Even after 10 yrs of signing MoU, Shillong Civil Hospital Cancer unit yet to be completed

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 03, 2018: 

Despite the fact that cancer is on the rise in the state, the much-hyped project of establishing a well-equipped Cancer wing at Shillong Civil Hospital is yet to be made operational even after 10 years of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Meghalaya: ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Cross’ is the new mantra propagated by traffic police!

Shillong News | Shillong | April 03, 2018

The Traffic Branch of East Khasi Hills was seen in a new avataar of educating the pedestrian and the motorist about the use of the Zebra Crossing.

During the last few weeks, traffic police personnel assisted by students group drawn from various institutions led by Shamakami NGO were seen all over the city trying to sensitize the public on the importance of the zebra crossing. This was not only confined to the general public but also to the student communities of different school and colleges and their parents were sensitized too. Leaflets containing the Dos and Donts for the pedestrian and motorist were also distributed . This was the outcome of the order passed by honourable Chief justice High Court of Meghalaya, S.R.Sen based on the PIL filed wherein the PWD were asked to put zebra crossing markings in the areas identified and the Police Department to create an awareness.

With a view to see that the message reaches to all common people,the traffic department wrote to Doordarshan, All India Radio , Red FM and DIPR to spread the message through their sources. To see that this message was followed by the police personnel, all the OCs and ICs of Police Station, Beat Houses, Outposts and the police reserve have been directed to sensitize all personnel working under their control. To spread this awareness more in the other line department of police, the matter has been taken up with the Police head quarter to pass necessary instructions.

D N R Marak, IPS, Superintendent of Police ,East Khasi Hills, Shillong requested all to make use of the zebra crossing which this will go a long way in reducing the fatal accidents on the roads of Shillong while crossing roads. The motorist needs to also understand the rights of the pedestrian and should assist the pedestrian while they are crossing roads by slowing their vehicles . He also thanked the Social work department students from Martin Luther Christian University, St Edmunds College, Indian Institute of Professional Studies, Women’s College, RHAM led by Rebina Subba and Samanda Phanwar from Shamakami NGO and all Traffic  Personnel led from the front by B.J.Laloo, MPS, Superintendent of Police(Traffic), East Khasi Hills, Shillong who made this awareness programme very meaningful and effective.

Autism: Are people still hesitant to speak about the problem?

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 02, 2018:

Meghalaya still lacks in terms of counsellors and trained professionals who would cater to the children suffering from autism spectrum disorder.

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