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Tura police arrest four persons for impersonating as govt agents

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, April 03, 2018: 

Four persons landed in police net for impersonating as members of a social organisation based in Assam and also as agents of the central government. All for free petrol! It was reported that these men demanded free petrol from the owner of a local petrol pump in Tura in West Garo Hills on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

These students are saving lives in Meghalaya, one drop at a time!

TNT NEWS | April 2, 2018

With an aim to wipe off scarcity of blood and ensure availibility of safe and quality blood round the clock throughout the year, the Arunachal Students’Union, Shillong (ASUS) conducted a voluntary blood donation camp at Blood Bank NEIGRIHMS, Shillong on March 31, 2018. The camp witnessed the participation of more than 200 volunteers.

Under the able organization committee of Organization Chairman cum Secretary Health & Hygiene, ASUS, Mukmen Bage, President ASUS, Gyatum Ginglo Cherom, general secretary, ASUS, Tarh Achung and org. V/chairman cum assistant health & hygiene secretary, ASUS, Jumto Maying, the blood donation camp was a huge success.

The body also stated that this initiative is aimed at helping not only the needy patients from Arunachal Pradesh who seek treatment at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong but also to anybody who might be in dire need of it.

ASUS was formed at 1977 with its founder being Habung Paying. They have conducted various welfare activities which include: Mass social Service, one day Orphanage donation programme for Gyan mission orphanage , blood donation camp programme, peace candle light march for small little child I.e, “late Begamlu kri”(of 3 years) who was raped by two adult person at trap district.

The organization plans to conduct some more programs like:- freshersmeet for new comer students, mega all tribes festival, sports tournament for students which encourages young minds to showcase their talents and abilities.

They also assist students who arrive in town for study as well as admission purposes.

The writer can be contacted at shwetarajkanwar@gmail.com or shweta@thenortheasttoday.com

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