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Ri-Bhoi to join other Aspirational Districts for three-month campaign
NONGPOH, July 5: Ri-Bhoi will be among the 112 Aspirational Districts in the country to join the Sampoornata Abhiyan, a three-month campaign, which began on July 1. Informing this, the Ri-Bhoi Deputy Commissioner said that the district will join the Sampoornata Abhiyan on July 9 with a launch event at Circuit House, Nongpoh. Launched by the NITI Aayog, the three-month-long campaign, which will culminate on September 30, is designed to ensure intensive and focused attainment of various key performance indicators such as health, nutrition, agriculture, education and livelihood. The launch event will be attended by Adviser of NITI Aayog along with other dignitaries. In addition to the event, the Ri-Bhoi Aspirational District and Aspirational Block have listed scores of activities along with its participants to mark the launch, some of which include yatras, melas, street theatre, folklore music, food stalls for local cuisine, poster competition for school children, selfie booths, et al.

ACHIK moves SDO for repair of Sangkini-Durabanda road
TURA, July 5: The Achik Conscious Holistically Integrated Krima (ACHIK) on Friday wrote to the SDO of Chokpot in South Garo Hills (SGH), seeking the immediate repair of the PMGSY road between the villages of Sangkini and Durabanda. “The road is in a pathetic state and is indicative of the fact that it was done haphazardly, with low-grade materials, and without any form of drainage. This has caused tremendous problems for commuters,” informed ACHIK members who visited the area. Interestingly, the PMGSY road in question was completed only in March 2024 but is already in a deplorable state. ACHIK has now sought the immediate repair of the road to ensure its usability.

WJH DC urged to look into poor mobile internet connectivity
JOWAI, July 5: Peeved at the slow mobile internet connectivity in the area, the Jaintia Students’ Union (JSU) Syndai Unit, in the presence of Rangbah Shnong of Syndai Mission Nason Mynthlu, on Friday called on West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner, seeking a solution. The JSU, while alleging that they are faced with poor internet connectivity by mobile network provider Bharti Airtel in the areas of Syndai Mission, urged the DC to immediately look into the matter. During the meeting, the union also stressed the importance of access to stable internet connection in contemporary times dictated by online learning and work. The JSU also informed that they had earlier complained about the issue with the network service provider in question but to no avail.


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