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Kinnow replaces oranges in Shillong Normally, the winter months see Shillong flooded with mandarin oranges grown in the southern slopes of the Khasi Hills. Now the shops all stock more Kinnow than oranges. The Kinnow, which is a faux…

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Wall Street MarketIf somebody in town told you "Let's go to Wall Street Market", what would be your reaction? In disbelief you might say, "What? Wall Street Market? In Shillong?" If the questioner says, "Yes, you heard it right". Then you…

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Oh! The VVIP visits On the eve of a VVIP's visit, Shillong sees a flurry of arrangements, including traffic re-arrangements. Vehicular movement comes to a standstill; footpaths are 'decorated'; with more than five police officers standing…

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Job mela The office of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Meghalaya,  Yojaana in collaboration with M/s Apollo Med Skills, Hyderabad, organised a two-day job mela for its candidates who have completed training under…

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Vaccination drive The first vaccination drive against COVID-19 in a private sector was carried out at Nazerath Hospital in close collaboration with Health department. According to a statement, 99 persons had enrolled for the inoculation,…

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Statehood Day The celebration of 49th Statehood Day will be held on January 21 from 12 noon at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong. According to a statement, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, will attend the programme as the chief guest while…

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Poverty hits hardest in winter In every part of Shillong there are hawkers sitting in the open until late night trying to sell their vegetables, fruits, fish and sometimes second-hand clothes. These days, when the mercury has dipped by…

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Condolences The Gorkha Secondary School, Upper Shillong, organised a condolence meeting recently to pay homage to one of Meghalaya’s most seasoned politicians, late DN Joshi, who was also the former president of Gorkha Secondary School. A…

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Two-day prog The office of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Meghalaya, will organise a job mela for its students trained under health sector on January 18 and 19. According to a statement on Saturday, the two-day…