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VDP formed The Village Defence Party (VDP) of Village Umsaitsning Lad Mawrong was formed on December 12, a statement issued here, said. In view of the influence of many "anti-social activities" in the village areas and to keep vigil, the…

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Run wild and free At the onset of the pandemic and subsequent imposed lockdown, the need for open, green spaces has suddenly become a much sought after getaway. Physical isolation has propelled the instinctive reflex to break free from the…

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Store launch Usupso India will launch its first-ever store in Meghalaya on December 19. According to a statement on Saturday, the store will be located at Showroom–C, RPG Complex, Keating Road, and the launch event will start from 12 noon…

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Clarification The state government has clarified that the Cabinet decision on the proposal for amendment of Rule 12 of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1998, relates to the income ceiling of the persons who are entitled…

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Villages de-contained SHILLONG, Dec 10: The East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner has de-contained villages as no cases of African Swine Fever were reported in the last 45 days. According to the directive, villages that have been…

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To err is VIP Last week there was a slight flutter at the picturesque Wards Lake. As visitors have slowly begun to flock to this all-time favourite tourist destination of the town, a VVIP couple entered the Lake arena with their little…

Meghalaya Nuggets

Committee against MeECL taking non-essential loans SHILLONG, Nov 30: The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL Employees Associations and Unions has asked MeECL to immediately stop taking superfluous loans for projects or schemes so…

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Rising prices that truly make us cry Onions make us cry when we cut them but now increasingly onions make us cry when we have to shell out money to buy them. The trend of onion prices skyrocketing during the autumn and winter months is not…

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Cherry Blossoms sans celebration The pink blooms have not disappointed us. Al though they appeared late, but the city skyline and its suburbs are now adorned with beautiful pink hues. The 2020 version of the Cherry Blossom Festival, if…