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When Adolf Hitler was arrested by John F Kennedy in Meghalaya

New Delhi, March 19: "Adolf Lu Hitler arrested by John F Kennedy", read newspaper headlines during the 2008 assembly elections in Meghalaya, piquing interest of people across the country given the historical significance of the names. It so happened that then NCP candidate Adolf Hitler was arrested by Superintendent of Police John F Kennedy during campaigning for the assembly polls. The following day, newspapers splashed the headline "Adolf Lu Hitler Arrested by John F Kennedy". The headlines quickly became the talk of the town, and would have been viral, if...
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Arms & ammunition of HNLC seized in Meghalaya

Shillong, March 14: Arms & ammunition belonging to the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) outfit were seized in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district, police said. The seizures were made on the basis of information provided by four persons associated with the outfit who were arrested in connection with an IED blast in disputed Punjabi Lane area of Shillong. "Firearms, gelatin sticks, detonators and ignition fuses, along with flags of the HNLC, were seized in Ri-Bhoi district on Wednesday," Superintendent of Police Jagpal Dhanoa Singh told PTI. At least one person was...
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50% of rural population in Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya uses traditional fuels for cooking: IIT study

New Delhi, February 19: More than 50% of the rural population in northeastern states – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya – continues to use traditional solid fuels such as firewood and mixed biomass for cooking, leading to the release of pollutants, a study by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has found. The study conducted in collaboration with Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS), France and the National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), India, was aimed at gauging the severity and disease burden associated with the use of biomass cooking...
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Meghalaya needs 11.5% annual GDP growth to become 10 billion USD economy by 2028: CM Conrad Sangma

WEST GARO HILLS: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said that the state needs to achieve 11.5 per cent annual growth (GDP) to fructify its ambitious target of touching the 10 billion US dollar economy by 2028. "At present, the state has an economy of Rs 45,000 crore, which needs to be improved. It is a herculean task but as a government, we have planned the roadmap to achieve the target," he said while laying the foundation of the Rs 100 crore Bulk Water Supply Project at Ballonggre,...
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Conrad launches CM Connect initiative to digitally empower Meghalaya

Shillong, February 17: The Meghalaya government is vigorously pursuing its goal of elevating the state into a 10 billion US dollar economy by 2028. This ambitious endeavor entails implementing a series of transformative initiatives aimed at enhancing the welfare of its citizens. From exporting pineapples from Ri-Bhoi farms to distant European markets to nurturing potential Olympians in remote villages of Garo Hills, Meghalaya is brimming with opportunities. These initiatives have sparked widespread enthusiasm among the people of Meghalaya, who are eager to capitalize on the benefits and opportunities offered by...
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Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills

Shillong, February 4: An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale was recorded in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills on Sunday afternoon, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. According to the NCS, the tremors were felt at 2.37 PM. The depth of the quake was recorded at 12 km. "Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 04-02-2024, 14:37:15 IST, Lat: 25.80 & Long: 90.69, Depth: 12 Km , Region: East Garo Hills, Meghalaya," the NCS said in a post on X. (ANI)...
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