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In a major development, the Manipur Government has applied to the Union Commerce Ministry for Geographical Indication or GI-tag for Chakhoa. To market the Chakhao black rice globally, the state government has just started e-auction of this ancient produce of the land.

The GI is a mark/sign/symbol used on a particular product to indicate its geographical origin and inherent natural qualities that differs it from other similar product. It can bring about a major revolution on the agrarian scenario of Manipur. Chakhao is poised to become one of the commodities in the export basket of this state.

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Hame Shaniah Suiam four times National Gold Medalist hails from Shangpung, Jaintia Hills Meghalaya. His last international bout was in December 2017 in Budapest Hungary where he came short of getting a medal. In the previous year’s, Suiam had already taken part in various International tournaments in the World Association of Kickboxing (WAKO) which includes World Cadets & Junior Kickboxing Championship at Rimini, Italy in 2014 and World Senior Kickboxing Championship at Ireland Dublin in 2015. From then onwards, he has been regularly selected by WAKO India Kickboxing Federation to take part in the International tournament to represent the country and State as a whole. Suiam had recently obtained a diploma certificate as international referee/ judge at the WAKO International Kickboxing Referee Seminar at Lonavala, Maharashtra. Eastern Panorama interacted with the young talent, to know more about his line of thought in personal.

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Staccato sounds of gunfire reverberating till recently in the still hills of Meghalaya practically have fallen silent. If the decadal trend of militancy is followed with 2008 acting as the base-year, we find the overall security situation in Meghalaya in particular and the North Eastern India as a whole improved substantially.

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