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Meghalaya Houses, Hostels on card after Mass exodus episode

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 29:
Students and working community from the North Eastern region in South Indian states have urged the government of Meghalaya to set up ’Meghalaya Houses’ and ‘Hostels’ there.
This was informed by the delegation of Ministers from Meghalaya deputed by Chief Minister on a goodwill mission to Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai and other affected places following the mass exodus of NE students and working groups.
The delegation from Meghalaya comprised of IPR Minister AT Mondal, Urban Affair Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and Water Resources Minister AL Hek, which returned to state after meeting the state authorities and students of North East India residing there.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, State IPR Minister AT Mondal apprised, “Setting up of Meghalaya Houses and Hostels in Bangalore and Pune for students and working groups to serve as a connecting link between these cities and Meghalaya in many aspects have been proposed during the meeting convened by the official delegation from the state”.

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ANVC(B) declares indefinite road blockade in Garo Hills from today

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 28:
The fight against corruption has taken a new height as Purno K Sangma allegedly tried to bribe ANVC(B) by making series of offers through different sources which were bluntly turned down by the leaders of the organization.
Also, ANVC(B) has called for indefinite Road Blockade in Garo Hills (GH) from Wednesday until Sangma resigns, effective from 6 pm onwards.
However, people have not been restricted from movement but asked to use black flag in vehicles, shops and others to show their solidarity as it articulated that the fight against corruption will be marked by 'Black Flag'.

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10 NGOs to stage dharna on Sept 3

Posted in August 2012

Speedy implementation of the ILP demanded

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 28:
At least 10 social organizations from Khasi-Jaintia hills in the state have on Tuesday unanimously decided to stage a one-day “sit-in-protest” as a move to pressurize the state government to immediately implement the “Inner Line Permit (ILP)” in the state of Meghalaya.
The 11am to 4pm proposed sit-in-demonstration would be held at the parking lot of the State Secretariat on September 3.
The decision was taken at the meeting convened by the 10 NGOs – KSU, FKJGP, HNYF, RBYF, JYF, JSU, CSWO, KWADA and others to discuss on the increased inflow of illegal immigrants into the state which has posed a serious threat against the indigenous land and its people.

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Installation Art exposes Indigenous culture entangled with modernization

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 28:
In a unique art installation in Shillong city, a couple from The Netherlands has come up with a fusion of folklore and modernization, depicting the Khasi culture and its origin along with the modern day problems and challenges being faced by the Khasi society.
After closely interacting with the local people, musicians, poets, academicians, cultural elders, students, traditional healers and others from different walks of life, in an attempt to understand and grasp the essence and character of khasi society for five weeks, Arno Peeters and Iris Honderdos have created multi-dimensional portrayal of khasi culture, its precious heritage and its fragile existence titled ‘The Red, Gold and Green of the Khasis”.
The couple has been hosted and assisted by the Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) for this project, which is part of a global initiative ‘Visualizing Development with Identity’ of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in The Netherlands.

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Lad saves slow loris from inhumane atrocity

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 28:
Aloysius T Sangma, a government employee rescued a ‘slow loris’, an endangered primate from the clutches of village mongers who were beating the animal to death.
Narrating the sad incident to Meghalaya Times over phone, Sangma said that he was on the way to Baghmara (South Garo Hills district)from Tura (West Garo Hills district) when he witnessed a group of villagers with sticks at Sibari area and they were thumping the animal to death.

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