SHILLONG, June 28: Chairman of Youth Hostel Association of India - Meghalaya Branch (YHAI-M), ED Nongsiang will participate in the 49th International conference of youth hostel which will be held in Maribor, Slovenia.
JOWAI, June 28: BehdieiÃ±khlam is the most important and the largest festival of the Pnars (Jaintias) of Jaintia hills District; it can also be called one of the three major festivals of the state.
The celebration of BehdieiÃ±khlam festival this year will be different from the previous year since the organiser has put in major emphasis on attracting tourists to the festival.
SeiÃ± Raij Jowai (SRJ) president O.R. Challam said â€œthe ministry of tourism government of India has allotted Rs 25 lakhs to the SRJ to make BehdieiÃ±khlam a big event and make sure that the festival attracts as much tourist as possibleâ€.
SHILLONG, June 27: As the presidential campaigning gets momentum in the state with the elections closed to the heel, all eyes are set on the United Democratic Party (UDP) - one of the largest regional party in the state, when both the State Congress party and former NCP leader and presidential aspirant Purno A Sangma are seeking the support of the UDP in the upcoming presidential polls.
â€œChief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has recently this month sent a letter to the UDP chief Dr Donkupar Roy seeking the partyâ€™s support on UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjeeâ€™s candidature to the top postâ€, sources in the UDP informed Meghalaya Times here.
SHILLONG, June 27: Assam Rifles, the oldest Para Military Force which was raised in 1835 on Wednesday sent its third contingent of its force comprising of 160 personnels including 10 officers and 150 men to Haiti, a strife torn North American country.
The contingent is lead by Commandant R C Kothari.
It may be mentioned here that Indian Government had sanctioned services of Assam Rifles for five years in Haiti with effect from 2010.
Shillong, June 27 (PTI): Following the success of the Mughal-era 'haats' opened along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, the two countries have agreed to raise the volume of trade from USD 50 to USD 100 for each trader, officials said here on Wednesday.
The addendum to the agreement was made by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Arvind Mehta and Additional Secretary Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh.