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Shillong choir founder named to World Choir Council

Posted in May 2012

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS): The founder, director and pianist of the prestigious Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC), Neil Nongkynrih, has been nominated to the World Choir Council, the apex body of choral music, said an official statement Thursday.
The council will have delegates from 70 countries, 120,000 choirs and 4.8 million singers, for four years 2012-2016.

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Senior Hindi journalist Kishore Kirat no more

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 31:
Senior Hindi journalist Kishore Kirat passed away on Thursday morning at the B Baruah Cancer Institute, Guwahati after a bout of prolonged illness.
He was 46 and left behind three sons.
Condoling the sudden demise of Kirat, Shillong Press Club (SPC) President David Laitphlang said “Late Kishore was a man of principle and his writings were always balanced, as he was non-controversial man who hardly got into any controversy for his writings.”

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Programme on Contact Management and Quality Control Aspects Inaugurated

Posted in May 2012

Shillong, May 31: Meghalaya Minister for PWD, HDR Lyngdoh inaugurated the three day Customized Training Programme on Contract Management and Quality Control Aspects for the contractors and young engineers of Public Works Departments (PWD), Government of Meghalaya which got underway here on Thursday at Shillong Club, Shillong.
Principal Secretary, PWD, NS Samant was the Chairperson on the occasion.
Organized by the PWD the three day programme is being conducted by the experts from the Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi.

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Youth organizations from Assam, Meghalaya to purse inter – state border

Posted in May 2012

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SHILLONG, May 31:
Irked over the careless approach of both Assam and Meghalaya government to solve the long pending issue of inter-state boundary dispute, student’s body of both Assam and Meghalaya respectively, on Thursday said that they would pursue the issue with their respective state governments to end the crisis.

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Parliamentary Standing Committee to visit Meghalaya on June 6

Posted in May 2012

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Shillong, May 31:
The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, will be visiting Meghalaya on June 6.
The committee is headed by Shantaram Naik as the Chairman and has members from both, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. From Rajya Sabha there are eight members and from Lok Sabha there are about 18 – 19 members.

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