SHILLONG, Oct 15: An Interactive Programme on “Participative Democracy and Good Governance” will be conducted on Wednesday at Ri-Bhoi College, Nongpoh from 11 am onwards.
With there being a ban of oil being carried in jerricans or drums, this petrol pump should have said an extreme “NO” to oil pilferage, but the illegal trade has been continuing unabated. Here, diesel and petrol is being pumped into a plastic drum in Phulbari, West Garo Hills, to be taken to Rajabala and across the border for sale.
SHILLONG, Oct 14: The immersion ceremony of the four day Durga Puja festival concluded here on Monday amidst display of Vijaya greetings, procession by devotees along the major thoroughfares of the city besides a sense of grief because of the departure of mother goddess for another long year. The scene was electrifying as the young and old, mothers and daughters danced to the drumbeat of the dhakis whereas policeman were seen guiding them to the immersion ghat, Polo.
This ghat has been ideally prepared by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) for the immersion and it has been a tradition that CPC after the immersion cleanse the river from debris that accumulates.
Shillong, Oct 14: The East Khasi Hills District Police has expressed its sincere gratitude to all the citizens of Shillong in particular and the district in general for lending their support to the law enforcers to ensure a peaceful Puja celebrations.
East Khasi Hills police chief, M Kharkrang said, “My special thanks to the Central Puja Committee (CPC) and Puja Committees of all Pandals who have agreed to compromise on a lot of issues suggested by the Dist administration”.
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 13 (IANS): As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Sunday, so did the Pnars, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya comprising Christians, continuing a 400-year-old tradition.
Worshipping Goddess Durga with the same fervour and devotion, but with a different set of rituals, hundreds of Jaintias, both Christians and believers of an indigenous faith, came to the ancient temple at Nartiang, about 65 km east of Shillong. The Pnar people, as Jaintias are known, were also joined by tourists.