SHILLONG, Oct 27: Meghalaya will soon find its place in the railway map of the country after decades of resistance from pressure groups from the state and financial constraints from the side of the Indian Railways. With Arunachal Pradesh about to be connected with the rest of the country since the gauge conversion work up to North Lakhimpur is near about completion besides another up to Naharlagun, it is a matter of time now whether Meghalaya can afford to remain out of the railway map, which is facing severe inflation – higher than most states in the country – and other connectivity relates problems.
Baghmara, Oct 27: The 23rd Death Anniversary of Late Captain Williamson Ampang Sangma was observed on October 25 last at Baghmara Captain W.A. Sangma Park near Police station, Baghmara, with hundreds of people witnessing the programme.
Rongara Siju-Constituency MLA, Rophul S Marak, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. As a mark of honour, flowers and wreath were placed at the statue of late Capt. W.A Sangma and ‘Salami’ was presented by the Baghmara Police.
It was informed that the MLA of Baghmara, Samuel M Sangma, was supposed to grace the occasion but did not turn up for the function.
Curtain opens for the platinum jubilee of Mawlai parish
Shillong, Oct 27: A moment of great joy was seen in the faces of the faithful of Mawlai Parish when on Sunday the Parish opened its yearlong celebration to celebrate its 75 years of existence. The opening of the Jubilee Year was declared by the Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese, Most Rev. Dominic Jala, sdb, by hoisting the Jubilee Flag on Sunday morning. The Guest of Honour and Health Minister, AL Hek unveiled the jubilee plaque soon after the unfurling of the Jubilee flag.
Baghmara, Oct 27: The District Congress Committee in South Garo Hills (DCC-SGH) got a fillip recently with the team being joined by for members of the Garo Students Union (GSU), within their ranks. The DCC – SGH has been trying to increase its members and trying to ensure their presence was felt through their work. They have also promised to not only fill up their ranks, but ensure that the district was given its due and overall development as promised.
SHILLONG, Oct 26: Over 5000 people on Saturday came together at Khyndailad - heart of Shillong city - to participate in the ‘Candle light solidarity vigil’ to express their condolence with the family of Late Vikash Nandwal (34) who succumbed to his burn injuries on Saturday morning after battling for his life for more than 16 - days in a hospital at the national Capital.
Young, old, and children cutting across sections of society were seen lighting thousands of candles even as they demanded that Justice be delivered to the departed soul.