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Monolith festival envisages to become model for nation’s tribal communities

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SHILLONG, Oct 25: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Singh Deo on Friday described the ‘Monolith Festival’ the first of its kind to bring together rich traditional and cultural heritage of over 53 Himas of the Khasis under one roof as “path-breaking”.
Inaugurating the two-day festival organized by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) here on Friday, Deo said, “I wish the Monolith festival becomes a model from tribal communities in the entire country.”
The monolith festival features the pure tribal life and rich cultural traditions of the Khasis at one venue for a visitor to be able to sample their music, dance, food and in one place and at their convenience.
The monolith festival was held at the Khasi Heritage village constructed at a seven acre land near the world famous sacred grove in Mawphlang village about 25 kilometers from Shillong, the state capital.

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Kerios Wahlang songs’ world class: Union Tribal Affairs Minister

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Shillong, Oct 25: Impressed by soulful rendition of a Khasi folk song by renowned folk artist Kerios Wahlang, Union Tribal Affairs Minister, V Kishore Chandra Deo, Friday asked the organizers to send a recording of the songs to the Ministry so that the singer could be promoted around the world.
The elderly singer performed during the inauguration of the Monolith festival at Mawphlang here on Friday. He sat down on the stage alone and played on the Duitara and sang a Khasi folk song.

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Matchakolgre residents start road repair themselves

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TURA, Oct 25: Frustrated at the slow pace of development and the terrible road conditions within their colony, the residents of Matchakolgre in Tura, West Garo Hills, took up the onus of repairing the road themselves.
While one half of the road was done by April this year, the remaining part has not been touched. The residents have been at the receiving end of the problems the road creates as vehicles move at a snail’s pace.

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‘Bomb in Bengal’ author bombed

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SHILLONG, Oct 25: ‘The Lives of Sri Aurobindo’ the controversial book by American historian Peter Heehs is not just about the ‘modesty’ remark made by the author allegedly hinting at a relationship between Sri Aurobindo and The Mother that created furore all over the country including Shillong from Aurobindo’s followers but this entire book is a storehouse of blasphemous information if a notification is to be believed.

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Govt to hold consultations on Tenancy Bill with various stakeholders separately

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Shillong, Oct 25: With a view to facilitate the public consultation process on the draft “Meghalaya Regulation of Landlords and Verification of Tenants Bill” and in order to ensure that all sections of the society are provided with adequate opportunity to participate in the consultations, the State Government has decided to hold the consultations separately with traditional institutions, teachers, academicians, civil society groups, intelligentsia, youth and students, in all the 11 districts of Meghalaya on dates to be fixed by the Deputy Commissioners.

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