SHILLONG, March 08: With an aim to promote, spread and develop Indian fine art culture, the Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Art) on Friday began its five day national painting camp in the city.
East Khasi Hills district Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Goyal inaugurated the five-day painting camp at Hotel Polo Towers.
Speaking on the occasion, Goyal said the talents in the state are no better than the rest in the country and they are not inferior to other artists in the country.
SHILLONG, March 08: In a constant endeavour to assist persons with disabilities or ‘Specially abled’ people with aids and appliances, the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in collaboration with MEPAD and SSA on Friday distributed hearing aids, wheel chairs, visual aide and crutches to the person with disabilities at Malki Basic School.
SHILLONG, March 07: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma left for New Delhi on Thursday to get the approval of Congress High Command for his 11-member Council of Ministers.
This is the second time that Dr Sangma has air-dashed to the national capital for approval of the said list. "I am leaving for New Delhi this afternoon to get the list of the Ministers approved by our Congress President Sonia Gandhi" Dr Sangma told journalists after the oath-taking of the elected legislators.
SHILLONG, March 07: It is almost certain that Speaker for 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be Congress legislator Abu Taher Mondal as the United Democratic Party (UDP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) are unlikely to field any candidate.
The Congress has projected Mondal for the Speaker’s post, for which the election would be held on Monday next.
Congress with 29 MLAs has already got the support of two NCP, one NESDP and 11 other independent legislators.
SHILLONG, March 07: 58 newly elected legislators were on Thursday administered the Oath by the Pro-tem Speaker Rowell Lyngdoh to the 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. Of the 58 legislators, 27 are new faces who took oath on Thursday, though a total of 28 new faces made it to Assembly.
The newly elected Congress legislator Ngaitlang Dhar from Umroi was not present for the Oath taking ceremony. He will take the Oath on a later date.