WILLIAMNAGAR, July 24: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inspected the Horti Hub at Samgong in Williamnagar and also interacted with the Horticulture officers and farmers of the district during his visit on the evening of Saturday.
Accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner in-charge, PM Sangma, the Chief Minister during his inspection had a discussion with the District Horticulture Officer, B.G.Momin, Manager of the Horti Hub, Tasri M. Momin and other officers on the status of the Horti-Hub, the returns generated from the sale of flowers and the need for diversification of their species, among others.
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS): Kushal Paul, a 17-year-old from Kolkata, sang to victory on music reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa", the grand finale of which was aired on Sunday night.
Paul, who came to be known as the rockstar of "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa", was part of singer-composer Pritam Chakraborty's team on the singing talent hunt show.
"Never in my wildest dream had I thought of such a big win," Paul said in a statement after being announced the winner.
For him, it was "unbelievable" to be holding the trophy -- a goal, he said "each one of us have worked day and night for".
Kushal, who was presented the winner's trophy and drove away in a new Elite i20 - Hyundai, said singing is his life and passion, and winning the show is a dream come true.
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS): One person was killed due to floods in Assam on Sunday even as close to two lakh people were affected in seven districts of the state, officials said on Sunday.
One person died due to floods at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district after he was washed away by the surging waters, said an official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, adding that 1,76,951 people are marooned in the affected districts.
SHILLONG, July 17: The two-day River Festival titled ‘NADI: Listen to the River’ organized by the Asian Confluence, India, East Asia Centre, Shillong, in collaboration with Government of Meghalaya and the Maulana Abul Kamal Azad Institute of Asian Studies has left behind major takeaways for the stakeholders. It was a celebration of the spirit of commonality between the north eastern states and neighboring countries through the rivers of the region, which had for long been the treasured highways of culture and unison among the people.
TURA, July 11: Meghalaya Police on Monday made an attempt to strike cord with civil societies and church organizations for better policing and reinstate confidence in the minds of the people.
The interactive meeting led by DIG western range SS Kynjing laid its thrust on suggestion and corrective ways for enabling police – public relation. It was attended by prominent civil organisations like Garo Students Union (GSU), Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE), among others.
At the meeting different issues were discussed including the new “no parking zone” in Tura town, which has posed several challenges to the public.