TURA, April 10: The sad plight of another school in East Garo Hills (EGH) came to the fore on Tuesday after a concerned resident of the area informed how students have been coping with the poor infrastructure to continue their education.
The Asimgre SSA LP School under Samanda Block was set up in the 1990s though since its inception, there has been no repair or maintenance of the schools buildings leading to the school literally having its roof and doors ripped off.
The school authorities however are yet to complain to the education department being unaware of what needs to be done.
SHILLONG, April 10: With the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPD) accepting the resignation of Ardent Miller Baswaiawmoit from the post of party president, the party is now preparing to soon elect his successor.
The decision was taken at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the party held in the city here on Tuesday, which also decided to soon convene the general council meeting for electing of the new president of the party.
SHILLONG, April 10: the living Megalithic Culture of the Khasi-Jaintia in Meghalaya might hold the key to understanding megaliths all over the world as opined by the Principal Research Officer, Department of Heritage and Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr Srikumar Menon.
With experts in various fields across the world try to understand the vast history and many unexplained details of the human race and its journey from caveman to modern man, stone structures have always been the center of many of these exploration and research.
SHILLONG, April 09: Heavy downpour could not the dampen the spirit of the Shad Suk Mynsiem’ festival or Dance of the Happy Hearts or ‘Shad Weiking’ - an annual spring dance that celebrates harvesting and sowing with hundreds of traditional dancers moving their feet in rhythm with the drum beats and tangmuri at the Weiking ground in Shillong.
Thousands of spectators including tourists witnessed the colourful traditional thanksgiving dancing festival, held at Weiking Ground, Jaiaw in the city that has been celebrated for over 100 years. Organized annually by the Seng Khasi Seng Kmie, the Shad Suk Mynsiem, also known as the ‘Spring Festival’ started from April 7 and concluded here on Monday.
The day started with the “Ka Ksing Lumpaid” or the drum beat to signal and welcome all people for the gathering at Seng Khasi hall Mawkhar. Later a dance procession was held marching towards Weiking ground.
Agartala, April 10 (IANS): The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) on Tuesday chosn five sectors including tourism and food processing to exploit them on mission mode basis to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the region, said NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
SHILLONG, April 09: At least 12 people have been arrested in a suspected case of moral policing, in which a woman was assaulted for going out with a male friend in Goalpara district, a senior police officer said on Monday.
A 22-year-old woman, who is about to get married soon, was beaten up by local people after she was spotted with her friend at Aolguri area which comes under the jurisdiction of Krishnai police station, he said.
Police have registered an FIR in the case and nabbed six people on Sunday and six more on Monday, Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha said.
“This is a case of moral policing. What we have come to know is that the woman’s marriage has been fixed. She was going somewhere with her male friend yesterday (Sunday), when some youths attacked them. The youths mainly targeted the woman,” Sinha said.
SHILLONG, April 09: Activists of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Monday shut down few banks in the city after they were found working on the occasion of Shad Suk Mynsiem, an annual thanksgiving dance festival of the Khasis celebrated every year.
The banks and other private offices had remained open despite the last day of the festival being declared as a holiday by the state government.