SHILLONG, Oct 08: Though the state government appointed a karate coach for Tura in West Garo Hills way back in 2006, but till he has trained only 30 students!
This was informed by state Sports Minister Zenith Sangma on Tuesday, who opined that the educational institutions in West Garo hills district have shown no interest to utilize the services of the karate coach appointed.
Shillong, Oct 07: Debutant Independent legislator from Garo Hills, John Leslee K Sangma, on Monday expressed reservation against Hindi songs being performed in culture events in Meghalaya arguing that such songs dilute the cultural value of the ethnic tribes.
Sangma was elected for the first time from South Tura constituency as an Independent candidate. In the Assembly on Monday, during the Question Hour, he asked why Hindi songs were being performed in cultural programmes in Garo Hills.
Shillong, Oct 07: In a clear violation of human rights, a traditional village dorbar in Ri Bhoi district has ostracized a woman, her family and few villagers who had strongly objected to the move of the village leaders to allegedly take away the agricultural land belonging to the family and convert it into a village forest.
The victim filed an FIR with the police, but strangely action has not been taken against the village leaders.
SHILLONG, Oct 07: With the monsoon setting to retreat from Meghalaya and the region at large starting from this week but not until the state experiences a heavy shower at few places in the next 24 hours. According to a weatherman from the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, this is going to be the season’s last rainfall before it recedes as October 15 has been set as the cut-off date for an all India monsoon retreat.
Shillong, Oct 07: The costly equipments in the BSNL warehouse, that were burned by miscreants on Sunday night, were meant for Meghalaya for upgrade of mobile network, but fortunately those for Tripura and Mizoram have not arrived and were saved from the brunt of the attack.
On Sunday night at about 11.45 pm at the outskirts of the city, at Mawlai, the BSNL warehouse was razed to the ground by miscreants. The police have arrested one Alanlas Kyllait (24) for his involvement in the arson.
Aizawl, Oct 07: The Aizawl Thunders, India’s first and oldest Bullet Club, is scheduled to hold a once in a lifetime experience ride across to Myanmar. As hosts of the 5th edition of the North East Riders’ Meet (NERM) the Thunders plan to lead a ride from Zotlang in Champhai, India’s border district with Myanmar to Tahan in the hermit country in an event from October 21 to 26. More than 300 bikers are expected to turn up for the event.
Shillong, Oct 06: People in the state and Shillong city in particular have been left aghast with the pro-ILP NGOs declaring yet another round of agitation, that too during the time of religious festivity.
The fresh agitation, wherein night road blockade has been called from October 7 to 9, comes at a time when the preparations for the Dussehra or Puja festivity are at its peak. The agitation has compelled almost all organizers to burn the midnight oil to complete the preparations, especially the construction of Puja Pandals.