Nongstoin, Dec 19: Two persons were killed and 28 others seriously injured when a truck carrying coal laborers overturned and fell into a gorge at Shallang, West Khasi Hills.
The incident happened on Wednesday evening, at about 4.30 p.m., when the truck, bearing registration No. AS 13C- 0656, overturned and fall into a gorge behind Shallang Police Station.
Tura, Dec 19: The season of Christmas is well and truly amongst our midst and the excitement is palpable for celebrations that will take more than a week to complete. However, one thing that is conspicuous by its absence is the sound of drums of celebrations that always accompanies the prelude to the Christmas season in the Garo Hills region. Gone are the days when young people would flock arms in arms and sing Christmas Carols and indigenous songs in praise of Jesus and welcome His coming into the world.
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS): Parliament finally passed a sweeping anti-corruption bill on Wednesday which Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh described as "a historic and landmark step" to fight corruption in the country.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) was the lone dissenter while other parties gave their approval to the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011.
The Rajya Sabha adopted the amended bill Tuesday and it came to the Lok Sabha Wednesday for a final yes.
"It is a historic and landmark step," Manmohan Singh told reporters after the Lok Sabha passed it amidst din.
Shillong, Dec 18: Following close on the heels of KHNAM, who last week declared their first list of candidates for the MDC election due early next year, the United Democratic Party (UDP) on Wednesday released its first list of candidates for the MDC elections.
UDP has announced the names of six candidates in the first list. They are Martamlin Pyrbot from Jaiaw constituency, Hamletson Dohling from Mylliem constituency, Gervasis Kharmujai from Mawlai constituency, Anthony Nongbri Malki-Laitumkhrah constituency, Wanpli Kharmawphlang from Nongthymmai constituency and Edarstar Nongbri from Nongkrem constituency.
SHILLONG, Dec 19: The Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF) would hold a Choir Festival on December 23 at the State Central Library to usher in the festive season with the message of hope, joy and reconciliation.
This is the first time that a festival of this kind is being held and at least five choirs from the northeast would participate in the festival, which includes the Mizo Presbyterian choir, Serenity choir, Kerigma choir and Ameu Usou and the choir
The headlining act would be done by the Shillong Chamber Choir.
SHILLONG, Dec 18: Well if you possess bank notes with scribbling marks and words then it is time to surrender them since such notes will not be accepted from January 1, 2014. As this news of soiled and mutilated notes or those with marks spreads in the public domain here there is hue and cry among them. Customers who came to know about the deadline are seen running to their banks to surrender such notes whereas others are enquiring since this move is yet to be publicly announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) though its website carries an order.
Tura, Dec 18: With the many woes the defunct street lights has brought to the town of Tura increasing by the day, the same is now slated to go out of the window. The Tura Municipal Board (TMB) is all set to install about 250 solar street lights within the town to ensure that Christmas for everyone is not deprived of lights. The CEO of TMB, ZJ Sangma, confirmed the same was underway as this report is being printed, ensuring many happy smiles along the way for the residents of Tura, West Garo Hills.