SHILLONG, Aug 01: Taking through Kiva in Uzbekistan on the ancient silk route, to the mustard fields of Satyajit Ray’s film, Meghalaya Governor Dr. KK Paul literally took his audience through a dreamscape while speaking about cinema.
Dr Paul was the Chief Guest at the “Indie 8” film festival organized by the department of Mass Communication, St. Anthony’s college here on Thursday. The Governor managed to reel the audience’s attention closer through his action-oriented speech that moved quickly from one scene to the other, right to the end.
Shillong is known to produce huge number of alcohol bottles on any given morning lying along the road, even if the area had been neatly cleaned the previous day. Rag pickers collect huge number of alcohol bottles every morning. In this picture, this unidentified person is not counting bottles but collecting the meagre quantity of alcohol left within. He collects drops of alcohol from each bottle and when substantial quantity is gathered, he gulps it down his throat. Then, he moves to another location to scan for alcohol bottles and repeats the process all over again. And this he does every morning. This picture was taken around MES, near the Spread Eagle Fall.
Tura, July 31: The residents of Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills have alleged corruption in the distribution of PDS rice and sugar that was to be given to them as part of various schemes within the region. Allegations of intermittent distribution of rice as well as non distribution of sugar have emerged from the area, with residents complaining that the benefit is not going where it should. Most of the households that were earmarked for the scheme have complained of neglect.
Dr. Samit Chowdhury
Guwahati, July 31: In the recent months Indian currency is experiencing a somewhat rapid and sometimes a steady fall as against the mother of all currencies (in common comparison to US Dollar). Thus, the hails of economic hue and cry can be heard in the recent months from the corridor of Indian power centre to the think tanks of Indian economy and the ever dynamic Indian bureaucrats.
Depreciation of Indian currency is indeed a matter of agony but still there is a matter to rejoice upon. Agony in the sense that: Import will be hampered, if not the food grains but ironically the import of crude, where India is totally dependent upon. India, right from its independence is experiencing a negative “Balance of Payment (BOP)”, and the most probable reason is that of higher scale of imports doesn’t commensurate with exports.
Guwahati, July 31: A hardcore cadre of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills on Wednesday.
Following a tip off, security forces had launched operation in a dense forest area in the hilly district during the wee hours of Wednesday, where a militant group was hiding.
“When our boys were reached the area, the militants started fire and forced to us for exchange bullets, where a hardcore ULFA militant was killed,” an official of West Garo Hills police said.
Tura, July 31: The two – day Non Co-operation Movement (NCM) in the Selsella region concluded on Wednesday, meeting with some amount of resistance from a few people in the plain belt areas. The minorities of the area complained about the timing of the movement coming in the Holy month of Ramzan and said it did not augur well for the people of the minority community.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS): Telangana is all set to become India's 29th state as the Congress Working Committee (CWC) Tuesday urged the government to take constitutional steps in this regard.
The new state will comprise of 10 districts including Hyderabad, which will be the common capital for 10 years, during which period the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh will build its own capital.
The CWC, the highest decision making body of the Congress, passed a resolution after the United Progressive Alliance's co-ordination committee endorsed statehood for Telangana earlier in the day.