Shillong, Dec 14: The India Today Mind Rocks, one of India’s biggest youth events, is coming to Shillong, known as the Scotland of the East and for its youthful exuberance and musical ambience. The seventh edition of the eagerly awaited edition of the event, where youths get a chance to meet and interact with the country’s biggest icons from all fields, will be held in Meghalaya’s capital on December 23 at the State Convention Centre adjacent to Hotel Pinewood.
The event is sponsored by the Tourism Department of the Government of Meghalaya which is the Principal Presenter. It will be televised live over the TV Today network which owns Aajtak, Headlines Today, Tez and Delhi Aajtak.
Baghmara, Dec 14: Amidst Great enthusiasm and cultural bonanza, the three day Tyi'sam Festival concluded on Saturday at Baghmara Simsang Beach, South Garo Hills. A great number of People from in and around South Garo Hills District and even from outside thronged to witness the final day of the festival.
SHILLONG, Dec 13: The one day statewide office picketing called by the pro-Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups today does not seems to have much impact with quite a normal attendance from government employees in most of the districts of the state.
The overall attendance of government employees was little below normal, official sources said.
SHILLONG, Dec 13: If Meghalaya’s highest rural population growth among all states in the country, according to the 2011 census, is nothing to cheer about then the same continues for its Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). Meghalaya along with Sikkim, Tripura from the northeastern region has registered a 4-point decline in IMR higher than the national average of 3-point.
As per data released by the union ministry of health and family welfare, new birth deaths have declined from 50 deaths per 1000 live births to 47 whereas Odisha and Bihar in Eastern India, Gujarat in Western India, Rajasthan and Punjab in Northern India and Tamil Nadu in Southern India are the other states which have scored at par with Meghalaya.
Shillong, Dec 13: The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) released the first list containing the name of five of its candidates who will be contesting in the upcoming Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) election. The party has decided not to contest for the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) election.
While releasing the first list for the KHADC election on Friday, KHNAM President, Pyndapbor Saibon, said, “We have decided to put up candidates for MDC polls only for KHADC and we are confident of winning from all the constituencies.”
Shillong, Dec 13: The Jaintia Student’s Union (JSU), Shillong circle, has made a startling revelation that many local youths have lost their sense of security while staying at Meghalaya House in Kolkata.
JSU claimed that mobile phones of many students were stolen while they were lodged at the Meghalaya House in Kolkata during a holiday.
¨IAF Chief rules out China as threat¨
Shillong, Dec 12: The decades old MIG – 21 fighter jets will be replaced by the Tejas Light Combat Aircrafts (LCA) by next year. Initially the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be getting 40 of the new aircrafts as replacement for the old and reliable MIG – 21 fighter aircraft.
Speaking to reporters at Upper Shillong after the conclusion of farewell held in his honour, Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne however was full of appreciation for the MIG 21 fighter jets saying it has done a commendable job and generations of pilots have been trained in the MIGs fighter aircrafts.
Browne, who was in Shillong as part of his two – day farewell visit, informed that work for MK II which will have better radar systems, powerful engines and other features has started. Apart from Tejas, the IAF will also be having Rafale super fighter to strengthen its air defence.