SHILLONG, March 01: North East India’s biggest film festival the “Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF)” that will kick-start from Monday in Shillong will be one of its kind with the Meghalaya Information & Public Relations department putting in its high-voltage effort to make the event not only memorable but also one that will bring Bollywood bigwigs to the ‘Scotland of the East’ as a shooting destination for their films.
SHILLONG, March 01: World renowned blind sculptor from Italy, Felice Tagliaferri, arrived in Meghalaya on his first visit to India Saturday to further his mission focusing on teaching the art to people with disabilities especially the blind.
Felice is here for a two week-long inclusive workshop for the people with disabilities which kick started in the Bethany Society on Saturday here.
Organized by the Bethany Society in collaboration with the CBM and the state’s arts and culture department, the workshop is attended by people with disabilities from Bethany Society, and other special schools in the region besides people and students from different schools.
Tura, Feb 28: After reports in the media of an alleged cadre of the GNLA demanding money from a woman who even chased the militant when the police did not turn up, the Commander in Chief of the outfit, Sohan D. Shira, has issued orders to execute imposters who were maligning the name of the outfit for their personal benefit.
Clarifying that Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) did not demand any money from one lady in Tura Municipal board office, Shira said the organization too is trying to find out those who are misusing GNLA's name for extortion and threatening people in Garo hills.
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS): Corruption is present at all levels of the government in India and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity, says a US report, providing fresh fodder to the opposition in an election year.
"Corruption was widespread," said the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry submitted to Congress Thursday.
New Delhi, March 01 (IANS): A woman and her cousin from Manipur, both in their early 20s, were assaulted and misbehaved with by two people when they protested a racist comment, police said Saturday. Both the accused have been arrested.
The incident occurred at Vijay Nagar area near Delhi University's north campus Friday night.
ARPA formed, to be headed by Ardent
SHILLONG, Feb 28: The three regional parties- Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), United Democratic Party (UDP), and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) –along with the lone and newly elected Independent MDC Friday formed the ‘All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA)’ and will stake-claim to form a non-Congress Executive Committee (EC) in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) headed by Ardent B Basaiawmoit, HSPDP Nongkrem MLA and MDC, who has been made its Chairman.
6th Annual Bodo Festival celebrated concurrently
Tura, Feb 28: The town of Tura was Friday witness to the first ever International Mongloid festival which brought 30 tribes to the Garo heartland to celebrate the similarity of culture and their tribes. The three day event will showcase the various tribes of the region along with the presence of participants from the countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar making the event an international one.
The three day event is being held at Ballonggre, on the outskirts of the town of Tura, and is expected to draw crowd of over 25,000 people.