Shillong, Sept 29: Pynshngain Langpen emerged Mr Meghalaya 2013 on Saturday by showcasing better body and muscle build-up amongst 40 body builders from across the State in the 39th State Body Building Championships 2013 organised by the Meghalaya Body Building Association (MBBA) at the Asom Kristi Kendra here on Saturday.
Langpen was crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ after stiff competition with winners of all seven categories.
SHILLONG, Sept 29: These two friends first met on Facebook and at the recently concluded 18 Degrees festival here at the State central library they exhibited scale models, the first of its kind in the country display.
Meet Barry Lyngdoh, a businessman and John Kharphuli, a Meghalaya Police constable, two die-hard hobbyists of scale modeling or Diorama. For the uninitiated, scale modeling is something like a jigsaw puzzle, wherein plastic bits are put in together to make a model, be it of an airplane, vehicle, or even a tank.
Bali, Sept 28 (IANS): Megan Young from Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 here Saturday. The second place went to Miss France Marine Lorphelin and third to Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter.
The 23-year-old defeated 126 contestants including Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who could only make her way to top 20, to clinch the crown.
SHILLONG, Sept 28: In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true – Buddha.
As the prayer lanterns lifted slowly and the draft carried it in different directions higher on a rather dark gloomy Shillong night, at the conclusion of the 18 Degree cultural festival here at the State central library, these lanterns transcended all boundaries.
Tura, Sept 28: MeECL has always been lackadaisical when it comes to reforming themselves to better suit the people they serve. The same has been evident in the various initiatives it has taken within Meghalaya. However, what for now seems to be the worst part of their attitude, is the importance it pays to lighting villages to lighten the load of the rural populace. What has come to light is that in some areas of Garo Hills, electricity has been missing for about 25 days in a month, and the reason for it seems to be the fact that it has only one lineman for a stretch of road of about 40 kms.
SHILLONG, Sept 28: The ILP conundrum in the state is earning the maximum gaze at the moment in the public domain be it of whatever medium. The pressure groups who want the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR), 1873 to be implemented in Meghalaya are on an agitating path with large scale arson besides picketing, road blockades and bandh has paralyzed the state and its development. The BEFR is presently in effect in three northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh where BEFR and the Chin Hills Regulation, 1896 provide special protection and safeguard for the peaceful existence of the indigenous tribal people of the state besides Mizoram and Nagaland.
Attendance improves slightly, rumors add to woes
SHILLONG, Sept 27: The official vehicle of the Inspector General of Police (CID) BR Rana was set on fire on Friday afternoon when unidentified miscreants lobbed petrol bomb at his official residence at fourth furlong.
No one was injured in the attack.
This is the first time that a high ranking police officer has been attacked by the pro-ILP agitators.
The attack was carried out during the second and final day of the office picketing called by the NGOs who are demanding for the implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.