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Over 5000 hold candlelight solidarity vigil for Nandwal in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Oct 26: Over 5000 people on Saturday came together at Khyndailad - heart of Shillong city - to participate in the ‘Candle light solidarity vigil’ to express their condolence with the family of Late Vikash Nandwal (34) who succumbed to his burn injuries on Saturday morning after battling for his life for more than 16 - days in a hospital at the national Capital.
Young, old, and children cutting across sections of society were seen lighting thousands of candles even as they demanded that Justice be delivered to the departed soul.

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ILP stir: 3-day night road blockade from Oct 29

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SHILLONG, Oct 26: The 13 Pro-ILP NGOs have announced another phase of agitations with a three-day statewide 'night road blockade' starting October 29.
The road blockade will be effective from 7 pm to 5 am from October 29 to 31, Garo Students' Union (GSU) President, Tengsak G Momin, said in a press statement on Saturday night.

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Another person escapes Police custody

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Tura, Oct 26: In another shocker, a person detained on the basis of suspicion of being involved in kidnap and murder escaped from police custody when he went to the hospital for a medical check-up on Friday night. The incident comes close on the heels of the escape of Nurul Islam, the rape- accused former Sub Inspector of Ampati as well as the Tura Jail break, where a GNLA militant was able to escape.

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Monolith festival envisages to become model for nation’s tribal communities

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SHILLONG, Oct 25: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Singh Deo on Friday described the ‘Monolith Festival’ the first of its kind to bring together rich traditional and cultural heritage of over 53 Himas of the Khasis under one roof as “path-breaking”.
Inaugurating the two-day festival organized by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) here on Friday, Deo said, “I wish the Monolith festival becomes a model from tribal communities in the entire country.”
The monolith festival features the pure tribal life and rich cultural traditions of the Khasis at one venue for a visitor to be able to sample their music, dance, food and in one place and at their convenience.
The monolith festival was held at the Khasi Heritage village constructed at a seven acre land near the world famous sacred grove in Mawphlang village about 25 kilometers from Shillong, the state capital.

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Vikash Nandwal succumbs to injuries; first casualty of ILP movement

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Shillong, Oct 26: Vikash Nandwal- who suffered serious burn injuries after miscreants set him on fire- succumbed to his injuries after battling for life for more than 16-days in a New Delhi hospital. He breathed his last at around 8 am on Saturday, becoming the first casualty of the pro-Inner Line Permit (ILP) movement in the state being led by atleast 10 NGOs for close to two months now.

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Musical concert “The Miracle Man” staged in city

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Yearlong Platinum Jubilee of Sacred Heart Theological College concludes
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Shillong, Oct 26: Concluding the yearlong celebration of the Platinum Jubilee Year in style, Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, staged a nine scene play “The Miracle Man” a musical drama on the life of Jesus Christ from October 24 to 26. The concert is an attempt to illustrate the miracles performed by Jesus Christ two thousand years ago.

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Kerios Wahlang songs’ world class: Union Tribal Affairs Minister

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Shillong, Oct 25: Impressed by soulful rendition of a Khasi folk song by renowned folk artist Kerios Wahlang, Union Tribal Affairs Minister, V Kishore Chandra Deo, Friday asked the organizers to send a recording of the songs to the Ministry so that the singer could be promoted around the world.
The elderly singer performed during the inauguration of the Monolith festival at Mawphlang here on Friday. He sat down on the stage alone and played on the Duitara and sang a Khasi folk song.

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