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Spectrum of festivities cast over Meghalaya

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(Left): The Shad Suk Mynsiem being observed at Lympung Weiking, Jaiaw Shillong, on Monday. The ‘Shad Suk Mynsiem’ also known as the Spring Festival is organized by the Seng Khasi Seng Kmie with hundreds of people belonging to the ‘Niam Khasi’ including young and old taking part in the dancing festival accompanied by the beats of the drums and tangmuri to give thanks to God for all the blessings that he has bestowed.

(Top Right): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi joyously grooving to the beats of drums, along with the children, during the Rongoli Bihu celebrations t Guwahati on Monday.

(Lower Right): Baisakhi Festival being celebrated by Sikh community in Assam on Monday. Baisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth and also being regarded as harvest festival.


 

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Rongrenggre Forest Reserve: Forest team faces harassment and assault

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Williamnagar, April 14: The Rongrengre forest reserve has lately been in the reserve due to the dwindling forests within the 33sq km reserve forest. The reserve close to Williamnagar town has been an eye sore and an emotional rage for the people of the town with most stating the forest rangers had not done enough to ensure forest cover. However ground reality within the range and the people responsible for its protection is in stark contrast to what is being stated. The forest team is not only being stretched to breaking point but does not have the personnel to ensure things can actually be taken care of.

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Meghalaya observes Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday being observed in Meghalaya on Sunday. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.


 

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Jaintia NGOs call for 24-hr bandh in EJHD

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Shillong, April 13: The NGOs in Jaintia Hills have called for a 24 – hour bandh in East Jaintia Hills district (EJHD) on April 16 protesting government’s adamant attitude towards their long pending demand for repairing of National Highway 44.
The NGOS include KSU-Jaintia Hills District Unit, AJYWO Central Body, HNYF-East Jaintia Zone, FKJGP-Khliehriat Circle and the traditional chiefs’ organization, and the SRS-East Jaintia Hills.
The bandh will be effective from 5 AM of April 16 to 5AM of the following day.

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Mouth-watering delicacies marks Maha Vishuba Sankranti

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SHILLONG, April 15: Maha Vishuba Sankranti is a colourful Hindu festival celebrated in all parts of the country. The festival which marks the beginning of New Year for the Bengalis started in its myriad of cultural forms in Shillong on Monday. The festival is known by Bihu in neighbouring Assam, Lohri in Punjab besides various other names in other parts of the country. Not to be forgotten that in Meghalaya, it is known as Shad Suk Mynsiem. No matter by whatever names the festival is followed in different states in the country; the common cord is that it is a harvest festival, onset of sowing season. Shillong being a cosmopolitan city, this festival is celebrated among all the different cross-cultural communities staying here.

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Pro ILP groups demand meeting on influx

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SHILLONG, April 13: Thirteen pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs demanding its implementation in the state have asked the state government to convene a meeting to further discuss the influx issue.
“The state government should not delay any more but convene the meeting with NGOs to discuss on the influx issue,” Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) president Joe Marwein said.
Marwein informed that the NGOs had sought an appointment with the state government for the last three weeks but it is yet to get its response. He said, “We will soon submit a reminder to the state government on the matter.”

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Allah's wrath killed Rajiv, Sanjay Gandhi: Azam Khan

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Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Minority Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan seems uncontrollable. He told a stunned gathering at Bijnor town that the untimely deaths of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his brother Sanjay Gandhi were "acts of Allah".
The Election Commission banned all his public meetings, speeches and campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls hours after the comment.

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