SHILLONG Oct 15: A felicitation programme was held on Saturday last at Don Bosco Youth Centre which started with a Mass celebrated by Rev Joseph Cilia, along with other priests attending the Mass.
The felicitation program was hosted by the former CYL leaders and graced by the Vicar General, Rev John Madur, and Vice Provincial of Salesian of Don Bosco for Silchar Province, Rev Paul Lyngkot, and other priests of Don Bosco institutions and Parishes.
With there being a ban of oil being carried in jerricans or drums, this petrol pump should have said an extreme “NO” to oil pilferage, but the illegal trade has been continuing unabated. Here, diesel and petrol is being pumped into a plastic drum in Phulbari, West Garo Hills, to be taken to Rajabala and across the border for sale.
SHILLONG, Oct 14: The Khyndailad is now under the CCTV surveillance; Meghalaya police have installed several cameras in strategic locations to make the place safe and secure for the public.
The installation of the CCTV cameras in Khyndailad – Police bazaar has come at a time when the East Khasi hills district police are on their toes to maintain law and order.
SHILLONG/ TURA, Oct 11: The annual Durga Puja Celebrations have begun in earnest amidst impending movements for the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
Maha Saptami showed the way for the celebrations for Durga Puja across the state on Friday, with people from in and around different places to the biggest spectacle and celebration by the Hindu community. It however transcended all religious barriers, with the tribal population too getting together to celebrate.
SHILLONG, Oct 14: The immersion ceremony of the four day Durga Puja festival concluded here on Monday amidst display of Vijaya greetings, procession by devotees along the major thoroughfares of the city besides a sense of grief because of the departure of mother goddess for another long year. The scene was electrifying as the young and old, mothers and daughters danced to the drumbeat of the dhakis whereas policeman were seen guiding them to the immersion ghat, Polo.
This ghat has been ideally prepared by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) for the immersion and it has been a tradition that CPC after the immersion cleanse the river from debris that accumulates.
TURA, Oct 11: Sand Mining has many devastating traits. For one, it destroys the river beds, changes the course of the river, causes banks to flood as well as washes away houses that lie near its path. As such the ban on sand mining has generally been welcomed by all.
However, even after the blanket ban on sand mining, the trade is flourishing in parts of West Garo Hills (WGH), especially in Damalggre and Chibbinang, albeit illegally.
SHILLONG, Oct 11: Miscreants lobbed a petrol bomb at the puja pandal at Gorkha School in Umsning in Ri Bhoi district on Friday, but no damage was done to the pandal.
Police said the miscreants threw the petrol bomb from a faraway place and it could not reach the puja pandal.
After the incident, security has been beefed up in all the puja pandals across the district.