SHILLONG, March 15: The season for carnivals is here and the 7th International Leo Expo has been able to pull crowds in numbers at the SRGT Polo Parking Lot. Organized by Guwahati-based Leo Advertising, this shopping extravaganza which started on March 9 will be on till March 26 next.
TURA, March 15: Elected for the first time to the Assembly, the younger brother of former minister, late Manirul Islam Sarkar, SG Esmatur Mominin has a lot of expectations riding on him by the people of Phulbari in West Garo Hills.
Mominin of the National People’s Party (NPP), who is currently in Shillong awaiting the upcoming Budget Session, has made his intentions clear on what he wishes to achieve and in a freewheeling interview put forward his views on various issues plaguing his constituency and how he wishes to tackle them.
LONDON/NEW DELHI, March 14 (IANS): Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died on Wednesday leaving millions in mourning globally. He was 76.
His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.
SHILLONG, March 14: The issue of Meghalaya hosting the 2022 National Games will be discussed in depth by a delegation from the state led by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma which will be calling on Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at New Delhi.
Preparation for hosting of the mega national sporting event was also reviewed by Conrad here on Wednesday in the presence of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh and officials of the department.
SHILLONG, March 15: The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) has strongly condemned that alleged attack on unarmed students and journalists which was allegedly carried out by Assam police personnel at Zophai, Bairabi town, Mizoram on March 8 and 10 last.
According to NESO, the students were on their way to Zophai to build a rest house and shelter hut on land donated to them by the late Ch Chhunga, the first Chief Minister of Mizoram when Assam Police led by the district authorities of Hailakandi district, Assam lathi charged the unarmed students and journalists who were covering the incident.
SHILLONG, March 14: Acceding to a request made by members of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pynshngain N Syiem will continue to hold the position of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Council.
The matter was discussed during the meeting of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) parliamentary party held in the city here on Wednesday after Syiem had recently expressed his desire to quit the top post.
SHILLONG, March 14: Pointing out that the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) are part and parcel of the National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in the state, the People’s Democratic Front has said that this is why these two parties should not work with the Congress party in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).