Shillong hails X’Mas with a music concert

SHILLONG - Shillong recently played host to the Family Music Concert to hail the arrival of Christmas.

Artisans from across the country participate in Shillong handloom exhibition

SHILLONG - Artisans from various states of the country showcased their authentic handloom and handicraft creations at an exclusive handloom exhibition organised in Shillong.

Nagaland’s longest surviving music band launches campaign to save lives

SHILLONG - Music for a cause is the motto of “The Squadron,” the longest surviving band in Nagaland.

LeT men taken to Bangalore to probe 2005 attack

SHILLONG - The two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who were handed over to India by Bangladesh Wednesday were taken to Bangalore Friday as they had allegedly masterminded the attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the Karnataka capital in 2005, officials here said.

LeT men taken to Bangalore to probe 2005 blast

SHILLONG - The two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who were handed over to India by Bangladesh Wednesday were taken to Bangalore Friday as they had allegedly masterminded a blast in the Karnataka capital in 2005, officials here said.

ULFA deputy commander-in-chief handed over to BSF

SHILLONG - The deputy commander-in-chief of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Raju Baruah has been handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF).

BSF arrests Lashkar terrorists at Meghalaya border

SHILLONG - The Border Security Force (BSF) today arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists at the Meghalaya border.

Mild tremor recorded in northeast India

SHILLONG - Mild tremors were felt in several parts of northeast India late Tuesday, met officials said here Wednesday.

Music icons of 60’s remembered in Shillong

SHILLONG - In an attempt to keep alive the memories of the music icons of the 60’s and identify budding talent and inculcate amongst them the spirit of good performance, a musical event was organized in Shillong that attracted a large number of music enthusiasts.

Uranium mining in Meghalaya finally takes shape

SHILLONG - A much-awaited uranium-mining project, which promises development of the remote West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, is finally taking shape.

Annual wine festival in Meghalaya draws scores of wine lovers

SHILLONG - Enthusiasts turned up in large numbers to get a taste of exclusive varieties of homemade wines during the two-day long sixth wine festival held here.

Mega angling competition held in Meghalaya

SHILLONG - Angling, which is practiced as a recreational activity, has now become a major sporting event in Meghalaya with thousands of people participating in a angling competition held in the State recently.

Meghalaya, Assam ministers to discuss border dispute

SHILLONG/GUWAHATI - Senior ministers from the states of Meghalaya and Assam are scheduled to meet today to iron out the vexed border dispute between the two states.

Christians observing ‘All Souls’ Day’

SHILLONG - Hundreds of Christians observing ‘All Souls’ Day’ visited the gravesides of their family members and ancestors in Shillong on Sunday.

‘India can become a developed country in near future’

in27_nuclear1_1944fSHILLONG - India is in a period of rapid economic growth and there is no doubt that in near future, if everyone puts their act together, India will become a developed country, the Prime Minister’s Principal Scientific Adviser R. Chidambaram said here.

Meghalaya defers development work around uranium mining

SHILLONG - Following a series of protests by environmentalist and political groups, the Meghalaya government has put on hold the infrastructure development work in the area where uranium is proposed to be mined.

Shillong flower show attracts visitors

SHILLONG - Hundreds of flower lovers thronged the annual autumn flower show in Shillong.

Organized by the Shillong Agri-Horticulture Society, the flower show aims to encourage flower exhibitors. As many as 370 entries were registered from all over the country.

Northeast will continue pre-paid mobile connections

AGARTALA/SHILLONG - Pre-paid mobile telephone services will continue in northeast India though the union home ministry has banned it in Jammu and Kashmir over “serious security concerns”, officials said here Monday. Like Kashmir, many areas of the northeast are also beset with insurgencies.

Pastor David Jamir, Shillong’s versatile musician

SHILLONG - Reverend David Jamir of Shillong, who lives by the motto: “One will always be successful in the things that obsess him or her”, is a contemporary musician in Meghalaya.

Joint mechanism suggested to tackle terror in northeast

SHILLONG - Civilian and militray intelligence agencies have suggested a joint mechanism and effective border management to tackle terrorism in the northeast, officials said.

Shillong hosts vintage car and bike rally

SHILLONG - Hundreds of car and bike enthusiasts from Meghalaya recently got an opportunity to witness a rally during which vintage cars and bikes, including, Classic Morris, Studebaker, Beetle, Fords, Land Rovers and Jawa bikes were displayed.

Locals, NGOs come out in support of uranium-mining project in Shillong

SHILLONG - Local residents and various NGOs in Shillong have come out in support of the Centre’s decision to start a uranium mining project in Meghalaya.

Bonsai Association promotes art of growing plants in Shillong

SHILLONG - With a mesmerising spread of junipers, pines, cypresses, ficus’ and vaciniums, all just a few inches tall, the Japanese art of Bonsai came alive in an exhibition in Shillong.

Students’ blockade against uranium mining turns violent

SHILLONG - A two-night blockade in Meghalaya, called by the Khasi Students Union (KSU) to protest a proposed uranium mining project, turned violent Wednesday night with many vehicles set on fire by protesters, police said Thursday.

Night blockade against uranium mining in Meghalaya

SHILLONG - The influential Khasi Students Union (KSU) has announced a two-night road blockade in Meghalaya beginning Wednesday to protest a proposed uranium mining project in the state.

Mama Mia, a musical play staged by schoolchildren in Shillong

SHILLONG - To promote theatre art in Meghalaya, a musical play was staged which also offered a platform to schoolchildren to showcase their talent.

Mild earthquake hits north-east

SHILLONG - An earthquake of moderate intensity shook some parts of the northeast region, including Meghalaya, Assam, on Sunday night, according to the Meteorological Department.

Five killed, 15 missing as dam overflows in Meghalaya

SHILLONG - At least five people were killed and 15 were missing after water from a dam flooded a hydro electric power project, trapping dozens of workers inside a tunnel in Meghalaya, officials Friday said.

Shillong has first ever children hospital in the northeast

SHILLONG - The first-ever hospital for children in the Northeast was recently inaugurated in Meghalaya’s capital city Shillong, and it will provide state of the art health care facilities.

Air Marshal Malhotra takes charge as Eastern Command’s SASO

SHILLONG - Air Marshal LK Malhotra took over as the Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), at the Eastern Air Command Headquarters here on Sunday.

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