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Shillong News: This romantic and wettest city in India remains the favorite tourist destination of the North East. It is often referred to as the ?Scotland of the East? due to its similarity with the Scottish Highlands. Etymologically Shillong comes from Leishyllong meaning the Superpower or God who is believed to be residing on the Shillong Peak overlooking the City. The capital city of Meghalaya is nestled by tall pine conifers and pineapple shrubs, waterfalls, peaks and lakes that makes it auspicious tourist destination. Latest development initiatives have been taken by the government for the facelift of this forbidden natural aesthetic city. Advent of premiere educational institutes like IIM and IT are the result of this initiative. Use our search function to get latest news update and happenings from in and around Shillong.
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Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he shows off his Oscar trophy to Amitabh Bachchan at an award ceremony.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.

Singer Rageshwari at the launch of music album
Singer Rageshwari at the launch of music album "Dancing Flute" in Mumbai.

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Shillong flower show attracts visitors - 04 Nov 2009
Shillong, Nov 4 (ANI): Hundreds of flower lovers thronged the annual autumn flower show in Shillong.  Organized by the Shillong Agri-Horticulture Society... the show as a big-hit, with people from Shillong also participating in the show

Shillong emerging as a fashion hub - 16 Aug 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Aug 16(ANI): Several youths in Shillong are exploring... a dream for most of the local boys and girls here. Today, Shillong is fast... Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong, feels that northeast has a lot to offer

Shillong hails X'Mas with a music concert - 22 Dec 2009
Shillong, Dec 22 (ANI): Shillong recently played host to the Family Music... square of the Cathedral Church premises. Prominent musicians of the Shillong.... "In Shillong people love music. I think the best way to reach to all

Wushu Championship a big draw in Shillong - 05 Sep 2009
Shillong, Sep.5 (ANI): The 7th Meghalaya Wushu Championship attracted a large number of martial art enthusiasts to Shillong.  'Wushu', derived from traditional Chinese martial arts, is a combination of Taekwondo, Judo

Management Institute in Shillong - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, July 3 (ANI): The first academic session of the country's seventh... of Management (RGIIM) in Shillong, will begin tomorrow. The institute's Director... session in Nongthymmai in Shillong, which previously housed the North Eastern Hill

Handloom fashion week organised in Shillong - 16 Mar 2010
Shillong, Mar. 16 (ANI): Models wearing handloom attires sashayed down the ramp to mark the handloom week at a unique fashion show in Shillong... with the state of Meghalaya because Shillong is known

Jazz concert enthralls many in Shillong - 21 Mar 2009
Shillong, Mar 21 (ANI): In an endeavor to generate interest in Jazz amongst... a sizable crowd in Shillong.  'Duende Quartet', a Latin jazz group enthralled... Nicole, one of the organizer, "The people of Shillong are really very keen

Shillong Lajong to bet on local talent - 20 Sep 2011
Shillong, Sep 20 (ANI): The Shillong Lajong Football club has decided to harness the local talent of the region instead of hiring players from other football clubs for the upcoming seasons.  Larsing Ming, the owner of the club

IIM hosts golf tournament in Shillong - 27 Apr 2009
Shillong, Apr 27 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong hosted a golf tournament recently in an effort to bring a closer corporate house... students across the country took part in the golf tournament held at the Shillong

Shillong hosts Indian Panorama Film Festival - 02 Jun 2009
Shillong, June 2 (ANI): The Indian Panorama Film Festival was recently held in Shillong to the delight for all film lovers.  The three-day film festival... Tham Auditorium, State Central Library in Shillong. The festival clearly

Sonia Gandhi inaugurates Shillong's NEIGRIHMS - 05 Mar 2010
Shillong (Meghalaya), Mar 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday inaugurated the 'North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute for Medical Sciences' (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong. During her one-day visit; Gandhi

First call center in Shillong - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, July 19 (ANI): Peace and development go hand-in-hand and its best... BPO in Shillong has grown in size over the years. What started as a small call... in Shillong, is also known as Hero Mindmine Institute. It has diversified into software

Meghalaya capital Shillong hosts an orange festival - 10 Jan 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Jan.10 (ANI): Meghalaya capital Shillong recently played host to an orange festival to popularise the fruit in the region. Organised by a self help group, the festival was aimed at encouraging farmers

10th International trade fair major draw in Shillong - 17 Apr 2009
Shillong, April 17 (ANI): A large number of people from the northeastern region... in Shillong.  The annual trade fair, themed 'connecting northeast... to visiting northeast again in the coming years. Shillong, popularly known

Vienna and Shillong chambers perform jointly in Meghalaya - 16 Mar 2009
Shillong, Mar 16 (ANI): To commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic... jointly with Shillong chamber choir here and enthralled the audience.  ...;The artists of the Vienna chamber applauded the performance of the Shillong choir

'Magical threads' fashion show highlights handlooms and handicrafts of Shillong - 30 Jul 2010
Shillong, July 30 (ANI): A fashion show called 'Magical Threads' featuring rich handlooms and handicrafts of the region is organized in Shillong. The show was organized by the Shillong fashion society to promote the rich handlooms

IM threatens to kill Advani during Shillong visit - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, Sept 25 (ANI): The Indian Mujahideen (IM) has reportedly threatened... visit to Shillong. On Wednesday night, an email was dispatched to some local... that the email was sent from Shillong itself.  Police also visited the newspaper

Shillong to soon have a cable car - 04 Jun 2011
Meghalaya, June 4 (ANI): To manage the growing traffic in Shillong, the state government in a joint collaboration with a foreign company is planning to introduce cable cars in the region.  The estimated cost stands at Rs 338 crores

Tight security in Shillong ahead of Sonia's visit - 12 Apr 2009
Shillong, Apr 12 (ANI): Security has been tightened in Shillong in view of a shutdown call given by a rebel tribal group to protest against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi's visit on Monday.  A 24-hour shutdown called by Khasi

Global Day Of Prayer Observed in Shillong - 17 Jun 2009
Shillong, June 17 (ANI): Thousands of believers from all denominations and ethnic communities from the northeast gathered recently at the Malki ground..., which was observed in Meghalaya's capital, Shillong. It saw people

Pastor David Jamir, Shillong's versatile musician - 31 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct.31 (ANI): 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. "You will always be successful

Bonsai Association promotes art of growing plants in Shillong - 19 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct 19 (ANI): With a mesmerising spread of junipers, pines, cypresses... came alive in an exhibition in Shillong.  The exhibition was organised by the Shillong Bonsai Association, an annual affair, gaining in popularity with each

Shillong to have 'Family Graveyard' - 12 Feb 2010
Shillong, Feb 12 (ANI): The authorities of the Nongthymmai Divine Saviour Parish cemetery here have put forward a solution to have a 'Family Graveyard' in an attempt to avoid the rapidly depleting burial space in the cemetery

Football fans in Shillong go for soccer accessories - 28 Jun 2010
Shillong, June 28 (ANI): Alongside the soccer fever touching new heights during... of sports goods in Shillong are also ringing. People in Shillong, also... owners in Shillong said that the sales of sports merchandise have gone up

Shillong marks World Music Day with a music concert - 24 Jun 2010
Shillong, June 24 (ANI): On the occasion of the World Music Day, a music..., a sort of energy in life. So even in a little town like Shillong, we are making... special," said Rangdap Cooper Kharshiing, band guitarist.  Shillong

Security beefed up in Shillong ahead of PM's visit - 02 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) Security was beefed up in Meghalaya's state capital Shillong ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the city to inauguarate the Indian Science Congress here Saturday. The prime minister is scheduled

Indian Science Congress begins in Shillong Saturday - 02 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) The stage is set for the inauguration of the Indian Science Congress Saturday in Meghalaya capital Shillong by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Rich biodiversity, clean energy generation and the social

10th South East Asian Trade Fair gets underway in Shillong - 01 Apr 2009
Shillong, Apr 1 (ANI): Traders from South East Asian countries are participating in the 10th International Trade Fair in Shillong. Traders from several... in the state with a view to expand their networks. Shillong, popularly known

Three arms smugglers held near Shillong - 20 Jun 2011
Shillong, June 20 (ANI): Police have arrested three arms smugglers and seized a huge cache of arms from them.  Acting on a specific tip off, police officials nabbed the three men from Umroi, 15 kilometers from Shillong. The police

India's Got Talent winner Shillong Chamber Choir to perform in Malaysia - 29 Nov 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29 (ANI): The Shillong Chamber Choir, which is an Indian group based in Shillong, Meghalaya, will be performing in Malaysia on December 15... in Shillong," the Star Online quoted founder and maestro Neil Nongkynrih as saying. 

Music icons of 60's remembered in Shillong - 17 Nov 2009
Shillong, Nov 17(ANI): In an attempt to keep alive the memories of the music... the spirit of good performance, a musical event was organized in Shillong... by the Fashion Society of Shillong, which brought together local musicians to perform

Shillong has first ever children hospital in the northeast - 06 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct 6(ANI): 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. An initiative

Mama Mia, a musical play staged by schoolchildren in Shillong - 12 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct.12 (ANI): To promote theatre art in Meghalaya, a musical play... Mount School in Shillong. Mama Mia is a movie about a 20-year-old 'bride... in Shillong.  "Looking at the talent of these youngsters especially

Shillong coffee shop "Matter of Taste" promotes visual art - 22 Jul 2009
Shillong, July 22 (ANI): For the first time in Shillong, a coffee shop has come up that serves as a platform for artists as well as art enthusiasts. Besides its achievement as a music capital of the country, the state is now working

BCCI organizes cricket-training camp in Shillong - 29 Apr 2011
Shillong, Apr 29 (ANI): After a thrilling win by the Indian cricket team in the 2011 ICC World Cup, the game of cricket is rapidly gaining popularity... in Shillong under the aegis of Shillong Cricket Association and the Board of Cricket

Locals, NGOs come out in support of uranium-mining project in Shillong - 20 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct. 20 (ANI): 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. On Friday, various non-governmental organizations from different

Artisans from across the country participate in Shillong handloom exhibition - 12 Dec 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Dec 12(ANI): Artisans from various states of the country showcased their authentic handloom and handicraft creations at an exclusive handloom exhibition organised in Shillong.  Organized in collaboration

Shillong hosts cricket tournament for visually impaired - 07 Nov 2009
Shillong, Nov 7 (ANI): Raising new hopes for the blind, a first ever cricket tournament for the visually impaired was recently organised here. Three teams... Shillong participated in the tournament. In the final match, Jyoti Shrot

Shillong Trade Expo boosts India's trade relations with South East Asia - 28 Dec 2008
Shillong, Dec.28 (ANI): The recently held 2nd International Trade Expo in Shillong boosted domestic trade as also succeded in promoting trade relations... Shillong as a usiness hub and investment destination of Northeast.  

North east beauties glide down Shillong beauty pageant ramp - 16 Oct 2008
Shillong (Meghalaya), Oct.16 (ANI): North- East beauties glided down the ramp in a glitzy beauty pageant contest organised by the Fashion Society, Shillong... anniversary of the Fashion Society of Shillong, which has been actively promoting

Shillong hosts first woman film festival of northeast - 30 Mar 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Mar 30 (ANI): In an aim to encourage women to engage in filmmaking and other creative activities, Meghalaya recently hosted the first ever woman film festival of the northeast. The 'Women Behind

Kalam to launch hi-tech computing facility in Shillong - 02 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is set to formally inaugurate the state-of-the-art PARAM Sheersh, a supercomputing facility for bio-informatics and computational biology, at the Northeastern Hill University (NEHU

Shillong hosts vintage car and bike rally - 22 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct 22(ANI): Hundreds of car and bike enthusiasts from Meghalaya recently got an opportunity to witness a rally during which vintage cars... and bikes, was held in Shillong and was organized by Antique Wheels of North

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress in Shillong - 22 Dec 2008
Shillong, Dec 22 (IANS) Rich biodiversity, disaster management and traditional knowledge of the northeast would be the key issues of the Indian Science Congress (ISC), to be held here from Jan 3. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Shillong's Lajong Football Club creates history - 13 Jan 2010
Shillong, Jan 11 (ANI): The game of soccer is a passion for the young... away the trophy defeating Lajong Football Club of Shillong. ... Football Club came down all the way from the Scotland of the East, Shillong

Shillong Chamber Choir performs for Govt. officials ahead of Christmas - 24 Dec 2010
New Delhi, Dec.24 (ANI): The members of Shillong Chamber Choir, which...;The Shillong Chamber Choir has sent U.S. President Obama, a recording... with the intention of breaking music barriers. Many of the famous soloists from Shillong

AIIMS like health care institute set up in Shillong - 12 Dec 2008
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A medical institute similar to AIIMS has been established for providing advanced specialised health care in Shillong. The North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Shillong singer keeps Bob Dylan legacy blowin' in the wind - 23 May 2009
Shillong, May 23 (IANS) The sunlit hall of the local St Mary's College... for people in Shillong to know Dylan,' says Lou, who usually performs with his band, 'Ace...: 'Shillong has many good singers. But what makes Lou stand apart is that I have come

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress 2009 in Shillong today - 03 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 96th Indian Science Congress in North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here today.  The theme this year is "Science Education and Attraction of Talent

Shillong gets National Institute of Fashion Technology - 01 Jan 2008
By Hempi Shillong, August 22 (ANI): First of its kind in the country's... in Shillong is among the four centres of the institute that were to be set up..., who has come all the way from Varanasi. "When I visited Shillong after

Darjeeling and Shillong gear up to cheer their new ‚??Bharat Ki Shaan‚?? - 23 Sep 2007
Newstrack India Sep 23: Grand finale of SonyIndian Idol 3 is just few hours away and both the hill cities are atop of their celebrating mood to welcome the new ‘Bharat Ki Shaan’. The two finalist one from Shillong

1730 guitarist in Shillong strummed into a new world record - 27 Oct 2007
Records as the largest guitar band at the annual Autumn festival in Shillong... in the Meghalaya’s capital Shillong. After 5 minutes, when all 1730 guitarists... of about 7,951 drummers in Shillong had set a new world record for the largest drum

Manipur business school becomes first to host a golf tournament - 03 May 2009
Shillong, May 3 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong... of the country.  Shillong has a sprawling golf course and hosting the golf tournament here added a feather to the cap of IIM-Shillong's reputation

Meghalaya business school becomes first to host a golf tournament - 03 May 2009
Shillong, May 3 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong....  Shillong has a sprawling golf course and hosting the golf tournament here added a feather to the cap of IIM-Shillong's reputation. There were 120

Bangladesh focus country at 11th International Trade Fair in Meghalaya - 05 Mar 2010
Shillong, Mar 5 (ANI): Bangladesh businessmen have taken Shillong by storm by showcasing a wide variety of goods at the 11th International Shillong Trade Fair in Meghalaya.  The trade fair, which began on February 26, has

IIM enabling northeast students realize dreams with quality education - 19 Nov 2008
Shillong, Nov.19 (ANI): For long Shillong has been known for its captivating... as an education centre.  Local residents believe Shillong is all set to become... Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM) in Shillong is the seventh branch

A western classical concert to promote cultural exchange in Meghalaya - 26 Jan 2010
Shillong, Jan 26 (ANI): Music has become synonymous with Shillong, which... in the heart of Shillong. It was a joint venture spearheaded by Indian council... of Art and culture, Government of Shillong. "Music in Europe like in India

Annual dance festival in Meghalaya promotes culture of the state - 15 May 2009
Shillong, May 15 (ANI): As part of a movement to preserve the culture... in Shillong recently.  The event provided a platform to showcase traditional... provided people, living in Shillong, an opportunity to participate and showcase

Christians observing 'All Souls' Day' - 08 Nov 2009
Shillong, Nov. 8 (ANI): Hundreds of Christians observing 'All Souls' Day' visited the gravesides of their family members and ancestors in Shillong on Sunday... the faithful departed or baptized Christians. The Christians in Shillong were

Country's seventh IIM starts from today - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, July 3 (ANI): The first academic session of the country's seventh... of Management (RGIIM) in Shillong, will begin today.  Meghalaya Chief Minister... first academic session in Nongthymmai in Shillong, which previously housed the North

Cultural extravaganza held to promote Khasi culture in Meghalaya - 29 Jul 2011
Shillong, July 29 (ANI): In an attempt to help the youth connect with their culture and spread awareness about it, a traditional Khasi musical evening titled "Pashat la Tynrei, was recently organized in Shillong.  Artists from all

NIFT opens doors of creativity in Meghalaya - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, Sep.3 (ANI): The recent opening of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Shillong, the first in the entire region, has aroused... Mumbai, said: "Shillong is picking up. Honestly, youth wise, there are lots

Meghalaya's fashion industry witnesses a boom - 06 Apr 2010
Shillong (Meghalaya), Apr 6 (ANI): Meghalaya's fashion industry has begun...;The Fashion Society Shillong, a not-for profit organization has been promoting... Mawlong, Chairman, Fashion Society Shillong. "It has brought more focus

Meghalaya seek blessings of Tibetan Spiritual leader - 21 Apr 2010
Shillong, Apr 21 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile thronged the Buddhist Monastery in Upper Lumparingin in Shillong to catch a glimpse..., the spiritual leader said that people in Shillong need spiritual upliftment

Moderate earthquake jolts northeast - 12 Dec 2010
Shillong, Dec 12 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook most parts of the northeast early on Sunday morning. According to the Regional Seismological Centre, the earthquake, which took place at around 7: 10 a.m.

Congress denies ticket to minister from Meghalaya - 26 Mar 2009
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Congress Thursday announced its candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats from Meghalaya, denying a ticket to sitting Shillong MP... will be the party's candidate from Shillong in place of Kyndiah, and Debora C. Marak from

Meghalaya being developed as a tourist destination - 02 Nov 2008
Shillong, Nov.2 (ANI): The State Government of Meghalaya is taking initiatives..., Shillong alone had 187,000 tourists visiting this fascinating State capital. "When I come to see Shillong I feel very nice. It is neat and clean. I enjoy

Mild earthquake hits north-east - 12 Oct 2009
Shillong, Oct. 12 (ANI): An earthquake of moderate intensity shook some parts of the northeast region, including Meghalaya, Assam, on Sunday night... Seismological Observatory in Shillong, the earthquake, which occurred at 11.56

Militancy has reached a saturation point in north-east, says Patricia Mukhim - 01 Jan 2008
Shillong, July 16 (ANI): Patricia Mukhim, a veteran journalist and the Editor of The Shillong Times, feels that militancy has reached a saturation point in north-eastern India, in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.  Speaking to Asian News

Air Force plane crashes in Arunachal Pradesh - 09 Jun 2009
Shillong, June 9 (ANI): An Air Force transport plane with at least 14 people on board crashed on Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh.  Two helicopters have been sent to find out the debris of the plane. According to sources

Mild earthquake hits parts of North-East - 26 Apr 2009
Guwahati, Apr 26 (ANI): An earthquake measuring four on the Richter scale shook Guwahati, Shillong and other parts of North Eastern India on Sunday morning. There were no reports of any loss to life and property. According

Confectioner claims to make world's biggest jalebi - 03 Nov 2008
Shillong, Nov 3 (IANS) A confectioner here has claimed to have made the world's... of the Shillong Autumn Festival.   'This record is for Shillong and is our humble attempt to make Shillong and the North-East shine brighter, and let the world know

Hand over Mumbai attack masterminds: PM to Pakistan - 03 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over the masterminds behind the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attack so... and the menace of terrorism'.  The prime minister is in Shillong to inaugurate

D D Lapang sworn in as Meghalaya Chief Minister - 14 May 2009
Shillong, May 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader DD Lapang was sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya on Wednesday.  State Governor R S Mooshahary administered the oath of office and secrecy to Lapang at Raj Bhavan.  Besides

Lapang to be sworn in as Meghalaya Chief Minister today - 14 May 2009
Shillong, May 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader DD Lapang will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya on Wednesday.  The Congress Party stitched an alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP) following failure of talks

Meghalaya cabinet to be expanded on Friday - 22 Apr 2010
Shillong, Apr 22 (ANI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will expand his 12-member cabinet on Friday. Of the total sixty-member House, the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) has 28 MLAs, while its allies

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Meghalaya today - 13 Apr 2009
Shillong, Apr 13 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex here today.  She will address... for the Shillong and Tura Parliamentary seats respectively. The two Lok Sabha

Probe ordered into Meghalaya jail break - 01 Jun 2009
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the jail break by seven undertrials - all hardcore criminals... killers and rapists, escaped from the Shillong district jail Sunday after overpowering

Agatha Sangma wants women empowerment and equal rights - 20 Jun 2009
Shillong, June 20 (ANI): Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma on Saturday said that the women of the country needed to be empowered... participate in the growth of the society," Agatha told reporters in Shillong

MPA scrapes through Meghalaya trust vote - 17 Mar 2009
Shillong, March 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government narrowly won the trust vote in the 60-member Meghalaya assembly Tuesday. The MPA got 28 votes, including the speaker's vote, while 27 legislators supported

Two Bodoland militants surrender - 20 Apr 2010
Shillong, Apr 20 (ANI): Two militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) surrendered before paramilitary forces here on Monday.  The NDFB rebels, who were operating along the Meghalaya-Assam and Meghalaya-Bangladesh

Massive vaccination programme in Meghalaya to deal with meningitis - 10 Apr 2009
Shillong, April 10 (ANI): Meningococcal meningitis has continued to claim... Shillong, it will cost between Rs. 360 to 550. Those, who have it, can get..., a resident of Shillong.  Meningitis is caused by an infection in the fluid

Kalam indisposed, cancels Meghalaya visit - 04 Jan 2009
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has cancelled his scheduled visit to Meghalaya to inaugurate the Children's Science Congress... at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management in Shillong.   He was also

Annual Behdeinkhlam festival celebrated in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills - 05 Aug 2009
Shillong, Aug 5 (ANI): The annual four-day-long festival 'Behdeinkhlam' was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills.  Thousands of people belonging to the Pnar, an indigenous religion, participated

Nagaland's longest surviving music band launches campaign to save lives - 11 Dec 2009
Shillong, Dec 11(ANI): Music for a cause is the motto of "The Squadron," the longest surviving band in Nagaland.  The group has come together after a gap of six years to perform in the state as part of the "Save A Life All

President Pratibha Patil to visit Meghalaya today - 22 Oct 2008
Shillong, Oct 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will arrive in Meghalaya today to attend the centenary celebration of the Laban Bengali Girls Higher Secondary School. During her visit, President Patil is also scheduled to inaugurate

BSF arrests Lashkar terrorists at Meghalaya border - 02 Dec 2009
Shillong, Dec 2 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) today arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists at the Meghalaya border. The two arrested terrorists Naseer and Shafaq are supposed to be involved in the last year's

Meghalaya government loses majority support - 11 Mar 2009
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government Wednesday lost majority support in the 60-member legislature after a senior minister resigned and pledged loyalty to the Congress party. Urban Affairs

Meghalaya Government's future to be decided on Tuesday - 16 Mar 2009
Shillong, Mar 16 (ANI): Meghalaya Governor Dr. R. S. Mossahari has asked the State Assembly to record the vote of confidence in the government on Tuesday to ensure transparency. Twelve Congress MLA have moved a motion asking

Meghalaya celebrates Elvis Presley 75th anniversary - 15 May 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), May 15 (ANI): To mark the 75th birth anniversary of Elvis... in Shillong has over 10 members. Although Presley's birthday falls on January... have died 32 years ago but there are music lovers in Shillong who can sing like

First positive case of swine flu confirmed in Meghalaya - 15 Aug 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Aug 15 (ANI): Hospitals and medical officials... admitted at the Shillong Civil Hospital since August 6. Meghalaya's Deputy Chief... has been admitted to Civil Hospital, Shillong and his samples have been collected

Meghalaya hospital provides free treatment to cleft lip patients - 30 Sep 2009
Shillong, Sep 30 (ANI): Taking a cue from 'Smile Pinki', an Oscar winning documentary, a hospital in Meghalaya provides free treatment to cleft patients. Woodland hospital in Shillong has been providing a ray of hope to impoverished

NCP-led Meghalaya Govt. loses majority - 11 Mar 2009
Shillong, Mar 11 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government lost its majority on Wednesday. The party was reduced to a minority after a lone MLA from Khun Hynniewtrep National

Assam farmers organisation protest brutal killing of labourers in Meghalaya - 10 Jan 2010
Guwahati, Jan 10 (ANI): The farmers' organisation in Assam blocked the Guwahati-Shillong highway to protest the killing of five coal labourers in Meghalaya last year.  The farmers' organisation, All Assam Shramik Krishak

Mukul Sangma to be sworn in as Meghalaya CM today - 20 Apr 2010
Shillong, Apr 20 (ANI): Mukul Sangma, who was elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Meghalaya on Monday night, will be sworn in as Chief Minister today. Deputy Chief Minister Sangma has been elevated to the post of Chief

Unscientific mining affecting Meghalaya environment - 23 Oct 2008
Shillong, Oct 23 (IANS) Random mining carried out in an unscientific manner in Meghalaya has led to severe degradation of the environment there, according... by Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary in Shillong this week, said: 'Besides the forests

Meghalaya Rural Development Society changing life in villages - 18 Feb 2009
Shillong, Feb.18 (ANI): The Meghalaya Rural Development Society (MRDS) programme is making a major difference to the lives of poor and backward people... have also taken part in a training programme in Shillong," said Forman Sangma

Northeast Karatekas making a mark internationally - 22 Sep 2009
Imphal/Shillong, Sep.22 (ANI): With a number of sportspersons from the northeastern States in national and international competitions, many people... in Shillong.  "It feels great to be selected to represent India for the first

Manmohan Singh wants youngsters to lead scientific research Yang Jiechi - 03 Jan 2009
Shillong (Meghalaya), Jan. 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has urged the scientific industry of the nation to invest more in research and development... University campus in Shillong on Saturday. "Seniority and age may be relevant

Gross Enrolment Ratio to be raised to 30 percent by 2020: Mukherjee - 04 Apr 2010
Shillong, Apr 4 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that India plans to raise the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) from 12.4 percent to 30 percent... (IIM) in Shillong. The Gross Enrolment Ratio or Gross Enrolment Index (GEI

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