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SHILLONG: The recent beauty Pageant 'Miss Hynniewtrep 2018' was a success where more than 18 contestants came out and fought for the coveted crown.

Organizers told that more than 5000 were enthralled by this event. Apart from the beauty contest, there were other programmes and activities such as, musical evening, dance and housie bumper of Rs. 50000/-.


SHILLONG: BJP is finalizing the candidates for the upcoming assembly polls slated for February 27. The ruling party at the Centre is preparing to put candidates in all 60 seats.

“We have already fine tuned the candidates which have been sent to the central leadership for final seal of approval. Then we will formally announce the list,”said a state BJP leader in Shillong.

He said,” all winnable party leaders have been accommodated in the list and that’s why, we are confident of getting absolute majority without any support from outside.”


AMPATI, 2 Dec: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma on Saturday laid the base for a Multi Facility Centre and also distributed kuroiler birds under the Livestock Mission at Gandhipara Kasabanagar in South West Garo Hills. The Minister laid the base in the presence of Betasing C&RD Block Development Officer (BDO) A G Momin, District AH & Veterinary Officer Dr P K Marak and Vice Chairman, State Resource Mobilization Diven Hajong.


A one hour street play on Child Marriage was staged by volunteers and members of the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), Ampati, during the busy Ampati weekly market near here on 15 November. The street play organized by the South West Garo Hills District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the DCPU, Ampati aimed at disseminating awareness on the unlawful and harsh practice of child marriage, its impact on society and punishment provided by the law if and when found guilty.


Come November 8.  Asanggre  in West Garo Hills seems to have dressed afresh amid the fog that starts enveloping the entire of beautiful town in Meghalaya. Preparations are afoot to hold  Wangala from the day one of the second week of November. 


Shilling is holding a two-day ‘State Level Congress’ of the ‘25th National Children's Science Congress-2017’ from Tuesday at the Meghalaya Agriculture Management & Extension Training Institute (MAMETI).

Organized by the State Council of Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE) in collaboration with the Directorate of School Education & Literacy, the science congress was opened by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. R.C Laloo.


Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Cherra Teachers’ Training Centre (CTTC) is over in Shilling on Tuesday. The closing  ceremony at Sohra which was attended by Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma along with Principal Secretary of Education, D P Wahlang.


It was a spectacular end for Dimchrang Festival 2016 as four sensational bands of Garo hills and Still Waters from Sikkim enthralled over 8000 plus crowd here yesterday evening.

The evening mood was set with four local bands -- Titans, Ultimate Page, Quantum leap and Brighter than bright making the crowd go gaga with cover, original and Christmas numbers.

The stage was on fire with the entry of Still Waters from Sikkim, which featured Abishek Gurung, finalist of a popular TV reality show. The well-known vocalist greeted the crowd, which saw a thunderous applause.

A model wearing one of Rupert Lynrah's Khasi-Jaintia inspired creations
Model procession on the ramp at the end of the show
Rupert Lynrah (centre) flanked by a model wearing a Khasi-Jaintia inspired design (left) and one wearing a western gown from his collection

The sleepless nights and groundwork all paid off for Meghalaya fashion designer Rupert Lynrah, whose first international show during London Fashion Week saw a tremendously positive response in the UK capital over the weekend.

Lynrah, through his label RWL Designs, displayed two capsule collections, the highlight being ‘Ethnicity with a Mod Twist’, which featured ryndia and muga silk from the North East with a twist, inspired by the 1960s’ mod era. The second collection, ‘Hollywood Glamour’, comprised beautifully elaborate formal gowns.


Women in the region of Northeast India are excluded from decision making structures and are discriminated due to cultural, patriarchal structure and customary laws. Northeast India currently has seventeen peace talks but no women in these peace talks. In 2014 general election, only 62 females have been elected constituting more than 11% share in the 16th Lok Sabha. Of the total of 466 seats in the assemblies of eight northeastern states, only 24 (5.15 percent) are women. Of the 60-member assembly in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, there are two and three female legislators respectively.



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