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Rich traditions seek to revive Manipur's Lai Haraoba festival 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

Imphal, May 23 (IANS): Lai Haraoba is retracing its glory. This Manipuri festival of sylvan gods had somewhat lost its soul, influenced by modernism. But efforts are on to revive the ancient rituals in their purest form.
Through the decades, the Lai Haraoba festival was getting influenced by an extraneous religion. The age-old traditions were yielding space to frivolity that were not in tune with the spirit of this festival.

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HYC slams violation of Meghalaya Land Transfer Act 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has on Monday expressed its strong opposition to the violation of the Meghalaya Land Transfer Act by the village Dorbar of Mawlasnai village in Ri Bhoi District.
As per the land document of one Tilku Bahadur, the dorbar shnong led by former Sordar, Lip Mawkdoh and Secretary, F Shadap had sold land measuring 600 square feet on August 28, 1999.

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14th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East auditions 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: Mega Entertainment, north east’s largest fashion and pageant event organizer, announced the audition dates for the 14th Edition of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East on Monday. Through these auditions, the pageant organizers will select 50 delegates from the eight northeastern states, who will vie for the coveted title of Sunsilk Mega Miss North East, supported by Fashion Partner Reliance Trends, Hospitality Partner Radisson Blu and Fast Track Entry Partner Vodafone U.

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Ruth Kharkongor becomes first certified Khasi woman pilot 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: Ruth Zepheniele West Kharkongor, daughter of Dr. Natalie West Kharkongor, and grand - daughter of Late George West has become the first ever Khasi woman to be awarded a certified pilot’s license.

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Onaatah impresses noted Manipuri film maker Aribam Syam Sharma 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: Noted film Director and composer from Manipur, better known as the Jewel of Manipuri Cinema, Aribam Syam Sharma visited Anjalee Galleria to watch the National Award winning Khasi film ONAATAH – of the earth on Sunday.

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New judge of Meghalaya High Court sworn-in 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: Justice Ved Prakash Vaish was on Monday sworn-in as the new judge of the Meghalaya High Court.
Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari administered the oath of office to Vaish, who was earlier a judge in the Delhi High Court, at a ceremony at the high court.

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Congress dissent reaches Centre, Narayanasamy urges for calm 24.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 23: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Meghalaya, V Narayanasamy on Monday has urged the dissident Congress legislators of Meghalaya to maintain calm in the midst for their call for a change of leadership in the state in the wake of the humiliating rout the Congress party suffered in the recently concluded by elections to the Tura Parliamentary seat.

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Eastern Air Command retraces historic David Scott trail 23.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 22: 68 air warriors comprising officers, airmen and family members, undertook the historic and one of the most popular trekking routes in Meghalaya, the ‘David Scott’s Trail’, a 16-Kms stretch from Ladmawphlang village to Mawphlang, here on Sunday.

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Modi to address public meeting at Polo 23.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 22: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will address the people of Meghalaya at 3rd Ground Polo during his maiden visit to Shillong on May 27 next.
This public function will be held at 3 pm on the said date after the conclusion of the plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) which is the main reason for Modi’s two – day visit to Shillong.

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Conrad pledges to become the voice of the voice of Garo Hills in New Delhi 23.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 22: Conrad Kongkal Sangma who was recently elected as the Tura MP has vowed to take the concerns of the people of Garo Hills in New Delhi.
“As I enter the portals of Parliament, the temple of our democracy, I plead for your blessings and prayers. As a young parliamentarian, as your representative in the Lok Sabha, I assure you that I will, to the best of my ability, articulate your concerns, your hopes, your fears, before the national leaders so that all the concerns and problems will be addressed in the right earnest,” Sangma said on Sunday.

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Sonowal meets Governor, stakes claim; swearing-in on Tuesday 23.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

Guwahati, May 22 (IANS): BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday met Assam Governor P.B. Acharya here and staked claim to forming the next government by his party and its allies in the state.
The new government will be sworn in on Tuesday at the Veterinary College Ground at Khanapara.
Sonowal was accompanied by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav, union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora and Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary, among others.

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6 Assam Rifles troopers killed in Manipur ambush 23.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

Imphal, May 22 (IANS): Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur’s Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said.
The attackers also snatched four AK-47 assault rifles, an INSAS rifle, a light machine gun and ammunition, before fleeing the spot.

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Northeast Briefs 23.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Northeast Briefs
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Mime show 23.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Mime show
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GNLC chief caught in Bangladesh? 23.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
GNLC chief caught in Bangladesh?
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3.6 lakh people in NE give up LPG subsidy 23.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
3.6 lakh people in NE give up LPG subsidy
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Nehu hosts trade conclave 23.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The fifth edition of the human resource conclave - SYNERGOS - organised by management and agri-business and food technology departments, North Eastern Hill University, Tura campus, concluded yesterday.
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Khasi tribal food wows UN gathering 22.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Khasi tribal food wows UN gathering
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NEC-IFAD funded NERCOMP performs well 22.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
NEC-IFAD funded NERCOMP performs well
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Girls outshine boys in CBSE 22.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Altogether 71.34 per cent students from the eight states in the Northeast have cleared this year's CBSE Class XII examinations, the results of which were declared today.
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