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IN PICTURES: Meghalaya CM visits patients injured during anti-CAA protest

SHILLONG | December 21, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday, visited Civil hospital to check on the patients, who were injured during the recent agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). During his visit to the hospital, he also wished them for a speedy recovery.

After mobile internet services was restored in Meghalaya, ascribed to anti-CAA protest, the Chief Minister had tweeted in his official account regarding his visit to Civil Hospital, he tweeted;

“Visited patients injured during recent agitations in #Shillong. Wishing them a speedy recovery”.

The Chief Minister had also visited Police Bazar, Shillong to oversee the festive market in the heart of the city.

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Job opening @ SBI RSETI Tura for Faculty & Office Assistant post, check details

Job, SBI RSETI Tura, Meghalaya,

JOB | TURA | December 9, 2019:

Application are invited for the following post on purely temporary basis at SBI RSETI Tura. There will be a written test followed by an interview for the said post.

  1. Post Name:- Faculty
    No of posts:- 1 (One)
    Age limit:- 22- 40 years.
    Salary:- Rs. 20,000/- per month (fixed).
    Essential Qualification:-
    1) Shall be a Graduate/ Post Graduate viz. MSW/ MA in Rural Development/ M.A. in Sociology/ Psychology/ B.Sc. (Veterinary), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing)/ B.A. with B.Ed etc.
    2) Shall have a flair for teaching and possess computer knowledge.
    3) Excellent Communication Skills in the local language essential, fluency in English and Hindi will be an added advantage.
    4) Skills in Typing in local language essential.
    5) Typing skills in Hindi/ English typing, an added advantage
    6) Previous experience as Faculty preferred.
  2. Post Name:- Office Assistant
    No of posts:- 1 (One)
    Age limit:- 22- 40 years.
    Salary:- Rs. 12,000/- per month (fixed).
    Essential Qualification:-
    1) Shall be graduate viz MSW/BA/ B. Com with computer knowledge.
    2) Knowledge in Basic Accounting is a preferred qualification.
    3) Shall be fluent in the spoken and written local language.
    4) Fluency in Hindi/ English would be an added qualification.
    5) Shall be proficient in MS Office (Word and Excel), Tally & Internet
    6) Skills in typing in the local language are essential, Typing skills in English an added advantage.

How to apply:- Interested and eligible candidates may apply in Standard Form along with a photocopy of all the necessary documents at the following address within 18th December 2019 before 12 PM.

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Director, SBI RSETI, Tura,
Bakdil Training Centre, Walbakgre, Tura
West Garo Hills
Contact Number: 9859348730/ 6003503451/ 8787786696

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Meghalaya: 13-year-old boy goes missing from Nongmensong; probe on

Meghalaya, Nongmensong, Missing, Shillong,

SHILLONG | DEC 7, 2019:

A 13-year-old boy identified as Rakesh Roy has been missing from Lakyrding, Nongmensong since November 29 evening at around 4:00 PM and is still beyond the reach of his family members as well as police.

A missing report was filed by the boy’s family at Nongmensong Police station on December 1.

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According to the neighbors, the boy was last seen playing in his resident campus but since then he went missing without any information and till date he did not return home. His parents and relatives tried searching for him but no trace of information could be found about him.

Confirming the incident, a police source said that a missing report has been filed, they have also received inputs of the boy going missing and all PCRs across the state have been informed.

The investigation into the matter is still underway.

Further details are awaited.

Meghalaya Umbrella Scholarship 2019-20 notification released; apply online

Meghalaya Umbrella Scholarship, ST,

EDUCATION | SHILLONG | December 7, 2019:

Fresh and Renewal applications for Umbrella Scheme of scholarships of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GOI (for Scheduled Tribe students) are invited from students who are permanent residents of Meghalaya studying within and outside the State for the year 2019-20.

  1. Pre Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students in Classes IX and Class X in recognized schools/institutes whose Institute Nodal Officers are registered in National Scholarship Portal, NSP 2.0. The annual income of parents from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh p.a.
  2. Post Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students who are pursuing higher studies in different courses from Classes XI to Post Graduation in recognized Colleges/ institutes whose Institute Nodal Officers are registered in NSP 2.0. The annual income of parents from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh p.a.

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How to apply:- Eligible applicants are to apply for scholarships via the National Scholarship Portal (NSP 2.0) for the academic year 2019-20 on website www.scholarships.gov.in

Important Dates
1.Opening Date of Application for Registration By Students (For Fresh and Renewal):- 3rd December 2019.
2.Closing date of Application Registration By Students (For Fresh and Renewal):- 15th February 2020.
3.The last date for Verification of Applications by Institutes:- 25th February 2020.

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NOTE:- For further information of all Heads of Institutions that if the Institute Nodal Officers are not registered in NSP 2.0, institutional verification will not be possible and students will not be able to avail of the scholarships.
Those institutes who are yet to register their Institute Nodal Officers in NSP are advised to register at the earliest. For further details, the office of the undersigned may be contacted at scholarshipregn@gmail.com.



How Mrs Shillong Marjorie Dunai, a beauty queen and a mother conquered her biggest fear

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Mrs Shillong 2019, Marjorie Dunai

By Laxmi Chyrmang | Shillong | December 4, 2019:

She’s a woman, she’s a wife, she’s a mother and she is a “Beauty Queen”; Yes, meet Mrs. Marjorie Noreen Dunai, the winner of the Mrs. Shillong beauty pageant 2019.

A big stage and a big moment indeed for Marjorie, the beauty queen who carried the crown home. (In the pic below, Marjorie was seen posing along with Mrs Apoorva D. Gunanka and Mrs Smti Isapaia Shullai, who were declared as the 1st runners and the 2nd runners up respectively.)

She was recently crowned Mrs Shillong at a beauty pageant held during the Cherry Blossom Festival held in Shillong last month.

A smile on her face says it all; Marjorie, a mother of two, accepts and believes in herself even as she takes on a challenge to prove to the world that if anyone sets their mind on anything, nothing can stop them.

A platform like this reminds us about the beauties of mothers. Being a mother is not an easy job. There is a preconceived notion that once, you’re a mother, your physical beauty gradually fades but Marjorie proved it all wrong.

Mrs Shillong is a platform for all mothers to flaunt their beauty and showcase their talents. After all, it is a competition that changes the way you think about yourself. Beauty pageant is more than just business; rather it opens a whole lot of opportunities. Apart from crown and cash, it is an opportunity that opens a thousand doors. This is one of the global events that empower a woman, encourage her to spread her wings and fly to new heights. It has now become a tradition and it is one of the respected professions where a woman’s voice is heard and listened to in the society.

Here’s an interview with Mrs. Marjorie Noreen Dunai from Shillong

#1. Can you tell us something about yourself?

I am Marjorie Noreen Dunai, a proud mother of two beautiful children, blessed with a loving and very supportive husband.

Besides my daily work as a mother, as a wife and a government employee (The Meghalaya legislative Assembly), I also love to sing and dance.

I also love to keep myself fit, so I like to work out daily as I believe it not only helps in keeping me physically fit but also improves my mental well being.

As the saying goes “Swasth raho Mast raho “Stay healthy Stay happy “

#2. What prompted you to enter the contest ?

I entered the competition for 2 reasons, one professional and another personal.

Professionally, I’ve always wanted to enter into the modelling business, though earlier the opportunity didn’t quite come by at the right time.

Personally, I felt like I needed a new challenge in my life after raising my children through their most tender years. I also wanted to make them proud of their mother. This competition offered me the perfect opportunity for this.

Furthermore, it was an opportunity for me to overcome my biggest personal fear of public speaking. After all, the only way to conquer your fears is to face them.

Marjorie Dunai after being crowned Mrs Shillong 2019

#3. Your views on women empowerment ?

I think the term “women empowerment” has been bandied around for the last 2 decades without its real meaning being understood. Women empowerment actually means enhancing women’s ability to change structures and ideologies that subordinate us. While women in Meghalaya, seem to be doing relatively better than elsewhere in the country especially economically, but going by this definition, we still have some way to go. For eg, women are still looked upon as the weaker sex (Ka thei shibor), we don’t have a voice in traditional Khasi Panchayat i.e. the Durbar shnong, our household work are neither acknowledged nor paid for. In the field of family planning, Meghalaya’s high total fertility rate suggests women, particularly in rural areas, have no say in deciding the number of children they want to have.

Coming to the whole country, there are still many challenges women face. Adverse sex ratios, persisting incidences of female foeticides, unequal pay, unabating incidences of rape, higher school drop outs, lower literacy rates, higher cases of malnutrition and consequently higher under 5 mortality rates among girls. Unless we address these problems head on and give all women the ability to overcome them, women empowerment will remain a distant dream.

Having said that there is hope that we are on the right track. Women are making progress and have broken the glass ceiling in many fields such as the armed forces. The government has launched some schemes such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao which will no doubt help. But most importantly, for women empowerment, we need men to be actively involved and support our causes like for eg. the UN HeforShe campaign for gender equality.

#4. What are your goals as a model now?

  1. To win a national competition and add to the laurels already brought to our state by those that came before me.
  2. To make modelling more popular amongst our girls who are amongst the most beautiful ladies out there.
  3. Modelling is also a means for me to achieve higher end i.e. to use it as a platform to help those that need our help. We humans are, after all, social animals who need each other.
  4. To be an inspiration to other mothers who wish to take up modelling as a profession.

#5. What would you like to say to all the mothers out there who are also aspiring to be like you?

Motherhood is God’s gift to us women. Embrace it with all your heart and soul and give your best for your children. But if you are also passionate about other things in life, never hesitate or doubt yourself to go for it.

Like a cherry blossom which blooms late in the year, it’s never too late in life to bloom and shine. With love and support of your dear ones, you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. Thank you.

To all the mothers out there, this is an outstanding platform for you, come and explore yourself in the next season and find out your hidden talent, in fact it is a one time and a life changing opportunity.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years ~~ Audrey Hepburn


Meghalaya: Garo woman, friend stripped, molested in moral policing case in Assam

Meghalaya, Tura,
Representational Image

TURA | December 2, 2019:

A case of moral policing has reared its ugly head again with the modesty of a woman being outraged, by three residents of Assam when she along with a male friend went to a village near Dudnoi under Goalpara in Assam.

The woman, reportedly from North Garo Hills, was stripped while her male friend was beaten up with sticks injuring him severely. He is currently undergoing treatment.

The case of molestation came to light after a viral video of the incident was circulated on social media leading to outrage from the local community on the incident.

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In the video, a group of men from Assam allegedly question the couple on why they came to the place before one of the group asks the rest to strip the girl. The girl while being stripped was groped by at least 3 of the perpetrators, with her friend trying his best to protect her. However he suffered a worse fate as he too was stripped before being beaten with sticks.

The incident apparently took place a few days ago under the jurisdiction of Dudhnoi PS in Assam.

This morning, a copy of the video in circulation was forwarded to the SP of NGH as the girl in the video stated she was from the district.

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Acting on the information, the superintendent of police, NGH, Dr Sacheng Marak informed the NGH DCPO on the matter and sought action to be taken.

“We are trying to find the girl who has been the victim of this atrocious act. In the meantime, the DCPO is currently going to file a complaint with the Dudhnoi PS on the matter and seek very strong action against the perpetrators,” said Dr Marak.

Meanwhile disgusted at the act that outraged the modesty of the girl, GSU Mindikgre unit president, Greneth Sangma has sought for the harshest punishment to the criminals responsible for the act.

“This is sick and needs condemnation from all sections. Who gave them the authority to strip a woman and then take videos and who gave them the right to molest her? These kind of crimes have to be taken very seriously and the guilty punished for what they have done,” said Greneth.

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