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Nokpante’s Garo song nominated for ‘Best Pop’ song in VIMA Music Awards 2018

TNT | MUSIC | Tura, Dec 09, 2018: 

In yet another musical achievement, a Garo song titled “Walnam Ka•sara Pring- An Ode to Life” by Nokpante has been nominated in the Best Pop song category for the VIMA Music Awards 2018.

Meghalaya celebrates Eid

Shillong | Aug 12 (IANS):

Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakrid, was celebrated on Monday with fervour and enthusiasm across Meghalaya, predominantly a Christian state.

Thousands of men and children offered prayers at Eidgahs and mosques in Shillong, Dawki, Nongpoh, Lad Rymbai and Byrnihat and the Garo Hills.

The biggest congregation was at the Eidgah at the country’s first glass mosque, the Madina Masjid in Shillong, where over 10,000 people gathered together to offer prayers.

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“We prayed for peace and harmony in our country and in the world so that people from across religious faiths live in peace,” Shillong Muslim Union General Secretary Alhaj Sayeedullah Nongrum said.

After the prayers, Muslims sacrificed goats and other “halal” animals to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim.

The meat of the sacrificed animals is distributed among neighbours, relatives and the poor.

Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma greeted the people on the occasion.

Roy hoped that “the festival will promote peace, prosperity and harmony in the state”.

Sangma said: “May this holy festival instil in each one of us the spirit of love, compassion and selflessness and further strengthen the bond of love, brotherhood, and a camaraderie among fellow citizens for an all inclusive growth and prosperity of the state.”

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“Let this feast of sacrifice reignite our commitment to serving others selflessly and further strengthen bond of love, compassion, brotherhood and harmony for the prosperity of all,” he said.

Muslims constitute 4.40 per cent of the nearly three million people of Meghalaya.



5 reasons why you should visit Double Decker Root Bridge in Meghalaya this winter!


Far from the madding crowd, away from the mental chaos is a place called Nongriat in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. One of the few places, probably in the world, that offers a perfect balance of serene atmosphere, natural ecosystem, a traditional and a simple lifestyle and a very basic infrastructure.  Meghalaya is a preferred gateway to a plethora of picturesque trekking destinations covered in greenery, surrounded by lush mountains, stretches of pine forests, numerous waterfalls, caves and rapid streams. This beautiful region has many waterfalls and rivers, which please your eyes and keep the aura soothing. Trekking in such a beautiful environment is a different experience, which allures tourists from far-flung areas.

Shillong’s Aroha Junior Choir brings laurel to state and country; shines in international event in Wales

By Our Reporter | Shillong, July 07, 2018: 

Music runs through the veins of every Shillongites! or so it seems. During the past few years, the globally acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir lifted the city’s musical image to a whole new level. But SCC is not the only choir which is on a mission to put Shillong in the global musical map.

Shillong girl bags 2nd Runners Up title in Miss Tourism Queen Worldwide 2018

Shillong | Oct 29, 2018: 

Shillong girl, Eve K Syiemlieh has done her state proud by bagging the runner up title and Miss Talent in Miss Tourism Queen Worldwide 2018 held at Pasig City in Philippines on Sunday.

Justice R V More takes oath as Meghalaya HC judge


SHILLONG | March 10, 2020:

Justice R V More was on Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Meghalaya High Court here, officials said.

Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Mohamad Rafiq administered the oath to More.


Moore was elevated as a judge of the Bombay High Court in 2006. He was recently transferred to the Meghalaya High Court.

The Meghalaya High Court would now have four judges.



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