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Meghalaya: Shillong trade fair becomes major attraction for residents

SHILLONG, March 15, 2018: The on-going 19th edition of the two-week-long International Shillong Trade Fair 2018 (ISTF) held in Shillong has been witnessing a huge footfall of visitors at Laitumkhrah here.

Shillong’s sad love affair: The ‘Traffic Lights’!

Shillong News | February 20, 2018

The city of Shillong never lagged behind when it comes to technological advancement but the sad part of it is its ‘momentary nature’. The government aimed at taking this hilly region to whole new levels with the introduction of automated traffic posts but after the sanction and allocation of huge funds, the project never saw the light of the day. Posts were installed but were dysfunctional from the word go…leaving hopes being crushed like grapes! This became one of the most humiliating ventures of the Meghalaya Government.

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By Nawaz Yasin Islam

The famed yellow posts to beautify the city remains a topic of endless ‘cigarette and tea gossips’ and much has been written and complained. With authorities drifting from this ‘greatly successful’ venture, the ‘timid’ population is left with ‘promises of a lifetime.’ It is nothing different from villages that are not electrified. The ‘bolt’ of electricity comes years after the installation of poles. We surely are in the path of progress.

The current state of affairs will ensure that Shillong never becomes a destination for the shooting of a sequel to Madhur Bhandarkar’s acclaimed Bollywood movie Traffic Signal. But who cares, Shillong can be the backdrop of a perfect spoof to the movie!

Shillong’s experimental metal band ‘Aberrant’ will make you groove to their ways!

Shillong News | February 20, 2018

Aberrant, a groove/experimental metal band from Shillong, formed with a flaming intention of dishing out metal like a shiny silver sword piercing through the open heart has proved critiques that they are simply en route to dominate the rock arena and of course literally bringing down every house that shelters them.

Aberrant is simply one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes so naturally to them. From being crowned as winners of Meghalaya Icon III to their recent assault at IIT Guwahati followed by a mega performance in Shillong earlier at the Rebel County 2012 in October and the more recent Shillong Battle Rock, the music dished out by Aberrant only highlights sonic legacy equivalent to Stephen Hawking’s contribution to theoretical physics!

Meghalaya government recognizes transgenders as ‘third gender’

SHILLONG, January 24, 2018: Meghalaya Government has paved way for the recognition of the transgender population in the State following the amendment of Meghalaya Registration of Birth and Death Rules, 1999 by the Cabinet.

Health | Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women

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HEALTH | January 8, 2018

If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health. According to new research, continous shifts at irregular hours may increase the risk of common cancers among women.

SPORTS | IN PICTURES: UBA players win Northeast 3v3 Challenge in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, December 16, 2017: Touchline NE hosted the third edition, Northeast 3v3 Basketball Challenge which is one of the biggest 3v3 basketball tournaments in the Northeast. The event which started December 7 lasted 3 days (over 100 matches) with the finals concluding on December 9.

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