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Almost a month since disappearance, 13-yr-old girl still not found; parents seek help

TURA | April 14, 2019:

Almost a month after a 13-yr-old girl went missing from her village of Aruak Songgital under Bajengdoba PS, Police remains clueless about her whereabouts and the ‘worried’ parents have now sought the assistance of everyone to help in locating their daughter.

ICSE, ISC Board Result 2018 declared; Pine Mount School records 100 pc pass percentage

NEW DELHI | May 14, 2018

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results for Class 10 and 12 on May 14, 2018.
ICSE results recorded a pass percentage of 98.5%, while 96.21% students cleared the ISC exam. Swayam Das from Mumbai was the ICSE all-India topper with a score 99.4%. Seven students have topped the ISC exam with an identical score of 99.5%.

The candidates can visit the official website – or to check their result.

Meghalaya: Pine Mount School records 100 pc pass percentage in ICSE as well as ISC 2018 examinations

Here is the list of toppers from Pine Mount School, Shillong:






This year, the ICSE board examinations began on February 26 and ended on April 12, while the ISC exams began on February 7 and ended on April 4.

Girls secured higher pass percentage – 97.63 while boys achieved 94.96%. More than 81,000 candidates took the ISC Class 12 boards exam this year. Around 1.84 lakh students appeared for the ICSE Class 10 board exam


Meet the man who brought Bruce Lee’s martial art form to life in Meghalaya – Ferdinand Suchiang

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, Shillong News | Shillong, March 19, 2018: 

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work to see it fulfilled. If Rome was not built in one day, so also dreams and aspirations are not nurtured and fulfilled in one night.

It took years for this young man from Meghalaya to achieve his goals and carve a niche for himself in the world of martial art. Meet Ferdinand Suchiang, a martial art expert who despite all odds managed to climb the ladder of success.

Ferdinand’s recent achievements

Meghalaya Home Guards jawan, Ferdinand Suchiang has done his country proud again by winning a gold medal in the 1st World Jeet Kune Do Championship held at Nimibutr, National stadium Bangkok, Thailand from March 12-18.

The championship which was organised by Asian Jeet Kune Do Federation and International Jeet Kune Do Federation, saw the participation of athletes from countries like Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.

33-year old Suchiang defeated his Sri Lankan opponent in the below 55 kg category of the Jeet Kune Do competition during the finals held on March 16, paving the way for this young martial artist to bag the gold medal.

This is not the first time that this young instructor at the Unarmed Combat department of Meghalaya Home Guard personnel has brought laurels to the state and the country as a whole.

ALSO READ:Meghalaya: Home Guards jawan Ferdinand Suchiang triumphs in International Jeet Kune Do Championship

In October last, Suchiang bagged the Gold medal in the full contact category by defeating his Filipino opponent at the International Jeet Kune Do Championship at Hong Kong. The championship was held at Hong Kong Sea School, Stanley in Hong Kong and saw participation of athletes from the host country, Burma, Philippines and India.

Pic Courtesy: Ferdinand Suchiang’s FB page

Continuing his winning streak since the regional level championship held recently at Assam, Suchiang had remain undefeated in all the competitions he had participated so far including the National level championship held at Kolkata, West Bengal where he bagged the Gold medal, to qualify for the International tournaments.

So far, Suchaing has bagged 2 regional gold medals, one national and two international gold medals and a number of medals in state-level competitions.

“I am deeply honoured to have been given a chance and opportunity to represent the country in an international platform and I cannot help but thank God for giving me the much-needed strength and the patience to strive ahead in this sports,” Suchiang said.

ALSO READ: Meghalaya: Home Guards jawan Ferdinand Suchiang triumphs in International Jeet Kune Do Championship

What do we know about this International star from Meghalaya? 

Ferdinand Suchiang (33) was born and brought up in Jowai in West Jaintia Hills. He got into the sports (martial art) at a very young age. In 1998, he took up martial art lessons but had to give up in 2004 due to lack of financial support and poverty.

“Poverty was the main hurdle back then. I could’t find time to practice because by the time I get home, I was not in a condition to practice. Due to poverty, my brother and I had to struggle really hard to make a living and support our mother,” Suchiang said.

Pic Courtesy: Ferdinand Suchiang’s FB page

But luck was on his side. In 2008, he got a job at the Meghalaya Home Guard and Civil Defence Department in Shillong. Since then, he has been living in Nongthymmai, Shillong.

Ever since, Suchiang has been involved in many martial art forms like kick boxing before he discovered his forte in Jeet Kune Do, a martial art form founded by martial art professional and actor — Bruce Lee.

Despite being tight up at work, Suchiang never stopped following his dreams. Thanks to the cooperation of the officers and staffs of Home Guard.

ALSO READ:Meghalaya Home Guards personnel bags Gold in 4th Northeast India Jeet-Kune-Do Championship in Assam

Expressing his gratitude to the officers and staffs at Home Guard and Civil Defence, Government of Meghalaya, Suchiang said “They (officers/staffs) have always been supportive and they have always encouraged me to pursue with my interest. They saw my talent and skills and didn’t stop at mere appreciation but they pushed me further and provided a chance to shape myself and the art form.”

“They never complained nor did they prevented me from chasing my dreams rather they supported me and helped me in various ways. They inspire and encourage me alot,” he added.

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West Khasi Hills gets new DC following transfer of Arunkumar Kembhavi

Shillong News Desk | Nongstoin, April 27, 2018: 

After serving West Khasi Hills district as it Deputy Commissioner for 15 months, Arunkumar Kembhavi has been transferred and posted as Registrar of Cooperative Societies. He will probably assume charge from next week.

5 facts you should know about Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

Shillong: Newly sworn-in Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma addresses a press conference in Shillong, Meghalaya on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI3_6_2018_000189B)

SHILLONG/TURA | September 15, 2018:

Here are five facts you should know about Conrad Sangma: 

— Conrad Kongkal Sangma was born on 27 January 1978. He is the youngest son of former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Late Purno A Sangma, and Soradini Kongkal Sangma. He hails from Tura in West Garo Hills.

Cop dies, another injured after being hit by Mercedes driven by AL Hek’s son

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 7, 2018: 

In a tragic incident, a jail police lost his life while another, a constable was injured after their motorbike was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle driven by the son of Health Minister, AL Hek in Shillong on the wee hours of Saturday morning.


According to the police, last night at around 12.45 am, an accident took place ahead of 4 furlong Tri junction in Shillong between a dark blue private Mercedes having Temporary No. (AS 01TC 279) driven by Aibansharai Nongsiej (28), son of cabinet minister, AL Hek and a one motor bike -Pulsar (MLO5 J 0913) ridden by Probin D. Sangma (38), a jail police with his occupant, Probat R Marak, a constable of the Meghalaya police.

It was reported that the rider of the bike — an armed branch Constable of the Shillong Jail, hailing from Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills, was declared brought dead at Shillong Civil Hospital and the occupant was admitted in Civil hospital but later shifted to NEIGRIHMS after his health deteriorated.

When asked whether the driver of the vehicle has been booked, police said they are trying to determine who’s at fault as there were no witnesses. Police also informed that the minister’s son has also been admitted in hospital.

Meanwhile, all formalities have been observed and the post mortem will be conducted on Saturday. It was informed that the relatives of the deceased are on their way to Shillong.






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