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EDUCATION | 300 students graduate from LEAP Life Skills Programme in Mawkyrwat

Shillong, December 22, 2017: Over three hundred boys and girls of the Higher Secondary and College sections of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat graduated on December 19 from a unique year end Career Readiness and Life Skills Programme hosted under LEAP Meghalaya, an initiative of the Chief Minister’s Career Guidance and Counselling Scheme. The programme in the South West Khasi Hills was formally inaugurated on December 5 and participants were taken through intensive modules in Confidence Building, Life Skills, Soft Skills and basic Career Readiness in preparation for life and work by LEAP training partner AVENUES, Shillong.

POLITICS | EC Chief to visit Shillong on Friday to review Meghalaya poll preparedness

Shillong, December 22, 2017: A full bench of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti will arrive here on Friday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the 2018 Meghalaya Assembly elections, an official said on Wednesday.

38 more ex militants to get rehab packages

Shillong, December 22, 2017: A once militancy-torn state, Meghalaya is now emerging as more or less a peaceful state though militant activities is being reported in certain pockets of the state particularly Garo Hills region.

Meghalaya resident says UK visa rejected for being ‘over-qualified’ in English

An Indian woman’s visa application was rejected by authorities in the United Kingdom because her English-language proficiency is much higher than what is required by the immigration department, she claimed in a Facebook post.

Meghalaya man kills himself by suicide in his Noida residence

Shillong, December 18, 2017: A body of a 28-year-old call centre employee was found from his rented accommodation at Bishanpura village in Noida on Saturday, police said. The body was spotted by the house owner when he had gone to collect rent from the victim who has been identified as Sandeep Taman, they said.

DID YOU KNOW- 2017 can be considered as the worst year for Journalists!

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | December 14, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it does good to retrospect on the events and happenings before the curtain covers them up forever. The year 2017 has seen a spate of journalist killings and even them being jailed, not only in India but all over the world!

The memory of Gauri Lankesh, a journalist from Bengaluru who was assassinated on September 5, 2017 still remains fresh in our minds. She was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike in Bengaluru. Not very long after this shocking incident, Pankaj Mishra, a journalist working for Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara, was shot by two bikers on September 7 in the Arwal district of Bihar. Following this, another journalist from Tripura, Santanu Bhowmik was murdered on September 20, 2017 while on duty. This was the third case of a journalist being murdered in India within a fortnight. Amidst mass protests in the world’s largest democracy for protecting the rights and freedom of the Press, on November 21, another journalist named Sudip Dutta Bhowmik, also from Tripura was  murdered by a police officer of the Tripura State Rifles. This was just after a month of the previous murder of a journalist in the same state.

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