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Audiovisual archive for NE region comes up in Shillong

SHILLONG | October 12, 2019:

An archive aimed at preserving the rich audiovisual productions of the Northeastern region has been inaugurated at a college here.

Documentary films, newsreels, interviews, amateur footage, sound recordings and photographs related to the states of the region are available in analogue and digital formats in the archive located at the St Anthony’s College, project director Nathaniel Majaw said.

The Northeast India Audiovisual Archive can also be accessed online at
“The Archive endeavours to be more than just a storehouse of nice trinkets of novelty. It will hopefully…be a significant repository of our legacy, and means of collecting knowledge and documenting history,” Majaw told PTI.

He said individuals, organisations and institutions can access the materials available in the archive and also contribute to it.

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Supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) of Japan, the archive will also be working in collaboration with Japan’s Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival for their expertise, Majaw said.

The SPF carries out a range of programmes aimed at promoting international understanding, exchanges and cooperation.

At the inaugural function of the archive on Thursday, SPF president Shuichi Ohno said the Foundation has been conducting a project entitled “Preserving and Sharing Histories and Memories of Northeast India” to last over the next three years and more.

“We aim at supporting cultural activities that allow local communities to preserve and share their experiences and history. Obviously, this Northeast India Audiovisual Archive is one of the most significant initiatives and today is really an epoch-making day for us,” he said.

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) board member Fujioka Asako also expressed her greeting and best wishes to the archive through a video message.




KHADC stands by decision to ban hawking by non-tribals


SHILLONG | Oct 11, 2019:

The notification issued by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) banning hawking by non-tribals in places which falls under the jurisdiction of the council has drawn mixed reactions from cross sections of the society.

BJP to kick-start election campaign in Meghalaya ahead of Shella by-poll


SHILLONG | OCT 11, 2019:

The Meghalaya BJP will kick off it’s campaign for its party candidate, Joshua Warjri in the bye-election for the Shella Assembly constituency schedule to be held on October 21.

Meghalaya: EAC celebrates 87th Air Force Day in Upper Shillong

EAC, Air Force Day, Shillong,

SHILLONG | October 10, 2019:

Eastern Air Command commemorated its 87th anniversary on Air Force Day in Upper Shillong on Tuesday.

Air Marshal RD Mathur administered the oath to all personnel of the EAC.

On the occasion, he said to rededicate and remain committed towards service to the nation and IAF. He also reminded the glorious past and acknowledged the valuable contribution of veterans, who have added to the rich legacy of IAF.

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“I appreciate the substantial contribution, commitment and regular display of professionalism by Air Warriors in providing humanitarian assistance, which has ensured the unflinching support of everyone in this region,” Air Marshal, Mathur said.

The commendation cards were also distributed to the deserving Air Warriors and civilians for their exceptional service and contribution to the IAF.

Eastern Air Command is also celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year.




EKH DC awaits report on LRO’s demand for removal of Bible from govt-run hospitals

bible. LRO

SHILLONG | Oct 09, 2019:

East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Matsiewdor War Nongbri informed that she received an email on Wednesday morning from the Legal Rights Observatory (LRO), seeking the removal of copies of The Bible from the Shillong Civil Hospital and other government-run hospitals in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya: Hek to hold talks with Officials to end EMRI employees’ strike


SHILLONG | Oct 08, 2019:

Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Alexander Laloo Hek is expected to convene a meeting with the senior government officials to end the current impasse in view of the indefinite strike of the employees of GVK EMRI who are operating the 108 emergency services in the State.

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