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Miscreants torch 3 vehicles at Rilbong as similar instances on the rise in Shillong city

TNT News | April 23, 2018

The wee hours of April 23 turned to be a nightmare for some persons as miscreants burnt down three scooters at Rilbong area.

As per the residents of the area, two unknown boys in a bike were spotted doing the rounds in the interior of the area where the incident took place, once at 11 pm on April 23 and again at 1 am.

MHA lifts AFSPA from Meghalaya

IANS | New Delhi, April 23, 2018:

The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday.

Govt ineffective in closing down illegal sawmills operating in state

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Apr 23, 2018:

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for the year ended March 31, 2017, has pointed out that 348 unlicensed/illegal sawmills were operating in three territorial divisions (Khasi Hills, Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills) of the state as on March 2017.

Tripura boy dies after falling off from cliff at Laitlum in Meghalaya

TNT News | April 23, 2018

In what may be termed as a very unfortunate incident, a student from Tripura studying in Shillong has lost his life after falling off a cliff at Laitlum, a tourist spot which came to prominence after a Bollywood movie Rock On 2 was shot there in 2016.

As per reports, the student identified as Subhrata Jamatia (21) of Morningstar College, Shillong went on a bike trip along with his 5 other friends including 4 boys and two girls en-route to Laitlum on three bikes. As per sources, the incident took place at around 5. 30 pm on April 22 when his helmet first rolled off the cliff and as he went on to take his helmet, he himself fell off and lost his life on the spot.

His body was brought to Civil Hospital, Shillong this morning at 9. 30 am for postmortem.

Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, the Meghalaya police informed that the body fell down 800 metre below and since it was difficult to carry out search operations last evening due to extreme fog conditions, the search operation was carried out today morning at around 7 am and the body was recovered at around 10. 30 am. After this the body was sent to Civil Hospital for postmortem which was conducted by the parents’ permission. He also informed that the boy’s parents are on their way to take the body home.

Art exhibits grace various locations in Shillong to celebrate World Earth Day


SHILLONG, April 23, 2018: Metropolis Asia in collaboration with Meghalaya Fine Arts and Crafts Society launched a two-day initiative on April 21, which took place on Sunday, April 22, deemed worldwide as World Earth Day.

Shillong, thereby, became the first city in the Northeast to launch a campaign to create awareness about climate change through art on the occasion of World Earth Day.

The first day of the event saw several young people in Jeebon Roy Art Institute with their brushes and canvases taking part in an effort to increase awareness of the threats that face our planet.

The organisers stated that this step has been taken by Metropolis Asia and Meghalaya Fine Arts and Crafts Society with the hope that students, of not only Jeebon Roy Art Institute but across the state, will learn to join hands towards achieving a cleaner and greener earth.

“Besides, it is also an effort to make them learnt that in order to save our planet a collaborative effort is very much needed. It is quite a known fact that we human beings are depleting our planet is every possible way however unfortunately not doing a bit to replenish it. Thus, efforts to save our Mother Nature have become a need of the hour,” they added.

Further speaking about the artwork, they said, “The distinctive feature in this artwork is that the students have only used old newspapers as raw material for making the collage. The idea behind it is to adopt the principle of the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Also, the emphasis has been laid to keep the campaign Plastic Free.

The second day of the event, being World Earth Day, saw art exhibits carrying the presiding theme of protecting Mother Nature installed at various locations in the city like Police Bazaar, Laitumkhrah, Laban, Golf link and Don Bosco Square.

“We have used different types of trash including used plastic wastes on a very large scale because our endeavour is to put across a strong message to the people and that is to ‘Stop Plastering Earth Before It Gets Too Late’” informed the organisers.

The event concluded with much aplomb and the organisers hope that their messages on the negative effects of climate change and the importance of a cleaner Earth has passed through to the minds of the young people.

TNT News

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SBI Recruitment 2018: Bank invites applications for 2000 PO vacancies; get details here

NEW DELHI, April 23, 2018: The State Bank of India (SBI) has invited applications to fill 2,000 probationary officers vacancies across its various branches. Interested candidates can read the notification on the official website of the bank to check their eligibility.

The online registration of application begins from Saturday, April 21, and the last date for applying is May 13, 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can only apply online.

The examination will be held in three phases – preliminary examination, main examination and group exercise and interview. The candidates who are shortlisted after preliminary examination will have to appear for main examination. The candidates shortlisted after the main examination will be called for group exercises and interview.

Candidates are advised to regularly follow the SBI website ( or for details and updates. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their online application form after submitting the application.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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