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Two Meghalaya churches say no to Rs 70-crore tourism ministry package

Shillong, January 22, 2018

Two major churches in Meghalaya have decided not to avail of a Rs 70-crore package announced by the Centre for development of places of worship in the state.

Meghalaya: The enthusiasm of achieving statehood is dying, says CS

By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, Jan 22, 2018: 

Forty six years ago, the dreams and aspirations to have our own state, the same of which took the shape of a peaceful movement, turned into a reality and Meghalaya attained its statehood on January 21, 1972. However, the question remains — are we keeping the peaceful legacy alive and have we been able to live up to the expectations of the forerunners of statehood movement?

Facts you should know about Meghalaya’s noted philanthropist, (L) Honsen Lyngdoh

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By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, Jan 23, 2018: 

Noted entrepreneur and philanthropist from Meghalaya, Honsen Lyngdoh breathed his last on Tuesday morning in Super Care Hospital at the age of 82 years after a prolonged illness.

DID YOU KNOW This extraordinary reality about Northeast India?

January 23, 2018

Northeast India consisting of eight states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura; occupies a distinctive place primarily due to its social, cultural, political, geographical and historical features resulting in lack of uniformity, integration and assimilation. As unified it is in conflict ridden issues like ethnic unrest, insurgency, and illegal immigration; there exist wide intra-regional disparities in socio-economic issues. The Northeast of India is endowed with huge untapped natural resources and is acknowledged as the eastern gateway of India’s Look-East Policy.

‘Strangers no More’, a book by award winning journalist and Director of Commonwealth Human Rights initiative, Sanjoy Hazarika examines the old and new struggles, contemporary trends and the sweeping changes that have taken place in the Northeast Indian region over 20 years ago. It throws light on various ordinary as well as extraordinary aspects of the region, those which make the region so strategically important not only to the nation but to South East Asia as a whole.

In this book, he speaks about ” The extraordinary reality of Northeast India- a triangular shape of land wedged between Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Tibet- is that it has longer borders with its neighbours than kit has with India. Nearly 96 per cent of the region’s borders are with other countries; only 4 per cent of the border is connected to the rest of India. Thus, its physical links with India, not to speak of other connections, are limited and its proximity to other countries is far greater…”

This clearly shows the importance of the region in terms of not only economic and trade relations but also in the political context to the nation. The need for India to lay more emphasis on the region simply lies in the fact that this place is a gateway to South East Asia and it can very well be imagined what benefits the region can bring id properly developed.

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Meghalaya Politics: All political parties have an understanding with BJP- Adelbert Nongrum

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Shillong, Jan 23, 2018

With just a few days to go for elections, the political parties and more so, the candidates are facing the heat while taking a dig at other parties as they analyze the political scenario on a broader scale.

Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) working president and party candidate from North Shillong Constituency, Adelbert Nongrum has stated that all the political parties in the State directly or indirectly are connected with the BJP.

“It is only the Congress and KHNAM which are contesting the ensuing Assembly polls in the State on its own. Otherwise, all the political parties have got a close link with the saffron party,” Nongrum said while addressing a public meeting of the  KHNAM Mawhati constituency committee on Monday.

He also said that the BJP is trying to align with the various political parties in the State since it has realised that it is not going to do well in the ensuing Assembly polls in Meghalaya.

While the various political parties including the Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) are trying to distant themselves from the BJP, he said that the reality is that behind closed doors all the political parties have got an understanding with the BJP.

While attacking the newly formed People’s Democratic Front (PDF), Nongrum said that the newly floated party has tried to mislead the people of Khasi and Jaintia Hills region with its false and empty promises.

He also lambasted the chairman of the PDF and KHADC CEM, Pynshngain N Syiem for making false promises just to save his chair.

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Meghalaya’s noted entrepreneur Bah Honsen Lyngdoh breathes his last

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Shillong, January 23, 2018

Noted entrepreneur of Meghalaya and founder of Honsen Lyngdoh Earth Moving & Hauling Services, Honsen Lyngdoh breathed his last on Tuesday morning.

He was conferred Life Time Achievement Awards by 5th North-East Consumer Awards for social entrepreneurship in 2015.

Social media was flooded with condolences for the man who made an impact in the state.

Watch this space for more details.

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