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Photo: Holy Cross

Holy Cross School, Agartala, Tripura was established in 1970 by the Fathers of Holy Cross, an international catholic community. It is affiliated to the Council for ISCE, for ICSE/ISC.  Holy Cross Education is “EDUCATING HEART AND MIND” by : 1. Promoting academic excellence, 2. Upholding the culture and traditions and 3. Advancing in sports and games.

The Holycross campus comprises of four blocks: Andre Block, Moreau Block, Sacred Heart Block and Administrative Block.The school’s facilities include library, oasis, computer lab, science lab, an auditorium and hostel for both boys and girls.The Sports Complex has facilities for cricket,football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, and badminton. It also comprises of one gym.



Photo: St. Edmund’s

St. Edmund’s School, Shillong is an all-boys institution of the Roman Catholic Church affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, (ICSE) New Delhi, India. The school is situated in the Laitumkhrah Hills of Shillong.The school was established by the Congregation of Christian Brothers (India province) in Laitumkhrah, Shillong in 1916.

St. Edmund’s School is considered as one of the best schools in shillong. The school is well known for its quality education and perhaps, every parent dreams to send their kids to this school as this school has never disappointed the aspirations of the parents till date. This school has produced many eminent persons in shillong from time to time.The school has many activities like Creation Week, Annual sports is held in April and Annual concert which is usually held in September.



Standard Robarth
Photo: Standard Robarth

The Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School was established in 1994. It is located 7 kms from the heart of the Imphal city in a peaceful and pollution-free environment. It is a co-educational english medium school. The school’s priority is to produce students who not only excel in academics but also have the confidence to face challenges in an increasingly competitive world.

Within a short span of time, the school has been able to produce students excelling in the BOSEM exams. A look at the 2004-2005 matriculation results — the honours of five of the 20 top position holders went to the school. The school’s main objective, therefore, is to provide quality education at par with premium schools outside the state at an affordable cost.


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Photo: Assam Valley School

The Assam Valley School which aims to prepare children for life and for global citizenship in the twenty-first century was founded in 1995 by the Williamson Magor Education Trust and spread over a srwling 95 sylvan hectares. This school has been established for the education of both boys and girls from primary through secondary school, from the state of Assam and beyond.

It is the only exclusive co-educational boarding school in the North East of India. It is affiliated to the council of ICSE. It is committed to nurturing pupils to develop to their full potential and be well-equipped to face the challenges of the future with confidence and enthusiasm.


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Photo: Little Star Dimapur

Little Star Higher Secondary School is amongst the premier schools in Nagaland. It is situated at Midland, PWD Road, Dimapur and was established in the year 1983. It is a co-educational Government Recognized Higher Secondary School with Classes from A to  XII. Little Star Higher Secondary School is a Christ Centered school, equipping and developing students effectively integrate Biblical Truth and learning into their daily lives and impact the culture for Christ.

It has boarding facilities for both boys and girls. This School has been sending students for HSLC Examination conducted by Nagaland Board Of School Education since 1995.The school has been upgraded to higher secondary. Only girls from the Arts stream are currently admitted in Class XI and XII.




Over 86,000 youth to exercise their franchise for the first time in ensuing polls

By Our Correspondent, Shillong News | SHILLONG, Jan 18, 2018:
A total number of  86, 890 youths between the age group of 18-19 years will be exercising their franchise for the first time during the ensuing Assembly polls in the State.
While talking to media persons here today, Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer, Frederick R Kharkongor said that more than 86,000 plus youth will be casting their votes for this first in the ensuing poll in Meghalaya slated for February 27.
According to Kharkongor, a total number of  2174 people with disabilities have enrolled themselves as electorates and there are also 2077 service voters (voters from the armed forces).
As per the electoral roll which was published on January, 10, 2018, there are a total number of 18, 30,104 electorates in the state of Meghalaya, with 9, 07, 223 male voters and 9, 24, 264 female voters.
The CEO also informed that 19 constituencies with 168 polling stations are in the inter-state border with Assam while another 11 assembly constituencies are along the international border with Bangladesh.
The CEO also informed that 21574 officials would be engaged for smooth conduct of the elections.
Kharkongor also informed that apart from these officials, there will be 385 sector observers and 270 zonal officers. He also informed that 329 micro observers from various central government institutions will be engaged for the polls. The CEO also said that there will be 180 flying squads.
The CEO also informed that there are 313 “shadow areas” – where there is no mobile connectivity in the state.
“We will be using 309 VHF sets and 4 satellite phones for this purpose (to communicate),” Kharkongor informed.
Mawlai in East Khasi Hills district with 42, 780 has the largest number of electorates while, Dalu in West Garo Hills has the least number of voters with 18,359. Mawlai has 73 polling stations and Dalu has 30. Meanwhile, one NRI has also registered in South Tura constituency.

Meghalaya | Know your constituency: Will AL Hek retain Pynthorumkhrah seat?

By Lamphrang Nongspung, Shillong News | SHILLONG, January 16, 2018:

With elections just round the corner, it is interesting to analyse the political waves in the respective constituency with election fever mounting and steadfast political changes, events which makes politics so unpredictable and exciting.

Shillong’s Leslie Harding Pde best known as Bah Best Bha passes away at 80

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | SHILLONG, January 16, 2018: 

Meghalaya cultural star — Leslie Harding Pde popularly known as ‘Bah Best Bha’ passed away at a hospital on Tuesday morning following a brief illness.

A day after the accident, Rector’s condition still ‘critical’

By Our Correspondent, Shillong News | NONGPOH, Jan 15, 2018:

The Rector of Sacred Heart Theological College, Fr. James Poonthuruthil who was critically injured in an accident at Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi district on Sunday afternoon is still undergoing treatment at NEIGRIHMS hospital in Shillong even as doctors maintained that his condition is still critical though his Blood Pressure has gone up to normal thereby removing the dangers from his heart.

On Monday, doctors conducted an operation where they removed a part of the skull to treat the brain, to prevent it from swelling and from hemorrhages. The blood clot has been removed and remains of bleeding cleaned. Doctors stated that bleeding is under control and BP is stable. It was informed that another CT scan to start further treatment will be done.

The 63-yr old priest was critically injured after his vehicle (Nano car) rammed into a stationary truck in Nongpoh on Sunday afternoon. Fr James was supposed to travel to Guwahati.

The reason behind the accident is yet to be ascertained and the police probe is on.


Garo Hills NGO fires salvo at Amit Shah over ‘fabricated’ statement in Tura

By Our Correspondent, Shillong News | TURA, Jan 15, 2018:

A Garo-Hills based social organisation — A’chik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) on Monday fired salvo at BJP national president, Amit Shah over his ‘fabricated’ statement made during his recent visit to Meghalaya stating that the BJP supremo’s statement on development of the Agia – Mendipathar – Tura road is ‘something that does not even exist’.

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