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Meghalaya: Unrequited love pushes man to murder girl’s brother

By Our Correspondent | TNT News

Tura, Jan 23,2018: In an incident that took place yesterday a youth was brutally murdered in Rajabala,West Garo Hills. The incident took place at around 7pm last night and the cause of the murder was sparked by a case of rivalry.

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.

Shillong News Desk

“Give me blood and I will give you freedom!”- Remembering Bose on his 121st anniversary

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January 23, 2018

Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 comes another day that reignites the fire of patriotism in each one of us. And that is the birth anniversary of the revolutionary freedom fighter, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23. Netaji was among the key figures in the Indian independence struggle by driving the British out of the country. During the Second World War, he led the Indian National Army known as Azad Hind Fauj in forming alliances against the British. His famous slogan that sparked patriotism in the hearts of people is Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazdi dungaduring the fight for independence. These words, even today continue to inspire many.

Netaji led the Indian nationalist movement in East Asia and also established the Azad Hind Radio station in Germany. He believed in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda’s on universal brotherhood. On Netaji’s birth anniversary, here are some important facts about him.

#1 Bose was excelled in academics and secured top ranks in school and university. In 1918, he completed his BA in Philosophy with a first-class score.

#2 In 1920, he cleared the Indian Civil Service examination in England. Wanting to participate in India’s freedom struggle, he resigned from his civil service job on April 23, 1921.

#3 In the late 1920s and 30s, Bose was a fierce leader of the Indian National Congress. Although he was the Congress President in 1938 and 1939, Following differences with MK Gandhi, Netaji was expelled from Congress leadership in 1939. Thereafter, he started openly attacking the Congress’ foreign and internal policies.

#4 He was jailed during various instances for his stand for complete independence, during the period between 1921 and 1941.

#5 Bose was against Gandhi’s non-violent approach to freedom and spoke about violent measures to drive away Britishers.

#6 He started a newspaper called Swaraj and also served as editor of the Forward, a newspaper started by Chittaranjan Das. Netaji was elected as the President of All India Youth Congress Committee and the Secretary of Bengal State Congress in 1923. In 1930, for a brief period, Subhas Chandra Bose served as the mayor of Calcutta.

#7 He travelled across Europe so as to seek an alliance to attack the British government during the outset of the Second World War. He met leaders including Benito Mussolini, however, was put under house arrest by the British until his escape from Indian in 1940.

#8  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on visiting Subhas Chandra Bose memorial hall in Kolkata on August 23, 2007, told Bose’s family, “The Japanese are deeply moved by Bose’s strong will to have led the Indian independence movement from British rule.”

Compiled by Shillong News Desk with inputs from India.com

Featured image courtesy: India Today

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.

Shillong News

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.

Shillong News

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