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Youth turn out in hundreds to voice against murder of Williamnagar victims!

Shillong News | Shillong | February 20, 2018

A candle light vigil was organized to pay tribute to the victims of the IED blast at Williamnagar who were killed by assailants on February 18. The incident sparked anger and condemnation from all sections of society who condemned the heinous and barbaric act. People, especially youth turned out in large numbers to voice against the act, actively taking part in signature campaign.

Here are glimpses of the candle light vigil that took place at Khyndai Lad, Shillong today

Shillong’s sad love affair: The ‘Traffic Lights’!

Shillong News | February 20, 2018

The city of Shillong never lagged behind when it comes to technological advancement but the sad part of it is its ‘momentary nature’. The government aimed at taking this hilly region to whole new levels with the introduction of automated traffic posts but after the sanction and allocation of huge funds, the project never saw the light of the day. Posts were installed but were dysfunctional from the word go…leaving hopes being crushed like grapes! This became one of the most humiliating ventures of the Meghalaya Government.

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By Nawaz Yasin Islam

The famed yellow posts to beautify the city remains a topic of endless ‘cigarette and tea gossips’ and much has been written and complained. With authorities drifting from this ‘greatly successful’ venture, the ‘timid’ population is left with ‘promises of a lifetime.’ It is nothing different from villages that are not electrified. The ‘bolt’ of electricity comes years after the installation of poles. We surely are in the path of progress.

The current state of affairs will ensure that Shillong never becomes a destination for the shooting of a sequel to Madhur Bhandarkar’s acclaimed Bollywood movie Traffic Signal. But who cares, Shillong can be the backdrop of a perfect spoof to the movie!

Shillong’s experimental metal band ‘Aberrant’ will make you groove to their ways!

Shillong News | February 20, 2018

Aberrant, a groove/experimental metal band from Shillong, formed with a flaming intention of dishing out metal like a shiny silver sword piercing through the open heart has proved critiques that they are simply en route to dominate the rock arena and of course literally bringing down every house that shelters them.

Aberrant is simply one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes so naturally to them. From being crowned as winners of Meghalaya Icon III to their recent assault at IIT Guwahati followed by a mega performance in Shillong earlier at the Rebel County 2012 in October and the more recent Shillong Battle Rock, the music dished out by Aberrant only highlights sonic legacy equivalent to Stephen Hawking’s contribution to theoretical physics!

Newly constructed District and Session Court inaugurated in Nongstoin

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Shillong News | Nongstoin, Feb 20, 2018: 

Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice Tarun Agarwala today inaugurated the permanent office building of the District and Session Court at Mawiong Pyndengrei, West Khasi Hills District, Nongstoin.

In his inaugural address, the Chief Justice said that people of the area can come forward and sought legal advices and suggestions from the Court and called upon the judicial officers and staffs to extend their services for the benefit of the general masses and ensure that justice is done.

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PM Modi to visit Garo Hills on Feb 22

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 20, 2018: 

With election campaigns picking up pace in the state, Meghalaya has witnessed many high-profile visits. From PM Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi, the state has seen and heard it all.

With just days left for the state to go to polls, PM Modi will visit Garo Hills to address a public rally at Phulbari on February 22 at 2 pm.

BREAKING: Yet another IED recovered from Williamnagar

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 20, 2018: 

Two days after NCP candidate from Williamnagar, Johnathone N Sangma was killed in an IED bomb attack along with 3 others, security forces on Tuesday morning recovered yet another IED from Ningmandal Gree Samanda block in Williamnagar which police suspects is the handiwork of the GNLA militants to sabotage the ensuing election in the state.

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