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As the assembly polls are round the corner, it is high time for the government to engage many agencies and organizations to woo the voters.

With s view to encouraging homestead farming for sustainable livelihood and nutritional security, Government Chief Whip and Salmanpara MLA Winnerson Sangma on 22 November distributed kuroiler birds to partners at Zikzak C&RD Block, South West Garo Hills. Sangma was accompanied by Mahendraganj MLA Dikkanchi D Shira who also joined in the distribution of kuroilers birds.


Like National Peoples’ Party, Meghalaya BJP is gearing up for the upcoming assembly polls early next year. 

Central leader, who has been looking after the affairs in the north eastern state Ram Lal has been holding a series of party meeting in Shillong to basically to prepare the list of poll candidates. 

Party insiders told that the first list has been prepared and just the leadership is giving a final touch to be announced by the next month. 


The National People's Party (NPP) Meghalaya on Sunday released it's 2nd list of Candidates for the upcoming Assembly Election in Meghalaya. There are only 3 candidates whose names were cleared by the committee on the 18th November 2017. They are Pyniaid Sing Syiem to contest from 13-Mawryngkneng LAC, 

Jigur Myrthong from 34-Mawshynrut LAC an Don Kupar Massar former Minister,  from 35-Ranikor LAC. 



The grassroot football centre for South West Garo Hills district under the State’s Mission Football was launched on Saturday by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma at Ampati student’s field near here. Dr Sangma was accompanied by Salmanpara MLA and Government Chief Whip Winnerson Sangma.

The centre is the second amongst ten such centres set to be opened throughout the state with the first one recently inaugurated at Diki Bandi Stadium, West Garo Hills, Tura. The centre will act as a platform for identifying, training and promoting talented football players at the grassroot level.


Congress in the poll bound north eastern state of Meghalaya is confident of a third consecutive term if the pre poll political landscape is any indication. BJP’s stepped up activities in the state is an extra advantage for the ruling party, says Rejaul Karim Laskar, AICC Observer (Minority Department) for Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram.

Here is the full text of the interview. 

Question 1. Can you tell us your party’s Poll Prospects in Meghalaya?


The National People’s Party in  Meghalaya is gearing up for the assembly polls early next year. The opposition party on Monday has announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls. Thr candidates include former Union Minister Agatha K. Sangma who will contest from South Tura constituency. Here is the list of other candidates.

Jowai : Mr. Wailadmiki Shylla

Mookaiaw : Mr. Gilbert Sten

Mawhati : Mr. Dasakhiatbha Lamare

Nongpoh : Mr. Cleophas B. Syiem

Jirang : Mr. Sosthenes Sohtun


The Election Commission is hunkering down with Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer on Monday reviewing the preparation for the assembly polls early next year.

Electoral roll, security, introduction of a slew of new voting system are believed to have been dominating the crucial meeting. 


Tura, the name of a town in Garo hills in Meghalaya falls silent a day after the much awaited Wangala festival ended with a vow to promote the tribal culture. 

Amid sounds of traditional Garo drums, sports minister Zenith Sangma on behalf of chief minister Mukul Sangma promised to upkeep the colourful tribal culture, the key to unity and integrity in the north eastern region. 



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