Meghalaya: Christmas woes for Shillongites irked by pricey cabbies!

Meghalaya: Christmas woes for Shillongites irked by pricey cabbies!

SHILLONG | DECEMBER 26, 2017 With the onset of the festive season, many tourist drivers have once again started taking advantage of passengers and have been seen to be charging beyond the prescribed rate. In what may be termed as a clear violation of the Government prescribed rates, those who run tourist vehicles have hiked the […]

Saint Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus!

Saint Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus!

By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic  Any kid can tell you where Santa Claus is from—the North Pole. But his historical journey is even longer and more fantastic than his annual, one-night circumnavigation of the globe. The modern American Santa was born in the Mediterranean, evolved across northern Europe, and finally assumed his now-familiar form on the shores […]

Meghalaya: Ahead of Christmas, CM, Archbishop denounce intolerance in country; MHA issues security advisory

Meghalaya: Ahead of Christmas, CM, Archbishop denounce intolerance in country; MHA issues security advisory

From our special correspondent SHILLONG | DECEMBER 25, 2017 The recent warning by The Hindu Jagran Manch at Aligarh Schools in Uttar Pradesh has sent the jitters down the spines of Christians in Meghalaya. Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma also spoke to chief Secretary Yeshi Tsering about the rising cases of intolerance in the […]

Mizoram beefs up security ahead of Christmas celebrations

Mizoram beefs up security ahead of Christmas celebrations

AIZAWL, December 23, 2017: The Mizoram government has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that Christmas and New Year celebrations passes off peacefully in the state, a police official today said. Aizawl district SP Neihchungnunga while speaking to newsmen said that Police mobile and foot patrolling were being conducted round-the-clock with Sub Divisional Police Officers […]

Another Christmas event marred as organizers accused of forced religious conversions

Another Christmas event marred as organizers accused of forced religious conversions

Pratapgarh | December 21, 2017 A group of protestors disrupted a Christmas event at Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh on Tuesday, alleging that the organisers of the function were carrying out religious conversions at the function. As per news agency ANI, two people were also arrested on charges of forceful conversions. However, reports suggested that the duo were […]