Latest Shillong Stories

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By Andrew Buncombe Delhi Notebook TWO YEARS ago, the Indian town of Shillong broke the record for the largest numbers of rock drummers to play together. Last year it won a similar record for the most guitarists, when 1,730 picked up their instruments and strummed.

2008-06-26 00:02:29

By Somini Sengupta SHILLONG: Lou Majaw wore his signature skin-tight shorts. His long gray hair hung like dirty threads around his face. Eyes closed in prayer, a guitar cupped in arms, he strummed the chords to 'Blowin' in the wind'.

2007-10-23 19:31:16

Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday.

2006-06-02 01:50:03

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Two more Indian states have banned cinema screenings of the controversial "The Da Vinci Code," doubling the number of regions to have passed such orders after protests by minority Christians.

2005-09-30 07:24:42

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian police shot dead six student protesters on Friday when a demonstration over college facilities turned violent in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, officials and police said.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.