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Posts published in “Day: October 19, 2018”

Rituals at Nartiang temple conducted smoothly

HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Oct 18: Durga Puja rituals at the Nartiang temple in West Jaintia Hills were conducted peacefully today amid tight security measures by police. The rituals were conducted by Oni Maskut Deshmukh, a priest of the temple. As many as 19 goats were sacrificed at the temple today. However, a section of the devotees supporting another priest Swappon Bhattacharjee did not take part in the puja. Police personnel were seen at the gate of the temple to prevent any untoward incident. On October 15, around 19 policemen including Additional Superintendent of Police Ploster Syiem were injured when…