Meghalaya: News

27 Jan 2023

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio introduces 5G services in all North-Eastern states

Reliance Jio has launched its 'True 5G' service across six states of India's North-Eastern region.

18 Jan 2023

Assembly Election

Tripura elections on February 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya on February 27

The Election Commission (ECI) on Wednesday announced the Assembly poll schedule for the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

19 Dec 2022

Congress Party

Meghalaya: Setback for Congress, senior leader Ampareen Lyngdoh quits

In a major setback to the Congress in Meghalaya ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections, senior party leader and MLA Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh has quit the grand old party.

18 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

Showed 'red card' to obstacles in development of northeast: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a major boost to the Non-Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Meghalaya on Sunday by praising it for implementing development projects.

22 Nov 2022


6 dead in alleged timber smuggling violence at Assam-Meghalaya border

Six people, including a forest guard, lost their lives in violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border after cops stopped a truck allegedly smuggling timber in the wee hours of Tuesday.

10 Nov 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari approves Rs. 68,000-crore road projects for northeast states

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, in a bid to make intentional standard surface connectivity roads in northeast states, approved several road projects worth Rs. 68,000 crore.

19 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 adventurous hiking trails in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a gem of a destination when it comes to hiking.

22 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

24 Jul 2022

Sexual Assault

Police bust brothel on Meghalaya BJP leader's property, six rescued

The police in Meghalaya on Saturday reportedly busted a sex racket operating out of a building purportedly owned by Bernard N Marak, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state vice-president, in Tura.

21 Jun 2022


Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

The flood and landslide situation in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh has worsened into a major crisis with more deaths and devastation being reported on Monday.

18 Jun 2022

Climate Change

Cherrapunji receives record rainfall since 1995 amid floods in northeast

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received a record-breaking 972 mm of rain in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Friday, just two days after receiving 811.6 mm of rain in a single day, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

17 Jun 2022


Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, killing at least 16 people as water levels in key rivers are on the rise.

10 Jun 2022


Monsoon to arrive in Goa, Maharashtra over next 2 days

The southwest monsoon may move into Goa, southern Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh in the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

27 May 2022

West Bengal

5 places to visit near Siliguri

Siliguri in West Bengal is the doorway to the northeast for the rest of India. Siliguri also gives one access to Sikkim via road.

27 May 2022


Your guide to traveling to Shillong in summer

Visiting the northeast is a dream of many travelers.

21 Apr 2022


Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

Wondering where to host your destination wedding?

11 Apr 2022

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 sights in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills

Spread over 3,714 sq. km, West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya shares its borders with Assam in the north and north-west, Bangladesh in the south, and South Garo Hills district in the south-east.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

12 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

'Don't mess with farmers': Meghalaya Governor SP Malik to Centre

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik warned the Centre to not "mess with farmers," while speaking at an event in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Friday.

03 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi asked 'Did farmers die for me?': Meghalaya Governor

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "arrogant" when the two had met to discuss the farmers' protests.

27 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 things to do in Meghalaya

Located in Northeast India, Meghalaya is a beautiful hilly state surrounded by bewildering caves, serene waterfalls, enormous valleys, and bewitching lakes.

25 Nov 2021


Meghalaya: 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs join TMC

In what can appropriately be termed a "midnight coup," 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya jumped ship to Trinamool Congress Wednesday midnight.

22 Sep 2021


COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

As economic activities have mostly resumed across the country, state governments are putting all efforts to ensure people get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

09 Sep 2021

United Nations (UN)

Kongthong among three entries for UNWTO 'Best Village Contest': Sangma

Meghalaya's whistling village Kongthong in East Khasi Hills district has been selected as one of three Indian entries for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) "Best Tourism Village" contest, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

28 Aug 2021


Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

Meghalaya's Deputy Superintendent of Police Firoz Rahman, who was severely injured in a mob attack at the state's border with Assam, alleged on Saturday the Assam Police that was "battle-ready" sensing trouble in the area did not help him when he was assaulted, which may have been the result of instigation by some of its personnel.

18 Aug 2021


In fresh violence, governor's carcade attacked in Meghalaya during curfew

After a day of no untoward incidents, fresh violence was reported in Meghalaya state capital Shillong during curfew hours on Tuesday when unidentified miscreants attacked the carcade of Governor Satya Pal Malik with stones on its return from Assam after dropping him at an airport, a Raj Bhavan official said.

17 Aug 2021


Meghalaya capital calm after unrest, police launches helpline for evacuation

The Meghalaya government on Tuesday said there were no untoward incidents since the curfew was clamped in the state capital, Shillong, following the unrest, and launched a police helpline for people who are stranded in Shillong and are in need of evacuation.

16 Aug 2021


Petrol bombs hurled at Meghalaya CM's private residence

Unidentified miscreants on Sunday night lobbed petrol bombs at the residence of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, police said.

14 Aug 2021


Congress demands MHRC inquiry into death of militant in encounter

The opposition Congress has demanded an inquiry by the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to ascertain the facts behind the "encounter-style" killing of a dreaded militant by the police.

31 Jul 2021


Eat more beef than chicken, mutton, fish: BJP minister

BJP minister in the Meghalaya government Sanbor Shullai encouraged the people of the state to eat more beef than chicken, mutton, and fish, dispelling the apprehension that his party was against it.

07 Jul 2021

West Bengal

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Assam on Wednesday morning with tremors being felt in neighboring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, besides Bangladesh.

25 Nov 2020


Contract for building India's longest river bridge goes to L&T

The construction wing of infrastructure giant, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), has landed the contract for building India's largest river bridge, reports said.

04 Oct 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 65.47 lakh; over 55 lakh recovered

India on Saturday reported over 75,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which pushed the nationwide tally to 65.47 lakh. The death toll also climbed to 1,01,832 with over 900 more deaths in the past 24 hours.

17 Aug 2020


Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.

25 Jul 2020


How local communities in the Northeast are helping fight COVID-19

While the major hotspots of Delhi and Mumbai are starting to control the spread of the coronavirus, the outbreak has been getting worse in the Northeastern states.

07 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

19 Jun 2020


BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

19 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Thursday hit another record spike as almost 14,000 new coronavirus infections were detected nationwide.

18 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet

India on Wednesday reported roughly 13,000 new coronavirus infections in the biggest single-day spike yet.

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