Articles about Meghalaya

Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

21 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

Wondering where to host your destination wedding?

Top 5 sights in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills

11 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
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

29 Mar 2022

India
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.

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

12 Mar 2022

Politics
'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.

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

03 Jan 2022

Politics
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.

Top 5 things to do in Meghalaya

27 Dec 2021

Lifestyle
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.

Meghalaya: 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs join TMC

25 Nov 2021

Politics
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.

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

22 Sep 2021

India
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.

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

09 Sep 2021

India
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.

Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

28 Aug 2021

India
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.

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

18 Aug 2021

India
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.

Meghalaya capital calm after unrest, police launches helpline for evacuation

17 Aug 2021

India
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.

Petrol bombs hurled at Meghalaya CM's private residence

16 Aug 2021

India
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.

Congress demands MHRC inquiry into death of militant in encounter

14 Aug 2021

India
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.

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

31 Jul 2021

Politics
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.

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

07 Jul 2021

India
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.

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

25 Nov 2020

Business
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.

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

04 Oct 2020

India
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.

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

17 Aug 2020

India
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.

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

25 Jul 2020

India
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.

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

07 Jul 2020

India
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.

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

19 Jun 2020

Politics
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.

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

19 Jun 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet

18 Jun 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus: Over 8,100 dead in India; Maharashtra records biggest spike

11 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: Over 8,100 dead in India; Maharashtra records biggest spike

India on Wednesday reported over 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.87 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 8,108.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; over 7,700 dead

10 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; over 7,700 dead

India on Tuesday reported roughly 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.76 lakh. The death toll also rose to 7,745.

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

09 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.5 lakh after biggest spike yet

08 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.5 lakh after biggest spike yet

India on Sunday recorded roughly 11,000 new coronavirus infections, marking its biggest spike. The nationwide tally has now surged past 2.5 lakh while the death toll stood at 7,205.

Coronavirus: India surpasses Spain to become 5th worst-hit country

07 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: India surpasses Spain to become 5th worst-hit country

On Saturday, India reported roughly 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide total past 2.46 lakh.

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

03 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

India
Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

29 May 2020

India
Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

26 May 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India
India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

21 May 2020

India
Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

20 May 2020

India
4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

02 May 2020

India
Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

On Friday, India reported a total of 37,256 cases of COVID-19, including 1,221 deaths, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

Coronavirus: Lockdown will be extended with 'considerable relaxations', hints Centre

30 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: Lockdown will be extended with 'considerable relaxations', hints Centre

With just three days left for the coronavirus-linked nationwide lockdown to come to an end, the Centre on Wednesday night hinted that the restrictions would continue but "considerable relaxations" would be given in some districts.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

28 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

India
Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

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