Meghalaya

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Meghalaya-HC: India can't become Islamic-country, have faith in PM Modi

12 Dec 2018

Meghalaya-HC: India can't become Islamic-country, have faith in PM Modi

Justice SR Sen of the Meghalaya HC recently said India can't be allowed to become another Islamic country as he delivered a judgment related to a plea of an army recruit, reports Live Law.

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

12 Nov 2018

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit near Ampati has started production, after remaining idle for nearly two years.

Meghalaya keen to name road after Unitarian Church founder Kissor

16 Sep 2018

Meghalaya keen to name road after Unitarian Church founder Kissor

Meghalaya Home Minister James PK Sangma said the state government is keen at naming a road after the Unitarian Church founder, Hajom Kissor Sing Nongbri.

Marriage certificate mandatory for all official purposes in Meghalaya: Official

30 Aug 2018

Marriage certificate mandatory for all official purposes in Meghalaya: Official

The Meghalaya government has made it mandatory to furnish marriage certificates by married couples for all official purposes, an official said today.

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

27 Aug 2018

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP President Conrad K Sangma today won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest rival Charlotte W Momin of the Congress by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor, said.

#TravelBytes: 5 most beautiful routes in India for cycling enthusiasts

24 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: 5 most beautiful routes in India for cycling enthusiasts

Cycling isn't just an exercise. It's much more- the sheer joy of jumping onto your bike, and pedaling your way through beautiful surroundings is purely unmatched.

Manipur University agitation resumed as MHRD-order fails to uphold commitment

19 Aug 2018

Manipur University agitation resumed as MHRD-order fails to uphold commitment

The Manipur University Community has been "compelled" to cancel its temporary suspension of agitation after HRD Ministry's fresh order "failed to uphold the commitment" on which stakeholders had reached a mutual agreement.

Meghalaya to carry out strict checking of people at checkpoints

06 Aug 2018

Meghalaya to carry out strict checking of people at checkpoints

Meghalaya is all set to carry out rigorous checking of people entering the state following the publication of the NRC complete draft in Assam.

Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

09 Jul 2018

Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

If you're wondering if there's any place safe for women anymore, India's northeast might surprise you.

Northeast beckons tourists; footfalls to grow 12% in 2019

17 Jun 2018

Northeast beckons tourists; footfalls to grow 12% in 2019

Improved infrastructure and air connectivity are drawing a large number of tourists to India's Northeast and looking at the current traction, footfalls in the picturesque region are expected to grow by 10-12% in 2019, industry experts said.

Meghalaya violence: Curfew extended to second day in Shillong

02 Jun 2018

Meghalaya violence: Curfew extended to second day in Shillong

Curfew in some parts of Shillong was extended to the second day following night-long violence during which a mob torched a house, a shop and damaged about half a dozen vehicles.

Shillong: Curfew imposed, Internet services suspended after clashes between groups

01 Jun 2018

Shillong: Curfew imposed, Internet services suspended after clashes between groups

In 14 parts of Meghalaya's capital Shillong, curfew was imposed and Internet services suspended on Friday morning following violent clashes between Shillong Transport Public Service (STPS) drivers and Them Iew Mawlong area residents.

Meghalaya by-polls: Congress wins Ampati, becomes single largest party

31 May 2018

Meghalaya by-polls: Congress wins Ampati, becomes single largest party

The Congress today became the single largest party in Meghalaya after its candidate Miani D Shira won the by-election from Ampati Assembly seat.

Human-elephant conflicts in Meghalaya claimed 25 lives in 5 years

26 Apr 2018

Human-elephant conflicts in Meghalaya claimed 25 lives in 5 years

Nearly 10,000 cases of conflicts between humans and elephants have been reported from Meghalaya in the past five years, claiming the lives of 25 people and causing widespread damage to crops, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said.

AFSPA completely revoked from Meghalaya, diluted in Arunachal Pradesh

23 Apr 2018

AFSPA completely revoked from Meghalaya, diluted in Arunachal Pradesh

In a major move, the Home Ministry has completely revoked the controversial AFSPA from Meghalaya, and diluted it in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meghalaya: Rs 20 lakh calamity fund announced for all districts

05 Apr 2018

Meghalaya: Rs 20 lakh calamity fund announced for all districts

The severe hailstorm that lashed Meghalaya last week affecting over 2,500 households has forced the government to keep Rs. 20 lakh each with the district chiefs for immediate relief in case of calamity, the Assembly was informed today.

Meghalaya govt making efforts to tackle militancy: Minister

13 Mar 2018

Meghalaya govt making efforts to tackle militancy: Minister

Meghalaya Home Minister James K Sangma has said the new dispensation is making concerted efforts to tackle militancy and crime, said a report.

Meghalaya swearing-in ceremony: Conrad Sangma takes oath as CM

06 Mar 2018

Meghalaya swearing-in ceremony: Conrad Sangma takes oath as CM

National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma has emerged as the winner in the battles of the Sangmas. He took oath as the CM today.

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

04 Mar 2018

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.

Amit Shah: BJP's footprint is increasing with every election

03 Mar 2018

Amit Shah: BJP's footprint is increasing with every election

BJP president Amit Shah addressed a press conference after his party's astounding performance in North-East polls. He thanked people of Tripura and Nagaland for reposing faith in BJP and its alliance partners.

How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

03 Mar 2018

How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

Vote-counting is underway in North-East's poll-bound states. It is now clear that BJP will be a part of all the three governments.

Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

03 Mar 2018

Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

BJP witnessed a zero-to-hero transformation in Northeastern states today.

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power

03 Mar 2018

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power

Vote-counting in the North-Eastern states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland was held today.

Counting of votes in three north-eastern states tomorrow

02 Mar 2018

Counting of votes in three north-eastern states tomorrow

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections in three Northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura -- will be held tomorrow amid tight security, officials said.

Meghalaya Assembly poll begins, amid tight security

27 Feb 2018

Meghalaya Assembly poll begins, amid tight security

Amid tight security, voting for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly began at 7 am.

Meghalaya polls: BJP tries hard to lose its anti-Christian image

26 Feb 2018

Meghalaya polls: BJP tries hard to lose its anti-Christian image

Meghalaya's upcoming assembly polls will witness a unique quadrangular contest among BJP, Congress and regional parties United Democratic Party (UDP) and National People's Party (NPP).

Meghalaya's most-wanted terrorist, GNLA Chief Shira shot dead in encounter

24 Feb 2018

Meghalaya's most-wanted terrorist, GNLA Chief Shira shot dead in encounter

Most wanted Meghalaya terrorist and the commander-in-chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, has been gunned down in a fierce encounter with the security forces in the state's East Garo Hills district, cops said.

BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket

31 Jan 2018

BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket

In 2015, Rahul Gandhi took on Narendra Modi's "suit-boot ki sarkar." Three years later, the tag is back, but this time for Gandhi himself.

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

18 Jan 2018

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for elections of the Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assemblies today.

EC may announce dates for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland polls

12 Jan 2018

EC may announce dates for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland polls

The poll season is upon us again. The Election Commission of India will probably announce the polling schedule for assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland today.

People in Meghalaya want to "opt out" of Aadhaar system

02 Nov 2017

People in Meghalaya want to "opt out" of Aadhaar system

Over 100 people have joined a campaign to opt-out of Aadhaar system in Meghalaya, claiming they were "coerced" into getting their 12-digit unique identification number.

All six north-eastern states to play Ranji from next year

09 Sep 2017

All six north-eastern states to play Ranji from next year

On Friday, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) gave assurance to all six north-eastern states that they will be playing Ranji Trophy as individual units from the next season.

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

19 Aug 2017

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

Over 130 people have been killed in floods caused by incessant rains in Bihar and neighboring Nepal.

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

17 Aug 2017

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

Heavy rains and floods continue to batter the eastern and northeastern parts of India. Over 1.2cr people have been affected, and the death toll continues to rise in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

15 Jul 2017

Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

Meet Guwahati's Roshni Hassan: This year's Mrs United Nations

11 Jul 2017

Meet Guwahati's Roshni Hassan: This year's Mrs United Nations

After Rishita Baruah, another beauty queen from Assam has made India proud. Guwahati's Roshni Hassan was crowned Mrs United Nations 2017.

Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST

08 Jul 2017

Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST

Meghalaya CM has asserted that the Central Government is legally bound to compensate the state in case of any losses incurred during the initial GST implementation.

Delhi Golf Club removes Meghalayan woman in traditional Khasi dress

27 Jun 2017

Delhi Golf Club removes Meghalayan woman in traditional Khasi dress

The reputed Delhi Golf Club is facing flak for allegedly displaying racial prejudices against a northeastern woman.

NE floods- Indo-Bangladesh border fence damaged in many areas

19 Jun 2017

NE floods- Indo-Bangladesh border fence damaged in many areas

Apart from affecting tens of thousands of people, floods in the northeast have given rise to security concerns.

3 killed in Meghalaya landslide, rescue operations underway

18 Jun 2017

3 killed in Meghalaya landslide, rescue operations underway

Three people were killed and two were reported missing after a massive landslide in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district.