Meghalaya: News

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.

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

Madhya Pradesh

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.

01 Mar 2020


Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead

Curfew remained imposed in Shillong's Cantonment Beat House and areas under the jurisdiction of Lumdiengjri and Sadar police stations on Sunday after two people were killed in fresh clashes, officials said.

09 Feb 2020


Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app

A nine-year-old girl in Meghalaya's Shillong has developed an app that helps victims of bullying report incidents anonymously.

11 Nov 2019


Five best places to visit in Northeast India

The hidden gem called Northeast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long.

09 Sep 2019


After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

Over a week after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list was released in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today that the Centre plans to eradicate illegal immigrants from the entire country.

10 Aug 2019


'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after Civil Service of the country but being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

SC stays The Shillong Times editor, publisher conviction in contempt-case

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today stayed the Meghalaya High Court judgment convicting The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shoba Chaudhuri in a contempt case.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Skeleton of another trapped miner spotted

The Indian Navy detected a skeleton yesterday, possibly of another missing miner, trapped deep inside the 370-feet-deep coal mine in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, officials said.

19 Feb 2019


Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today supported a call for a boycott of "everything Kashmiri", including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state.

13 Feb 2019


No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government

In a major relief to students, the Meghalaya government has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes and set restrictions on homework for classes 1 and 2.

Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it

It has been three days since rescue forces detected the body of a second miner inside the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners got trapped in early December.

26 Jan 2019

Indian Navy

Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine

On Saturday, an Indian Navy diving team found the body of another miner 280ft inside the flooded rat hole coal mine near Ksan village in Meghalaya.

17 Jan 2019

Indian Navy

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

More than a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, one of them has been found dead.

13 Jan 2019


After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining

A month after 15 miners were trapped in a coal mine, search operations for which are still underway, a three-member committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate into nearly 1,200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.

07 Jan 2019

Rescue Operation

Meghalaya mine rescue: Operations halted as water pumps develop glitches

Rescue operations for the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya mine hit a roadblock yesterday, as the two high-powered pumps engaged in de-watering did not operate the whole day after developing technical glitches.

07 Jan 2019


Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya: 2 miners found dead

Bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said today.

'Dead or alive, get them out': SC on Meghalaya miners

With more three weeks having elapsed, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, expressed dissatisfaction with the rescue efforts to find and rescue 15 miners who have been trapped in a rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13.

31 Dec 2018

Indian Navy

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

On Monday, Indian Navy divers again entered the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners are trapped, and have said that a search would only be feasible if the water level in the mine can be brought down to 30m.

30 Dec 2018

Indian Navy

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.

28 Dec 2018


Odisha Fire-Services team leaves for Meghalaya to rescue trapped miners

A team of the Odisha Fire Services, carrying 20 high-power pumps, today left for Meghalaya to assist in the search and rescue of the 15 laborers trapped in a flooded rat-hole coal mine in the northeastern state, officials said.

28 Dec 2018

Indian Air Force

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.