Articles about Conrad Sangma

Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya and the son of former Meghalaya Chief Minister, late PA Sangma. He was born in Tura, Meghalaya but was brought up in Delhi, where he did most of his schooling. Sangma went abroad for his further studies and attained an MBA from Imperial College London. Soon after completing his studies, he began his political career in the late '90s when he was named the campaign manager by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for his father. He unsuccessfully contested the State Assembly elections in 2004 but later won from Selsella in the 2008 Assembly polls. He held several portfolios like Finance, Power, Information Technology, Tourism, and General Administration Department during his tenure. Later, he was the Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly during 2009-13, post which he took over as the National President of the National People's Party (NPP), founded by his father, following the latter's demise in March 2016. He successfully contested the 2018 Assembly polls from South Tura and was sworn in as Meghalaya's Chief Minister on March 6, 2018. As of 2021, Sangma also holds the Finance portfolio in the Meghalaya government.

24 Jul 2022

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.

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.

09 Sep 2021

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.

19 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

India on Monday reported over 4,600 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally past 1 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 3,165.

30 Apr 2020

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.

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.

15 Dec 2019

Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

After the Citizenship (Amendment) Act stirred havoc in the Northeast, Home Minister Amit Shah has hinted that some changes to the legislation may be in order.

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.

03 Feb 2019

Ariban Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri to protest Citizenship-Bill

On Sunday, veteran Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma announced that he would like to return his Padma Shri award to protest against the Central government's Citizenship Bill.

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.

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.

06 Mar 2018

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BJP win in Tripura, an ideological victory: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday dubbed the BJP's win over the Left in Tripura a "victory of ideology" and said the party needs to work hard to maintain its winning electoral streak, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

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.

03 Mar 2018

Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

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