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  • Meghalaya's most wanted militant arrested from Tamil Nadu November 26, 2014

    Shillong: A most wanted ANCA militant, who escaped from police lock-up about three months ago, was arrested along with his aide in Tamil Nadu, police said on Wednesday. William A Sangma, a self-styled commander of the Achik National Cooperative Army (ANCA), and his accomplice Alas R Sangma were arrested from Chinakkarai...
  • Meghalaya police on high alert on terror cells' issue October 30, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya police have been put under high alert on the possible presence of terror sleeper cells in the state in view of the state's porous border with Bangladesh, a senior officer said on Thursday. Certain pockets in the state's plain belts region in the Garo Hills close to Assam and...
  • Slight intensity earhtquake shakes Meghalaya October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A slight earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale jolted East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya early on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, the epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at 0055 hrs (IST), was located at 25.6 degrees North Latitude and 91.9 degrees East...
  • Despair, sorrow sweep flood-hit Meghalaya October 10, 2014

    Tura: "I don't know what to do and how to resume my life," says a sobbing Jafar Ali, whose wife and three children were swept away in the recent flash floods in the Garo Hills. "In a matter of minutes the flood waters claimed my wife, a son and two daughters...
  • NGT orders coal miners and transporters to pay Rs 400 crore royalty October 7, 2014

    Shillong: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered coal miners and transporters of Meghalaya to pay about Rs 400 crore royalty to the state government as per Mines Development and Regulation Act, 1957, before transporting the 6.3 million tonnes of extracted coal lying in depots across the state. While delivering the...
  • Meghalaya: Flood death toll rises to 59 October 7, 2014

    Shillong: Fifty nine people died in flash flood and landslide triggered by cloud burst in Meghalaya, the state government said on Tuesday. "The number of deaths due to flash floods and landslides is 59 while five persons are still missing," Deputy Chief Minister and Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Roytre...
  • Last week's flood moved Meghalaya back by 10 years: CM Mukul Sangma September 29, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said that the devastation left by last week's flash flood and landslide has taken the state back to what it was ten years ago. "There is so much we need to do now. We have moved back...
  • Meghalaya flood toll 52, waters recede a wk after calamity September 29, 2014

    Shillong: Flash floods and landslides claimed the lives of at least 52 person in Meghalaya as properties worth several crore of rupees were damaged, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre C Laloo said on Monday. "Official figures have indicated that 52 persons lost their lives, mostly in the Garo Hills region, and...
  • NDRF says 85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya September 27, 2014

    Guwahati: A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Assam, Meghalaya early October September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam and Meghalaya early next month to take stock of rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit states. Singh has sent Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State (Independence charge) for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal to Assam on Thursday...
  • Meghalaya floods: Death toll rises to 39 September 25, 2014

    Shillong: The death toll due to the massive floods in Meghalaya has risen to 39, an official said on Thursday. Health authorities in the flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya said if precautions are not taken, diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and gastroenteritis may break out once the flood waters recede. "Water-borne diseases...
  • Pranab Mukherjee condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said. In messages sent to Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul and Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik, the president said, "I am...
  • BJP asks MPs, MLAs to help in flood-hit Meghalaya, Assam September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over deaths and losses due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam, BJP chief Amit Shah has asked partymen and public representatives in the two states, including party MPs and MLAs, to help in rescue and relief operations. After talking to the party units...
  • Meghalaya flood toll rises to 21, another 24 feared dead September 23, 2014

    Shillong: Twenty-one persons have lost their lives and another 24 are feared dead after being reported missing in flood affected areas of Garo Hills region in Meghalaya, according to state government officials. Incessant rains for the last 36 hours has affected more than three lakh people and more than 20,000 people...
  • Flash floods in Assam, Meghalaya; 10 dead, over 1 lakh affected September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, leaving at least 10 people dead and over 1 lakh affected. Incessant rain over the past 24 hours has caused heavy waterlogging in Guwahati with water levels in the Brahmaputra river rising. In Meghalaya, heavy rains lashed the state inundating...
  • 12 dead in Meghalaya floods September 22, 2014

    Shillong: At least 12 people, including five children, have been killed in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, an official said on Monday. "As of now, 12 people have been confirmed dead in various parts of Garo Hills. About 20 more people are...
  • Garo militant groups to sign pact with Centre, Meghalaya government, says CM Mukul Sangma September 17, 2014

    Shillong: A peace pact with at least two Garo militant groups in Meghalaya will be signed in New Delhi next week on September 24 with the Centre and the state government, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said on Wednesday. "The final signing of the text agreement for settlement will be signed next...
  • Meghalaya seeks guidance from Indian Institute of Packaging September 16, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya government on Tuesday sought guidance from the Kolkatabased Indian Institute of Packaging to improve packaging of locally available agrihorticultural produce which are on high demand in the market. "We need your guidance in packaging technology," state's Planning Principal Secretary RM Mishra said while addressing a one day national workshop...
  • PMO constitutes committee to facilitate mineral utilisation September 11, 2014

    Shillong: The Prime Minister's Office has constituted a committee to facilitate systemic, scientific and planned utilisation of mineral resources in Meghalaya to prevent environmental degradation, officials said on Thursday. The sixmember Committee chaired by the cabinet secretary has Home secretary, Coal ministry secretary, Mines secretary and Meghalaya chief secretary, the...
  • Meghalaya taking alQaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader September 6, 2014

    Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio on Friday night said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister. "Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters...
  • Meghalaya: Army kills two terrorists in Garo Hills August 22, 2014

    Garo hills: The Army on Friday killed two terrorists in Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Explosives have also been recovered from the two arrested. More details awaited. ...
  • 5 extortionists lynched by public in East Garo Hills July 15, 2014

    Shillong: Five alleged extortionists were lynched by public in separate incidents in East Garo Hills on Tuesday, police said. A group of seven armed persons had come to Jambal, about a kilometre from Rongjeng, and demanded money at gunpoint this afternoon, police said. Angry villagers gheraoed them. The sevenmember group then...
  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day July 5, 2014

    Shillong: Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgencyhit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months. A total of 98 people were abducted for ransom in the past six months till June, while...
  • World Bank grants Rs 8 crores for developmental projects in Northeast June 19, 2014

    Guwahati: The World Bank on Thursday awarded grants worth $1.4 million (over Rs 8 crore) to 12 organisations for various developmental projects in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram. "From low cost eye care, to tapping unbanked populations through technology, to providing energy efficient solutions for water and sanitation issues these...
  • Kidnapped banker in Meghalaya rescued after gunfight June 18, 2014

    Shillong: A kidnapped bank official in Meghalaya was rescued Wednesday after a gunfight with his abductors in the West Garo Hills district, police said. Arvind Kumar, manager at State Bank of India's Ampati branch, was kidnapped at gunpoint by three unidentified men from Garobadha area while he was going towards his...
  • SBI branch manager abducted in Meghalaya June 16, 2014

    Shillong: Suspected militants abducted a branch manager of the State Bank of India on Monday in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district, police said. The bank official, Arvind Kumar, was on his way from Guwahati when his vehicle was stopped by three armed persons at Rangatari near the Garobadha bridge...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Meghalaya: Security forces smash militants' camp who blew off woman's head June 5, 2014

    Shillong: The encounter between the militants and SWATCobra team came to an end on Thursday evening after the security forces destroyed the camp of the Garo National Liberation Army (GLNA). The security forces recovered an airgun and three bulletproof jackets from the camp after the encounter that lasted for nearly 10...
  • Encounter on with molesters who killed woman, says Meghalaya police June 5, 2014

    The Meghalaya police on Thursday morning said that an encounter was on with the terrorists who allegedly blew up a woman's head for resisting alleged molestation. Meghalaya DGP PJP Hanaman said that the encounter began on Thursday morning after the terrorists involved in the brutal crime were identified. "The camps were...