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  • NCP to support Congress candidates in Meghalaya March 31, 2014

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has decided to support Congress candidates in both the Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, party sources said in Shillong on Monday. "NCP President Sharad Pawar has decided not to field any candidate in the parliamentary elections. He also suggested we support the Congress candidates in...
  • Meghalaya: EC launches SMS service for voters to locate polling stations March 31, 2014

    The Election Commission on Monday launched SMS service to help voters to locate their respective polling stations in Meghalaya. "This mobile service will enable voters to know the details of their polling stations by sending their EPIC number to 98560-66666", Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said after launching 'Your polling...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language February 3, 2014

    52-year-old Bertha from Meghalaya was born with a failing eyesight which she lost completely while pursuing her masters in Bangalore. Bertha G Dkhar has created a braille code for the Khasi language - making her a visionary in the true sense. According to the World Health Organization almost 10 per...
  • Meghalaya: Wansuk Syiem files nomination for RS polls January 27, 2014

    Sitting Rajya Sabha member from Meghalaya, Wansuk Syiem, on Monday filed her nomination papers and said she was looking forward to her second term in office. Syiem became the first woman MP from the state to be elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha in April last year after T A...
  • SC ask NCST to look into ST status of Meghalaya CM January 20, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to verify the authenticity of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's ST status which was challenged by political rivals. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, while hearing a PIL challenging the ST status of Sangma, refused to...
  • Monolith festival: Experience Meghalaya's rich cultural heritage November 24, 2013

    Meghalaya, which is known for its natural beauty has much more to offer. It also has a rich cultural heritage and unique tradition, which one can enjoy at the Monolith festival in Shillong. ...
  • Meghalaya hit by ILP agitation, family of killed trader seeks justice November 12, 2013

    Shillong: The tragic death of Vikash Nandwal in October, who was set on fire by some miscreants in Meghalaya capital Shillong, has left his family in shock. The 35-year-old succumbed to his injuries 2 weeks later after the incident took place. Many believe the incident was linked to the agitation...
  • Meghalaya: Two BSF jawans shot dead by terrorists November 8, 2013

    Terrorists on Friday shot dead two BSF personnel at a remote border outpost along Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district. Heavily-armed terrorists raided Ketakona Border Outpost in Bagli area, nearly 140 km from Shillong in Borsora police station at around 10:30 AM, killing two border personnel on...
  • Meghalaya: Five policemen killed in attack by terrorists November 5, 2013

    Five policemen were killed in western Meghalaya on Tuesday when tribal terrorists ambushed a police team on its way to a jail to take charge of a prisoner, officials said. A group of 10-15 heavily armed suspected members of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) attacked the police team in...
  • Meghalaya's first-ever Monolith Festival begins on October 25 October 23, 2013

    Shillong: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council is celebrating the first-ever Monolith Festival to showcase and celebrate Meghalaya's cultural traditions at the Khasi Heritage Village, Mawphlang, about 25 kilometres from Shillong. The venue for the festival, Mawphlang Heritage Village, is an initiative to protect, preserve and conserve the traditional heritage...
  • Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Pranab Mukherjee October 22, 2013

    Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes. He also regretted that no Indian university has found place...
  • Security tightened for President's Shillong visit today October 21, 2013

    Shillong: Security has been tightened for the two-day visit of President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday amid 36-hour bandh called by two outlawed teror outfits in the state. Thousands of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed along the way from the Advance Landing ground of the Air Force in upper...
  • Meghalaya: Garo National Liberation Army rebels trigger blast, no casualties October 8, 2013

    Shillong: Nine Meghalaya Police personnel had a close shaven on Tuesday when suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels triggered a blast on their convoy's route in the East Garo Hills district, police said. No one was injured in the improvised explosive device (IED) blast. "The explosion occurred near Chisobibra...
  • 12-hour strike in Meghalaya hits normal life September 20, 2013

    Normal life came to a standstill in Meghalaya on Friday during a 12-hour shutdown called by as many as ten organisations demanding the introduction of the inner line permit (ILP) system to regulate movement to certain areas in the state which are located near the international border. Almost all the...
  • One lakh students hit by Meghalaya teachers' strike September 11, 2013

    Shillong: Over one lakh students across Meghalaya were Wednesday affected by a strike called by school and college teachers protesting the government's unresponsive and "adamant attitude" toward their demands. "Our three-day strike started on Wednesday, and has affected over a lakh students from primary school to college level across Meghalaya,...
  • Pressure groups to launch a four-day blockade in Meghalaya September 9, 2013

    As the pressure groups in Meghalaya announced a four-day and night blockade from Tuesday demanding permits to check illegal influx of migrants, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma described the concept of restrictions as outdated. The pressure groups plan to launch the agitation to demand the implementation of inner line permit (ILP)...
  • National People's Party celebrate its first anniversary August 24, 2013

    The P A Sangma-led National People s Party (NPP) on Saturday celebrated their first anniversary in Meghalaya with the party's flag unfurled in several parts of the Garo Hills region and in the state capital. In Shillong, NPP state working president and former speaker Conrad K Sangma Speaking at the...
  • Three of family hacked to death on suspicion of witchcraft August 18, 2013

    Three members of a family were hacked to death allegedly for practicing witchcraft in a village in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred at Smit village late on Friday night, when an unruly mob went on a rampage attacking the three people who were...
  • Six minor boys sent to juvenile board for raping class 2 student August 13, 2013

    Six minor boys have been forwarded to the juvenile board for allegedly raping a class II girl on the outskirts of Shillong, said the police on Tuesday. The police action came after a complaint was filed by the principal of St Rose Secondary School at Umpling. According to the school...
  • Shillong: Man allegedly tortured, forced to eat dog's excreta August 3, 2013

    Shillong: A man was allegedly tortured and forced to eat dog's excreta by eight of his relatives for practising suspected witchcraft at Mawutieng in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, police said on Saturday. 47-year-old Halorsing Kharumnuid suffered the brutality before he was let off with warnings two days ago,...
  • Meghalaya: Assailants attack 11 Assamese workers, 8 dead June 26, 2013

    Shillong: Eight migrant daily-wage labourers were killed and three others were injured in an attack in the coal mines of Nagalbibra-Jadi in Meghalaya. The labourers were allegedly attacked with sharp weapons while they were sleeping. All eight workers were from Assam. The bodies of the victims were handed over to...
  • Meghalaya: Police officer rapes two minor girls June 21, 2013

    Shillong: A Meghalaya Police officer, accused of raping two minor girls in the Assembly constituency of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, is still on the run, police said on Thursday. Nurul Islam, who was in charge of the Ampati police station, was arrested on June 1 on charges of raping two...
  • Grenade attack on police station in Meghalaya June 17, 2013

    Shillong: Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels lobbed a grenade at a police station in western part of Meghalaya late on Sunday night but there were no casualties, police said. The rebels tossed the grenade at Williamnagar police station in the district headquarter of East Garo Hills, a police...
  • June 13, 2013

    Meghalaya Governor R S Mooshahary has sought dissolution of private CMJ University for fraudulently awarding Ph.D degrees and enrolling students in violation of UGC norms. Mooshahary, who is also the Visitor of the University, put forth his decision of dissolution of the University to thestate government last evening, a press...
  • State facing problem of influx: Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday expressed concern over the influx of people with "doubtful citizenship" in Meghalaya. "Meghalaya has been facing the problem of influx of people with doubtful citizenship from the neighbouring states of Assam, Tripura and West Bengal," Sangma said at the conference of Chief...
  • Child rights panel wants law classes for Meghalaya Police June 5, 2013

    Shillong: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday instructed Meghalaya Police to undergo training on laws relating to women and child rights. The instruction came a day after the child rights panel reprimanded police in connection with the alleged rape of two minors in South West...
  • Meghalaya police officer Nurul Islam escapes from custody June 3, 2013

    Shillong: A police officer arrested for raping two minor girls escaped from police custody in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district on Sunday, a district official said. "Nurul Islam, who was in charge of the Ampati police station, and was arrested yesterday (Saturday) on charges of raping two sisters, escaped from...
  • Man repeatedly rapes 13-year-old niece, makes her pregnant May 21, 2013

    Shillong: A 13-year-old mentally unstable girl was repeatedly raped by her maternal uncle for several months at a remote village in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district resulting in her pregnancy, police said on Tuesday. Bratstar Pariong (30) of Mawlaisyiem village committed the crime taking advantage of the mental condition of...
  • Rains lash Meghalaya as Mahasen reaches Bangladesh May 16, 2013

    Shillong: Heavy rains lashed Meghalaya early on Thursday as Cyclone Mahasen crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh's low-lying coast but officials said there was no direct threat to humans or agriculture in the state. The rains were a result of the cyclonic storm which has just landed in Bangladesh, a senior government...