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  • 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 insurgency-hit 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 SWAT-Cobra 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 air-gun and three bullet-proof 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...
  • Meghalaya murder: Union government steps in, demands report June 4, 2014

    The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the state government in the murder and rape case of a 35-year-old woman by militants from the Garo National Liberation Army in remote South Garo Hills in Meghalaya. They terrorist group allegedly entered her house, locked up her husband and five...
  • Meghalaya: Woman resists molestation, terrorists blow up her head June 4, 2014

    In a shocking incident in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district, alleged terrorists shot a woman at point blank range for resisting their attempts to molest her outside her home on Tuesday evening. The Meghalaya police said the woman's five children, locked up in the house along with their father by...
  • Meghalaya Board class 12th results for arts, vocational streams declared May 19, 2014

    The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Monday declared the results for Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC) for arts and vocational streams on its official website at 10.00 am. The students can log on to http://results.mbose.in, results.meghalayaeducation.net, http://megresults.nic.in/ to check their results. The result for the Arts...
  • Congress's Vincent H Pala wins from Shillong; Sangma bags Meghalaya's Tura May 16, 2014

    The state of Meghalaya constitutes of two Lok Sabha constituencies of Shillong and Tura. The state voted on April 09, 2014 and major contestants are NPP's Purno Agitok Sangma from Tura and Congress's Vincent H Pala. At 10:15 pm: Congress's Vincent H Pala wins from Shillong; Sangma bags Meghalaya's Tura. At 07:00 pm:...
  • Meghalaya Board declares class 12th examination results May 5, 2014

    Guwahati: The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Monday declared the results for Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC) on its official website at 10.00 am. The students can log on to http://results.mbose.in, results.meghalayaeducation.net, http://megresults.nic.in/ to check their results. The results have been declared for science, commerce and...
  • Meghalaya witnesses 10 per cent voting till 9 am April 9, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya witnessed ten per cent of the voters exercising their franchise till 9 am for the two Lok Sabha constituencies where polling began this morning. Defying a 12-hour bandh called by a banned separatist group in the Khasi Jaintia Hills region, voters turned out more in urban areas compared to...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Update: At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage from interior districts are yet to be received. In...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur are voting in the second phase on April 9. Two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur and both the Lok Sabha seats in...
  • 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,"...
  • 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 station...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Meghalaya votes on April 9 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Meghalaya will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 9. ...
  • 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 go...
  • 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. ...
  • After onions and tomatoes, salt prices touch Rs 100 November 16, 2013

    Kolkata: After onions and tomatoes, it is the price of salt that is hitting the roof in the state of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Meghalaya. There is panic buying of salt after rumours of a shortage spread like wildfire prompting shopkeepers to cash in and sell salt over Rs...
  • Meghalaya hit by ILP agitation, family of killed trader seeks justice November 13, 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 for...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 Banjakona...
  • 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 and...
  • 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 in...
  • 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 Shillong...