Meghalaya

  • Cong strategy to reach out to voters through paragliders suspended due to bad weather 18-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Congress's much publicised plan to reach out to voters through cruiser powered paragliders in Uttarakhand's hills has been upset by the inclement weather, keeping the flying machines grounded at the party office in Dehradun. With the weather not clearing up over the past few days, the party has not been...
  • Watch: Key poll issues in the North East 09-04-2014 10:31 AM

    CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen explains what are the key poll issues in the northeast which goes to polls on Wednesday. ...
  • Watch: Shillong Chamber Choir's song asking Indians to vote 09-04-2014 09:38 AM

    As Meghalaya goes to polls on Wednesday, here's a song by Shillong Chamber Choir asking the voters of their state and other parts of India to come out and vote in this elections. ...
  • Meghalaya witnesses 10 per cent voting till 9 am 09-04-2014 08:20 AM

    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...
  • LS polls live: Modi files nomination, says Vadodara has been his 'karmbhoomi' 09-04-2014 07:28 AM

    Follow all the updates on the Lok Sabha elections here. Today is the second phase of polling wherein six Northeast seats are voting. Assembly elections are also being held in Arunachal Pradesh as the Assembly was dissolved by the ruling Congress. ...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal 09-04-2014 07:22 AM

    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 08-04-2014 11:56 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Meghalaya votes on April 9 05-03-2014 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: Meghalaya will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 9. ...
  • Monolith festival: Experience Meghalaya's rich cultural heritage 24-11-2013 12:07 AM

    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 16-11-2013 07:52 AM

    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 12-11-2013 10:43 AM

    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's first-ever Monolith Festival begins on October 25 23-10-2013 07:09 PM

    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...
  • 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' review: An 80 kmph ride through Shillong 21-10-2013 06:32 PM

    The barrel of a pistol stares at you and a girl with unkempt hair and piercing eyes has her fingers on the trigger. The cover of Ankush Saikia's 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' sets the mood for what is to follow. A novel set in Shillong. And comparisons with Anjum...
  • Pranab Mukherjee on two-day visit to Meghalaya, Assam 21-10-2013 05:27 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee arrived Guwahati on a two-day visit to Meghalaya and Assam on Monday. He was received by Governor J B Patnaik at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. The President arrived in a special IAF aircraft and directly left for Shillong by a helicopterr. In Meghalaya, the President...
  • Meghalaya's OM Memorial lifts U-17 Boys' Subroto Cup title 20-10-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: OM Roy Memorial, Shillong, Meghalaya won the U-17 Boy's title of the 54th Subroto Cup football tournament in spectacular fashion, after outplaying Magurmari High School, Kokrajhar, Assam 4-0 in a thrilling final at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. Mebanshan Suting scored for Meghalaya in the 35th minute while...
  • JD(U) hails Raghuram Rajan report, praises Nitish efforts 26-09-2013 05:53 PM

    Happy over the Raghuram Rajan panel report for bracketing Bihar among backward states and thereby boosting its chances of getting the special status, ruling JD(U), on Thursday, attributed the 'success' to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who championed the cause. "It's due to the sustained efforts of CM Nitish Kumar that...
  • One lakh students hit by Meghalaya teachers' strike 11-09-2013 01:36 PM

    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,...
  • Three of family hacked to death on suspicion of witchcraft 18-08-2013 05:45 AM

    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...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected across the country 16-08-2013 02:34 PM

    Severe rainfall with thunder shower is expected in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Parts of Andhra Pradesh with fairly widespread rainfall in Punjab & Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, North Eastern States, Odisha and...
  • Shillong: Man allegedly tortured, forced to eat dog's excreta 03-08-2013 04:50 PM

    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,...
  • Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi 01-07-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, has been named the Lt Governor of Delhi, replacing Tejendra Khanna. According to a presidential announcement, former Delhi police commissioner KK Paul has been appointed the Meghalaya governor, replacing Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary. Lt General AK Singh (retd) will be the...
  • Meghalaya: Assailants attack 11 Assamese workers, 8 dead 26-06-2013 09:33 AM

    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 21-06-2013 01:27 AM

    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 17-06-2013 04:20 AM

    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...
  • State facing problem of influx: Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma 06-06-2013 02:06 AM

    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 05-06-2013 05:32 AM

    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 03-06-2013 05:34 AM

    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 21-05-2013 01:06 PM

    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 16-05-2013 04:30 PM

    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...