MEGHALAYA

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Centre, states need better coordination to handle flood: Kiren Rijiju September 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that there should be better and faster coordination between the central and state agencies in handling floods, besides strengthening of disaster forces. After doing an aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhubri districts in...
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected September 25, 2014

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • 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...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 September 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India July 30, 2014

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • 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...
  • 7 killed, 35 injured in Meghalaya road accident June 16, 2014

    Shillong: Seven persons were killed today and 35 others severely injured when an overloaded bus in which they were travelling fell into a 35feetdeep gorge in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district. The mishap happened at around 9.30 AM on a bridge near Baghmara, district deputy commissioner CP Gotmare told PTI. ...
  • 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 35yearold 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...
  • India shamed, spate of rapes in UP, Meghalaya woman killed by molesters June 4, 2014

    Shillong: Rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. On a day when the US criticised India over the state of crime against women, alleged militants shot at a woman from point blank range and blew off her head for resisting...