Meghalaya

  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day 05-07-2014 02:18 PM

    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,...
  • World Bank grants Rs 8 crores for developmental projects in Northeast 19-06-2014 07:02 PM

    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 18-06-2014 02:52 PM

    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...
  • SBI branch manager abducted in Meghalaya 16-06-2014 11:28 PM

    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 16-06-2014 04:53 PM

    Shillong: Seven persons were killed today and 35 others severely injured when an overloaded bus in which they were travelling fell into a 35-feet-deep 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 05-06-2014 09:44 AM

    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...
  • Meghalaya murder: Union government steps in, demands report 04-06-2014 11:25 PM

    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...
  • India shamed, spate of rapes in UP, Meghalaya woman killed by molesters 04-06-2014 07:53 PM

    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...
  • Meghalaya: Woman resists molestation, terrorists blow up her head 04-06-2014 01:38 PM

    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 19-05-2014 10:49 AM

    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...
  • Meghalaya Board declares class 12th examination results 05-05-2014 11:15 AM

    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...
  • 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...