MUKUL SANGMA

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PMO constitutes committee to facilitate mineral utilisation September 11, 2014

    Shillong: The Prime Minister's Office has constituted a committee to facilitate systemic, scientific and planned utilisation of mineral resources in Meghalaya to prevent environmental degradation, officials said on Thursday. The sixmember Committee chaired by the cabinet secretary has Home secretary, Coal ministry secretary, Mines secretary and Meghalaya chief secretary, the...
  • Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader September 6, 2014

    Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio on Friday night said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister. "Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 35yearold succumbed to his injuries 2 weeks later after the incident took place. Many believe the incident was linked to the agitation for...
  • 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) to...
  • Northeast Chief Ministers advocate awareness on AIDS June 8, 2013

    Guwahati: With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers on Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children. At the North East Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS organised by Forum of Parliamentarians...
  • 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 Ministers...
  • Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma promises strong Lokayukta April 19, 2013

    Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday promised to bring in further amendments to the Meghalaya Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in order to have a strong ombudsman institution as the legislation was passed by the Assembly. "I assure this august House that once the bill becomes an act, it will...
  • Most CMs give a miss to Centre's conference on policing April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Most Chief Ministers on Monday chose to miss a highlevel conference, convened to thrash out challenging issues on public order and policing, with only seven state leaders attending it. The conference of Chief Ministers, convened by the Home Ministry, saw attendance of only Chief Ministers of Odisha (Naveen...
  • Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma admits growing unemployment April 10, 2013

    Shillong: Admitting that Meghalaya faces a growing unemployment problem, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said the jobless youths in the state were many more than those recorded in the employment exchange register. "There is a growing unemployment in the state and this is reflected in the register of the employment...
  • Meghalaya CM holds out promise of strong Lokayukta March 22, 2013

    Shillong: Meghalaya's Congress Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday assured his state that his government would soon pass a strong and effective Lokayukta Bill. Governor RS Mooshahary had withheld his assent to a controversial Meghalaya Lokayukta (ombudsman) Bill passed in the assembly by the previous Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government,...
  • Meghalaya: Congress to return to power, 3 ex-CMs win February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Three former Chief Ministers in Meghalaya emerged victorious in the Assembly election as the Congress is comfortably coasting towards a return to power winning 29 seats. Congress chief DD Lapang, former Chief Minister SC Marak and United Democratic Party president Donkupar Roy...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • 345 candidates in fray in Meghalaya Assembly elections February 22, 2013

    Shillong: Battle lines have been drawn for Saturday's poll to the 60member Meghalaya Assembly in which 345 candidates, including Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Congress president DD Lapang, are in the fray. Banned Khasi organisation, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council has called a 36 hour bandh from 6.00 pm on Friday in...
  • Meghalaya polls: cement, coal lobbying remain a major concern February 21, 2013

    Meghalaya/Shillong: In the last 40 years of its statehood, Meghalaya has seen 23 governments. The coal and cement lobbies in the state are increasingly controlling elections and ensuring unstable governments. Ardent Basaiawmoit, a legislator from Nongkrem is swimming against the tide, pushing for clean politics in Meghalaya. Basaiawmoit expects to win,...
  • Meghalaya polls: PM promises to empower tribal bodies February 15, 2013

    Shillong: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on February 15 promised to empower tribal governing bodies and improve women's representation in decisionmaking bodies in pollbound Meghalaya. "We will empower selfgoverning bodies and work for greater say of women in administrative decision making as we believe that this will help Meghalaya get more...
  • Meghalaya set to be in country's railway map soon September 6, 2012

    Shillong: Despite opposition from several quarters fearing influx of outsiders, Meghalaya is set to be included in the country's railway map with the Centre sanctioning at least two projects for the state. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma would lay the foundation stone for the state's first railway station at Mendipathar in...
  • Sangma can't be like a rogue element: Meghalaya CM July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In a scathing attack on Presidential candidate PA Sangma, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday questioned his claim of representing the tribals in the Presidential poll saying the former Lok Sabha Speaker "can't behave like a rogue element". Mukul, a fellow Garo tribal from the same Garo Hills...
  • Dana Sangma suicide: Amity denies discrimination May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amity University on Friday dismissed allegations that the Northeast student Dana Sangma, who allegedly committed suicide after being caught with a mobile phone during an exam, was discriminated against. That's the vehement defence of the Amity university Vice Chancellor. She said that Dana was caught cheating using her mobile...
  • No racial profiling in Dana Sangma case: Amity May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In a latest on the Dana Sangma suicide case, the Amity University where she was studying on Friday claimed its investigation shows that Dana was cheating using her mobile phone during an exam. Dana committed suicide after the exam invigilator confronted her. The University has denied charges that...
  • Gurgaon: Meghalaya CM's niece found dead April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A 22yearold MBA student from Meghalaya, and state Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's niece Diana Silva was found dead in her hostel room on Tuesday night in Gurgaon. The first year MBA student at Amity University allegedly committed suicide after having an argument with a teacher. Diana's friends say a...