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Ordinance on registration of visitors with Meghalaya Guv
Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has sent the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to Governor Tathagata Roy for his approval, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Wednesday.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre, NSCN-IM to sign Naga peace accord soon
Shillong, Oct 31 (IANS) The Centre would soon sign the Naga peace accord with various Naga insurgent factions, including the National Socialist Council of Nagalim Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), to put an end to the seven-decade long Naga insurgency, an official said on Thursday.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Archbishop Jala laid to rest in Shillong
Shillong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hundreds of people from across Meghalaya bade a tearful adieu to Archbishop Dominic Jala here on Wednesday, recalling his dedication and service to the church and the society as a whole.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
India, Thailand begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya), Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Army and Royal Thai Army began their latest joint exercise here on Monday, an Army official said.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rs 5 lakh reward to those who helped locate AN-32 aircraft
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh to ten individuals who helped in locating the missing transport aircraft AN-32 on June 3 this year in Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Meghalaya CM assures residents on NRC
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Noting that the stated have no executive power to initiate the National Register of Citizen (NRC) exercise, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma here on Tuesday said the state government would put in place mechanisms to protect the interest of the people of the state.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya committed to scientific coal mining: Deputy CM
Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) The Meghalaya government is committed to promote scientific, environment friendly and safe coal mining in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Monday.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya cop apologises before privilege panel
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) A Deputy Superintendent of Police in Meghalaya, who had last month asked a Congress legislator to remove tinted films from the glasses on his vehicle, on Thursday tendered his apology before the assembly's privileges and ethics committee.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Those opposing Kashmir move should go to Pakistan: Athawale
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said on Wednesday that those opposing the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, should go to Pakistan.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Eid celebrated in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakrid, was celebrated on Monday with fervour and enthusiasm across Meghalaya, predominantly a Christian state.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion
Meghalaya police reject alleged harassment of commandos
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The Meghalaya police on Saturday rejected the report of alleged harassment meted out by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to SF-10 commandos posted in Williamnagar, the district headquarters of East Garo Hills.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Meghalaya Baby League set to kick off on Saturday
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The second edition of the Meghalaya Baby League (MBL), one of India's largest junior football leagues which aims to groom professional footballers, will kick off on Saturday here in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Meghalaya Speaker dies, 3 days mourning announced
Shillong, July 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy passed away on Sunday at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram after multi-organ failure, a party leader said. He was 64.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
One more JE death in Meghalaya, toll rises to 4
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) One more person died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the toll to four, while 66 have tested positive for the disease, officials said.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Budget 'balanced' and 'positive', says Meghalaya CM
Shillong, July 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday described the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "balanced" and "positive".
2019-07-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Set up President's third retreat in Shillong: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said he had suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to add Shillong as the President of India's "third retreat location".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
First in N-E: EC declares Sangma's NPP as a national party
Shillong, June 7 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday declared National People's Party (NPP), a tribal-centric political party, as one of the national parties.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Naked man seen being brutally thrashed in Meghalaya
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Police on Wednesday said that they have identified one of the assailants in a disturbing viral video showing some youths relentlessly hitting a naked man in a village in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills bordering Bangladesh.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Meghalaya
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was on Wednesday celebrated across Meghalaya with prayers.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
Meghalaya's economy needs to grow: 15th Finance Commission
Shillong, June 4 (IANS) Nand Kishore Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, said here on Tuesday Meghalaya's economy must grow well above the double-digit number to to catch up on lost time.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Agatha, Pala emerge victorious in Meghalaya
Shillong, May 23 (IANS) Former Union Minister and National People's Party (NPP) candidate Agatha Sangma has made her way back to national politics by winning the Tura Lok Sabha seat, while incumbent Congress MP Vincent Pala retained the Shillong seat on Thursday.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Ex-Union Minister, Congress candidate leads in Meghalaya
Shillong, May 23 (IANS) Former Union Minister Agatha Sangma and Congress candidate Vincent Pala were leading from the Tura and Shillong parliamentary seats in Meghalaya, vote count trends showed on Thursday.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
MLA, 6 others killed in attack by Naga militants in Arunachal
Shillong, May 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including the MLA of Khonsa West constituency Triong Aboh, were killed on Tuesday after suspected Naga militants fired at the vehicle they were travelling in.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Mass prayer held for SL terror victims in Meghalaya
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) A holy mass was held in Meghalaya for the victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks that killed over 350 in Sri Lanka.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion,Terrorism
Leaders in Nagaland, Meghalaya condemn Lanka attacks
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) Political and church leaders in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Sunday strongly condemned the multiple blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Meghalaya bypoll: Re-polling in one booth on Monday
Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Re-polling will be held at the Konarchar polling station on Monday in the bypoll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency, an election official said on Saturday.
2019-04-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Re-poll ordered in one Meghalaya Assembly booth
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Re-polling has been recommended in Konarchar polling station in Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency due to criss-crossing of electronic voting machine (EVM) during the polling on Thursday, an election official said on Friday.
2019-04-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Voting peaceful in Meghalaya, turnout 67.03%
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Out of the total 19,14,795 voters in the state, an estimated 67.03 per cent exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect the two new members to the Lok Sabha from Shillong and Tura parliamentary seats in Meghalaya.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shillong BJP candidate dead against citizenship bill
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sanbor Shullai from the Shillong parliamentary seat on Thursday said he would rather "kill himself than allow" the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be implemented in Meghalaya and other northeastern states.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Nearly 21% voter turnout in 2 hours in Meghalaya
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Voting is underway in Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya on Thursday amid reports of technical snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs).
2019-04-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya poll officer issues Braille voter I-card
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor of Mehalaya, here on Tuesday, handed the first Braille elector photo identity card to Padmahree Bertha Dkhar, principal of Jyoti Sroat Inclusive School, the first school for the visually impaired people in the state.
2019-04-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
NPP reiterates opposition to citizenship bill
Tura (Meghalaya), April 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday reiterated the ruling National People's Party's (NPP) strong opposition to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-04-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two Shillong LS seats candidates withdraw nominations
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate Justice Kharbasanti and Kennedy Khyriem, a substitute candidate for outgoing Congress MP Vincent Pala. on Thursday withdrew their nominations from the Shillong parliamentary seat, an election official said.
2019-03-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC withholds papers of 2 candidates from Shillong
Shillong, March 26 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday withheld nomination papers of two candidates from the Shillong Lok Sabha constituency in Meghalaya.
2019-03-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP does another U-turn in Tura Lok Sabha contest
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) A day after it announced support to National People's Party (NPP) candidate Agatha K. Sangma in the Tura Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP on Sunday decided to field Rikman G. Momin as its candidate against the two-time MP.
2019-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP to support Agatha Sangma in Meghalaya's Tura
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is part of the ruling coalition in Meghalaya but had decided to fight the Lok Sabha polls by itself, on Saturday announced its support to National People's Party candidate Agatha Sangma in the Tura parliamentary constituency.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress MP Pala files nomination in Shillong
Shillong, March 22 (IANS) Sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala on Friday filed his nomination papers for the Shillong parliamentary constituency, seeking a third straight term in the Lok Sabha.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Former forest service officer in fray from Shillong
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Former Indian Forest Service officer T.H.S. Bonny on Tuesday filed his nomination papers from the Shillong Lok Sabha seat as a candidate of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NPP kicks off Lok Sabha poll campaign in Meghalaya
Adokgre (Meghalaya), March 18 (IANS) The National People's Party (NPP) on Monday kicked off its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Meghalaya.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NPP won't have pre-poll pact with BJP in any state
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said the National People's Party (NPP) will have no pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in any state for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
2019-03-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Meghalaya ruling alliance to jointly fight LS poll, BJP opts out
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling alliance on Monday announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party's Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency.
2019-03-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Meghalaya parties welcome single-phase Lok Sabha elections
Shillong, March 10 (IANS) Political parties in Meghalaya, here on Sunday, welcomed the announcement of single-phase election to the two Lok Sabha seats - Shillong and Tura - on April 11, and said they expect a free and fair poll.
2019-03-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Meghalaya committed to scientific mining: Governor
Shillong, March 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said the government is committed to promoting scientific and secure coal mining in the state in line with direction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
2019-03-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Boycotting Governor's address an insult to chair: CM
Shillong, March 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday termed the opposition Congress boycotting Governor Tathagata Roy's maiden address in the state Assembly over his call to boycott "everything Kashmiri" following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack as an "insult to the chair of the Governor".
2019-03-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
UDP demands BJP's ouster from ruling Meghalaya coalition
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) The United Democratic Party, a key partner in the National People's Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, here on Monday demanded ouster of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the coalition following controversies and violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Navy detects fourth body in Meghalaya coal pit
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Navy divers have located a fourth body, completely decomposed, in the 370-feet deep flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district, where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13, an official said on Sunday.
2019-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy robot locates third body in Meghalaya coal pit
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian Navy divers have located third body, completely decomposed, in the 370-feet deep flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district, where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13, an official said on Sunday.
2019-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Police chief grilled by CBI for eight hours, Trinamool ex-MP summoned
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was on Saturday questioned for eight hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here in the chit fund scam, and has been asked to appear again on Sunday for further examination.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CBI to grill Kolkata Police chief in Shillong on Saturday
Shillong, Feb 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Saturday in connection with the Saradha chit fund case, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Meghalaya BJP legislator threatens to quit party
Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) One of the two BJP legislators in Meghalaya on Thursday threatened to quit the party party if the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics