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Meghalaya’s root bridges in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites

March 29, 2022 1:50:49 pm

Villagers grow the living root-bridges by training the 'ficus elastica' tree on both sides of water bodies over a period of about 10 to 15 years where the roots form the bridge.

Court pulls up Meghalaya government for turning blind eye to rampant illegal coal mining in state

March 9, 2022 4:13:30 am

The order follows a visit by the three-judge bench, accompanied by the state chief secretary, to Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district, the hub of coal mining in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya Congress MLAs join BJP-backed MDA

February 9, 2022 2:18:58 am

Till November, the Congress was the principal opposition in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly — but after former CM Mukul Sangma and 11 other MLAs jumped ship to join the TMC, the grand old party was left with only five MLAs.

Congress MLAs in Meghalaya join BJP-backed MDA

February 8, 2022 5:37:44 pm

Once a formidable opposition with 17 MLAs, the Congress was left with only five MLAs after 12 legislators defected to TMC last year

Meghalaya relaxes age limit for govt jobs to 32 for general candidates, 37 for SC/ST

February 4, 2022 7:54:13 pm

Governor Satya Pal Malik in a notification on Thursday gave nod to the decision made by the Meghalaya government relaxing the upper age limits in the two categories instead of 27 years earlier, the official said.


HNLC claims responsibility for IED blast in Shillong, one arrested

January 31, 2022 6:59:16 pm

On Sunday, an IED was detonated at the entrance of the famous Centre Point building in Shillong’s commercial hub, Police Bazar.

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Low-intensity blast in the heart of Shillong, no casualties reported

January 30, 2022 9:58:12 pm

According to police, the blast occurred between 6 and 6.20 pm near the Delhi Mistan Bhandar shop in the Police Bazar area of the hill station.

Shillong couple sits on six-hour-long strike to protest attacks on non-tribals

January 24, 2022 10:43:11 pm

The immediate trigger that led Sushit Kanti (68) and Kalpana Choudhury (58) to sit on a silent protest was an episode of violence last week, where “unidentified miscreants” assaulted about eight non-tribal people.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests positive for Covid-19, had visited Amit Shah earlier

January 21, 2022 8:46:32 pm

An official of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) had said CM Conrad Sangma was having a sore throat and was ‘avoiding gathering’. Sangma later announced his COVID affliction in the evening on social media.

Meghalaya Speaker dismisses Congress’ disqualification plea against 12 deserters

December 23, 2021 10:57:53 pm

Senior Congress leader Mukul Sangma, his aide Charles Pyngrope, who is a former assembly speaker and 10 others had on November 25 merged with TMC making it the principal Opposition party in the state.

AFSPA should be repealed: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

December 6, 2021 12:08:54 pm

Conrad Sangma's remarks come a day after a security operation in Nagaland resulted in the death of 14 civilians and one security officer.

Meghalaya CM says youth must cross Hindi ‘language barrier’ to get jobs

November 22, 2021 10:36:09 am

Conrad Sangma also said the National Education Policy, 2020 lays stress on the mother tongue and Indian languages.

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Meghalaya clarifies on controversial app: ‘Facial Recognition Technology doesn’t require any anchoring legislation’

November 18, 2021 7:28:22 pm

The Pensioner’s Life Certification Verification app, launched by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in July, is aimed at offering pensioners a “secure, easy and hassle-free interface” to obtain life certificates by verifying their identity using FRT on their smartphones.

Meghalaya govt takes possession of disputed land, Sikhs to challenge move

November 2, 2021 5:36:27 am

In a statement, Gurjit Singh, president of Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), which represents members of the Sikh community in Shillong, termed the government’s move “illegal” and said they would “socially, legally, religiously and politically” challenge the state government.


Meghalaya: District council to introduce Bill changing age-old Khasi matrilineal inheritance custom

October 28, 2021 12:13:25 am

The Khasis are a matrilineal society and trace inheritance and descent through the mother's clan. If the Bill is put into effect, it would make a rare, significant alteration in an age-old, tribal practice of Meghalaya.

Sikh delegation reaches Meghalaya, requests Guv to intervene in relocation decision

October 14, 2021 10:31:08 pm

“We shared our concerns and he assured us that no injustice will be done and the residents will not be removed illegally,” DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa told The Indian Express.

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Sikhs of Shillong locality protest relocation decision, Dy CM says doing ‘due diligence’

October 12, 2021 9:52:25 am

On October 7, the Conrad Sangma-led state cabinet approved a proposal to relocate the Punjabi residents from Them lew Mawlong area, based on a recommendation made by a high-level committee (HLC) headed by Tynsong.

Meghalaya BJP, Cong declare candidates for assembly by-polls

October 4, 2021 10:48:40 pm

A BJP spokesperson said the party nominated Kingstone Marak, vice-president of its West Garo Hills district unit, for the Rajabala constituency.

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49-year-old lynched in Meghalaya on suspicion of cattle theft

October 1, 2021 11:21:12 pm

As per the initial enquiry by the police, the man had allegedly stolen three bovine animals from Rongsang Ajirigri village and was later apprehended by the villagers.

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In a first, Meghalaya Assembly session begins with national anthem arranged using Khasi, Garo instruments

September 14, 2021 8:31:36 pm

Behind the concept of the “indigenous rendition” of the national anthem was Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, who felt that a “local twist” would reflect the “true diversity” of the country.

Curfew in Shillong lifted for 12 hours on Thursday amid improvement in situation following unrest

August 19, 2021 5:23:03 pm

Violence erupted in Shillong following the death of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the former self-styled general secretary of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, in an encounter on August 13

Meghalaya govt orders judicial probe into death of ex-militant, extends curfew in Shillong as situation remains tense

August 16, 2021 10:04:23 pm

After a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the government has decided to extend curfew in Shillong by another 24 hours (till 5 am of August 18), keeping in mind “the overall situation”.

Meghalaya Home Minister quits amid unrest over ex-militant’s death

August 16, 2021 6:08:14 am

According to police, Thangkhiew was allegedly involved in an IED blast that injured two in Shillong last week, and was killed in “retaliatory firing” in the early hours of August 13 in an operation at his home in Shillong’s Mawlai.

Low-intensity IED blast in Shillong injures two, CM Sangma condemns attack

August 10, 2021 10:02:52 pm

The Police have registered a case and investigation is currently on to nab those involved in carrying out the blast.

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Eat more beef than chicken, mutton, fish: BJP Minister

July 31, 2021 9:10:16 pm

Sanbor Shullai, a senior BJP leader who was sworn in as a cabinet minister last week, said everybody was free to eat whatever they want in a democratic country.