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Scientists discover snail species in M'laya cave, conduct study on mollusc across NE
Shillong/Agartala, Nov 28 (IANS) The scientists, who recently discovered a new micro snail species with less than 2 mm in length (adult) in a Meghalaya cave, are conducting a study on mollusc across northeast under a mega project funded by the Department of Biotechnology under the Central government.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Science/Tech
3-day Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off in Shillong
Shillong, Nov 25 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma, and Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki, on Thursday inaugurated the three-day Cherry Blossom Festival at the Polo 5th Ground here.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Trinamool to be an effective opposition party: Mukul Sangma (Ld)
Shillong, Nov 25 (IANS) Meghalaya opposition leader Mukul Sangma, who along with 11 Congress MLAs joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday night, said on Thursday that the Congress has failed as an effective opposition in the country and the TMC would be a pan-India viable alternative opposition party.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Trinamool to be an effective opposition party: Mukul Sangma
Shillong, Nov 25 (IANS) Opposition leader Mukul Sangma, who along with 11 Congress MLAs joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday night, on Thursday said that the Congress has failed as an effective opposition party in the country and the TMC would be a pan-India viable alternative opposition party. Reliable sources said that political strategist Prashant Kishor and his team members, who have been camping in Shillong for the past two months, apparently engineered the defections.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
NE India's 1st private varsity gets NAAC accreditation
Shillong, Nov 6 (IANS) The University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), the first private varsity in the northeastern region, has been awarded the accreditation rating of "A Grade" by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), officials have said.
2021-11-06
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
Meghalaya's ruling NPP, ally UDP wins all 3 bypolls (2nd Lead)
Shillong, Nov 2 (IANS) Meghalaya's National People's Party (NPP) and ally United Democratic Party (UDP) won all the three Assembly seats where bypolls were held on Saturday.
2021-11-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Ruling NPP, UDP candidates lead in 2 of 3 Meghalaya Assembly seats (Ld)
Shillong, Nov 2 (IANS) The ruling National People's Party (NPP) candidate Pyniaid Sing Syiem and the United Democratic Party nominee Eugeneson Lyngdoh are leading over their Congress opponents in the Mawryngkneng and the Mawphlang Assembly seats of Meghalaya.
2021-11-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Voting for bypoll to 3 Assembly seats in Meghalaya begins
Shillong, Oct 30 (IANS) Voting for the by-elections in three Assembly seats in Meghalaya began on Saturday morning amid heavy security deployment and following Covid-19 protocols, officials said.
2021-10-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Ahead of bypolls, demands to split Meghalaya on ethnic lines crop up
Shillong, Oct 13 (IANS) Nearly 50 years after it was carved out of Assam as a full-fledged state in 1972, the demand to further bifurcate Meghlaya on ethnic lines has surfaced with two local parties forming a coordination committee for this purpose, ahead of the bye-elections to three Assembly seats on October 30.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
New Chief Justices of Meghalaya, Sikkim HCs sworn-in
Shillong/Gangtok, Oct 12 (IANS) The new Chief Justices of the Meghalaya and Sikkim High Courts were sworn-in at separate functions in the respective state capitals on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
V-P lays foundation of road project to boost tourism, trade with B'desh
Shillong, Oct 4 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday laid the foundation for upgrading the 64.21 km road that connects Meghalaya capital with Dawki border town, along the India-Bangladesh border.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
5 dead, 16 injured as Meghalaya bus plunges into swollen river
Shillong, Sep 30 (IANS) At least five people died and 16 others were injured when a Meghalaya state transport corporation passenger bus plunged into the Ringdi River in the wee hours of Thursday, police said.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Top NE academician, politician B.B. Dutta dies at 86
Shillong, Sep 28 (IANS) One of the most renowned academicians of the Northeastern region, and former Rajya Sabha member Bidhu Bhusan Dutta died in Shillong on Monday after a brief illness. He was 86.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
'Knife surrender' rally in Shillong to protest ex-militant leader's killing
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Protesters from 11 local organisations on Monday organised a unique 'pyndem tari' (knife surrender) rally in Shillong to protest the government's failure in suspending police personnel responsible for the killing of a former militant leader on August 13.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Snatched Meghalaya Police weapons found in Shillong river
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Fire and Emergency Services personnel recovered three weapons on Monday, nine days after "masked agitators" snatched them from police during violence triggered by a former militant leader's killing in an "encounter", officials said.
2021-08-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya leads the way in harnessing faith for climate action
Shillong, Aug 18 (IANS) After initiating a grassroots-level movement with Climate Change Chapaul -- which involved roping in traditional leaders of Meghalaya to spread the awareness of climate change -- Meghalaya is starting to use another social innovation to drive a change in people's behaviour and attitude towards climate change.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shillong violence: Judicial panel to probe ex-militant's 'killing'
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Monday ordered a judicial inquiry into a former militant leader's "killing", which triggered violence, including stone-pelting and arson in Shillong on Sunday, officials said.
2021-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Shillong violence: Judicial panel to probe ex-militant's 'killing'
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Monday decided to order a judicial inquiry into a former militant leader's "killing", which triggered violence, including stone-pelting and arson in Shillong on Sunday, officials said.
2021-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Curfew, net cut in 4 M'laya districts after Shillong violence, Home Min quits
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Violence, including stone-pelting and setting a police vehicle afire, rocked Shillong on Sunday, following the "killing" of a former militant leader on Friday, leading the authorities to enforce curfew and suspend internet services in four Meghalaya districts, officials said.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Curfew, no net in 4 Meghalaya districts after Shillong violence
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Curfew was clamped for 33 hours in Shillong and its outskirts, and internet services suspended in four Meghalaya districts after violence, including setting afire a police vehicle, on Sunday, following the "killing" of a former militant leader on Friday, officials said.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
2 injured in Shillong blast, militant outfit claims responsibility
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) At least two persons, including a woman, were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Meghalaya capital on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
2021-08-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Terrorism
PM set target to provide drinking water to all household: Shah
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the target of providing pure drinking water to every household in the country before the completion of 75 years of Independence.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Assam Rifles to carry mega plantation at Cherrapunji: Amit Shah
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Meghalaya's Cherrapunji, once credited as the wettest place on Earth, would be adopted by Assam Rifles for an ambitious plantation drive to restore the lost greenery in the world-famous spot, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Space technology dealing issues, challenges in NE states'
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), a joint venture of the Department of Space and the North Eastern Council (NEC), has facilitated the northeastern states to address issues and challenges of the region with the support of space technology, Union DoNER Minister G. Kishan Reddy said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
All NE state capitals to be linked by air, rail by 2023-24: Amit Shah
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here on Saturday that the northeastern region would be the countrys growth destination and all the state capitals of the eight states of the region would be connected by air and railway network by 2023-24.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
1st CM-level meet held to resolve Assam-Meghalaya border troubles
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The first Chief Minister-level meeting to resolve inter-state border troubles between Assam and Meghalaya was held here on Friday with both sides deciding to remove the disputes in the 12 bordering locations in a phased manner.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Shah to meet all NE CMs in Shillong, discuss law & order, Covid
Shillong/Agartala, July 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all the eight northeastern states in Shillong on Saturday and discuss various issues, including law and order, and the Covid-19 situation, officials said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya mulling action against doctor for refusing to treat rape victim
Shillong, July 21 (IANS) Taking a "serious note" of the matter, the Social Welfare Department of Meghalaya is contemplating action against a doctor who had refused to treat a minor gang-rape victim on the ground that the place of the incident was beyond his jurisdiction, officials said here on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Meghalaya woman hides inside bank for 3 nights, held for robbery bid
Shillong, June 30 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, the Meghalaya police have arrested a 40-year-old woman on charges of attempting to rob a local bank after she hid herself inside the bank for three nights, police said on Wednesday.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3rd trapped worker's body retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 25 (IANS) With one more body getting retrieved on Friday, so far three bodies from among the five trapped miners have been recovered from a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, where they were trapped 26 days ago, officials said.
2021-06-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Forced vaccination violates fundamental right: Meghalaya HC
Shillong, June 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court has held that administration of vaccine by way of coercive methods vitiates the fundamental purpose of welfare attached to vaccination, and ordered that the vaccination orders issued by the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the districts should be seen as "persuasive advisory", a court official said on Thursday.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
2nd trapped miner's body retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 24 (IANS) With one more body retrieved on Thursday, so far two bodies from among the five trapped miners have been recovered from a flooded coal pit in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills, where they were trapped in the mine 26 days ago, officials said.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
8 oxygen plants being set up in 3 NE states with Japan, UNDP support
Shillong/Agartala, June 22 (IANS) Eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in the three northeast states -- Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura -- with the help of the Japanese government and UNDP, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Over 5,000 children test Covid positive in Meghalaya, 17 die
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Over 5,000 children under the age of 14 in Meghalaya have tested Covid-19 positive and 17 of them died, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Body of one of the trapped workers retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The body of one of the five trapped miners was retrieved from a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills on Wednesday, 18 days after they were trapped, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy, NDRF operations on as 5 miners trapped in Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) An Indian Navy team joined the non-stop rescue operations for five miners trapped in a coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya for two weeks, said top officials on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rescue ops to save trapped miners in Meghalaya enter 4th day
Shillong, June 3 (IANS) Non-stop rescue operations to save the five miners trapped in a coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya continued for the fourth day on Thursday.
2021-06-03
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong demands removal of Meghalaya MLA facing rape charge from house panels
Shillong, June 2 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Meghalaya on Wednesday urged Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to remove National People's Party (NPP) MLA Thomas A. Sangma from the various Assembly committees as he has been accused of "abusing a woman".
2021-06-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Lt Gen Nair takes over as new Assam Rifles Chief
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair on Tuesday took over as the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles, succeeding Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, officials said.
2021-06-01
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
6 workers feared trapped in Meghalaya coal mine
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) At least six miners from Assam and Tripura are feared trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday.
2021-05-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CIABC urges Meghalaya govt to scrap 'Central Bonded Warehouse'
Shillong, May 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), apex body of the Indian Alcoholic Beverage Industry, has written to the Meghalaya Government seeking immediate end to the creation of Central Bonded Warehouse (CBW) which is to function as the sole wholesaler for all alcoholic beverages products to be sold in Meghalaya.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,Business/Economy
Meghalaya parties resume stir to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) An apex body of over 17 organisations, which have been agitating to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) across Meghalaya, on Friday organised a demonstration in front of the civil secretariat in Shillong over the delay in implementing the regulatory system.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Quake jolts Shillong, no damage reported
Shillong, March 29 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale, was recorded in the Meghalaya capital on Monday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indo-Bangla ties improving fast: Experts
Shillong/Agartala, March 25 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day Bangladesh visit, experts and top officials of the two neighbours felt that India-Bangladesh relations are further improving as the new connectivity projects are being operationalised.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indo-Bangla ties improving fast: Experts
Shillong/Agartala, March 25 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day Bangladesh visit, experts and top officials of the two neighbours felt that India-Bangladesh relations are further improving as the new connectivity projects are being operationalised.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
PRISM to give round the clock info to MPs: LS Speaker (Ld)
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that information technology based Parliamentary Research and Information Support (PRISM) was launched in the Budget session of the Parliament to provide information to the MPs round the clock.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
LS Speaker urges democratic institutions to share best practices
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday appealed the democratic institutions, from the Parliament to state legislatures and local bodies, to work in harmony and share their best practices for greater efficacy.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Covid-19: Night curfew to continue in Meghalaya, Mizoram capitals
Shillong/Aizawl, Feb 8 (IANS) In a bid to contain spread of coronavirus, officials in Meghalaya said that the night curfew would remain in force in Shillong and other adjoining areas under the East Khasi Hills district for the next seven days from Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew to continue for 7 more days in Shillong, adjoining areas
Shillong, Jan 31 (IANS) In an effort to contain the further spread of the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Meghalaya on Sunday said that the night curfew will remain in place in Shillong and other adjoining areas under the East Khasi Hills district for the next seven days from Monday.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine