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Shillong: Meghalaya legislator Julius Kitbok Dorphang, who had been hiding for 11 days after being accused of raping 14-year-old girl but was eventually arrested late on Friday from Assam's Guwahati, was set to five days police custody by a court here on Saturday.
Published 08-Jan-2017 08:06 IST
Shillong: Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, who was wanted in connection with a sex-racket case involving a 14-year old girl here, was on Saturday arrested from his hideout in neighbouring Assam, the police said.
Published 07-Jan-2017 12:05 IST
Shillong: A local court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against absconding Independent MLA Julius Dorphang, wanted in a case of sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl. The chief judicial magistrate, Shillong, issued the warrant against Dorphang, legislator of Mawhati constituency, who isMore
Published 05-Jan-2017 08:06 IST
Shillong: An independent legislator in Meghalaya was on Monday booked by police for his alleged role in sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl, a police official said. "We have registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against Julius Dorphang for his involvementMore
Published 02-Jan-2017 18:29 IST
Shillong: Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Eastern Air Command here on Sunday. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Air Marshal Khosla was commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force in December 1979 and has over 4000 hours of accidentMore
Published 02-Jan-2017 08:17 IST
Shillong: Midnight services in churches across the state heralded the advent of birth of Jesus Christ as tourists and locals joined in the festivities with religious fervour, mixed with merriment, exchanging greetings and gifts with friends and relatives.
Published 25-Dec-2016 17:18 IST
Shillong: An employee of a guest house owned by the wife of Meghalaya Home Minister H D R Lyngdoh was arrested along with another woman on charge of trafficking and forcing a minor into prostitution, police said. The minor was rescued after she managed to escape from the guest house, they said.
Published 18-Dec-2016 07:25 IST
Shillong: The ruling Congress suffered a blow in the bypolls to two tribal autonomous district councils in Meghalaya, winning just two of the six seats they contested levelling score with each of the two regional parties, United Democratic Party and the Hills State Peoples Democratic Party. The BJPMore
Published 16-Dec-2016 14:08 IST
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a "brand ambassador" of corporate houses promoting their businesses through the demonetisation exercise. "I have analysed it (demonetisation) and I have seen that the main agenda of this governmentMore
Published 15-Dec-2016 09:28 IST
Shillong: Demonetisation has dealt a blow to fake Indian currency notes (FICN) racketeers in Meghalaya who operate along the porous international border with Bangladesh, a BSF official has said.
Published 26-Nov-2016 15:39 IST
Shillong: Two unclaimed bags with Rs 60 lakh in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currencies were recovered from Laitumkhrah premises of Ramkrishna Mission in the city and handed over to the Income tax officials, police said on Wednesday.
Published 24-Nov-2016 08:37 IST
Shillong: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Susharshan Bhagat on Tuesday accused Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of misleading the people over allocation of funds by the Centre.
Published 08-Nov-2016 11:55 IST
Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan is in Meghalaya to celebrate wife Kiran Rao's birthday. The 51-year-old actor along with his family is on trip to North East and has been sharing pictures from the vacation on Twitter.
Published 07-Nov-2016 13:58 IST
Shillong: One of the nine traders from Assam abducted by militants in Meghalaya, escaped from the militant's captivity, the police said on Friday. A police officer said that a manhunt is still on to rescue the other eight traders, abducted by A'chik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) militants onMore
Published 30-Sep-2016 20:06 IST
Shillong: The principal and a senior teacher of a Kendriya Vidyalaya near here were on Friday arrested and sent to five-day police custody on charge of raping two minor students, police said. Yogesh Joshi, 32, from Churu village in Rajasthan, and Deep Jyoti Das, 25, from Tezpur in Assam wereMore
Published 30-Sep-2016 20:27 IST
Shillong: A Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant, wanted to stand trial for several kidnappings and killings, was on Friday killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, the state police said.
Published 30-Sep-2016 18:49 IST
Shillong: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda on Tuesday asked the North Eastern states including Meghalaya to increase their capacity of utilising the central funds. "The states will have to develop capacity building support for utilising central funds," Nadda toldMore
Published 28-Sep-2016 07:52 IST
Tura (Meghalaya): A Bangladeshi national said to be a close associate of Dristhi Rajkhowa, one of India's most wanted rebel leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), was arrested on Wednesday from western Meghalaya, an official said.
Published 21-Sep-2016 20:50 IST
Shillong: The Mukul Sangma-led Congress government on Thursday got a breather as opposition parties withdrew a no-confidence motion without a vote on it, a first in the state assembly's history. No-confidence motions moved in the past by opposition benches have always been put to vote, butMore
Published 16-Sep-2016 08:03 IST | Updated 08:03 IST
Itanagar: Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan was on Wednesday sworn in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at the Raj Bhavan here.
Published 14-Sep-2016 16:45 IST

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