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Shillong: As many as 500 vulnerable trees would soon be trimmed in Meghalaya to avoid accidents, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christopher Laloo said on Thursday. The government's decision to trim vulnerable trees in and around the city came after three persons were killed and two others injured onMore
Published 17-Aug-2017 16:30 IST
Tura (Meghalaya): Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. No loss of life has been reported so far. The official said 30 relief camps have been setMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:49 IST | Updated 20:49 IST
Shillong: Expressing concern over crimes against women and children, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women's police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state. The creation of such police stations in the remaining four districts was under consideration of theMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 16:53 IST
New Delhi: A woman from Meghalaya was turfed out of the the dining room of The Delhi Golf Club as its staffers "assumed" her to be a domestic help, and not because of her traditional Khasi outfit 'Jainsem', an internal inquiry report has found. The three-member inquiry committee headed by JusticeMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 17:53 IST
Shillong: The BJP on Saturday promised to find a solution to the NGT's interim ban on coal mining since April 2014 in Meghalaya, if voted to power in next year's assembly elections. "We are making a commitment keeping in mind environmental and economic activities concerns that we will work with allMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 08:23 IST
Shillong: Incessant rainfall in Meghalaya has caused flood in low lying areas of the state, with many rivers flowing above the danger level, officials said on Saturday. East Khasi Hills district SP Davis Marak said three persons died and two others injured due to flood-related incidents in the northMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 22:14 IST
Shillong: Heavy rains since Thursday night flooded Baghmara, the district headquarters of South Garo Hills, and other adjoining areas bordering Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday. Though no loss of life has been reported so far, several people have been displaced following the floods, DistrictMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 14:30 IST
Shillong: Meghalaya government on Friday approved the draft "Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Rules, 2017" to check influx and illegal immigration into the state. The draft rules, which will be notified on August 14, were related to the Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Act, 2016,More
Published 12-Aug-2017 08:25 IST
Shillong: Congress leader and Meghalaya's Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V. Lyngdoh, on Wednesday expressed doubt that the BJP would win even a single seat in the assembly elections next year. The veteran Congress leader was reacting to BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli who claimed that aMore
Published 09-Aug-2017 18:58 IST
Tura: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) suffered a major setback after a key aide of its wanted leader Sohan D.Shira surrendered to police in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district on Monday. Baltus N. Marak alias Chachat, the area commander, surrendered to Abraham T. Sangma, the police chiefMore
Published 07-Aug-2017 19:03 IST
Shillong:Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is mulling to create 5,000 digital learning centres under the control of its regional directors, Vice-Chancellor, Ravindra Kumar on Saturday. He said the Central government has created communication networks including broadband facilities to 10More
Published 06-Aug-2017 11:34 IST
Shillong: A day after sacking two of his senior Cabinet Ministers for their "anti-party activities", Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday inducted two Congress legislators in his cabinet. The cabinet reshuffle comes ahead of the state assembly elections, which is scheduled to be in February-MarchMore
Published 04-Aug-2017 13:51 IST
Shillong: A Meghalaya Police constable, accused of shooting his senior in the West Jaintia Hills district, has surrendered without depositing his service rifle, police said on Friday. Constable Lusen Sangma of the 3rd Meghalaya Police Battalion, surrendered at Kharkutta police station on ThursdayMore
Published 04-Aug-2017 12:38 IST
New Delhi: The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding creation of Garoland, to be carve out of tribal Garo inhabited areas in Meghalaya and Assam. The GHSMC -- a conglomeration of several Garo organisations, includingMore
Published 04-Aug-2017 08:33 IST
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma dropped senior Congress leaders Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar from his cabinet for their alleged anti-party activities. Tynsong had been a cabinet minister for over 13 years under three chief ministers and is known to have openly said that heMore
Published 03-Aug-2017 22:13 IST | Updated 22:18 IST
Shillong: The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a proposal to provide government jobs to people who donate land for various developmental projects, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has announced. "We have approved a policy to ensure that 'generous people' who provide land to the government would beMore
Published 03-Aug-2017 13:41 IST
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said the Finance department has been directed to examine the recommendations submitted by the Fifth State Pay Commission today to ensure it is implementation at the earliest.
Published 02-Aug-2017 22:13 IST
Tura (Meghalaya): A bullet-riddled body was found on Wednesday near the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, police said. The victim was identified as Olget R. Marak, 53. He was gunned down in the early hours on Wednesday by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants near Dambuk area in SouthMore
Published 02-Aug-2017 15:50 IST
Shillong: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit's security convoy on Wednesday was involved in an accident in Meghalaya, in which five of his bodyguards were injured, police said. Purohit, who is also the Governor in-charge of Meghalaya, was unharmed, a Raj Bhavan official said.
Published 02-Aug-2017 15:46 IST
Tura: Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants shot dead one person accusing him of being a police informer at a remote village in South Garo Hills district, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred late on Tuesday night and within 12 hours of the police busting a GNLA camp atMore
Published 02-Aug-2017 14:21 IST

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