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Fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh seized, Bangladeshi held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth around Rs one lakh from his possession, an official release said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's biggest piggery development project launched in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) India's largest piggery development project worth Rs 209 crore was launched on Thursday in Meghalaya to enhance the income of 25,000 households in the northeastern state.
2020-09-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bill on better use of NE water resources to be tabled in Parliament
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The Union Jal Shakti Ministry has prepared a bill which is likely to be tabled in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament for better utilisation of the water resources of India's northeast region, which can provide 60,000 MW clean energy to the country, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said.
2020-09-03
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Pregnant women, newborns die in Meghalaya as medical services hit
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 61 pregnant women and 877 newborn children have died in Meghalaya in four months -- April-July -- due to lack of institutional support and lack of medical services following the Covid-19 pandemic, a top official said on Monday.
2020-08-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Shillong Times halts publication after staff test Covid-positive
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Shillong Times, a 75-year-old leading newspaper of northeast India, did not publish its edition on Sunday as the district administration declared its office building as a containment zone after three non-journalists tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-08-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Outgoing Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy keen to join active politics
Shillong/Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Outgoing Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, who hails from West Bengal, is keen to join active politics soon.
2020-08-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya has set up task force to revive economy: Sangma
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that a "Task Force" on the economy has been formed to suggest reforms for rejuvenating the economy in the short, medium and long-term. Based on the recommendations, the state government will launch the "Restart Meghalaya Mission".
2020-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya's Covid tally crosses 1K-mark, Arunachal's 2K
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) As the deadly coronavirus spreads across the country, Meghalaya became the latest state in the northeastern region to see its tally cross the 1,000-mark, with 1,023 Covid-19 cases as on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Hundreds of paramilitary troopers in NE test Covid positive
Shillong/Aizawl/Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Several hundred central paramilitary troopers and personnel of other central agencies in the northeastern states have tested positive for coronavirus, ministers and officials said on Tuesday night.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
8-month-old, monk die of Covid-19 in Meghalaya, Arunachal
Shillong/Itanagar, July 7 (IANS) An eight-month-old baby, who was brought from Arunachal Pradesh to Shillong with Covid-19 symptoms, died before being testing positive while a 40-year-old Buddhist monk, who was suffering from kidney-related ailments, succumbed to the disease in Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Meghalaya CM tests corona negative
Shillong, June 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma has tested negative for novel coronavirus, an official said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Meghalaya becomes 5th NE state to be Covid-free
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) Meghalaya on Monday became the 5th Covid-19-free state out of the eight northeastern states as its lone corona patient, a woman, recovered from the dreaded disease, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
After 2,000-km road travel, new Meghalaya CJ quarantined after oath
Shillong, April 28 (IANS) Justice Biswanath Somadder, who travelled around 2,000 km by road from Uttar Pradesh to Meghalaya via West Bengal, went into home quarantine hours after taking oath as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court on Monday, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-04-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Curfew re-imposed in Shillong as youth stabbed
Shillong, March 5 (IANS) Curfew was reimposed curfew in the Meghalaya capital and adjoining areas on Thursday night even as a 21-year-old non-tribal youth was stabbed here by unidentified assailants, officials said.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Curfew extended in Shillong, no fresh violence reported
Shillong, March 2 (IANS) Curfew was extended in several areas of Meghalaya's capital Shillong and its outskirts on Monday though there was no fresh violence reported in the hill state, officials said.
2020-03-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Curfew re-imposed in Shillong after youth's death
Shillong, Feb 29 (IANS) After a four-hour relaxation, curfew was re-imposed on Saturday in areas under two police stations in the capital city Shillong and Internet services were suspended in six of the eleven districts of Meghalaya following the death of a Khasi Students Union (KSU) activist on Friday, officials said.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Indo-Bangla 14-day joint exercise concludes
Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) The two-week India-Bangladesh military training exercise Sampriti-IX that focused on counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and disaster management concluded at Umroi, Meghalaya, on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
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