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  • Navy divers join firefighters, mining experts at Meghalaya mining site

    Ksan (Meghalaya): A 15-member team of Indian Navy divers and 21 firefighters from Odisha have Meghalaya’s Ksan village on Saturday to assist the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers in evacuating 15 miners who are trapped inside a flooded illegal coal pit for over two weeks now. The district administration[Read More…]

  • Additional NDRF team rushed to Meghalaya to rescue miners

    Shillong: The Central government on Friday rushed an additional National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team to Meghalaya to assist the state in evacuating 15 miners who are trapped inside an illegal coal mine for 16 days now. Coal India Limited (CIL) officials have rushed to the site in remote Ksan[Read More…]

  • Trapped Meghalaya miners: Rahul Gandhi blames PM Modi, Kiren Rijiju hits back

    New Delhi: While 15 miners continue to remain trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya for a fortnight now, the issue on Wednesday led to a political slugfest with Rahul Gandhi targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centres ruling BJP accusing the Congress President of politicising a tragedy.[Read More…]

  • Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt for “refusing to organise high pressure pumps” to rescue miners

    As the rescue operations to save 15 trapped miners got hampered with the lack of high power pumps, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘meanwhile’ strutting about the ‘Bogibeel Bridge posing for cameras’. Gandhi further accused the Modi government of refusing to[Read More…]

  • 13 miners trapped in Meghalaya coal pit, rescue on

    Shillong: Thirteen miners, who were trapped inside a coal pit filled with gallons of water in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, were yet to be reached or rescued, the district police chief said on Friday. Officials had already said their chances of survival were bleak. “We are yet to recover[Read More…]

  • India should have been declared a Hindu nation: Meghalaya High Court

    In what could turn out to be a controversial observation, the Meghalaya High Court on Monday noted that since Pakistan had declared themselves an Islamic nation after Independence, India should also have been declared a Hindu country. “Even today, in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians,[Read More…]

  • Man arrested from airport for murder bid on Meghalaya women rights activists

    Shillong, Nov 23 (IANS) A 38-year-old coal merchant, wanted in the murder attempt on Meghalaya’s frontline women’s rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide, was arrested from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Assam on Friday, police said. “The special team of Meghalaya Police picked up Showmewell B. Kyndait from[Read More…]

  • No report cards for Meghalaya kids refusing vaccination

    Shillong, School students who refuse to go for Measles-Rubella vaccination will not receive their annual examination report cards in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, an official said on Thursday. The vaccination programme was launched in the state on September 24 amid apprehension among many parents that the injection would make[Read More…]

  • Don’t go to Japan, India has its own Cherry Blossom Festival

    India‘s version of the Cherry Blossom Festival is nothing short of an exquisite collection of events and scenic views. For the third time in a row now, the capital city of Shillong hosts a fun-filled experience for the lovers of nature. First of these festivals of blossoms happened in the[Read More…]

  • International standard sports stadium for the differently-abled to be established in Meghalaya

    The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot, announced the creation of an international standard sports stadium for the differently-abled people in Meghalaya. The stadium is said to be created ahead of the National Games 2022, which the state will host. While speaking during the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir[Read More…]

  • Centre to build sports stadium for differently-abled in Meghalaya

    Shillong: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Thursday announced the construction of an international standard sports stadium for the differently-abled in Meghalaya’s capital city. The stadium, to cost Rs 200 crore, is one of five such facilities that the government proposes to establish in five states,[Read More…]

  • Meghalaya looking at options for technology in food processing

    Paris: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Sunday said Meghalaya is looking at options for technology and machinery to build an efficient supply chain as well on development of product and branding to establish its unique identity. Sangma was speaking at the SIAL (Salon International de l’alimentation) Paris 2018, one[Read More…]

  • Separatist movements will never succeed in India: Meghalaya Governor

    Shillong: Separatist movements have not succeeded in India because most people have not supported them, Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy said on Saturday. He said such a movement succeeded in Pakistan with the separation of East Pakistan and led to the formation of Bangladesh. “The failure of the separatist movement in[Read More…]

  • Modi government will be ousted from power: Mukul Sangma

    Shillong: The Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly, Mukul Sangma, on Tuesday voiced confidence that the Modi government will be ousted in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls because of the “anti-people” agenda of the BJP and the NDA government. “People thought that the BJP was an alternative but now[Read More…]

  • Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma wins South Tura assembly bypoll

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday won the South Tura seat, from where he was contesting as the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) candidate. The counting of votes for the South Tura and Ranikor Assembly by-elections in Meghalaya began on Monday morning at 8 AM. The South Tura assembly[Read More…]

  • Twin bypolls in Meghalaya on Thursday, CM’s fate to be decided

    The stage is set for Thursday’s twin assembly by-elections to South Tura and Ranikor in Meghalaya with four companies of Central armed forces being deployed in both the constituencies. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who is also the national chief of the National People’s Party (NPP), is contesting the by-election and[Read More…]

  • Mobile internet restored in Shillong after 13 days

    Shillong: Internet services on mobile telephones was restored on Wednesday in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned, an official said. Meanwhile, curfew will be relaxed for 15 hours – from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in in 13-tension hit areas of the city, while night curfew in the[Read More…]

  • Meghalaya CM assures safety of Sikhs after communal clashes

    Chandigarh: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called up Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to assure him of the safety of the Sikh community and their religious institutions in the state following communal clashes, an official said here on Saturday. Sangma called up the Punjab Chief Minister to apprise him of[Read More…]

  • Democracy demonetised in Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who returned after a weekend trip to Italy, on Monday attacked the BJP, saying it has “usurped power in Meghalaya through a proxy” and called it “demonetisation of democracy”. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was “obsessed with grabbing power using big money to[Read More…]

  • Congress promises to create three lakh new jobs in Meghalaya

    Shillong: Meghalaya’s ruling Congress has promised that it would create three lakh new jobs, besides promising to enhance Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover announced by the Central government, if it returns to power in the state. “It shall be our endeavour to create three lakh new jobs, and provide one[Read More…]

  • Meghalaya’s most wanted rebel killed in gunfight with police

    Williamnagar: Special Force (SF-10) commandos in Meghalaya on Saturday killed in a gunfight a top Garo rebel leader wanted for his alleged involvement in several killings and bombings in the state. Acting on a tip off, the commandos raided Sudugre area in East Garo Hills district and shot dead Sohan[Read More…]

  • We have people’s support, says Rahul after massive road show in Shillong

    Shillong: Thousand of people from all walks of life came out on the streets of the Meghalaya capital as Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a massive road show ahead of the February 27 assembly elections. This is the first time that a top national politician has held a road show in[Read More…]

  • Will resume coal mining if voted to power in Meghalaya: BJP

    Shillong: Wooing coal miners to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday promised to resume mining in the state, if voted to power. In its Vision Document released by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the BJP promised to put back on track the coal mining[Read More…]

  • Congress will form government in Meghalaya on its own: Pala

    Shillong: Former Union Minister Vincent H. Pala today exuded confidence that Meghalaya’s ruling Congress will come to power on its own after the February 27 assembly elections. “We (Congress) are contesting in all the 60 assembly constituencies alone. In the past, Congress has worked with like-minded parties but this time, the[Read More…]

  • Meghalaya CM hits out at Modi government for rejecting Church leader’s visa

    Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday hit out at NDA Central government for rejecting the visa application of Baptist World Alliance chief, Reverend Paul Msiza, to attend the 150 years celebrations of Christianity in the state’s Garo Hills region. “It is highly condemnable to reject the visa application of[Read More…]

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