Meghalaya Congress leader Kharshiing resigns

Shillong, April 5 (IANS): The Congress in Meghalaya on Friday suffered a setback after its Vice President John Filmore Kharshiing resigned from the party ahead of the Lok Sabha election. “I have resigned from the primary membership of the Congress as there has been widespread appeal for a change as the incumbent Shillong Lok Sabha […]

Meghalaya’s NPP government let voters down: ADR survey

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): The National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya has neglected voter priorities and performed “poorly and underwhelmingly” on almost all governance parameters, including agriculture, school education and law and order, says a report by election watchdog the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The survey, released on Wednesday, found that agriculture subsidy […]

Didn’t say anything against secularism, says Meghalaya HC judge on controversial order

Shillong, December 15 (PTI): Facing flak over his recentcontroversial order, Meghalaya High Court judge S R Sen on Friday issued a”clarification”, saying neither was his judgment politicallymotivated nor did he say anything against secularism and that his order hadbeen “misinterpreted.” In the ‘clarification from the bench’ posted on the highcourt website, Justice Sen said he […]

SC to hear IndiGo, SpiceJet plea against flights from Shillong

New Delhi, December 12 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea by low-cost airline IndiGo and SpiceJet challenging the Meghalaya High Court order directing them to start the flights from Shillong from December 15.   A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to hear the plea by IndiGo after […]

Allow citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains without question: Meghalaya HC

Meghalaya, December 12 (PTI): The Meghalaya High Court has urged the Centre to bring in a legislation to allow citizenship to people who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan without any documents, PTI reported. Justice SR Sen’s order mentions Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist, Parsis, Christians, Khasis, Jaintias and Garos from these countries. Sen said […]

Congress will return to power at Centre: Ex-Meghalaya CM

Shillong, December 12 (IANS): After his party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday exuded confidence that the Congress will return to power at the Centre as well.   “People will throw out this BJP government and that has been indicated in this mandate of the people. […]

Conrad visit Meghalaya’s Entrepreneur of the Month

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 8   Perastill R. Marak who has started a business in value added products made out of locally available fruits thereby earning him the tag of Meghalaya’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ was visited by the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday.   Marak who is the first recipient of […]

Health sector in Garo Hills in shambles

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 8   In a fast moving era where everything is at one’s fingertips, the Garo Hills region of the state is still haunted by the problems of past decades.   While new advancements in the field of health services by the state government like the Megha Health Insurance Scheme […]

Bangladeshis arrested in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, DECEMBER 8 (PTI): Eleven illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, including four minors, and a human trafficker from West Bengal, were arrested from a remote village in Meghalayas South Garo Hills district, officials said.   The illegal immigrants took advantage of the absence of a border fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border and entered the country with an […]

Bangladeshis arrested in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, DECEMBER 8 (PTI): Eleven illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, including four minors, and a human trafficker from West Bengal, were arrested from a remote village in Meghalayas South Garo Hills district, officials said.   The illegal immigrants took advantage of the absence of a border fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border and entered the country with an […]

Students of NE states embark on national integration tour

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 1   A group of 26 students and seven teachers of all the North Eastern states were flagged off from Shillong on a visit to Delhi and Agra under the aegis of Assam Rifles. The students will be interacting with a large number of important dignitaries and personalities during […]

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