Durga Puja clash: Meghalaya HC orders arrest of priest, headman

Shillong, October 17 (PTI): The Meghalaya High Court has ordered police to arrest the headman and the priest of the 500-year-old Nartiang Durga temple in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district if they create problem during Durga puja rituals.   The order came on a petition filed by villagers, after a midnight clash broke out at […]

NEHU Dept of Philosophy condoles

Shillong, October 14 (MExN): The Department of Philosophy, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) condoles the death of Prof SC Daniel who passed away on October 10 at his residence in Chennai. The department in a condolence meeting fondly recounted his prolific personality and refined qualities. The Head of Department Prof XP Mao in a condolence […]

HC directs Meghalaya govt to give pension to deficit teachers

Shillong, October 12 (PTI): The Meghalaya High Court has directed the state government to provide pension to the teachers of government-aided or ad hoc schools, deficit schools and colleges as per the recommendations of the 5th Pay Commission.   Justice S R Sen directed the Meghalaya government that the pensions would have to be given […]

Meghalaya to float fresh tender for health insurance scheme

Shillong, October 9 (IANS): The Meghalaya government on Tuesday said it would float a fresh tender for the fourth phase of Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS-4), as the premium demanded by the lowest bidder was too high.   As a result, the state government has put off the launch of the scheme to the third […]

Meghalaya Congress legislator dies in Delhi

New Delhi/Shillong, October 9 (IANS): Former Meghalaya Power Minister and senior Congress legislator, Clement Marak, died in a private hospital in New Delhi on Monday evening after a prolonged battle with cancer, party sources said. He was 58.   “Marak passed away at Max Super-specialty Hospital at Shalimar Bagh this evening,” Congress Spokesperson Zenith Sangma […]

Khasi students vehemently opposed to municipal elections in Meghalaya

Newmai News Network Shillong | October 6   The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has expressed its stiff opposition to any move towards the holding of Municipal elections in Meghalaya.   “We would strongly oppose if the state government is contemplating to go ahead with holding of the municipal elections in the state,” KSU president, Lambokstar […]

NIT doing great despite constraints: M’laya Minister

Shillong, October 6 (PTI): Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui Saturday lauded the National Institute of Technology here for consistently producing graduates despite constraints.   “What has caught my attention is that the institute, although being in a temporary set up, has not shown any inertia in the growth trajectory. You had been operating extremely well […]

Congress can only save people: Mukul Sangma

Shillong, October 2 (PTI): Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday claimed that the Congress is the only alternative and relevant party to save the people.   The senior Congress leader alleged that the BJP and its allies are a “threat” to present democracy in the country. “There is no alternative party except the Congress […]

MLCU Shillong celebrates World Tourism Day

Shillong, September 27 (MExN): The Department of Tourism and Travel Management, Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) Shillong celebrated World Tourism Day by organizing street campaigns to spread awareness among taxi drivers about delivering hospitality. A press release from the University stated that the campaign was aimed at creating better travel experiences and cleanliness and sustainability. […]

Meghalaya Assembly wants Khasi, Garo in Constitution

Shillong, September 27 (IANS): The Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Central government to include Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.   Moving the resolution, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma described it as a “historic decision” for the state. The resolution was passed by voice vote.   […]

Meghalaya opposition hits out at Modi for withdrawing funds

Shillong, September 25 (IANS): Hitting out at the Narendra Modi-led government for withholding developmental funds in Meghalaya, the opposition Congress on Monday demanded that the House should pass a resolution to urge the Centre to immediately release funds in respect of the North Eastern Council (NEC) to ensure that the state is not deprived.   […]

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