Shillong to hold first India International Cherry Blossom Festival

New Delhi, October 16 (IANS): Come November and you will see Mother Nature in all her glory in Shillong as the Meghalaya capital holds the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11.   The festival is being organised by the Meghalaya government in collaboration with the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable […]

Ganga Prasad takes oath as Meghalaya Governor

Shillong, October 5 (IANS): Former Bihar politician Ganga Prasad was on Thursday sworn in as Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here.   Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court Dinesh Maheshwari administered the oath of office to Prasad at a brief ceremony attended by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and most of his cabinet […]

VVPAT EVMs will be used in Meghalaya assembly election: CEO

Shillong, September 27 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Frederick K Kharkongor today said Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) EVMs introduced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) will be used during the state assembly elections, slated to be held next year.   “The VVPAT will be used in the 3082 polling stations in […]

NE needs green revolution: NEC Secretary

Newmai News Network Shillong | September 19   North Eastern Council (NEC) Secretary Ram Muivah on Tuesday has said that the North East needs a green revolution to transform the lives of the farmers and the populace.   Muivah said this while addressing a national seminar on Smart Farming for Enhancing Input Use Efficiency Income […]

Naga woman, six foreigners arrests by Meghalaya Police in cyber fraud case

Shillong/New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS): Meghalaya Police’s Cyber Crime wing personnel on Tuesday arrested six foreign nationals and an Indian woman on charges of a cyber-fraud case from different locations in New Delhi, an officer said.   “We have arrested seven people including five Nigerians and a Equatorial Guinean national in connection with a cyber-fraud […]

NEC launches Satellite-based Information Kiosk

Shillong, September 12 (PTI): A Satellite-based Information Kiosk (SBIK) developed by the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) was today inaugurated at the North Eastern Council (NEC) headquarters here.   NEC secretary Ram Muivah inaugurated the kiosk, considered as one of the unique initiatives of NEC executed by NESAC in close collaboration with State Remote […]

Meghalaya Police to approach Interpol on IRS scam

Shillong, September 2 (IANS): Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh on Friday said that the state police is likely to approach Interpol in connection with a scam set up here to dupe US citizens by pretending to be their tax officials of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).   “If required, the state police will […]

Nine IRS imposters arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, August 30 (IANS): Nine persons, including two women, have been arrested in the past 48 hours in Meghalaya in connection with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scam set up by imposters to dupe US citizens, a police official said on Wednesday. “We have arrested nine people in the past 48 hours in connection with […]

Over one lakh affected by Meghalaya flood

  Shillong, August 16 (IANS): 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 set […]

Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills affected by floods

  Shillong, August 12 (IANS): 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, District Police chief Abraham T. Sangma […]

Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills affected by floods

  Shillong, August 12 (IANS): 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, District Police chief Abraham T. Sangma […]

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