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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…

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…

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…

Sangma, Laskar agree to strengthen Cong Minority Department in North East

    Shillong, August 6 (MExN): All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) Minority Observer for Meghalaya Rejaul Karim Laskar visited Shillong on August 5.   The purpose of the visit was to hold discussions with the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who…

Meghalaya CM inducts two new ministers

  Shillong, August 4 (IANS): A day after sacking two of his senior Cabinet Ministers for their “anti-party activities”, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday inducted two Congress legislators in his cabinet.   The cabinet reshuffle comes ahead of the…

Assam Governor’s bodyguards injured in accident in Meghalaya

  Shillong, August 2 (IANS): Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s security convoy on Wednesday was involved in an accident in Meghalaya, in which five of his bodyguards were injured, police said.   Purohit, who is also the Governor in-charge of Meghalaya,…

276 cattle seized from Bangladesh border in five days in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, July 23 (PTI):  The Border Security Force or BSF has seized 276 cattle at the zero line of the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya during the past five days. However, no arrests could be made as the smugglers fled in jungles.…

Meghalaya CM launches grassroots football programme

Shillong, July 22 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma officially launched a statewide football grassroots development programme ‘Mission Football’ amid much fanfare at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. Mission Football is a pet project of the chief minister…

Jailed Meghalaya MLA appointed to assembly panels

Shillong, July 10 (IANS): Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of two assembly panels, evoking a strong opposition from a women’s group.   Dorphang, who is lodged in Shillong jail and…

Kovind and Kumar to campaign in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 4 (IANS): The NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and his rival Meira Kumar will visit the Meghalaya capital this week to drum up support for their candidature.   While Kumar, the former Lok Sabha Speaker and the…

Take strict action against Delhi Golf Club: NE students group

  Shillong, July 4 (IANS): The powerful North East Students Organisation (NESO) has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to probe the Delhi Golf Club incident where a woman from Meghalaya was asked to leave for wearing a…

Blow to NEHU VC as High Court rules for continuation of HASA

Shillong, June 30 (MExN): In a major relief to employees of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), the Meghalaya High Court has allowed the continuation of Hill Area Special Allowance (HASA) through an interim order on June 30, a press release…

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