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Meghalaya tea stall owner set on fire, dies
Shillong, Dec 4 : A tea stall owner here in the Meghalaya capital, who was set on fire 20 days ago by masked men, Wednesday died of his injuries at a hospital in Assam, police said.
Meghalaya special court tries inner line permit seekers
Shillong, Dec 3 : A special court in Meghalaya Tuesday held its first sitting to try criminal cases against leaders of 14 pressure groups sponsoring the ongoing agitation demanding re-introduction of the British-era Inner Line Permit (ILP).
Ex-policeman among five held in Meghalaya for smuggling
Shillong, Dec 1 : Five arms smugglers, including a former Nagaland Police official, have been arrested in Meghalaya and a cache of high-frequency wireless sets seized from them, police said Sunday.
ILP seekers threaten to intensify stir in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 30 : Thirteen pressure groups Saturday threatened to intensify the agitation across Meghalaya if the government failed to re-introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system to tackle the Bangladeshi immigrants' issue.
Four Meghalaya students arrested for setting man afire
Shillong, Nov 29 : Four Khasi Students' Union activists, accused of setting a tea stall on fire owner a fortnight ago, were arrested Friday from two different locations in Meghalaya, police said.
NDFB rebel arrested, kidnap plan foiled
Shillong, Nov 28 : A militant of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was arrested in Meghalaya Thursday, foiling also a plot to abduct coal barons, police said.
Three A'chik rebels killed in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 28 : Security forces Thursday busted a hideout of the United A'chik Liberation Army (UALA) in western Meghalaya, killing three rebels of the outfit in a fierce gun battle, police said.
Meghalaya CM breaks down at Unesco seminar
Shillong, Nov 27 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday broke down in tears in front of the audience at a Unesco seminar here, lamenting on the gradual collapse of peace and harmony in the state.
No more talks with agitators on ILP: Meghalaya chief minister
Shillong, Nov 26 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday ruled out inviting the agitating pressure groups for dialogue over the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP) - a system to regulate entry of outsiders into the state.
Meghalaya seeks Rs.50,000 crore from Finance Commission
Shillong, Nov 26 : The Meghalaya government Tuesday urged the 14th Finance Commission to provide a special grant of Rs.50,000 crore to enable the state meet its liabilities.
Politician-militant nexus not ruled out: Mukul Sangma
Shillong, Nov 26 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the nexus between some politicians and rebel outfits operating in the state cannot be ruled out.
Probe nexus between politicians, insurgents: Meghalaya opposition
Shillong, Nov 25 : The opposition Meghalaya People's Front (MPF) Monday urged Governor K.K. Paul to institute a probe into the nexus between politicians and insurgent groups in the state.
Traditional festivals bring together people of the Northeast
Shillong/ Kohima, Nov 25 : The northeast is home to a number of tribes, each with their unique festivals. Recently, in Nagaland and Meghalaya, people came together to celebrate harvest festivals with gaiety and enthusiasm.
GNLA general secretary arrested in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 25 : Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) general secretary Dalbin N. Marak and government laboratory technician Pingku Palley Ch. Marak were arrested in Meghalaya, an official said Monday.
GNLA Militants killed, official rescued
Guwahati, Nov 24 : At least four hardcore cadres of Meghalaya insurgent group Garo National Liberation Front (GNLA) were killed in a gun battle with security forces near the border area of Assam and Meghalaya as an abducted government official was rescued from them on Sunday evening, officials said.
Kidnapped Meghalaya official rescued, four abductors killed
Shillong, Nov 24 : A senior Meghalaya official, abducted by tribal Rabha rebels, was rescued Sunday while security forces killed four of his abductors in Assam's Goalpara district.
'Home ministry decides force to guard peaceful border'
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), Nov 24 : It is the prerogative of the home ministry to decide which force will guard the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Assam Rifles chief Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said here Sunday.
Kidnapped Meghalaya official untraced
Shillong, Nov 22 : A senior Meghalaya official who was abducted for ransom by Assam-based tribal Rabha rebels nine days ago remains untraced, a police official said Friday.
Meghalaya launches massive skill development programme for youth
By Raymond Kharmujai, Shillong, Nov 22 : Meghalaya, a state of just 3 million people and a 75 percent literacy rate, is embarking on a skill development programme covering 196,000 youths to stem burgeoning unemployment and unemployability in this mountainous northeastern state.
Four suspected HNLC rebels arrested in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 21 : Four suspected rebels of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) were arrested Thursday from two locations in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills, police said.
Insurgent commander killed in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 21 : A top commander of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was killed while another was nabbed from a second location Thursday in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, police said.
Four GNLA rebels arrested in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 20 : Four rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were arrested Wednesday from two locations in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region in Meghalaya.
Intervene on deteriorating law and order: Opposition to Meghalaya ...
Shillong, Nov 19 : The opposition Meghalaya People's Front (MPF) Tuesday sought the intervention of Governor K.K. Paul on the deteriorating law and order situation in the state due to insurgency and an agitation over the illegal immigrants issue.
Meghalaya: The Hills Run Red
By South Asia Intelligence Review : On November 5, 2013, the Garo Hills Police suffered one of its biggest casualties in its fight against militancy, with five State security personnel killed in an ambush laid by a heavily armed group of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres at the remote ...
Pregnant woman, relative drown in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 18 : A pregnant woman and her cousin drowned in a pond in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills on Monday.
Police should pro-actively prevent attacks: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Nov 18 : Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday asked the Meghalaya Police to play a pro-active role to improve the law and order situation. The chief minister said this following a series of attacks with petrol bombs.
Petrol bomb attacks continue in Meghalaya, police clueless
Shillong, Nov 17 : Police Sunday remained clueless about arson incidents in the Meghalaya capital over the past two days involving unidentified assailants hurling petrol bombs. Police suspect groups demanding introduction of inner line permit, a British-era law, to contain migration of outsiders to ...
Three Meghalaya policemen arrested
Shillong, Nov 16 : Three Meghalaya police personnel were arrested Saturday for stealing non-ferrous scrap material valued at over Rs.20 lakh from a truck on the Shillong bypass in East Khasi Hills, police said.
Tea stall owner set on fire in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 16 : A tea stall owner was Saturday set on fire by masked men in this Meghalaya capital. He sustained 50 per cent burns.
People of Meghalaya don't approach court: High Court judge
Shillong, Nov 16 : Meghalaya High Court Justice T.N.K Singh Saturday said that the people of the state do not go to court much.