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UDP to raise Mukul Sangma's 'militant nexus' with president, PM
Shillong, Jan 13 : Meghalaya's opposition United Democratic Party Monday said it will seek to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to urge dismissal of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, whom it accused of having a nexus with a militant outfit.
2013 one of the driest years in one of wettest places
By Raymond Kharmujai, Sohra (Meghalaya), Jan 13 : The year 2013 was one of the driest in Cherrapunjee (renamed Sohra) -- known as one of the wettest places on the earth -- in Meghalaya compared to the last 35 years.
Four rebels killed in Meghalaya after bomb attack
Shillong, Jan 11 : Four rebels of the A'chik National Volunteers Council-B (ANVC-B) faction were killed Saturday night in a gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya after a bomb attack at a petrol pump, police said.
Bomb attack in Meghalaya, no casualties
Shillong, Jan 11 : Two unidentified militants lobbed a crude bomb near a petrol pump in Meghalaya Saturday but there were no casualties, police said.
13 years on, Meghalaya yet to have permanent assembly building
Shillong, Jan 9 : Exactly 13 years have passed since its original home -- a 125-year-old Burmese teak building -- was reduced to ashes, but the Meghalaya assembly is yet to get a permanent building for itself.
Diaspora urged to invest in India, assured of sound climate
New Delhi, Jan 9 : The chief ministers of Kerala, Gujarat, Haryana - which have a large diaspora population - and the northeastern state of Meghalaya have urged Indians living abroad to invest in their states, promising a sound investment climate and good infrastructure.
Need not copy other leaders on austerity: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Jan 7 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday termed as "rhetoric and populist strategies" the austerity measures adopted by other politicians in the country.
New judge of Meghalaya High Court sworn-in
Shillong, Jan 7 : Justice S.R.Sen was Tuesday sworn in as judge of the Meghalaya High Court.
Three Meghalaya cops arrested for sexual assault
Shillong, Jan 4 : Three Meghalaya Police officers were arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl in the West Garo Hills district of the state, an officer said Saturday.
Manipur rebel arrested in Meghalaya
Shillong, Jan 3 : A rebel of the outlawed People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Prepak) of Manipur has been arrested here, an official said Friday.
Meghalaya revellers greet 2014 with dip in icy water
Shillong, Jan 1 : A group of revellers here greeted the New Year by plunging into a swimming pool's icy water at the stroke of the midnight to welcome 2014.
2013 - an eventful year for women in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 31 : The year 2013 was an eventful one for women in the matrilineal state of Meghalaya. Three women became ministers, one became a Rajya Sabha member, another summited Mt. Everest and one scripted history by becoming the first woman chief justice in the state.
Weary of violence, Meghalaya youth pledge by peace
Shillong, Dec 31 : Fed up of killings, kidnapping and extortions, a group of 15 "peace-loving and educated youths" have vowed to restore peace through appeals and persuasion in the insurgency-ravaged Garo Hills of Meghalaya.
Spirited Christmas celebrations in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 25 : The predominantly Christian Meghalaya celebrated Christmas Wednesday with fervour and high spirit, exchanging greetings and gifts with friends and relatives.
Meghalaya outfit calls 12-hour shutdown Dec 23
Shillong, Dec 20 : The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Thursday called for a 12-hour shutdown in Meghalaya Dec 23 to protest the arrest of several youths on charges of damaging government property, a leader said.
CRPF trooper in Meghalaya shoots himself dead
Shillong, Dec 19 : A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot himself dead with his service weapon here Thursday, an official said.
Outlawed GNLA's chief gets bail in one more case
Shillong, Dec 17 : Champion R. Sangma, who headed the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Meghalaya, has been granted bail in one more case. However, he continues to be in jail since there are more pending cases against him.
Two persons killed, rebel nabbed in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 16 : Two people were killed and a rebel of the breakaway faction of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) was arrested in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, bordering Bangladesh, police said Monday.
Meghalaya's UDP wants politicians-rebels nexus probed
Shillong, Dec 16 : The opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) Monday demanded an independent probe into the alleged nexus between the state's politicians and rebel groups in Meghalaya.
Five coal miners killed in Meghalaya mine mishap
Shillong, Dec 7 : Five miners were crushed to death when the cables of a crane being used to lower them into a coal pit snapped midway hurling them down the pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, officials said Saturday.
Meghalaya proposes 22 border 'haats' with Bangladesh
By Raymond Kharmujai, Shillong, Dec 7 : Meghalaya is keen to set up 22 more border 'haats' (markets) along the India-Bangladesh border to create economic opportunities for the people living along it. The haats, once thriving centres of trade and commerce, were shut down after the creation of ...
Gujarat government launches Sardar Patel statue campaign
Shillong, Dec 6 : The Gujarat government Friday launched its campaign in the Congress-ruled Meghalaya to collect waste iron from farmers to erect a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest stat ue in the world.
Clarify peace pact with rebel outfit: Centre to Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 5 : The central government has sought clarification from Meghalaya on the proposed Garoland autonomous council and on finalising a peace accord with the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a union home ministry official said Thursday.
Migrants to blame for rise in crime: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Dec 5 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday blamed migrants for the rise in crime against women in the state.
A'chik rebel held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 5 : A rebel of a breakaway faction of Meghalaya's outlawed A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) has been arrested, a BSF official said Wednesday.
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.