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Meghalaya sex racket: Explosives found in arrested BJP leader's farmhouse

July 29, 2022 8:47 am

Bernard N Marak, a former militant leader, had gone missing following a police raid – which started on 22 July night and ran till the next morning – at the farmhouse in Tura.

Meghalaya BJP leader accused of running a brothel arrested in UP

July 27, 2022 7:47 am

On July 22, the police raided Meghalaya BJP vice-president Bernard Marak’s farmhouse following a complaint registered in February, when a minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in the premises.

‘Brothel’ row: Warrant issued for arrest of Meghalaya BJP leader Bernard Marak, say police

July 26, 2022 10:03 am

Police said that state BJP vice-president Bernard Marak, who has been accused of running a ‘brothel’ at his farmhouse in Tura, is not cooperating with the investigation.

'Brothel' row: Militant-turned-BJP leader who is on the run noted Garo Hills face

July 26, 2022 9:16 am

When he quit in 2017, Bernard Marak caused an exodus from BJP, damaging its chances in Meghalaya

Fresh cracks in Meghalaya's ruling coalition after raid on farmhouse owned by BJP leader

July 25, 2022 2:18 pm

The Meghalaya Police said a special operation at a farmhouse in Tura, owned by militant-turned-politician Bernard R Marak, now the vice-president of the BJP's Meghalaya unit, had revealed that the premises was being “run as a brothel”.

6 children rescued, 73 arrested from 'brothel' run by BJP leader in Meghalaya, police say

July 23, 2022 10:22 pm

Rimpu Bagan, a farmhouse owned by militant-turned-politician Bernard N Marak, was raided on the basis of a tip-off, West Garo Hills district's Superintendent of Police Vivekanand Singh told PTI.

Determine health condition of victim raped by former MLA : High Court to Meghalaya government

July 05, 2022 2:09 pm

Observing that the quantum of compensation will be assessed upon the conclusion of the appeal , the Meghalaya High Court bench has now directed the government to ensure psychiatric, psychological and career counselling for the survivor.

Meghalaya CM for use of Khasi and Garo languages in Assembly

July 05, 2022 12:28 pm

The development comes in the wake of several discussions initiated by the state government to get the local languages included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India.

22 dead in Meghalaya, Assam as rains continue to lash northeast

June 17, 2022 11:19 pm

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 18 lakh have been affected in 2,893 villages across 28 districts of the state. Several rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, including Brahmaputra, Beki, Manas, Pagladiya, Puthimari and Jiya Bhoroli.

Mawsynram sets new June rainfall record at 1003 mm in 24 hours

June 18, 2022 8:11 am

The second closest rainfall record was held by nearby Cherrapunji, another wet place, where the 24-hour rainfall on Friday was 972mm. For the past three days, large areas of Meghalaya and particularly around Sohra, have been battered with extremely heavy rain.


Inside Meghalaya's coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of NGT ban

December 31, 2018 9:07 am

Four years after the National Green Tribunal ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, illegal practices continue unabated in the state, putting lives at risk every day

Northeast Assembly election 2018: BJP celebrates big win in Tripura, silence in Congress HQ

March 03, 2018 8:20 pm

After the first two hours of counting, initial trends show a neck-and-neck fight between the Left Front and the BJP in Tripura. In the 60-member House, the BJP leads in 35 seats and the Left in 24. In Meghalaya, the Congress is in a comfortable lead in 23 seats. In Nagaland, the ruling NPF has taken a lead in 30 seats. The NDPP trails, leading in 29 seats.

Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends in Meghalaya

April 09, 2014 6:04 pm

Polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya began on a peaceful note in the second phase of the election.


How a community of villagers in Meghalaya’s Mawkyrwat are running towards a better life

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

In the hilly trails of Meghalaya’s Mawkyrwat region, a group of villagers have inculcated a healthy new hobby: running.

There has been a significant dip in the population of India’s working women: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

There is a dip in the population of working women across India. But the northeastern states have a prominent presence. See more:

On Kashmir, Modi invokes Vajpayee. Says using bullets is not the way forward

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. See more: