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Meghalaya and the Sixth Schedule: Why the constitutional protection needs to be revisited

December 18, 2020 8:17 pm

Meghalaya has a unique administrative structure among all Indian states. The entire state — save a tiny area within the capital Shillong — is covered by the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India under Article 244 of the Constitution.

Meghalaya teachers send letters en masse to PM Modi demanding pending salaries

December 15, 2020 11:19 pm

Lahkmen Rymbui, Education Minister of Christian-majority Meghalaya, expressed hope that the Centre would release funds for clearing the pending salaries of SSA teachers before the Christmas.

Meghalaya set to reopen for tourists on Dec 21

December 08, 2020 2:43 pm

CM Sangma added that it would be mandatory for the tourists to download the Meghalaya Tourism app and follow SOPs put in place by the government.

Explained: The mystery of the glowing mushrooms in Meghalaya

November 26, 2020 2:03 pm

What makes the ‘Roridomyces phyllostachydis’ — a new mushrooms species discovered in the forests of Meghalaya — glow bright green?

The Khlam Archive: How Meghalaya is documenting a raging pandemic  

November 17, 2020 8:19 pm

A public archive in Meghalaya is documenting the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on everyday lives

Explained: How Kong Spelity became the face of Meghalaya's anti-uranium campaign

November 06, 2020 1:00 pm

Meghalaya’s Spelity Lyngdoh Langrin died on Wednesday at age 95. Who was she and why is she considered an icon in Meghalaya?

Shillong turns pink as cherry blossoms take over the city

October 28, 2020 4:28 pm

Also known as the Prunus cerasoides, cherry blossoms underline the Himalayas and cover the east and west Khasi hills

Meghalaya constitutes expert agency to probe uranium waste tank leakage

October 17, 2020 7:22 pm

The tank in question goes back to the time the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) was carrying out exploratory mining in Meghalaya in the 1970s.

Meghalaya: 80-year-old man 'buried alive' on suspicion of witchcraft, eight arrested

October 14, 2020 3:35 pm

"The accused suspected that he was practising witchcraft on his niece, who had been unwell for a long time," said Herbert Lyngdoh, SP, West Khasi Hills.

13 killed in rain, landslides in Meghalaya over 5 days

September 27, 2020 12:54 am

The report also said that 985 people in 37 villages in three districts (East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and RiBhoi) have been affected because of continuous downpour in the last week.


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: