Meghalaya News

Meghalaya: 2 killed, one critical after mob goes on rampage

The incident took place at Chanangpara village of the district on Thursday night, and according to the district’s police chief, the mob at its peak was 3000-odd strong.

NPP threatens to quit NDA if citizenship bill is passed in Rajya Sabha

Besides being in power in Meghalaya, the NPP backs the BJP governments in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.


Navy detects second body inside Meghalaya mine

The first body was detected on January 17 inside the mine at a depth of 160 feet and at a lateral distance of 210 feet.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy discovers second body 280 feet inside rat hole mine

The body was found 280 feet inside the rat hole mine by divers from the Navy.

As Meghalaya rescue operations continue, Navy loses disintegrated body inside mine

Meghalaya mine rescue: The skull, wrists and leg had disintegrated during initial attempts to retrieve the body, the state government had submitted in the Supreme Court earlier this week.

Won't abandon Meghalaya mine rescue operations, govt tells SC

The families of those trapped inside the mine, now at least want their bodies recovered — even if it’s just a finger, a hand or a leg.


Due closure

Meghalaya’s rat-hole mining requires urgent intervention. But it is also clear that bans do not work.

Retrieve bodies of Meghalaya miners, even a hand, leg or finger: Families

The families of those trapped inside since December 13, 2018, after water from a river nearby gushed through a puncture in the mine wall, now at least want their bodies recovered — even if it’s just a finger, a hand or a leg.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Navy finds body, families will decide on retrieval

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters that it did not look like rescuers would be able to retrieve the body.

One month of Meghalaya mine collapse: Search on but no headway in finding trapped workers

Relatives of the mine workers, however, say they have no hopes of the men returning home alive. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: