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Explained: Shillong's Dalit Sikhs, an old land dispute, and a relocation proposed and opposed

October 16, 2021 9:31 am

At the heart of it is a simmering issue between the Sikh residents and the local Khasi community, centred on a decades-old land dispute.

Sikhs of Shillong locality protest relocation decision, Dy CM says doing 'due diligence'

October 12, 2021 9:52 am

On October 7, the Conrad Sangma-led state cabinet approved a proposal to relocate the Punjabi residents from Them lew Mawlong area, based on a recommendation made by a high-level committee (HLC) headed by Tynsong.

Curfew in Shillong lifted for 12 hours on Thursday amid improvement in situation following unrest

August 19, 2021 5:23 pm

Violence erupted in Shillong following the death of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the former self-styled general secretary of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, in an encounter on August 13

Meghalaya govt orders judicial probe into death of ex-militant, extends curfew in Shillong as situation remains tense

August 16, 2021 10:04 pm

After a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the government has decided to extend curfew in Shillong by another 24 hours (till 5 am of August 18), keeping in mind “the overall situation”.

Meghalaya Home Minister quits amid unrest over ex-militant's death

August 16, 2021 6:08 am

According to police, Thangkhiew was allegedly involved in an IED blast that injured two in Shillong last week, and was killed in “retaliatory firing” in the early hours of August 13 in an operation at his home in Shillong’s Mawlai.

Low-intensity IED blast in Shillong injures two, CM Sangma condemns attack

August 10, 2021 10:02 pm

The Police have registered a case and investigation is currently on to nab those involved in carrying out the blast.

Schools in Shillong to remain closed till May 4

April 19, 2021 7:12 pm

The ongoing Meghalaya Board of School of Education (MBOSE) examinations will continue unaffected. Offices (government and private) in the region will also function with 50% capacity.

How a football pipeline from Shillong feeds top Indian clubs

February 20, 2021 11:20 am

Graduates from academies set up by Tata, All India Football Federation and Minerva, too, are sprinkled across different teams and leagues in the country.

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

Explained: Behind Meghalaya violence

March 06, 2020 11:58 am

A clash on the border, a stabbing spree in Shillong and three deaths have thrown the spotlight on the ethnic complexities of Meghalaya. Which communities are in conflict, and where does CAA figure in it?


In Lewduh, Shillong’s oldest market, it’s a constant trade with the past

November 03, 2019 9:09 am

A warren of alleyways — selling everything from spices to second hand clothes to meat to hand-crafted utensils — makes up Shillong’s Iewduh, or Bara Bazaar. A pre-colonial market from the time of Hima Shillong-Nongskeh (the kingdom of Shillong), head to Iewduh to find a mix of people and commodities, steeped in history, colour and emotion.


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.