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Shillong: Rally demanding filling up of vacant govt posts turns violent as participants attack passers-by

October 28, 2022 10:35 pm

The president of Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Dundee Khongsit, who organised the rally expressed regret at the violence and apologised for the attack on a journalist.

Agitating teachers clash with police in Shillong

October 07, 2022 9:25 am

Police allegedly lathi-charged some of the protesters and hurled tear gas shells as they tried to enter the state secretariat building.

BJP to soon decide on continuing support to Meghalaya's MDA govt

September 04, 2022 2:15 pm

The ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance has 48 MLAs, including 23 of the NPP, in the 60-member assembly, while the opposition Trinamool Congress has a strength of 12.

Meghalaya: 342 families from Panjabi Lane to be relocated to official quarters

September 02, 2022 2:20 am

In 2018, the Meghalaya government imposed curfew in Panjabi Lane area after clashes. The curfew was followed by a decision to relocate the residents elsewhere.

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.

A touch of the vintage, a taste of the modern: making new memories in familiar old Shillong

May 01, 2022 5:28 pm

A writer in search of the nostalgic pineapple soufflé of his childhood in the Meghalayan capital returns with local lore and fresh food memories instead

HNLC claims responsibility for IED blast in Shillong, one arrested

January 31, 2022 6:59 pm

On Sunday, an IED was detonated at the entrance of the famous Centre Point building in Shillong’s commercial hub, Police Bazar.

Shillong couple sits on six-hour-long strike to protest attacks on non-tribals

January 24, 2022 10:43 pm

The immediate trigger that led Sushit Kanti (68) and Kalpana Choudhury (58) to sit on a silent protest was an episode of violence last week, where “unidentified miscreants” assaulted about eight non-tribal people.

Neil Nongkynrih, pianist who led Shillong Chamber Choir to glory, dies in Mumbai

January 06, 2022 8:36 am

🔴 Nongkynrih, founder, conductor, and mentor of Shillong Chamber Orchestra, was admitted to Reliance Hospital in Mumbai after a sudden ulcer rupture. This led to an emergency surgery there.

Cancelled last year, Shillong gears up for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival

November 24, 2021 9:13 am

The festival is scheduled to happen this year between November 25 and 27


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.