Samudra Gupta Kashyap

Articles By Samudra Gupta Kashyap

Meghalaya elections: 75% voter turnout recorded, EVM malfunctions reported

Election was countermanded in Williamnagar constituency following the death of NCP candidate Jonathone N Sangma in a militant attack on February 18.

Meghalaya Assembly elections: Ruling Congress pins hopes on Opposition divide

The BJP, which has put in its best effort ever to capture the hill state, did not go for a pre-poll alliance, as it did with regional parties in Assam and Manipur in the last two years, or as it has done in Nagaland.

Meghalaya elections: Why Hilarious, Frankenstein & Remainder not unusual names

Some voters share their names with countries and places, too. The rolls include Damascus, Italy, Mysore, England, Japan, and of course Meghalaya.

Meghalaya assembly elections: Two prominent families with 7 nominees, and other electoral clans

There are 370 candidates in the fray in Meghalaya, including 32 women; 18.4 lakh citizens are eligible to vote at 3,083 polling stations.

Meghalaya’s most wanted militant killed in encounter

Shira (45) carried an award of Rs 10 lakh on his head, and is believed to have masterminded an ambush one week ago in which Jonathone N Sangma, the NCP candidate for Williamnagar LAC and three others were killed near Samanda in East Garo Hills district.

Badruddin Ajmal: Army chief offended us, will meet PM, President

Reacting to a statement reportedly issued by the Army headquarters, stating that Rawat had not made a political statement, Ajmal said the Army chief was indulging in politics.

Off Asian Highway-1, a Meghalaya village in want of a doctor and high school

Pahamrioh is a village with about 300 families, most of whom had migrated from near Sohra (new name for Cherrapunji) about 60 years ago at the instance of Rev J J M NicholsRoy, one of the founding fathers of present-day Meghalaya.

Arunachal Pradesh: Rape accused dragged out of lock-up, lynched

The mob had allegedly entered the police station on Monday and broke the lock-up as armed policemen stood witness, pulled out the two accused, took them to the main road and lynched.

Meghalaya: Rajnath Singh blames Congress for NCP leader’s murder, BJP wants extra forces for polls

“There are 57 police stations across Meghalaya, but only 39 or 40 are functioning. This proves how serious the Congress-led government of Mukul Sangma is about the security of the people here,” Singh said

Meghalaya elections: Campus to campus, young voters in Shillong keen to ring in change

There are around 1 lakh new voters in Meghalaya in this election slated for February 27. Of them, around 45,000 are first-time voters in the age group 18-19.

Meghalaya NCP candidate Jonathone Sangma feared killed in IED blast, no official confirmation

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma announced the death of Jonathone Nengminza Sangma (43) on Twitter. But state DGP S B Singh told The Indian Express there was no confirmation that the candidate had died.

Kaziranga guards get INSAS, Ghatak rifles to tackle rhino poachers

Altogether 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12-bore pump action guns, twenty 9-mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles that were recently procured by the forest department were handed over to the frontline forest personnels by the chief minister.

Meghalaya will be model, corruption-free state in five years: Amit Shah in Shillong

Asking people to find out what had happened to increased allocation of funds by the Centre to Meghalaya during the last four years, Shah said that the Congress government could not spend the funds properly.

Meghalaya assembly elections: Among BJP promises, job for every youth, reopening mines

The BJP, which said it would form the next government in the state despite fielding only 47 candidates in a House of 60 seats, also promised that it will get back on track coal mines that have remained shut following an order of National Green Tribunal in 2014.

Meghalaya assembly elections: Christian vote in mind, Congress & BJP send their key leaders

The BJP has hit back saying Alphons had only referred to schemes under the Swadesh Darshan that provide funds for development of pilgrimage sites for people of various faiths. “The Congress has been trying to mislead the people.

Facing coal shortage, NTPC worried even as its third Bongaigaon unit is ready

Dipankar Bose, Group General Manager of NTPC’s Bongaigaon operation, blames the railways for the problem, saying the railways have not been able to provide rakes to move more quantity of coal to NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant from the Central India Coalfields despite the latter having enough coal.

India’s oldest gas-based fertilizer plant sees fresh hopes for revival

While the country’s first gas-based fertiliser plant was set up at Namrup in the early 1960s by the Fertiliser Corporation of India, the Namrup plants were bifurcated from the former’s successor Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd in 2002 to constitute the BVFCL in 2002.

Assam woos ASEAN cities ‘closer than Mumbai’, investors commit Rs 1 lakh crore

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made a presentation that used geographical distances to project Guwahati as the actual epicentre of growth in Southeast Asia, in the process inviting investors to look at his state as a favourite destination.

Cancer-afflicted children get a home in Guwahati

A Guwahati-based NGO that works for cancer patients as well as raising awareness about cancer, the children’s centre has been named Sishu Ashray Sthal.

Nagaland Assembly Elections: One day left, only 24 nominations

Most of these candidates belong to the newly floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) headed by three-time former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.