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MEGHALAYA NEWS

Meghalaya CM says youth must cross Hindi ‘language barrier’ to get jobs

November 22, 2021 10:36:09 am

Conrad Sangma also said the National Education Policy, 2020 lays stress on the mother tongue and Indian languages.

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Meghalaya clarifies on controversial app: ‘Facial Recognition Technology doesn’t require any anchoring legislation’

November 18, 2021 7:28:22 pm

The Pensioner’s Life Certification Verification app, launched by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in July, is aimed at offering pensioners a “secure, easy and hassle-free interface” to obtain life certificates by verifying their identity using FRT on their smartphones.

Meghalaya govt takes possession of disputed land, Sikhs to challenge move

November 2, 2021 5:36:27 am

In a statement, Gurjit Singh, president of Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), which represents members of the Sikh community in Shillong, termed the government’s move “illegal” and said they would “socially, legally, religiously and politically” challenge the state government.

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Meghalaya: District council to introduce Bill changing age-old Khasi matrilineal inheritance custom

October 28, 2021 12:13:25 am

The Khasis are a matrilineal society and trace inheritance and descent through the mother's clan. If the Bill is put into effect, it would make a rare, significant alteration in an age-old, tribal practice of Meghalaya.

Sikh delegation reaches Meghalaya, requests Guv to intervene in relocation decision

October 14, 2021 10:31:08 pm

“We shared our concerns and he assured us that no injustice will be done and the residents will not be removed illegally,” DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa told The Indian Express.

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

October 12, 2021 9:52:25 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.

Meghalaya BJP, Cong declare candidates for assembly by-polls

October 4, 2021 10:48:40 pm

A BJP spokesperson said the party nominated Kingstone Marak, vice-president of its West Garo Hills district unit, for the Rajabala constituency.

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49-year-old lynched in Meghalaya on suspicion of cattle theft

October 1, 2021 11:21:12 pm

As per the initial enquiry by the police, the man had allegedly stolen three bovine animals from Rongsang Ajirigri village and was later apprehended by the villagers.

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In a first, Meghalaya Assembly session begins with national anthem arranged using Khasi, Garo instruments

September 14, 2021 8:31:36 pm

Behind the concept of the “indigenous rendition” of the national anthem was Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, who felt that a “local twist” would reflect the “true diversity” of the country.

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

August 19, 2021 5:23:03 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 10:04:23 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 6:08:14 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 10:02:52 pm

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

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Eat more beef than chicken, mutton, fish: BJP Minister

July 31, 2021 9:10:16 pm

Sanbor Shullai, a senior BJP leader who was sworn in as a cabinet minister last week, said everybody was free to eat whatever they want in a democratic country.

Meghalaya MP Vincent H Pala writes to PM, says interstate border row taken aggressive turn under BJP govt in Assam

July 30, 2021 10:50:00 pm

"For reasons best known to the present BJP-led government of Assam, such conflicts have not only been on the rise, but have also taken a much more aggressive turn," Vincent H Pala, a three time Lok Sabha MP from Shillong, said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amit Shah reaches Meghalaya, likely to discuss inter-state border disputes with Northeast CMs

July 24, 2021 6:29:35 pm

After landing at Shillong airport, where he was received by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Union minister Jitendra Singh, Amit Shah attended a meeting of the North East Space Applications Centre (NESAC).

Meghalaya minister asks Centre to rethink green clearance to mining project in state

June 23, 2021 5:15:34 am

Dohling is a leader of regional party People’s Democratic Front party — a BJP ally and also a member of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance.

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Meghalaya mine: Rescuers wait for water level to drop more; 5 trapped for 11 days

June 11, 2021 10:44:41 am

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the condition is difficult for the rescuers and efforts to reach the trapped miners are making little progress.

5 trapped after explosion in Meghalaya mine

June 1, 2021 12:21:13 pm

Jagpal Singh Dhanoa, SP of EJH district, said, “The main culprit, according to the eyewitnesses is the ‘sordar’ Nizam Ali, who did nothing to rescue the trapped labourers. Rather, Ali threatened the survivors with dire consequences and chased them away from the mining site.”

Garo Hills Autonomous District Council polls: Congress wins 12 seats, NPP 11 in hung house

April 15, 2021 10:25:06 pm

In the 2015 polls, the NPP had emerged as the single largest party with 10 seats, and subsequently formed the council partnering with the BJP and GNC. The Congress — which was in power at the state then — had secured only seven seats.

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Meghalaya further lowers petrol, diesel retail prices by over Rs 5 per litre

February 16, 2021 11:27:32 pm

The new retail price of petrol will be Rs 85.86 from its current price of Rs 91.26, while the new retail price of diesel will be Rs 79.13 from its present rate of Rs 86.23 in the state capital, said Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.

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

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

December 15, 2020 11:19:15 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.

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Meghalaya set to reopen for tourists on Dec 21

December 8, 2020 2:43:49 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.

The Khlam Archive: How Meghalaya is documenting a raging pandemic  

November 17, 2020 8:19:01 pm

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

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HC refuses to quash FIR against Meghalaya journalist over Facebook post

November 13, 2020 1:20:59 pm

Disposing of a petition filed by Mukhim, a Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times newspaper, Justice W Diengdoh said that the investigation agency should be given a free hand to probe into the matter.

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