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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.

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.

ULFA (I) second-in-command Drishti Rajkhowa ‘surrenders’ in Meghalaya

November 12, 2020 2:06:38 am

Rajkhowa is said to be a close confidante of the militant outfit’s chief, Paresh Baruah. He is known to have been operating in Bangladesh and along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya.

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BJP leader wants KSU designated as terror body for putting up ‘Meghalaya Bengalis are Bangladeshis’ banners

October 22, 2020 7:26:58 pm

The outfit, in the banners, also mourned the death of one of its members in clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengali-dominated Ichamati village along the India-Bangladesh border in February.

Meghalaya: Khasi student outfit puts up posters targeting Bengalis

October 22, 2020 1:42:58 am

Some of the posters read, “All Meghalaya Bengalis are Bangladeshis” and “Khasiland for Khasis; Foreigners Go Away.”

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Meghalaya constitutes expert agency to probe uranium waste tank leakage

October 17, 2020 7:22:13 pm

The tank in question goes back to the time the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) was carrying out exploratory mining in Meghalaya in the 1970s.

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Meghalaya: 80-year-old man ‘buried alive’ on suspicion of witchcraft, eight arrested

October 14, 2020 3:35:15 pm

"The accused suspected that he was practising witchcraft on his niece, who had been unwell for a long time," said Herbert Lyngdoh, SP, West Khasi Hills.

13 killed in rain, landslides in Meghalaya over 5 days

September 27, 2020 12:54:14 am

The report also said that 985 people in 37 villages in three districts (East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and RiBhoi) have been affected because of continuous downpour in the last week.

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Meghalaya varsity teachers, students write to President against extension to V-C

September 23, 2020 8:05:32 am

According to the JAC, if Srivastava's term is extended, it would “allow him to exert undue influence on the selection process of the new Vice-Chancellor, as the selection process is already under process”.

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877 newborns, 61 pregnant women died in Meghalaya in last four months: Official

August 29, 2020 3:58:56 pm

Director of Health Services Aman War said the newborn deaths were due to lack of medical attention, care, pneumonia and birth asphyxia, while most of the women died because they were not admitted to hospitals or health centres for institutional delivery.

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Enough action for lifetime, now turn to relax: Satya Pal Malik on way to Meghalaya

August 20, 2020 7:51:22 am

From Bihar to J&K to Goa in two years, and now on his way to Meghalaya, Governor Satya Pal Malik has seen enough action — enough for a lifetime, he says — and it’s finally “time for some relaxation”.

Meghalaya: Man accused of raping minor lynched

August 10, 2020 12:26:45 am

Harun Sheikh was accused of raping the eight-year-old in the intervening night of August 7 and 8.

‘Happiest day of my life’: Three decades after leaving school, 50-year-old Meghalaya woman clears Class XII

July 15, 2020 10:32:38 am

The kids at school referred to Syiemlieh as ‘’Mei’, which is Khasi for mother.

Shillong editor seeks action against youths who beat non-tribals, faces police case

July 8, 2020 2:13:15 am

The complaint was filed on Monday by the Dorbar Shnong of Lawsohtun — Dorbar Shnongs are traditional Khasi village governing bodies.

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Meghalaya withdraws order to reopen places of worship amid rise in Covid-19 cases

June 9, 2020 7:39:15 pm

The state government had earlier drafted safety protocols, and said churches and other places of worship in the Christian-dominated state would be given permission to resume normal services from June 14, provided they abide by the guidelines.

Meghalaya groups seek check gates at entry-exit points

June 4, 2020 5:23:10 am

The Act, in its present form, allows the state to establish ‘facilitation centres’ at entry and exit points in the state.

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Shut for 40 days after its founder tested Covid positive, Shillong’s Bethany Hospital reopens

May 23, 2020 6:09:05 pm

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who visited the hospital and joined the family in prayers for Dr Sailo, said on the occasion that the biggest tribute to the deceased doctor will be to “continue with the good work and fulfill his vision for the people”.

For fruit winemakers of Meghalaya, the pandemic has brewed some good news

May 21, 2020 8:14:55 pm

Meghalaya government announced plans to issue licenses for the manufacture of homemade fruit wines to encourage sales in domestic and international markets

Meghalaya declares 10 districts as ‘green zones’, allows inter-dist movement

April 30, 2020 1:41:56 pm

The inter-district movement has been allowed in the green zones on the condition that people do not transit through East Khasi Hills district, he said.

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Man lynched in Meghalaya for ‘witchcraft’, 25 arrested

March 11, 2020 11:48:38 am

Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has condemned the incident and assured justice.

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Meghalaya sees stray violence: two labourers assaulted, one stabbed

March 6, 2020 7:55:09 pm

Meghalaya remains under tight vigil after a clash on the border, a stabbing spree in Shillong and three deaths have thrown the spotlight on the ethnic complexities of the state.

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Meghalaya: Violence returns to parts of state, one stabbed; vehicle damaged

March 5, 2020 10:39:03 pm

Meghalaya: A total of three persons – one Khasi and two Muslims – have lost their lives last week in the state due to the violence.

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Meghalaya limps back to normalcy after ethnic strife

March 3, 2020 3:24:03 am

Curfew for the entire evening and night - from 6pm on Monday to 6am Tuesday - was imposed across Shillong city to prevent any law-and-order situation, while in three particular areas of the city curfew remained in place for the entire day.