Lapang, who is camping at Delhi, refused to received calls from Rahul Gandhi's office, a senior Congress leader said. "He is not receiving any phone calls and his mobile phone remained switched off," said the Congress leader.
Lapang (84), a five-time former Meghalaya CM and the party’s former state unit chief, tendered his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
The 84-year-old Congress veteran said, "With a heavy heart, I would like to discontinue my dedication towards the Congress Party...with immediate effect."
Nilanjan Choudhury’s new book — set around the friendship of three teenagers — grapples with the “insiders” versus “outsiders” trope that has dominated the story of Shillong for decades
In Wanphrang K Diengdoh’s Lorni — The Flaneur set in Shillong, Adil Hussain plays a detective tracking down ‘stolen objects’. In the process, he finds a lot more than that.
The South Tura seat was held by the CM’s sister and former Union Minister Agatha Sangma. She had resigned last month to make way for her brother to get elected and continue in office.
Sangma defeated Congress rival Charlotte W Momin by over 8,400 votes and now has 20 seats in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.
Sangma, who was sworn in as chief minister in March, has to get elected to the Assembly to continue in office. His sister Agatha Sangma resigned from South Tura in July to pave way for him to contest the election.
The bye-elections to the two seats were necessitated following the resignations of former Assembly Speaker and five-time Congress MLA Martin M Danggo and South Tura MLA Agatha K Sangma.
Besides Ranikor in South West Khasi Hills district, the bypoll to South Tura Assembly seat in West Garo Hills district will also be held on August 23. In South Tura, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is contesting to get elected to the state legislature.
‘Call 1917 toll free!’ — in Meghalaya, a government helpline is changing the way 15,000 farmers buy, sell and understand produce
The organisers of the ‘world’s wettest marathon’ hope, not just to make an international record, but also to eventually turn the trail into a global destination run.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday spoke to his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma over the phone and “requested him to take urgent measures for ensuring smooth movement of people and vehicles of Assam passing through Meghalaya”.
Two local boys Shiningstar Basaiawmoit and June Borlang Lyngdoh are Meghalaya’s unlikely whitewater pioneers — kayaking their way into a different kind of future.
Meghalaya imports about 21,000 MT of fishes mostly from Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.
The man who helped the geological scientists zero in on the little-known Mawmluh cave was Brian Karpran Daly. The 71-year-old is unanimously acknowledged as the foremost cave enthusiast and explorer in Meghalaya.
In football-crazy Northeast India, a group of children kickstart Meghalaya’s very own baby football league.
Speaking at the 67th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong, Singh said, “I know that India cannot be happy if our brothers and sisters of the Northeast are unhappy."
The election for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly was held in February last. Danggo submitted his resignation to Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira in the absence of Speaker Donkupar Roy late last night.
One arrest made and nine cases registered by Meghalaya’s Cyber Crime Police Station for “offensive” social media content.