Sunday, Dec 04, 2022


Week after Mukroh firing, Meghalaya decides to set up border outposts at 7 ‘sensitive locations’ including Mukroh

November 29, 2022 10:20:03 pm

The announcement comes amidst demands and appeals from Mukroh villagers to set up a border outpost along the inter-state boundary with Assam to prevent further transgressions and incursions.

Border violence: Protesters burn effigies of Amit Shah, Meghalaya CM among others in Shillong

November 26, 2022 9:01:29 pm

Some of the protesters reached Polo Hills and tried to burn the effigies outside the chief minister's residence here.

No shortage of petrol and diesel in Meghalaya, says CM Conrad amid border tensions

November 25, 2022 3:33:55 pm

In the wake of violence following the killing of six people at the inter-state border, the apex body of petroleum workers in Assam said it has stopped transportation of fuel to Meghalaya.

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Day after firing and six deaths, Meghalaya’s bordering Mukroh village tense

November 24, 2022 10:42:15 am

The village headman says people fear that Assam police might come again with guns loaded with 'real bullets, not rubber bullets'.

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Jailed Meghalaya BJP leader Bernard Marak granted bail in three-year-old girl’s rape case

November 15, 2022 12:31:31 pm

Bernard N Marak, an elected member of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and also the state BJP vice-president, was earlier granted bail in connection with the running of a brothel in the farmhouse and the seizure of arms and ammunition from the premises.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma’s chopper makes emergency landing in Umiam due to bad weather

November 2, 2022 7:01:44 pm

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was on his way back from an official visit to his constituency in Garo Hills.

FIRs and showcause notices as Meghalaya rally for jobs turns violent

October 29, 2022 9:56:18 pm

According to the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People, which held the rally on Friday, there are more than one lakh unemployed youths in the Northeast state.

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

October 28, 2022 10:35:20 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 7, 2022 9:25:02 am

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

We will continue to support NPP-led govt in Meghalaya: BJP leader

October 6, 2022 1:44:53 pm

“The BJP will not withdraw from the alliance, and will complete its stipulated term in the coalition,” BJP MLA Sanbor Shullai said.

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Sex racket case: Meghalaya BJP MLA Bernard Marak granted bail

October 2, 2022 2:13:11 pm

Bernard N Marak was arrested in July after being accused of running a brothel at a farmhouse in West Garo Hills district.

Under ‘pressure’ from Church, Meghalaya decides to scrap casino plans

September 17, 2022 7:46:12 am

The state government had recently issued provisional licenses to three firms to open casinos to boost tourism and revenue. The Church and various social organisations opposed the move claiming that "legalising gambling" will morally affect the society.

Meghalaya to investigate jailbreak and lynchings of escaped inmates

September 13, 2022 7:31:54 am

Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui tells the Assembly that a mob of at least 5,000 people lynched undertrials who escaped the district jail premises on September 10.

TMC’s Mukul Sangma writes to PM, seeks probe by central agency into Meghalaya smart meters ‘scam’

August 19, 2022 3:52:43 pm

The TMC leader alleged massive financial irregularities in the contracts for the procurement of 1,80,000 smart meters awarded by the Meghalaya government.

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Meghalaya sex racket: Explosives found in arrested BJP leader’s farmhouse

July 29, 2022 8:47:06 am

Bernard N Marak, a former militant leader, had gone missing following a police raid – which started on 22 July night and ran till the next morning – at the farmhouse in Tura.

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Meghalaya BJP leader accused of running a brothel arrested in UP

July 27, 2022 7:47:08 am

On July 22, the police raided Meghalaya BJP vice-president Bernard Marak’s farmhouse following a complaint registered in February, when a minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in the premises.


‘Brothel’ row: Warrant issued for arrest of Meghalaya BJP leader Bernard Marak, say police

July 26, 2022 10:03:37 am

Police said that state BJP vice-president Bernard Marak, who has been accused of running a ‘brothel’ at his farmhouse in Tura, is not cooperating with the investigation.

6 children rescued, 73 arrested from ‘brothel’ run by BJP leader in Meghalaya, police say

July 23, 2022 10:22:43 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.

Meghalaya CM for use of Khasi and Garo languages in Assembly

July 5, 2022 12:28:39 pm

The development comes in the wake of several discussions initiated by the state government to get the local languages included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India.

Register case against those involved in tying woman to pole: Meghalaya women’s panel tells police

May 16, 2022 1:11:52 pm

A senior official of the commission said it sought legal action after the woman refused to file an FIR against the culprits.

Meghalaya’s root bridges in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites

March 29, 2022 1:50:49 pm

Villagers grow the living root-bridges by training the 'ficus elastica' tree on both sides of water bodies over a period of about 10 to 15 years where the roots form the bridge.

Court pulls up Meghalaya government for turning blind eye to rampant illegal coal mining in state

March 9, 2022 4:13:30 am

The order follows a visit by the three-judge bench, accompanied by the state chief secretary, to Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district, the hub of coal mining in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya Congress MLAs join BJP-backed MDA

February 9, 2022 2:18:58 am

Till November, the Congress was the principal opposition in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly — but after former CM Mukul Sangma and 11 other MLAs jumped ship to join the TMC, the grand old party was left with only five MLAs.

Congress MLAs in Meghalaya join BJP-backed MDA

February 8, 2022 5:37:44 pm

Once a formidable opposition with 17 MLAs, the Congress was left with only five MLAs after 12 legislators defected to TMC last year

Meghalaya relaxes age limit for govt jobs to 32 for general candidates, 37 for SC/ST

February 4, 2022 7:54:13 pm

Governor Satya Pal Malik in a notification on Thursday gave nod to the decision made by the Meghalaya government relaxing the upper age limits in the two categories instead of 27 years earlier, the official said.