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From deep dark Meghalaya cave, explorers bring to light ‘world’s largest’ subterranean fish

February 14, 2020 4:07:00 am

Morphological and genetic studies are underway to determine what could possibly be the world’s largest subterranean fish — an almost-blind species that seems similar to the Golden Mahseer

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Meghalaya petitioners move SC against CAA, say it violates tribal rights

January 17, 2020 11:14:29 am

"We are challenging the Act because it attacks the fundamental rights of the individuals belonging to the tribal communities, with respect to their persecution as a trans-border tribal community as well as their status in neighbouring countries."

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Meghalaya Assembly adopts resolution on Inner Line Permit

December 20, 2019 2:54:43 am

“It is important to note that this (resolution on ILP) is nobody’s victory or nobody’s loss, we are all in it together for the interest of the people,” Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma begins road tour through Bangladesh

November 6, 2019 3:10:19 am

The delegation, which includes ministers, senior officials and entrepreneurs, would visit Sylhet and Dhaka, among other parts of Bangladesh, after crossing the border at Dawki.

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Like ‘when you check into your hotel’: Meghalaya govt clarifies on new rules

November 5, 2019 10:03:00 pm

The amendments came in the backdrop of demands for an ILP like regime in Meghalaya and concerns, expressed by civil society and political leaders including the chief minister Conrad Sangma, that people excluded from the NRC in Assam might try to enter Meghalaya.

In Meghalaya, a bid to make traditional farming methods go viral

November 2, 2019 7:34:51 am

Across the state, the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority has started an initiative to help farmers share and access agricultural knowledge via YouTube.

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Meghalaya to bring entry law for visitors

November 2, 2019 1:17:04 pm

The move comes in the backdrop of demands for an ILP-like regime and concerns by civil society and political leaders, including Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, that people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam might try to enter Meghalaya.

The Northeast India AV Archive: Putting context to some shaky flashbacks

October 31, 2019 4:00:31 pm

In a world where archives tend to be perceived as strictly academic spaces for scholars and historians, a new Northeast India-centric archive in Shillong aims at being different: accessible, interactive and user-friendly.

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Meghalaya starts turning single-use plastic to road-building material

October 3, 2019 4:51:17 am

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma issued directives to look for solutions and in 2018, the state had a solution — it built its first plastic road in Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills.

Use polite manners to improve public service delivery: Meghalaya DC to officials

September 25, 2019 4:15:04 am

In a note dated September 20, East Garo Hills DC Swapnil Tembe wrote, “While talking to people utmost care should be taken regarding the tone and texture of your voice. The same should not be offensive or rude in any manner whatsoever.

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Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Donkupar Roy dies, PM Modi, CM Sangma express condolences

July 28, 2019 7:43:57 pm

According to reports, Roy was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Haryana's Gurugram on July 18 after he complained of some stomach-related complication.

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Over 1 lakh people affected as Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district gets flooded

July 15, 2019 12:20:09 pm

Rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjiram rivers, both flowing from Assam, submerged the low-lying areas of the West Garo hills district, an official said.

Coal mine mishap: SC allows Meghalaya govt to call off ops to retrieve bodies

Coal mine mishap: SC allows Meghalaya govt to call off ops to retrieve bodies

July 13, 2019 12:59:49 am

The illegal mine is located at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest. It was flooded in December last year when water from the nearby Letein river gushed into it, trapping 15 miners inside.

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Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gear

July 11, 2019 11:40:04 am

Several villages in the district have been cut off from Shillong, as roads were damaged in a flash flood last weekend, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla said.

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Tribal rights recognised, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

July 4, 2019 3:00:28 am

Meghalaya, he said, must now ensure that mining is proper, scientific and systematic by adhering to rules while giving utmost concern to environmental aspect.

Meghalaya: Supreme Court says mining can continue if rules followed

July 4, 2019 2:57:27 am

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph also ruled that a ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on mining in the state will only apply in case of illegal mining.

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Meghalaya: NPP gets national party status

June 8, 2019 1:56:21 am

The NPP, which is BJP’s ally in the Northeast, is also part of the alliance government in Manipur.

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Meghalaya: 1 held in assault video case

June 7, 2019 2:24:00 am

A police officer said Teibirling Marwein (24) was picked up from his home in Ranikor and has confessed that he is one of the men in the video.

Young villagers are on a mission to preserve the ancient living root bridges of Meghalaya

June 5, 2019 2:07:36 pm

A 23-year-old is rounding up locals from his village to preserve an ancient form of architecture: that of the world-famous living root bridges of Meghalaya

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Shillong civic body asks residents for land papers

June 4, 2019 2:07:56 am

The Punjabi community that forms a majority of the residents of the lane has reacted sharply to the notice, seeing it as another bid to oust them.