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Proposed amendment to Citizenship Act disregards sentiments of Northeastern people: Mukul Sangma

Maintaining that the Northeastern states should be viewed from the perspective of being frontier states, Sangma observed that creating a sense of uneasy atmosphere in the region could further aggravate the sense of frustration and alienation vexing the region.

Meghalaya minister’s PSO held for assaulting two truck drivers

Constable Thmubait I Dhar and his aides, Chanky Lhuid and Deibormi, attacked the two truckers, who were part of a fleet transporting coal to Bangladesh from Bhutan via Dawki in Meghalaya, he said.

Meghalaya: Mob attacks activist Agnes Kharshiing protesting illegal mining

The 58-year-old activist, president of the Civil Society Women’s Organisation, has been admitted to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences in Shillong with head injuries. 

In the hamlets of Mawkyrwat, villagers have a healthy new hobby

A marathon deep in the hilly trails of Meghalaya is catalysing an inherent but hidden talent among its locals. Welcome to the hamlets of Mawkyrwat, where everyone has a new hobby: running 

A Garo film from Meghalaya charts a true story of loss and longing 

Dominic Megam Sangma’s debut feature, Ma.Ama, is the only Indian film selected in the International Competition category at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival 2018. And it's in Garo.

Meghalaya sounds alert after first swine flu death in 2018

Swine flu had claimed its first victim in Meghalaya in 2009, health officials said on Monday.

Sexual abuse allegation against two clergy members in Shillong, church to probe

Kurkalang named two, one of the Christian Brothers and another of the Salesians of Don Bosco order — religious communities that run educational institutions — of molesting her in Shillong in the 1980s, when she was a five-year-old.

Meghalaya: Woman names two Catholic Church priests in #MeToo campaign

The 40-year-old woman has in her Facebook post accused the two priests of sexually abusing her since she was five-years-old.

Will not reconsider my resignation from Congress: D D Lapang

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.

Setback for Congress: Meghalaya ex-CM Lapang quits party, Mizoram Home Minister resigns

Lapang (84), a five-time former Meghalaya CM and the party’s former state unit chief, tendered his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

D D Lapang quits Congress after 40 years, says services of seniors not useful to party

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."

Shillong Versus Shillong: a coming-of-age novel follows unlikely friendships in troubled times

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

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