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Meghalaya: CM Sangma promises to restart coal mining after addressing safety, environment issues

In December last year, at least 15 workers were trapped inside a mine in East Jaintia Hills district and are believed to have died, even though rescue operations are still on.

Meghalaya HC’s contempt order against Shillong Times intimidatory: Editors Guild

The Guild said the court’s order, “which among other things imposes a fine along with a threat of imprisonment and a ban on the publication, is intimidatory and undermines press freedom”.

Contempt case: Shillong Times editor, publisher told to pay Rs 2 lakh each in a week

The contempt order — against editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri — came regarding two reports published in The Shillong Times, on December 6 and 10 last year, about a court order seeking better facilities for retired judges and their families.

Navy detects fourth body in Meghalaya mine

At least 15 workers were trapped and feared dead inside the mine in Ksan area on December 13 — and rescue operations have been on since then.

Supreme Court issues notice on Meghalaya High Court ‘division’remark

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the HC registrar on the plea filed by Advocate Sona Khan and others, who contended that the judgment authored by Justice S R Sen was “legally flawed and historically misleading”.

Install high-power pumps immediately to de-water Meghalaya illegal mine: SC

On January 28, the apex court was informed that body of a person, among the 15 miners trapped, was retrieved while another body was spotted by the Indian Navy.

Governor Tathagata Roy’s latest gem: Boycott Kashmir — and Kashmiri

"It is a non-violent way of reacting to what has been going on for the last 2-3 decades... we have been fighting the separatists in Kashmir with limited success, we have not been able to subjugate them - our soldiers are dying."

Boycott everything Kashmiri, says Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

"An appeal from a retired colonel of the Indian Army: Don't visit Kashmir, don't go to Amarnath for the next 2 years. Don't buy articles from Kashmir emporia or Kashmiri tradesman who come every winter. Boycott everything Kashmiri. I am inclined to agree," he tweeted.

Meghalaya: 2 killed, one critical after mob goes on rampage

The incident took place at Chanangpara village of the district on Thursday night, and according to the district’s police chief, the mob at its peak was 3000-odd strong.

Kolkata Police chief grilled by CBI in chit fund scam cases for fifth day

The Kolkata Police chief has already spent more than 30 hours over the past four days inside the highly secured CBI office.

NPP threatens to quit NDA if citizenship bill is passed in Rajya Sabha

Besides being in power in Meghalaya, the NPP backs the BJP governments in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.

Meghalaya mine collapse: SC asks Centre, state govt to continue rescue ops

The two-judge bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer scheduled the next hearing on February 4.