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

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

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

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

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.

Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gear

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.

Tribal rights recognised, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

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

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.

Meghalaya: NPP gets national party status

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

Meghalaya: 1 held in assault video case

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

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

Shillong civic body asks residents for land papers

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.

Meghalaya HC overrules own judge who called for Hindu India

Justice Sen had also called the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam “defective as many foreigners become Indians and original Indians are left out which is very sad”.

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.