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My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation: PM Modi

February 22, 2018 6:52:36 pm

Making a strong pitch in both the states, PM Modi said organic farming has a big market globally and the entire Northeast has immense potential for it. Both states will go on polls on February 27 and results will be announced on March 3.

Off Asian Highway-1, a Meghalaya village in want of a doctor and high school

February 22, 2018 5:23:18 am

Pahamrioh is a village with about 300 families, most of whom had migrated from near Sohra (new name for Cherrapunji) about 60 years ago at the instance of Rev J J M NicholsRoy, one of the founding fathers of present-day Meghalaya.

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Rajnath Singh’s comment on Meghalaya’s law and order irresponsible: CM Mukul Sangma

February 20, 2018 7:09:45 pm

The chief minister Mukul Sangma claimed that it was due to the state government's effort that a Special Force was formed, wherein over 1,700 personnel were recruited to tackle insurgency and maintain law and order in the state.

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Rahul Gandhi in Meghalaya HIGHLIGHTS: Modi govt gave unemployment, fear and hatred, says Congress chief

February 20, 2018 7:32:33 pm

Rahul Gandhi in Meghalaya LIVE UPDATES: This is Congress chief's second visit to the state, before it goes to polls on February 27. The results will be announced on March 3.

Woman lecturer detained over advice to students to 'adjust' with officials

Meghalaya elections: Campus to campus, young voters in Shillong keen to ring in change

February 20, 2018 8:24:50 am

There are around 1 lakh new voters in Meghalaya in this election slated for February 27. Of them, around 45,000 are first-time voters in the age group 18-19.

China, UK, US got highest investment clearances from MHA in 2017: officials

Meghalaya’s ‘husband-wife’ govt ignored health sector, says Rajnath Singh

February 19, 2018 6:49:12 pm

The senior BJP leader, who started his speeches in the local language and ended in it too, said his party would ensure proper health facilities throughout the state if it came to power.

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Meghalaya NCP candidate Jonathone Sangma feared killed in IED blast, no official confirmation

February 19, 2018 6:34:36 am

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma announced the death of Jonathone Nengminza Sangma (43) on Twitter. But state DGP S B Singh told The Indian Express there was no confirmation that the candidate had died.

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BJP to work for women if voted to power in Meghalaya: Smriti Irani

February 17, 2018 8:05:50 pm

Smriti Irani's rallies, part of BJP's campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls in Meghalaya, were held a day after BJP president Amit Shah promised that the state would be a model state in five years.

BJP president Amit Shah. (Express photo/File)

Meghalaya will be model, corruption-free state in five years: Amit Shah in Shillong

February 17, 2018 12:07:10 am

Asking people to find out what had happened to increased allocation of funds by the Centre to Meghalaya during the last four years, Shah said that the Congress government could not spend the funds properly.

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Meghalaya assembly elections: Among BJP promises, job for every youth, reopening mines

February 16, 2018 9:40:38 am

The BJP, which said it would form the next government in the state despite fielding only 47 candidates in a House of 60 seats, also promised that it will get back on track coal mines that have remained shut following an order of National Green Tribunal in 2014.

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BJP promises free sanitary napkins for women from BPL households in Meghalaya

February 15, 2018 7:44:19 pm

In the manifesto, released by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference at Shillong, the BJP promised to resolve the ban on coal mining, which affected thousands of families dependent on it, if voted to power.

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Meghalaya assembly elections: Christian vote in mind, Congress & BJP send their key leaders

February 15, 2018 4:23:17 am

The BJP has hit back saying Alphons had only referred to schemes under the Swadesh Darshan that provide funds for development of pilgrimage sites for people of various faiths. “The Congress has been trying to mislead the people.

Karnataka elections: BJP nominates 83 candidates with criminal background

Congress communalizing Meghalaya elections, says BJP

February 13, 2018 7:39:21 pm

BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said: "They are trying to force these agendas and are spreading lies with regards to eating habits, but we have always said political parties don't decide what food people of an area have or what clothes they wear..."

Fearing breach, Election Commission moves to secure cyber walls for 2019

CEC Rawat to inspect poll-preparedness in Meghalaya

February 13, 2018 5:13:02 pm

During his two-day visit to Meghalaya, CEC OP Rawat will inspect the election machineries and meet state chief secretary Y Tsering and police chief S B Singh, chief electoral officer (CEO) FR Kharkongor told journalists.

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BJP looking forward to expand base in North East: Senior leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy

February 13, 2018 11:56:03 am

"We don't believe in a fractured mandate. Do not get surprised by my confidence, I have been handling elections for last 30 years. We are confident of forming a government in Meghalaya," Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

Meghalaya Election Results 2018: Ruling Congress emerging as single largest party with 21 seats

Meghalaya polls: CM Mukul Sangma contesting from two seats

February 9, 2018 4:15:45 pm

This is for the first time that Sangma, who is Chief Minister of Meghalaya for past 10 years, is also contesting from a second seat.

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Meghalaya CM hits out at Modi government for rejecting Church leader’s visa

February 9, 2018 9:25:46 am

The BJP which is trying to unseat the ruling Congress in Christian-dominated state, said that the issue is being "communalized".

Knew Manmohan Singh would be a better PM than me: Sonia Gandhi

Meghalaya polls: Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh among Congress star campaigners

February 8, 2018 8:42:34 pm

Meghalaya is set to go to polls on February 27 and the results will be announced on March 3. The tenure of the current 60-member assembly ends on March 6.

Meghalaya Assembly elections: 443 candidates file nominations as deadline ends

February 7, 2018 9:33:31 pm

The 443 candidates include 59 of the Congress, 53 of the NPP and 47 contestants of the BJP besides other regional parties and Independents, Kharkongor said. Meghalaya will go to polls on February 27.

Meghalaya Assembly polls: Ngaitlang Dhar richest nominee with Rs 290 crore assets

February 7, 2018 7:50:07 pm

Ngaitlang Dhar, a school dropout, has immovable assets including agricultural land worth Rs 219.04 crore and movable assets valued at over Rs 71.23 crore.