Meghalaya: A total of three persons – one Khasi and two Muslims – have lost their lives last week in the state due to the violence.
Curfew for the entire evening and night - from 6pm on Monday to 6am Tuesday - was imposed across Shillong city to prevent any law-and-order situation, while in three particular areas of the city curfew remained in place for the entire day.
Curfew has been imposed and mobile internet services have been snapped in large parts of the state following the violence.
Curfew and the suspension of mobile internet connectivity continued for the third day in several parts of the state.
Taking to Twitter, the Meghalaya Police asked the people to desist from spreading fake news and rumours. "We request citizens to exercise restraint and do not believe unverified information," it tweeted.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma appealed to people to refrain from violence and ensure peace. Eight people have been arrested based on an FIR filed by the KSU following the incident.
Seven persons were injured in the knife attack in the heart of the city and two of them suffered stab wounds, Superintendent of Police Claudia Lyngwa told PTI.
Roy was referring to the bloody crackdown on thousands of student protestors by the Chinese government on June 4-5, 1989 at Bejing’s Tiananmen Square, which led to the death of hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians.
Mobile internet service has been suspended in six districts — West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills District — for 48 hours.
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"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."
“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.
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.
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.
Across the state, the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority has started an initiative to help farmers share and access agricultural knowledge via YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to reports, Roy was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Haryana's Gurugram on July 18 after he complained of some stomach-related complication.
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.
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.
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.
Meghalaya, he said, must now ensure that mining is proper, scientific and systematic by adhering to rules while giving utmost concern to environmental aspect.
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.