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Meghalaya: Violence returns to parts of state, one stabbed; vehicle damaged

March 5, 2020 10:39:03 pm

Meghalaya: A total of three persons – one Khasi and two Muslims – have lost their lives last week in the state due to the violence.

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Meghalaya limps back to normalcy after ethnic strife

March 3, 2020 3:24:03 am

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.

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In Meghalaya, 3 deaths widen CAA, ethnic faultlines: ‘Had machetes… planned attack’

March 2, 2020 7:06:34 am

Curfew has been imposed and mobile internet services have been snapped in large parts of the state following the violence.

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Meghalaya tense: Another death amid sporadic violence

March 2, 2020 3:01:15 am

Curfew and the suspension of mobile internet connectivity continued for the third day in several parts of the state.

Meghalaya clashes: Death toll rises to 3, police urges restraint

March 1, 2020 6:07:01 pm

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.

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10 stabbed in Shillong, toll 2 in anti-CAA unrest in state

March 1, 2020 8:16:36 am

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.

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Meghalaya violence toll rises to 2 as migrant worker stabbed to death in Shillong market

February 29, 2020 9:06:38 pm

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.

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Tathagata cites Tiananmen Square to ‘handle’ Delhi violence, later deletes tweet

February 29, 2020 7:21:43 am

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.

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CAA, Inner Line Permit: 1 killed in Meghalaya clash

February 29, 2020 9:51:09 am

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.

From deep dark Meghalaya cave, explorers bring to light ‘world’s largest’ subterranean fish

February 14, 2020 4:07:00 am

Morphological and genetic studies are underway to determine what could possibly be the world’s largest subterranean fish — an almost-blind species that seems similar to the Golden Mahseer

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Meghalaya petitioners move SC against CAA, say it violates tribal rights

January 17, 2020 11:14:29 am

"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."

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Meghalaya Assembly adopts resolution on Inner Line Permit

December 20, 2019 2:54:43 am

“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.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma begins road tour through Bangladesh

November 6, 2019 3:10:19 am

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.

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Like ‘when you check into your hotel’: Meghalaya govt clarifies on new rules

November 5, 2019 10:03:00 pm

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.

In Meghalaya, a bid to make traditional farming methods go viral

November 2, 2019 7:34:51 am

Across the state, the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority has started an initiative to help farmers share and access agricultural knowledge via YouTube.

Lockdown: Meghalaya govt lifts restrictions on number of activities

Meghalaya to bring entry law for visitors

November 2, 2019 1:17:04 pm

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.

The Northeast India AV Archive: Putting context to some shaky flashbacks

October 31, 2019 4:00:31 pm

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.

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Meghalaya starts turning single-use plastic to road-building material

October 3, 2019 4:51:17 am

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.

Use polite manners to improve public service delivery: Meghalaya DC to officials

September 25, 2019 4:15:04 am

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.

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

July 28, 2019 7:43:57 pm

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

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

July 15, 2019 12:20:09 pm

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

Coal mine mishap: SC allows Meghalaya govt to call off ops to retrieve bodies

July 13, 2019 12:59:49 am

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.

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Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gear

July 11, 2019 11:40:04 am

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.

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Tribal rights recognised, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

July 4, 2019 3:00:28 am

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

July 4, 2019 2:57:27 am

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.

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