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Meghalaya, Mawkyrwat Ultra Marathon 2018

In the hamlets of Mawkyrwat, villagers have a healthy new hobby

November 19, 2018 1:22:23 pm

A marathon deep in the hilly trails of Meghalaya is catalysing an inherent but hidden talent among its locals. Welcome to the hamlets of Mawkyrwat, where everyone has a new hobby: running 


A Garo film from Meghalaya charts a true story of loss and longing 

October 29, 2018 6:35:15 pm

Dominic Megam Sangma’s debut feature, Ma.Ama, is the only Indian film selected in the International Competition category at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival 2018. And it's in Garo.

Meghalaya sounds alert after first swine flu death in 2018

Meghalaya sounds alert after first swine flu death in 2018

October 29, 2018 3:42:54 pm

Swine flu had claimed its first victim in Meghalaya in 2009, health officials said on Monday.

“I have full faith in the investigating agency and on the legal system of our country.”

Sexual abuse allegation against two clergy members in Shillong, church to probe

October 24, 2018 9:35:39 am

Kurkalang named two, one of the Christian Brothers and another of the Salesians of Don Bosco order — religious communities that run educational institutions — of molesting her in Shillong in the 1980s, when she was a five-year-old.

Meghalaya: Woman names two Catholic Church priests in #MeToo campaign

Meghalaya: Woman names two Catholic Church priests in #MeToo campaign

October 19, 2018 7:43:57 pm

The 40-year-old woman has in her Facebook post accused the two priests of sexually abusing her since she was five-years-old.

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Will not reconsider my resignation from Congress: D D Lapang

September 16, 2018 11:33:37 am

Lapang, who is camping at Delhi, refused to received calls from Rahul Gandhi's office, a senior Congress leader said. "He is not receiving any phone calls and his mobile phone remained switched off," said the Congress leader.

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Setback for Congress: Meghalaya ex-CM Lapang quits party, Mizoram Home Minister resigns

September 15, 2018 5:27:28 am

Lapang (84), a five-time former Meghalaya CM and the party’s former state unit chief, tendered his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

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D D Lapang quits Congress after 40 years, says services of seniors not useful to party

September 14, 2018 4:48:33 pm

The 84-year-old Congress veteran said, "With a heavy heart, I would like to discontinue my dedication towards the Congress Party...with immediate effect."

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Shillong Versus Shillong: a coming-of-age novel follows unlikely friendships in troubled times

September 12, 2018 5:42:25 pm

Nilanjan Choudhury’s new book — set around the friendship of three teenagers — grapples with the “insiders” versus “outsiders” trope that has dominated the story of Shillong for decades

Lorni The Flaneur, Adil Husain

A noir indie film, starring Adil Hussain, attempts to penetrate cloudy, mysterious Meghalaya

August 30, 2018 8:31:10 pm

In Wanphrang K Diengdoh’s Lorni — The Flaneur set in Shillong, Adil Hussain plays a detective tracking down ‘stolen objects’. In the process, he finds a lot more than that.

Meghalaya bypolls: CM wins Conrad Sangma South Tura, UDP bags Ranikor

August 28, 2018 3:18:24 am

The South Tura seat was held by the CM’s sister and former Union Minister Agatha Sangma. She had resigned last month to make way for her brother to get elected and continue in office.

New status for NPP: what conditions did it meet?

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins South-Tura assembly bypoll

August 27, 2018 2:09:14 pm

Sangma defeated Congress rival Charlotte W Momin by over 8,400 votes and now has 20 seats in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.

New status for NPP: what conditions did it meet?

Confident of NPP’s win in two Assembly bypolls: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

August 26, 2018 5:06:01 pm

Sangma, who was sworn in as chief minister in March, has to get elected to the Assembly to continue in office. His sister Agatha Sangma resigned from South Tura in July to pave way for him to contest the election.

7.5% turnout in Meghalaya by-polls in first 2 hrs of voting

Meghalaya bypolls: 7.5% turnout in first 2 hours of voting

August 23, 2018 1:15:24 pm

The bye-elections to the two seats were necessitated following the resignations of former Assembly Speaker and five-time Congress MLA Martin M Danggo and South Tura MLA Agatha K Sangma.

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Meghalaya bypoll: On election day, young runners to ensure info from remote booths

August 22, 2018 6:46:30 am

Besides Ranikor in South West Khasi Hills district, the bypoll to South Tura Assembly seat in West Garo Hills district will also be held on August 23. In South Tura, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is contesting to get elected to the state legislature.

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Why are Meghalaya’s farmers dialling a toll-free number?

August 14, 2018 5:02:30 pm

‘Call 1917 toll free!’ — in Meghalaya, a government helpline is changing the way 15,000 farmers buy, sell and understand produce

On track: this August in Cherrapunjee, the world’s wettest run

August 10, 2018 4:57:11 pm

The organisers of the ‘world’s wettest marathon’ hope, not just to make an international record, but also to eventually turn the trail into a global destination run.

New status for NPP: what conditions did it meet?

Meghalaya sets up checkpoints to stop entry of ‘foreigners’ from Assam

August 6, 2018 1:03:38 am

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday spoke to his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma over the phone and “requested him to take urgent measures for ensuring smooth movement of people and vehicles of Assam passing through Meghalaya”.

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Streaming now: How two Meghalaya paddlers are surfing on a new course for their future

August 6, 2018 12:31:33 pm

Two local boys Shiningstar Basaiawmoit and June Borlang Lyngdoh are Meghalaya’s unlikely whitewater pioneers — kayaking their way into a different kind of future.

Meghalaya fish ban: samples test positive for formalin

July 25, 2018 9:08:52 am

Meghalaya imports about 21,000 MT of fishes mostly from Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.

Behind a factory, at the end of a stream, spotting the cave that now marks a geological age

July 22, 2018 7:20:16 am

The man who helped the geological scientists zero in on the little-known Mawmluh cave was Brian Karpran Daly. The 71-year-old is unanimously acknowledged as the foremost cave enthusiast and explorer in Meghalaya.

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How a Meghalaya football league is taking baby steps towards life goals

July 14, 2018 9:21:46 am

In football-crazy Northeast India, a group of children kickstart Meghalaya’s very own baby football league.

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India can’t be happy if Northeast is unhappy: Rajnath Singh

July 10, 2018 3:55:39 am

Speaking at the 67th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong, Singh said, “I know that India cannot be happy if our brothers and sisters of the Northeast are unhappy."

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Congress MLA resigns; party loses ‘single largest party’ tag in Meghalaya’

June 22, 2018 6:19:36 pm

The election for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly was held in February last. Danggo submitted his resignation to Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira in the absence of Speaker Donkupar Roy late last night.

19-yr-old travels 900 km with husband to catch online abuser

Meghalaya police crack down on inflammatory social media posts

June 21, 2018 7:32:54 pm

One arrest made and nine cases registered by Meghalaya’s Cyber Crime Police Station for “offensive” social media content.