17 churchgoers killed, 62 injured in Meghalaya road mishap

Sunday, February 26, 2017


At least 17 people were killed and 62 injured when a truck ferrying them to a church service overturned after hitting a concrete railing in Meghalaya‘s West Khasi Hills district today. The incident took place around 8.30 AM at Nongspung village, about 11 km away from the district headquarters Nongstoin. ALSO READ: Rajnath accuses Akhilesh of …

Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang arrested in sex racket case

Saturday, January 07, 2017


Shillong: Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, who was wanted in connection with a sex racket case involving a 14-year old girl in Shillong, was on Saturday arrested from his hideout in neighbouring Assam, the police said. The arrest came a day after a look-out notice was issued and the state police sought co-operation from their …

Northeast gets its first institute of ayurveda and homeopathy

Friday, December 23, 2016


The Union minister of state in charge of AYUSH, Shripad Yessa Naik on Thursday inaugurated the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH) permanent campus located near the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) at Mawdiangdiang, in Shillong. Also Read: Najeeb Jung resigns as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi; Anil …

South Asian Games row: Shillong to host badminton

Monday, January 11, 2016


It’s official now! Shillong will host the badminton discipline during the upcoming 12th South Asian Games scheduled to be held from February 5 to 16. In a letter issued by CEO, South Asian Games, Guwahati, Injeti Srinivas addressed to the Meghalaya State Chief Secretary PBO Warjri on Saturday, it was informed that the badminton discipline …

Two killed in grenade blast in East Garo Hills

Saturday, January 09, 2016


Two people were killed and six injured in grenade blast in William Nagar market in East Garo hills of Meghalaya on Saturday. The blast was reportedly carried out by militants associated with Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). The blast comes in the wake of continued unrest in the state’s Garo hills, which was a major …

Congress may form NC Hills Autonomous Council again

Saturday, January 09, 2016


Less than three months after the BJP formed the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), the Congress on Friday appeared set to regain power, with reports that ten executive members joined the party on Thursday night. According to the Sentinel, the Congress leadership in the district claimed that as many as ten BJP executive members …

2672 athletes to participate in SAF games

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


The 12th South Asian Games is expected to be the biggest international multi-sporting extravaganza in the North-Eastern region, scheduled to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5 to 16. Total number of 1505 men and 1167 women athletes would battle it out in the 23-discipline event. The participating nations include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, …

Meghalaya Guv gives assent to bill empowering tribal village

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan gave his assent to a bill passed by the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) aimed at empowering tribal village councils and their heads, whose powers and function were questioned by the Meghalaya High Court last year. The Jaintia Hills Autonomous District (Establishment of Elaka and Village and Election, Appointment, Powers, …

A centre of excellence of skills for cooperatives in Shillong soon

Monday, December 21, 2015


The Union Government will soon set up a centre of excellence of skills for cooperatives at Shillong, the first of its kind in the entire Northeast, to help in upgrading the skills of members of cooperative societies in the region. This was agreed in a meeting between Union Minister for Cooperation Radha Mohan Singh and …

Meghalaya appoints new AG

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Meghalaya government appointed Additional Advocate General BP Todi as the new Advocate General (AG) of the state, a week after the former AG resigned. “We have decided to appoint Addl AG Dr BP Todi as the new Advocate General,” Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting held here today. …

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