Meghalaya

Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang arrested in sex racket case

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. …

Kidnapped Meghalaya police constable’s body found in pit

Monday, December 14, 2015

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The body of a Meghalaya police constable, who was kidnapped by militants of proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) more than a month ago, was found buried in a pit in North Garo Hills district today. District police official said that the pit at remote Ronrong village was located by a search team following information …

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