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Arsonists destroy BSNL communication equipment

Arsonists destroy BSNL communication equipment

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya inner line permit agitation sent the state into further isolation when a warehouse with costly communications equipment meant to connect remote areas of the state was burnt…

Meghalaya shutdown: go back outsiders, they say

Meghalaya shutdown: go back outsiders, they say

SHILLONG: The agitation for implementation of the Inner line Permit in Meghalaya shows no signs of abating, and people of all ages are drawn into the fray. The ongoing agitation…

Garo Hills State demand: another shutdown in Northeast

Garo Hills State demand: another shutdown in Northeast

TURA: Meghalaya isn’t a fun destination this week. Cancel travel plans.  Things are in ‘shut down’ mode. What with the ongoing agitation to keep outsiders out of the state, the…

Meghalaya Inner line permit stir affects Northeast India

Meghalaya Inner line permit stir affects Northeast India

SHILLONG: Several citizens groups in Maghalaya want the inner line permit system extended to Meghalaya in order to stem illegal cross border immigration. Others fear that this will further isolate…

Meghalaya Police: between witch-hunting and jailbreaks!

Meghalaya Police: between witch-hunting and jailbreaks!

SHILLONG: Police in Meghalaya can’t sleep much. On the heels of two old men and their son being finished off by a murderous mob claiming that they were ‘witches’, six…

Indie8 Northeastern Film fest is about confluence

Indie8 Northeastern Film fest is about confluence

SHILLONG:  The Mass Media department of St. Anthiony’s  College conducted what is being called the ‘first-ever film festival exclusively on the northeast’ in Meghalaya. The three day fest began at…

Meghalaya Govt job offer to Bangladeshi migrants: cruel shock!

Meghalaya Govt job offer to Bangladeshi migrants: cruel shock!

SHILLONG: It’s a cruel jolt for the ‘son-of-the-soil’ brigade, and what’s more, it flies in the face of Northeastern people’s concern over cultural infiltration from Bangladesh. A Meghalaya government decision…

Mawsynram: Rain Clouds in the living room!

Mawsynram: Rain Clouds in the living room!

MAWSYNRAM Meghalaya: You may have learned in the old text books that ‘Cherrapunjee in Assam’ was the wettest place on earth, but then Assam had a caesarean section and gave…

Smuggling daily across Indo-bangla border

Smuggling daily across Indo-bangla border

SHILLONG: All kinds of smuggling and infiltration are taking place across the Indo-Bangladesh border, according to local reports. BSF jawans of Baghmara border outpost in South Garo Hills district of…

Khasi man ‘witch’ made to eat human excreta

Khasi man ‘witch’ made to eat human excreta

Shillong: Superstition raises its blind fangs again, this time in Meghalaya, where village elders forced a man accused of ‘practicing witchcraft’ to eat human excreta. The East Khasi Hills district…

Meghalaya warns migrants to move out for safety

Meghalaya warns migrants to move out for safety

SHILLONG: Migrant labour are posing a social problem in some parts of the Garo Hills. While some petty crime and a recent rape case has been traced to migrant labour,…

Stop blame game and get child labour out of Meghalaya’s Mines: Minister

Stop blame game and get child labour out of Meghalaya’s Mines: Minister

SHILLONG: Children working in the mining pits of Meghalaya is a shameful issue for the state, admitted Meghalaya Labour Minister in a discussion to mark the  International Day against Child…

Journalists under-valued, underpaid says Minister

Journalists under-valued, underpaid says Minister

SHILLONG:  Meghalaya’s Labour Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has said that journalists sometimes do not get their dues both in terms of financial remunerations and their contribution towards the society. Delivering her address…

Shillong Bar Association 100 years young

Shillong Bar Association 100 years young

 SHILLONG: The Shillong Bar Association  celebrated its centenary year with a formal function on Wednesday. In an age where it is difficult to prove the innocence of an individual and…

Meghalaya wins 26 medals at National Games for Deaf

Meghalaya wins 26 medals at National Games for Deaf

SHILLONG:  They may be ‘challenged’ but these 15  kids made Meghalaya proud. Meghalaya has won 26 medals at the National Games for the Deaf, 2013, organized by the All India…

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