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Migrant Miners : Gun fodder for Meghalaya Militants

Migrant Miners : Gun fodder for Meghalaya Militants

SHILLONG: Migrant labours who are forced to work in near inhuman conditions in Meghalaya’s pit mines are now easy targets for militants and extortionists, who gun them down with impunity…

Shillong: the Cancer City of North East India?

Shillong:  the Cancer City of  North East India?

SHILLONG: Is Shillong going to be known as the Cancer City of the North East? A report says that 1038 cases of cancer ostensibly due to the use of tobacco…

Women’s Battalion for Meghalaya

Women’s Battalion for Meghalaya

Seemingly working of the demand of the Opposition bench on the need to have an ‘all women battalion’ in state, Meghalaya will soon have a woman battalion.  Noticing thwarting and…

Babus doing a 1.75 crore Fagin act on Meghalaya

Babus doing a 1.75 crore Fagin  act on Meghalaya

 SHILLONG: The Comptroller and Auditor General have done it again. Meghalaya State in India isn’t in the pink of financial health.   And now the CAG has reported eighty-three cases…

Meghalaya CM says Rail links will bring prosperity, not pain

Meghalaya CM says Rail links will bring prosperity, not pain

For three decades and counting, Meghalaya’s indigenous political parties have been vehemently opposing the introduction of Indian Railways, saying the rail links will facilitate the swamping of Meghalaya with outsiders.…

Trees fall to Meghalaya Highway Plan

Trees fall to Meghalaya Highway Plan

SHILLONG:  Meghalaya may lose some 3,500 trees as the National Highway 44 is to be broadened to ensure better and quicker transportation. That’s another ‘forest’ lost. Even school kids can…

Lunch break stampede injures 27

Lunch break stampede injures 27

Shillong, Meghalaya:  A lunch-break stampede in a Shillong school saw about 29 students admitted to hospital. The lunch bell resulted in a scramble of young feet and resultant injury at…

Meghalaya’s First Chief Justice is a Woman

Meghalaya’s First Chief Justice is a Woman

Meghalaya got its first ever Chief Justice, ‘imported’ from the eastern Indian state of Bihar on  Saturday.  Justice Toom Meena Kumari was sworn in as the first chief justice of…

North East has its first Woman Home Minister

North East has its first Woman Home Minister

SHILLONG: Meghalaya has its first ever woman Home Minister. Roshan Warjri is the first woman Home Minister of the North East and the second female in India after P Sabita…

Meghalaya welcomes Minority, Bengali Speaker

Meghalaya welcomes Minority, Bengali Speaker

Shillong, Meghalaya:  Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elected its first ever non-tribal Speaker, creating history of sorts. Abu Taher Mondal is a Bengali speaking representative . It’s historic in the context that…

Kalam to teach at IIM Shillong

Kalam to teach at IIM Shillong

SHILLONG: In July this year President  Kalam is expected to take up residence in Shillong to teach in IIM Shillong, and it’s not only the College students who are excited.…

Mukul to form government in Meghalaya

Mukul to form government in Meghalaya

Shillong (Meghalaya):The newly elected Congress government will concentrate on the elimination of backwardness and poverty, says leader Mukul Sangma Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma who led the Congress to win…

Congress to rule in Meghlaya

Congress to rule in Meghlaya

Meghalaya can look towards having a fairly stable government, with the Congress winning the largest tally of seats.  The Indian National Congress here has won 29 seats in the election…

Nagaland, Meghalaya await new governments

Nagaland, Meghalaya await new governments

Who will be the new Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Meghalay?  We’ll know by March 1st! Meghalaya recorded 88 per cent polling and Nagaland 83.27 per cent in the assembly…

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