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SHILLONG: Aiming to harness the potential of Lakadong turmeric, Meghalaya government has come up with Lakadong Mission Document launched by Governor Ganga Prasad, to set a target of production to 50,000 Metric Tonnes of Lakadong in a period of five years. Over 450 Turmeric farmers from the ...
SHILLONG: NCP MLA, Saleng A Sangma and independent MLA, Lambor Malngiang have come together to form the Meghalaya United Front (MUF). Lambor Malngiang on Tuesday said that the Front had been formed to strengthen the position of the State Government since the state in the past had ...

SHILLONG, April 25, 2018: LPG connections in Meghalaya cover only 29 per cent of the State's population and is the lowest in the country, State Level Coordinator of Oil Industries SS Thangkhiew said here on Tuesday. Addressing media persons at Shillong Press Club, Thangkhiew attributed the low number of LPG ...
In a reshuffle, some police officers of the rank of superintendent of police (SP) in Meghalaya were transferred, officials said on Tuesday. The home department issued the transfer orders on Monday on the basis of recommendations of the state civil services board, the officials said. According to the home ...
The Hindu reported that the AFSPA had been removed from April 1 from the 20 km border areas that Meghalaya shares with Assam, where the Act was in force. The 16 police stations under AFSPA in Arunachal Pradesh have been reduced to eight police stations, as well as the districts of Tirap, Changlang ...
The Meghalaya government has launched a mission to register a five-fold increase in the production of Lakadong turmeric, an organic variety grown in the state, to at least 50,000 metric tonne per year in the next five years. It also plans to more than double the crop area from the current 2,577 hectare to ...

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government has proposed to the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to conduct a study on the traffic congestion Shillong city. The proposal was made by the State planning Board to a study team of JICA during a meeting here on Tuesday. Speaking to media persons ...
The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. For the latest videos, follow us on twitterFollow @EconomicTimes. 115views ...
The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in ... under the Act, the official said, adding that the Act was only in place in Meghalaya for a a 20-km area along the Assam border) and not in operation in Mizoram.
The World Bank on Monday signed a $48 million loan agreement for revitalising natural resources in Meghalaya through a community-led landscape approach. The project is expected to benefit 1,00,000 people in rural Meghalaya besides building the capacity of some 30,000 youth through access to ...
The water crisis in the state and the need to ensure supply of portable and safe drinking water dominated the proceedings on the fifth day of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly today. Moving the motion on water crisis in the state, Mawphlang independent legislator Syntar Klas Sunn drew the attention of ...
The bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Tuesday set aside an order passed by a district court in Meghalaya earlier this year. On January 24, the district court had allowed the prosecution to file an application against Sangma's bail. The Supreme Court said the application was defective as ...
NONGPOH: Peeved at the current shortage of petroleum and diesel in the state following the 'Mazdoor strike' (workers stir) triggered by the assault of the staff at Indian Oil Cooperation pump on Shillong bypass, the Khasi Students' Union, North Khasi Hills District have expressed grave concern and ...
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the poor fiscal health of the state especially in terms of block crunch as well as the issue of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Sangma, who also has the Finance portfolio, discussed wide ...
He said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is likely to adopt another resolution to urge upon the Central government to invoke Para 12 A (b) of the Sixth Schedule through a Presidential notification to exempt the state from the central law. Recalling that the previous Congress-led government ...
TURA: Deputy Commissioners of East and West Garo Hills have issued prohibitory orders against the killing of fish by employing the use of illegal methods in all areas falling under the two districts. As per the orders issued separately, prohibition has been made on the use of dynamite, generators, ...
For more than five years, Champion R Sangma, the suspected commander-in-chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), has been in jail in Meghalaya. He is an accused in at least nine cases and every time he was granted bail, police arrested him again citing a new case. But on Tuesday, that ...

Excommunication from the village or society was the preferred form of punishment for those who used the Right to Information in Meghalaya. Until youth leader Poipynhun Majaw was murder on Tuesday. The police in the State's East Jaintia Hills district said unknown assailants killed Mr. Majaw by hitting ...
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said the Centre has allocated Rs 925 crore in 2017-18, Rs 130 more than what was sanctioned in the previous fiscal year. Sangma, during the question hour in the state Assembly, said Rs 700 crore was sanctioned in 2013-14, Rs 578 crore in 2014-15 ...
The sandstone cave named Krem Puri, near the village of Laitsohum in the Mawsynram, was first discovered in 2016, but during the recent 25-day expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers' Association (MAA), the actual length of the cave was uncovered. It is 6,000m longer than the current listed sandstone ...
SHILLONG: The burning issue of unemployment dominated the proceedings of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with both ruling and Opposition members called for creation of jobs to address the concern. Initiating the discussion after moving the motion, Mawlai MLA, PT Sawkmie said that the ...
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said the government will hold talks only with rebel groups which give up arms. “We are not saying 'no' to peace but there is a process which we need to follow and the government is clear on its stand that we will not negotiate with any rebel group,” he ...
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said the Centre has allocated Rs 925 crore in 2017-18, Rs 130 more than what was sanctioned in the previous fiscal year. Sangma, during the question hour in the state Assembly, said Rs 700 crore was sanctioned in 2013-14, Rs 578 crore in 2014-15 ...
At least eight persons were injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district on Monday, police said. Police said the incident occurred when an immersion rod short-circuited setting fire to clothes hanging nearby and the blaze spread quickly leading to the cylinder blast.
SHILLONG: The body of a prominent RTI activist and youth leader of Meghalaya was found near a bridge in East Jaintia Hills district on Tuesday. DIG (Eastern Range) AR Mawthoh said a metal wrench was found next to the body of Poipynhun Majaw, 30. Preliminary probe suggested that he was hit on the ...
The world's longest sandstone cave at 24,583 metres in length has been discovered in Meghalaya, the northeastern state known for its complex cave systems hidden under its undulating hills. Called Krem Puri, the cave was discovered in 2016, but its actual length was found during an expedition by the ...
The outcry in certain quarters (particularly by the Opposition) over Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad's Hindi speech on the opening day of the state's Budget Session on Friday is quite interesting to look into. It is easy to be drawn into false sides in the times we live in. Who said what needs to be carefully ...
Shillong: Barely two weeks into his new role, 40-year-old Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma says he has realised running the government would be a tough job, but asserts he is "here to take over and do my best" to spur development. In a state that faces pressing financial and administrative ...
“There have been few enquiries from Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram since the fund was launched. ... NEDFi will hold a mega business meet next month in Meghalaya involving stakeholders, organisations and students with the objective of making them understand the importance of the venture fund ...
SHILLONG: Z.Chhakchhuak, Vice-Principal, Brookside Adventist Higher Secondary School has informed that only one student of the school went to the wrong examination centre. In response to the news report regarding the agony of SSLC students, the Vice-Principal said on Thursday that the school ...
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has distributed portfolios to 11 ministers of the NPP led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, a senior official said on Thursday. Sangma kept finance, planning, and personnel, and some other departments to himself, besides those not allotted to ...
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid will arrive in Meghalaya on Friday and visit Balat, a border town near the India-Bangladesh border, an official said on Thursday. Hamid is on a five-day visit to India. He will later visit New Delhi to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit to be held on March 11 ...
On Tuesday morning, Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to Mr. Sangma and 11 Cabinet Ministers at the Raj Bhavan in Meghalaya capital Shillong. Mr. Sangma, a Lok Sabha member, is the president of the National People's Party (NPP). Of the 11 Ministers, four are from ...
Shillong: The newly elected MLAs of Meghalaya will take oath during a special one-day assembly session on Wednesday, assembly commissioner and secretary Andrew Simons said here on Monday. “A one-day special session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be held on March 7 at 10 am, ...
National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma took oath as the 12th chief minister of Meghalaya in Shillong today. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli were present at the swearing-in ...
SHILLONG: The National People's Party (NPP) today exuded confidence that the party would form the next government in Meghalaya saying the people ... As the results for the February 27 elections indicated a hung house for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly, NPP President Conrad Sangma said his ...
Now, it's important to note that while the NPP is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur - and a constituent of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) - it does not have an alliance with the saffron party in Meghalaya. The Meghalaya election result will be the verdict of three-fourths of the state's ...
NPP leader Conrad Sangma staked a claim to form Meghalaya's new government, after NPP won 19 seats in an election that produced a hung assembly. Sangma will be sworn in as chief minister on March 6. For the latest videos, follow us on twitterFollow @EconomicTimes. 812views ...
"The results appeared to be producing a divided house. There is a possibility of a non-Congress government in Meghalaya and our effort would be towards that," BJP's Ram Madhav said a short while ago. The Congress has rushed in three of its senior leaders - Ahmed Patel, Kamal Nath and Mukul Wasnik ...
MLAs who are candidates for re-election in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland — where the Assembly polls have just concluded — declared a higher value of assets during this election. In Tripura, MLAs from CPI(M) registered the largest average increase in assets (51% rise). In Meghalaya, the largest ...
As the political pundits discuss on which party will celebrate Holi, the festival of colours this year after winning Meghalaya elections, here are some names of voters which will surely win your heart and leave you surprised too. I Love You Talang might ring a bell but thats just a name of a voter who voted in ...
GUWAHATI: At Kamsing, under Amlarem constituency in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district, voting has always been a leisurely exercise. With just 29 voters, there is no hurry. The tiny hamlet, near the India-Bangladesh border and 136 km from state capital Shillong, has the lowest number of electors of ...
GUWAHATI: Voting percentage for the Meghalaya assembly elections on Wednesday climbed to 84.86 percent after figures from far-flung areas in the hills ... Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya, F R Kharkongor told ET that many first time voters were seen in the queues as early as 6 am and that five early ...
Polling for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly began at 7 am on Tuesday morning amid tight security. A state carved out of Assam in 1970, has almost always had a coalition government ruling it. In the 2013 polls, no other party apart from Congress managed to touch the double digit. Even Congress ...
KOHIMA/DIMAPUR/SHILLONG: Voters turned out in huge numbers in the highstakes election to the Nagaland and Meghalaya assemblies on Tuesday. Voting was largely peaceful, barring a gunfight near a polling station in Nagaland in which one person was killed. Till 4 pm, Nagaland registered a turnout ...
Polling was largely peaceful though one person was reported killed and three others injured in Nagaland in a clash between supporters of rival parties. At least 67% of Meghalaya's 1,844,785 voters and 75% of Nagaland's 1,170,548 voters exercised their franchise, though officials in both States said the ...
GARO HILLS, MEGHALAYA: On the last day of campaigning before Tuesday's assembly elections in Meghalaya, as 52-year-old Chief Minister Mukul Sangma landed in Chilpara, a remote village in North Garo hills, he was given a grand welcome by Garo warriors. Young boys and girls in traditional Garo ...
Meghalaya election: Alphnos urges people to vote for change. Meghalaya ... For Meghalaya the Modi government has given extra Rs 26000 crore. Where has all the ... Taking a potshot at the ruling Congress government, he said ,' I have come to Meghalaya 20 times in the last three months. Shocked to see ...
KOLKATA: As election to the Meghalaya legislative assembly approaches, natives of the state staying here have little choice but to look on longingly from a distance. The right to exercise their franchise is a right of every adult citizen. But many of those domiciled in Meghalaya but working in the City of Joy ...
Out of the 370 candidates analysed, 152 or 41% are crorepatis. “The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Meghalaya assembly elections is Rs 3.54 crore,” said the report. It said 41 per cent of the candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between class V and XII, while 56 ...


 

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