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Meghalaya rules out ban on rat-hole mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Meghalaya's draft mining policy does not propose to ban rat-hole coal mining despite widespread opposition to it, a minister said Wednesday.Rat-hole mining is a primitive method ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM condoles bus crash victims


August 9th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday condoled the death of 31 people killed in a bus accident in the state's East Jaintia Hills district.Twenty-seven other passengers ... Read more...

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Meghalaya bus crash kills 31 (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) Thirty-one people were killed and 27 injured when a bus proceeding from Assam to Tripura rolled down a hill in Meghalaya early Wednesday, police said.Two women ... Read more...

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23 die in Meghalaya accident (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) Twenty-three people were killed when a bus proceeding from Assam to Tripura rolled down a hill in Meghalaya, police said Wednesday.Ten others were injured in the ... Read more...

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18 killed in Shillong accident


August 8th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 10 injured when the bus they were travelling in rolled into a deep gorge in east Jaintia Hills district ... Read more...

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Human life is precious, explain miners’s death: Court to Meghalaya


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court has registered a public interest litigation on the recent deaths of 15 coal miners in Meghalaya's South Garo ... Read more...

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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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Landslide cuts off Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 15 (IANS) Road links to the northeastern states of Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India Sunday following ... Read more...

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Hope runs out for Meghalaya’s trapped ‘rat-hole’ miners


July 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 13 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Friday called off the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July ... Read more...

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One killed, nine injured in bomb blast in Meghalaya


July 12th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 12 (IANS) One person has been killed and nine others injured in Meghalaya in a bomb explosion inside their makeshift camp, police said.The blast occurred around 2 a.m. ... Read more...

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15 miners trapped in coal pit in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are in Meghalaya to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal pit in South Garo Hills since ... Read more...

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15 miners killed in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 10 (IANS) Fifteen coal miners drowned after they accidentally punctured the wall of an abandoned mine full of water in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, an official said Tuesday."Fifteen ... Read more...

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HNLC cadre arrested in Meghalaya


May 26th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) BSF troops deployed along the India-Bangladesh border have arrested a hard core cadre of the Meghalaya-based militant outfit Hynnewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), a BSF spokesman ... Read more...

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Shutdown brings normal life to standstill in Meghalaya


May 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in the eastern part of Meghalaya Monday during a 12-hour shutdown called by three organisations over the alleged enrolment of ... Read more...

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Fresh agitation announced in Meghalaya as talks fail


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) The impasse between the Meghalaya government and the agitating social organisations on the issue of voter registration continued as talks remained inconclusive Thursday and the groups ... Read more...

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Meghalaya deputy speaker’s vehicle set afire


April 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) An official vehicle of Meghalaya Assembly Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai was set on fire by arsonists Tuesday, even as the government stepped up security arrangements ahead ... Read more...

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Explore Shilllong, says filmmaker Chinmoy Sarmah


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Corporate honcho-turned-filmmaker Chinmoy Sarmah is making "Shillong" with Arfi Lamba, who acted in the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire". He says the aim is to tell ... Read more...

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Myntdu Leskha hydel project commissioned


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Amlarem (Meghalaya), Feb 29 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.The commissioning of ... Read more...

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Ex-member of rebel group held in Meghalaya


February 24th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) A former Meghalaya rebel was Thursday arrested along with seven aides for assault, intimidation and damage to private property, police said. He had laid down arms ... Read more...

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Thousands take part in Meghalaya pilgrimage


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Umiam (Meghalaya), Feb 5 (IANS) Thousands of people climbed the sacred U Lum Sohpetbneng mountain here Sunday as part of an indigenous tribal pilgrimage to the "navel of heaven".U Lum ... Read more...

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Thousands vow to fight for corruption-free Meghalaya


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands Monday vowed to fight for a corruption-free Meghalaya at a rally held here.The campaign by Team Ardent, named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, aims ... Read more...

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Mass rally for clean politics in Meghalaya


January 28th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) After Team Anna launched its anti-graft campaign across India, Team Ardent - named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit - is set to host a ... Read more...

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NCP demands closure of Meghalaya cement plants


January 7th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 6 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday demanded the state government issue immediate closure notices to all cement plants operating in Jaintia Hills district in violation ... Read more...

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Rights body raps Meghalaya over child labour


November 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Shocked after finding children working as labourers in coal mines, hotels and restaurants in Meghalaya, the national child rights body Tuesday issued a number of ... Read more...

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‘Infiltration from Bangladesh impacting demography’


October 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) Infiltration from Bangladesh is posing a demographic threat due to vast stretches of the India-Bangladesh border being unfenced, a top police officer said Friday."Infiltration is still ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently


October 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 5 (IANS) As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Wednesday, so did the Jaintias, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh soon to settle border issues: Tripura CM


September 9th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 9 (IANS) India and Bangladesh would soon delineate their long-disputed border areas while Dhaka has sought information about the bases of terrorists from India's northeast in Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Three coal miners killed


August 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Three coal miners have died after inhaling toxic gas (sulpur dioxide) in a coal pit in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, according to an environmentalist."We have confirmed ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Meghalaya accident (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Seven people were killed instantly Friday when their vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district, police said.The accident took place in Tongseng ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Meghalaya accident


June 17th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Seven people, including a minor girl, were killed and three others injured Friday when their vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district, ... Read more...

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Acidic reservoir threatens Meghalaya’s hydel project


June 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) The Kopili Hydel Project in Meghalaya, owned by the North Eastern Electric Corporation (NEEPCO), has come under threat from high content of acid in its reservoir ... Read more...

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Strike hits Republic Day in Meghalaya


January 26th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 26 (IANS) A shutdown called by a militant group affected life in Meghalaya Wednesday as the state celebrated Republic Day. In Shillong, the state capital, Governor R.S. Mooshahary unfurled the ... Read more...

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Two armed Khasi rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 26th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 25 (IANS) Two rebels of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Tuesday were arrested along with two AK-47 rifles and 85 rounds of live ammunition in Meghalaya, police said.The ... Read more...

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82 ill after eating pork at funeral feast


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 3 (IANS) At least 82 people, including eight children, fell ill after eating pork at a funeral gathering in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district, an official said Wednesday."The people complained ... Read more...

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Indigenous tribe celebrates Durga Puja in northeast


October 16th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 16 (IANS) Durga Puja may be one of the biggest festivals of Hindus. But Pnars, one of the indigenous tribes of Meghalaya, too worship the goddess of power with ... Read more...

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