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Foundation laid for Meghalaya’s first railway line


September 8th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 8 (IANS) The railways will be coming into Meghalaya for the first time with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma laying the foundation of the Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway station in Garo ... Read more...

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Big B teams up with Shillong Chamber Choir


September 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 4 (IANS) Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC), a choral group from Meghalaya, will be seen performing at the opening episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 6" and the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

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Meghalaya I-Day celebrations marred by shutdown


August 15th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day celebrations in Meghalaya were marred by a shutdown called by a militant group, which affected life in the state.The shutdown was called by ... Read more...

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Khasi rebel outfit ready for talks


August 15th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), an outlawed Khasi militant group in Meghalaya, has offered to hold talks with the government."We are ready to come to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya for a commission to re-define boundary with Assam


August 13th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has asked Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to expedite the constitution of a boundary commission to "re-examine ... Read more...

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Alert in Meghalaya ahead of HNLC ‘Raising Day’


August 8th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) Security forces have been put on alert in Meghalaya ahead of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) "Raising Day" on Aug 14, police said Wednesday.The tribal ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM calls all-party meet on boundary row


July 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has convened an all-party meet here Thursday to discuss the inter-state boundary dispute with Assam.The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, Sangma’s chances are the talking point (With Images) (Meghalaya Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) For this tribal-majority, pretty hill state, the chances of its native, P.A. Sangma's, in the presidential election remain the main talking point of its three ... Read more...

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HSPDP withdraws support to Meghalaya’s Congress government


July 14th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) Friday pulled out from the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government over the boundary row with Assam but there ... Read more...

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Want to settle border row with neighbours, says Gogoi


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said that his government wants to settle the boundary row with Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh."We want to settle ... Read more...

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Assam-Meghalaya border villages to shun militants


May 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Eighty-four villages located on a remote stretch of the Assam-Meghalaya border have now decided to desist any help to militants who frequent the area.The villages, mostly ... 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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Shutdown called in Meghalaya over dubious voters


May 10th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Continuing to mount pressure on the Meghalaya government over the enrolment of dubious voters, three powerful organisations Wednesday announced a 12-hour shutdown May 14 in four ... 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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Security stepped up in Shillong after arson attacks


April 24th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Security was stepped up Monday in the Meghalaya state capital after activists went on rampage torching vehicles following a public rally against the inclusion of doubtful ... Read more...

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Lajong ropes in MNC as stakeholder


February 29th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Dubai-based multinational company Anglian Holdings, which has an investment in Danish club FCV Vikings, Wednesday announced they have bought a 25 percent stake in the I-League ... 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 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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Governor laments rising militancy in Meghalaya


January 26th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 26 (IANS) Governor R.S. Mooshahary Thursday regretted that militancy was rising in Meghalaya as the scenic state celebrated Republic Day amid a shutdown called by a rebel group.After ... Read more...

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Traffic cop books legislator, summoned by house panel


December 19th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 19 (IANS) A Meghalaya legislator who heads the state assembly's privileges and ethics committee has summoned two traffic policemen for booking him for traffic violation, according to an ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebel group says its leader is in Bangladesh


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Friday said its military wing chief Bobby Reagan Marwein is still alive and media reports of his death in ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks report on rebel’s ‘killing’ in Bangladesh


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 1 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday asked the union health ministry to confirm the alleged killing of secessionist Khasi rebel leader Bobby Reagan Marwein in Bangladesh.Quoting ... Read more...

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Protest continues in Meghalaya for Hazare


August 18th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Protest continued here in Meghalaya Wednesday against the government action against Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, who is still in New Delhi's Tihar Jail.Carrying flags and holding ... Read more...

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Meghalaya celebrates I-Day amid shutdown


August 15th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) A shutdown called by a militant group affected life in Meghalaya Monday even as the state celebrated India's Independence Day.The protest was called by the outlawed ... Read more...

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Body of drowned Briton taken home


June 29th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 29 (IANS) The body of a 25-year-old British woman, who drowned in Meghalaya's Umkynsan river, has been taken home to Britain Wednesday, police said.Christina Louise Reed was swept ... Read more...

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Khasi students oppose armed forces’ special powers


April 25th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 25 (IANS) The influential Khasi Students Union (KSU) in Meghalaya took out a candle light procession here Monday to demand repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Where gambling is the stuff of dreams!


February 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By R.R. Kharmujai Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Come over to Bara Bazaar on any lazy afternoon and you'll stumble upon many people dozing off at some quiet uninviting corner. The idea is not ... 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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