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30-Oct-2018 Shillong

Meghalaya government blind to suffering of its people : Mukul Sangma

Congress leader Mukul Sangma on Tuesday hit out at the ruling National People's Party-led Meghalaya government for turning a blind eye to the "pain" and "agony" of its people living along the boundary with Assam."There has been a standoff between Assam authorities...

28-Oct-2018 Shillong

Don't stop dreaming : Jackky Bhagnani urges youth

Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who attended the sixth edition of the Young Leaders Connect Conclave here, urged the youth to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals.An actor-producer, Jackky was one of the key speakers at the conclave where he shared his thoughts....

02-Oct-2018 Shillong

Modi government will be ousted from power : Mukul Sangma

The Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly, Mukul Sangma, on Tuesday voiced confidence that the Modi government will be ousted in the  2019 Lok Sabha polls because of the "anti-people" agenda of the BJP and the NDA government."People thought...

04-Sep-2018 Shillong

Modi government pro-rich, anti-poor: Congress leader

Reiterating the party's demand for a JPC probe into the Rafale jet deal, Congress General Secretary Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday dubbed the Modi government at the Centre "pro-rich and anti-poor"."Rafale deal is a copy book case of compromising of national interest, causing...

15-Aug-2018 Shillong

Build progressive, inclusive society for all : Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday urged the people of the state to build a progressive and inclusive society for all.Thousands of people had gathered at the Polo Ground here to witness a ceremonial parade on the occasion of the nation's 72nd...

29-Jul-2018 Shillong

Radha Mohan Singh visits organic farm at Lowsohtun

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh visited Lawsohtun organic farm at , Shillong today. The 4 hectare farm land which belongs to Lawsohtun Farmers Association is being maintained by 20 household. The minister interacted with...

30-Mar-2018 Shillong

Several houses, crops damaged by hail in Meghalaya

Several houses and crops were damaged when heavy rains accompanied with hailstones and strong winds lashed Meghalaya on Friday, an official said. However no casualties were reported.Several rooftops were blown away and houses were damaged. Many trees and electric...

26-Mar-2018 Shillong

Films are bigger than other mediums is an illusion : Rannvijay Singh

Actor-TV host Rannvijay Singha, who has worked in the film and television space, says it's just a perception that the movie platform is bigger than other mediums.Rannvijay, who started out his journey as the winner of MTV "Roadies" and has since worked in a plethora...

24-Mar-2018 Shillong

I don't get trolled much : Rannvijay Singha

Actor-TV host Rannvijay Singha says he has never been trolled much on social media platforms.Rannvijay is hosting a show on MTV titled "Troll Police", which deals with cyber bullying.Asked if social media trolls have ever affected him, Rannvijay told IANS here:...

20-Mar-2018 Shillong

Will talk to militants if they give up arms : Conrad Sangma

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...

06-Mar-2018 Shillong

Conrad Sangma takes charge of Meghalaya as CM

National People's Party (NPP) leader Conrad Kongkal Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Sangma, was on Tuesday sworn in as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya.Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 40-year-old Tura...

03-Mar-2018 Shillong

Congress to stake claim to form government in Meghalaya : Kamal Nath

The Congress will stake its claim to form the next government in Meghalaya later in the day, senior party leader Kamal Nath said on Saturday expressing confidence it would succeed in its mission."Well, we will make a claim to the Governor tonight and ask...

24-Feb-2018 Williamnagar (Meghalaya)

Meghalaya's most wanted rebel killed in gunfight with police

Special Force (SF-10) commandos in Meghalaya on Saturday killed in a gunfight a top Garo rebel leader wanted for his alleged involvement in several killings and bombings in the state.Acting on a tip off, the commandos raided Sudugre area in East Garo Hills district...

22-Feb-2018 Phulbari (Meghalaya)

Give BJP chance to serve Meghalaya, Narendra Modi tells voters

Exhorting the 18.43 lakh electorate in Meghalaya to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Congress-led state government was not taking people seriously since they saw no political challenge."The...

20-Feb-2018 Mendipathar (Meghalaya)

Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul Gandhi tells PM

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips"."I would like to request this Modi (Prime Minister), on behalf of all...

20-Feb-2018 Tura (Meghalaya)

Meghalaya CM slams Rajnath's remark on security

Countering Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the murder of an election candidate was proof of "lawlessness" in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said his government has never compromised on tackling insurgency and restoring peace in the...

19-Feb-2018 Songsak (Meghalaya)

CBI enquiry to unearth scams in Meghalaya : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that a CBI enquiry will be constituted to unearth various scams under the Congress-led government in Meghalaya.Accusing the Mukul Sangma government of failure to utilize the sanctioned funds for the state, he...

17-Feb-2018 Shillong

Don't fall for BJP's false promises, Gogoi tells Meghalaya voters

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to the Meghalaya voters not to fall for the BJP's "false promises" of turning it into a model state in case the party was voted to power."They (BJP) promise everything. They will promise even the...

17-Feb-2018 Dalu (Meghalaya)

Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house.Four people reportedly raped the 14-year-old girl at the Marvelene's...

16-Feb-2018 Shillong

Looking at BJP's allegations against Meghalaya DGP : Om Prakash Rawat

Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday said they are yet to establish the facts on the allegations of the BJP accusing Swaraj Bir Singh, Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP), of campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for the February...

16-Feb-2018 Shillong/Jowai

BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections."I am here to request you that today there are 19 governments of the BJP and three in the northeastern...

15-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP 'match fixing' with NPP in Meghalaya elections : Anand Sharma

Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "match fixing" with the National People's Party (NPP), while terming the United Democratic Party (UDP)its "side player" for the February 27 assembly polls.Ridiculing the BJP's vision document for Meghalaya...

15-Feb-2018 Shillong

Nirmala Sitharaman blames UPA for Nirav banking fraud

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday blamed the UPA government for the Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the Punjab National Bank blamed on diamond merchant Nirav Modi and said action will be taken against those responsible."This happened in UPA's time and...

14-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP will have more lies in 'Vision Document' for Meghalaya : Gaurav Gogoi

Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Wednesday charged the BJP with seeking to spread "more lies and false dreams" in its "Vision Document" for the state to be released here by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the February 27 assembly elections."Tomorrow (Thursday),...

08-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP releases 'chargesheet' against Congress government in Meghalaya

The BJP on Thursday released a 38-point "chargesheet" against the ruling Congress government in poll-bound Meghalaya, seeking to "expose" three cabinet ministers for their alleged involvement in corruption and sex racket.The chargesheet released by Union...

08-Feb-2018 Shillong

Three nominations rejected, 374 valid for Meghalaya polls

The Election Commission on Thursday scrutinized nomination papers of 377 candidates from different political parties and Independent candidates for the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly elections and ruled 374 of them valid, an election official said.Chief...

07-Feb-2018 Shillong

443 file nominations for Meghalaya polls

As many as 443 candidates filed their nomination papers for the February 27 assembly elections to the Meghalaya assembly, an election official said on Wednesday"A total of 443 candidates have filed nomination papers for the 60 assembly constituencies. On...

05-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP releases second list of candidates for Meghalaya

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its second list of two candidates for the Meghalaya assembly elections to be held on February 27.The Central Election Committee of the BJP headed by party president Amit Shah approved the name of former...

02-Feb-2018 Shillong

Nitish Kumar may be next Prime Minister : Wanwei Roy Kharlukhi

The National People's Party (NPP) on Friday predicted that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's successor after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections."Today, we are in the NDA (in Manipur) and we are fighting the BJP here (Meghalaya)......

02-Feb-2018 Shillong

Meghalaya polls: BJP releases 1st list of 45 candidates

The BJP on Friday announced its first list of 45 candidates for the Meghalaya Assembly polls and voiced the confidence to oust the ruling Congress that has been in power for the last one decade.Election to the 60-member assembly is scheduled to be held on...

31-Jan-2018 Shillong

Modi to blame for Nagaland situation: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "unilateral" decisions for the situation prevailing in Nagaland vis-a-vis Assembly elections as several civil society groups and political parties have sought deferment of the...

31-Jan-2018 Shillong

Congress will retain power in Meghalaya : Rahul Gandhi

After giving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a good fight in Gujarat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the ruling Congress party will retain power in Meghalaya.He also expressed confidence that the Congress would bounce back in BJP-ruled...

30-Jan-2018 Jowai (Meghalaya)

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for offering money to Meghalaya churches

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the BJP-led NDA government for offering money to churches in Congress-ruled Meghalaya ahead of the assembly elections."You will find the BJP has a lot of money. These days their leadership believes that everything...

27-Jan-2018 Songsak (Meghalaya)

NPP agent of BJP in Meghalaya : Mukul Sangma

Kicking off his election campaign ahead of the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly elections, Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Mukul Sangma on Saturday accused main rival National People's Party (NPP) of being an "agent of the BJP".Sangma said the Bharatiya...

26-Jan-2018 Shillong

Hold steadfastly to ideals of democracy: Meghalaya Governor at R-Day

Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Friday unfurled the Tricolour at the Republic Day function here and appealed to people of the state to hold steadfastly to the ideals of democracy."A resilient, hard working and peace loving population has always been the strength...

24-Jan-2018 Shillong

Modi weakening federal structure of India : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of weakening India's federal structure."They are going to destroy this nation, diluting the federal structure is one step for ultimate disastrous future...

24-Jan-2018 Shillong

We will retain power in Meghalaya: Congress

Voicing confidence that the Congress will retain power in Meghalaya, senior party leader C.P. Joshi on Wednesday said there is no space for the BJP's ideology in the state."Given the culture and the way of life of the people of Meghalaya, ideologically speaking,...

06-Jan-2018 Shillong

Confident BJP will come to power in Meghalaya: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that he was confident that the party will overthrow the ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government and form the new government in the state after the assembly polls slated for later this year. Addressing...

06-Jan-2018 Agartala/Shillong

Tripura parties' ally with BJP, Congress: Pre-poll activities pick up

With the political activities gradually picking up ahead of the crucial assembly elections in February in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal parties are negotiating with the BJP and Congress for electoral alliances, informed sources said on Saturday.Meanwhile, Bharatiya...

05-Jan-2018 Shillong

NDA government trying to legalise immigrants : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA central government at the Centre of trying to legalise immigrants by proposing to amend the Citizenship Act."On one hand they wanted to push illegal immigrants, but on the other, they wanted...

05-Jan-2018 Shillong

NE power corp allowed BJP to misuse its funds : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday dared the CBI to prosecute officials of the government-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) for allowing the BJP to "misuse its funds for holding party rally".Sangma's statement came after...

05-Jan-2018 Shillong

RSS-BJP 'agents of devil', Congress to retain power : Mukul Sangma

Sharpening his attacks on the BJP and the RSS, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday called them "agents of devil", and expressed confidence that the Congress party will retain power in Meghalaya, after the state polls slated for later this year.The veteran Congress...

19-Dec-2017 Shillong

Mukul Sangma slams Mohan Bhagwatf's 'Indians are Hindus' remark

Slamming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that "anybody living in India is a Hindu", Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said "India is a secular, democratic country and secularism is part of our constitution"."Their agenda is only to divide the...

14-Dec-2017 Shillong

Meghalaya will be able to host 2022 National Games : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya would be able to host the 2022 National Games despite the perceived shortcomings and paucity of time to prepare for the mega event, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M Sangma said on Thursday."With only four years left for the mega event, the...

14-Dec-2017 Shillong

Centre confusing NE, nation over Aadhaar : Mukul Sangma

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of creating confusion over the implementation of Aadhaar not only in Meghalaya but across the country."...In one letter the Centre says that Aadhaar is not compulsory,...

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