Everything you need to know about Meghalaya Secretariat: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Meghalaya Secretariat: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shillong, June 19 (IANS) Two units of the 275 MW Kopili Hydel Project in Assam, owned by the North Eastern Electric Corp (NEEPCO), has been temporarily shutdown due to "acidification" of the reservoir water, a senior official said Wednesday.
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi linkmen of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were arrested in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district while attempting to cross over back into their country, an official said Tuesday.
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) A gun battle ensued in Meghalaya's restive West Garo Hills district Monday after Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels tossed a faulty grenade at a police team.
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels lobbed a grenade at a police station in western part of Meghalaya late Sunday night but there were no casualties, police said.
Guwahati, June 14 (ANI): The northeast has no dearth of sporting talent, and youth of the region have already proved their mettle in various sports. Now, martial arts have caught the fancy of youth in the region.
Guwahati, June 14 (ANI): The United Nations resident coordinator, who was present during a two-day seminar, which was recently organized here to raise awareness and sensitise people about HIV/AIDS, has praised India for its efforts to fight the disease.
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): A meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh earlier this month to discuss an institutional mechanism to track stalled investment projects, both in the public and private sectors and to remove the implementation bottlenecks in these projects on a fast-track basis.
Shillong, June 13 (IANS) In a setback to the jailed chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebel outfit, Champion R. Sangma, the Meghalaya High Court Thursday dismissed his petition challenging his detention under the Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA).
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) Three people were arrested Thursday and a cache of arms and ammunition, suspected to be meant for the Meghalaya-based militant outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was seized here, Assam Police said.
Shillong, June 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Wednesday asked the state government to dissolve the controversial CMJ University.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Thousands of travellers on Delhi Metro's busy Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre line had a harrowing time Tuesday morning with services disrupted for nearly two hours after a train broke down inside a tunnel. Normalcy was restored on the route after two hours, an official said.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Hundreds of travellers on Delhi Metro's busy Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre line had a harrowing time Tuesday morning with services disrupted for nearly two hours after a train broke down in a tunnel. Normality has now been restored on the route, an official said.
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Passengers travelling on a Delhi Metro train were evacuated this morning after a train stopped on the track between the Central Secretariat station and Udyog Bhawan following some technical snag.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), June 10 (ANI): Several state employee unions staged mass protests over their pending demands in Srinagar on Monday.
Shillong, June 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Labour Minister Mazel Amapreen Lyngdoh Sunday said that journalists were the most "unfortunate" professionals.
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children.
Shillong, June 7 (IANS) Planning Commission member B.K. Chaturvedi Friday said the government has made major investments in the northeastern states in all infrastructure but there are still large gaps that need to be covered.
Shillong, June 7 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Thursday asked CMJ University vice-chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha to clarify his stand on the issue of alleged fake PhDs being granted by the varsity.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday expressed concern over the influx of people with "doubtful citizenship" in Meghalaya.
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Police and paramilitary forces launched combing operations in Meghalaya after rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) set ablaze a government bus Wednesday.
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Expressing concern over the pending cases in courts, Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Wednesday urged lawyers to minimise adjournments to ensure speedy delivery of justice.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Chief ministers of parties not belonging to the ruling dispensation at the centre expressed strong reservations Wednesday over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre. Some Congress chief ministers too expressed concern.
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Three-time legislator from Chandni Chowk Prahlad Singh Sawhney, has been appointed parliamentary secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, an official statement said Tuesday.
Shillong, June 4 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday instructed Meghalaya Police to undergo training on laws relating to women and child rights.
Shillong, June 4 (IANS) Wansuk Myrthong, the first tribal Khasi woman from Meghalaya to scale Mount Everest, received a tumultuous reception here Tuesday on her return from New Delhi.
Shillong, June 3 (IANS) A lower Court in Meghalaya Monday issued a non-bailable warrant against a police officer arrested for rape and who is now on the run after escaping from custody, even as a child rights panel sought a detailed report on the crime.
Shillong, June 3 (IANS) The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Monday sought a detailed report from the Meghalaya government on the alleged rape of two minor girls by a police officer who is now on the run after escaping from custody.
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) A retired soldier and another man were arrested in Meghalaya for possessing 11 grams of smuggled heroin, police said Saturday.
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Following a meeting between Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Meghalaya's annual plan for 2013-14 has been finalized at Rs 4,151 crores, marking a sharp hike of 17.4 percent.
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Three people were killed when a bus in which they were travelling turned turtle in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district Saturday, police said.
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) Assam Rifles Director General Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh Friday denied that his troopers were involved in any extra-judicial killing during their counter-insurgency operations in India's northeastern states.
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) A United Nations expert on human rights Friday urged the Indian government to institute a commission of inquiry into extra-judicial killings in the northeastern states.
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) A father has decided to seek permission from the Meghalaya High Court for mercy killing of his three sons who have thalassemia, a blood disease.
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): The Planning Commission has approved an annual plan outlay of Rs. 4,151 crore for Meghalaya for the financial year 2013-14.
Navi Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Meghalaya beat Odisha 1-0 Tuesday to lift the Coca-Cola Cup, the national under-15 sub-junior football tournament trophy, at the Father Agnels School, Vashi, here.
Navi Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday said he hoped the Indian football team would qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
Navi Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Odisha and Meghalaya will battle it out Tuesday in the summit clash of the Coca-Cola Cup, a national under-15 sub-junior football tournament, at Father Agnels School, Vashi, here.
Srinagar, May 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled a protest march called by the contractual government employees here on Monday demanding regularisation of jobs, pay hike and release of arrears.
Guwahati, May 26 (ANI): Music buffs, in particular the fans of legendary American poet, singer and composer Bob Dylan celebrated his birthday at Guwahati.
Shillong, May 26 (IANS) The breakaway faction of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B), a rebel outfit in Meghalaya, has raised a women's militant wing to fight crime against women.
A five-member delegation led by Mr. S.E. Cheremin, Minister, Government of Moscow today called on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in her office at Delhi Secretariat. The visiting Minister and Dikshit interacted on number of civic amenities available in both the cities.
Shillong, May 20 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has again threatened to kill Meghalaya Congress legislator Limison D. Sangma for not complying with their extortion demands, police said Monday.
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) Wansuk Myrthong Saturday became the first woman from Meghalaya to conquer the 8,848 ft Mount Everest.
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) CMJ University Saturday decided to file a writ appeal after the Meghalaya High Court directed the controversial private varsity to stop admissions while throwing out its appeal to allow it to continue admissions.
Islamabad, May 17 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds in a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds as a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the continued allocation of subsidised grain to above poverty line families during 2013-14 under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), an official statement said.
Accra, May 16 (IANS) A private Indian university has been barred from recruiting Ghanian students for its distance learning programmes since it is not accredited in this country. The university is under a cloud back home with a federal probe likely into its affairs - particularly the awarding of an extraordinarily high number of degrees - and its chancellor-promoter is on the run.
Shillong, May 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday hinted that the government may ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the illegal functioning of the controversial CMJ University.
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) have threatened to kill Meghalaya Congress legislator Limison D. Sangma if he fails to pay Rs.5 lakh extortion money, police said Tuesday.
Shillong, May 13 (IANS) School children in a remote village in Meghalaya had a close shave Monday as they escaped unhurt following a gunfight between police and the rebels in the premises, police said.
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ONGC's first commercial power project in Tripura next month, an official said here Monday.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary has directed the state government to probe the private Mahatma Gandhi University after complaints were received about its functioning.
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Friday arrested another top official of Meghalaya's private CMJ University in connection with selling fake Ph.D. degrees, a CID official said.
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday said the controversial CMJ University, involved in issuing fake Ph.D. degrees to students, had also established centres in almost all districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Imphal, May 10 (ANI): Militancy is declining in the northeast due to consistent efforts made by the Central and State Governments.
Rio de Janeiro, May 10 (IANS) Brazil said that it sold $750 million worth of dollar-denominated government bonds due January 2023 in European and US markets.
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) An apex body of northeastern students' groups has suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depute a parliamentary team to study the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the region, a student leader said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said that militancy in the northeastern region is losing its grip and influence among the people due to consistent efforts made by the Centre and state governments to counter and eliminate various ultra outfits.
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Audi executives and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo laid the cornerstone for the German automaker's new plant in Mexico, the Economy Secretariat said in a statement.
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November, the government said here Sunday.
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) A 43-year-old Australian was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his house here, police said Friday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Conservator Aparajita Datta has won the Whitley Award, also called "Green Oscar", for her work to save threatened hornbills in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
Peshawar, May 3 (ANI): The border crossing with Afghanistan in Khyber tribal region will stay closed for three days before the May 11 general elections, an official communique has said.
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided the offices of Meghalaya's private CMJ University Thursday night, police said.
Meghalaya Board of School education is likely to declare the Results of HSSLC 2013 on 4th May 2013 at 10:00 AM. The HSSLC Results 2013 will be declared tomorrow as per given schedule.
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 1 percent in real terms in the first quarter of this year after expanding at a 3.2 percent rate in the final three months of 2012, the government said.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Speaker and several Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
Brasilia, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Small businesses were responsible for some 40 percent of the 15 million new jobs created in Brazil between 2001 and 2011, with 95 percent of the firms in full compliance with all labour laws, a government report said.
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) Rangdajied United FC became the second team to qualify for next year's I-League by beating already qualified Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in the final phase of the 2nd Division League match here at the Bangalore Stadium Saturday.
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police, CRPF and the intelligence wing of the army Friday arrested two top Maoists from Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, an official said.
Shillong, April 26 (ANI): Forest authorities in Meghalaya have arrested 25 poachers and recovered body parts of endangered deer from them from a remote village in the state's West Khasi Hills District.
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata's Mohammedan Sporting qualified for the next edition of the I-League (2013-14) after a goalless draw Thursday against Bhawanipore FC in their penultimate league match of the final phase of the 2nd Division League being held here.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (IANS) Delhi fared worst among 29 states and union territories in fulfilling its renewable energy target by not having even one percent of the installed renewable energy capacity, according to a report released by Greenpeace Monday.
Aizawl, April 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC), led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is expanding its base in the northeastern region. The party set up a unit Friday in the Congress-ruled Mizoram.
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday promised to take action against cement companies violating forest conservations laws.
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday promised to bring in further amendments to the Meghalaya Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in order to have a strong ombudsman institution as the legislation was passed by the assembly.
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) Meghalaya's Nationalist Congress Party legislator Sanbor Shullai Thursday scripted history by becoming the first MLA to be elected deputy speaker of the state assembly for a second consecutive term.
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Excise Minister Zenith Sangma Tuesday admitted that he did not know about the legal age for alcohol consumption.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Strong tremors rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas, Tuesday evening following a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran border. Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India in the last 10 years.
National Insurance Company Limited a fastest growing Public Sector Non-life Insurance Company has published job opportunity for the Assistants in various states.
Mexico City, April 16 (IANS/EFE) A four-year-old girl who disappeared April 1 in the city of Texcoco has been found in El Salvador and is "in perfect health", the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday there was a declining trend in militant violence in the state.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 (ANI): In order to facilitate and fast track the process which will harness the potential of the India as a "Filming Locale", the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted an inter-ministerial committee for promotion and facilitation of film production in India.
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said the Meghalaya Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2012 has taken necessary precautions to protect the alienation of tribal land by not allowing outright transfer by way of sale to non-tribal entities.
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said all 39 blocks across the state would become "banked blocks" with the setting up of bank branches there.
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday announced ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 lakh to the next of kin of each of those killed in a cyclonic storm late Wednesday.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday hinted that it would approach the judiciary if the four-decade-old boundary dispute with Assam did not get resolved through other means.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Wansuk Syiem of the Congress Thursday scripted history by becoming the first woman from Meghalaya to be elected member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 injured in a storm in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, officials said Thursday.
Shillong, April 10 (IANS) Amid fresh concerns in Bangladesh over the construction of two proposed dams in Meghalaya, State Power Minister Clement Marak said Wednesday construction of the hydropower projects would not have any impact in Bangladesh.
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Admitting that Meghalaya faces a growing unemployment problem, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the jobless youths in the state were many more than those recorded in the employment exchange register.
Shillong, April 8 (IANS) Twenty-nine students were injured, 15 of them seriously, in a stampede at a school here in Meghalaya's capital Monday, officials said.
Shillong, April 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday admitted that the inter-state boundary dispute with Assam is not amenable to easy solution.
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes the UN is disrupting an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria under pressure from "certain states", the Russian foreign ministry said.
New Delhi, April 5 (ANI): The Australian Government today joined senior Indian Government officials at a workshop on public sector innovation.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central and state governments on Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma's plea challenging his detention, a lawyer said.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) India has reported significant improvement in health indicators like maternal mortality and infant mortality as well a reduction of nearly 57 percent in HIV cases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
Shillong, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.