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Tag: Meghalaya

Dream Come True For All Of Us: CM Conrad On Draupadi Murmu As Presidential Candidate

I am extremely thrilled. It has been a part of our ideology. My late father PS Sangma had once said that one day a tribal person will become the President of India. It's a dream come true for all of us. We are supporting her candidature, said Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma on NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu who filed her nominations today.

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Low Pressure Over Southeast Bay Of Bengal In Next 48 Hours: IMD

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the next 48 hours , the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. At present, a cyclonic circulation lay over southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood with vertical extension up to 4.5 km […]

Meghalaya Clashes: Curfew Reimposed, Mobile Internet Services Suspended

Shillong: Curfew was reimposed Saturday noon in some areas of Shillong town after one person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on CAA and inner line permit (ILP), officials said. The Curfew was imposed on Friday night following the clashes and lifted at 8 AM on Saturday. A ban […]

Curfew Relaxed For 16 Hrs In Shillong, Internet Remains Shut

Shillong: Curfew was relaxed for 16 hours in two police station areas in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong on Friday while the mobile internet services continued to remain suspended for the past ten days, officials said. The Meghalaya Assembly unanimously on Thursday adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to promulgate the inner line permit (ILP) in the […]

EC Announces Bypolls In 17 States, Puducherry On Oct 21

New Delhi: Bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory will be held on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The poll panel announced the schedule for Assembly bye-elections to 15 seats in Karnataka, 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, five […]

Cong wants Meghalaya under Article 371, Assembly rejects move

Shillong: The opposition Congress on Wednesday has called for inclusion of Meghalaya under Article 371 J of the Constitution of India to uphold the Instrument of Accession and Annexed Agreement. Meghalaya which was formed as an autonomous state April 2, 1970 and as a full-fledged state Jan 21, 1972, after being carved out of Assam, […]

67 per cent votes polled in Meghalaya

Shillong: Over 67 per cent of the 19.14 lakh voters of Meghalaya exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid reports of malfunctioning of voting machines from some booths, state Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor said. Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha constituencies – Shillong and Tura – and polling was peaceful […]

Navy detects fourth body in Meghalaya coal pit

Shillong: Indian Navy divers have located a fourth body, completely decomposed, in the 370-feet deep flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district, where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13, an official said on Sunday. The detection of the fourth body came two days after the Navy divers located a third […]

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Odisha Fire Services team returns home

Bhubaneswar: After a month of dedicated service, the 20-member team of Odisha Fire Services that was engaged in the operation to rescue 13 miners trapped at a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills returned to the State on Wednesday. The fire personnel team after reaching Odisha said that they have gained a […]

Navy detects another body in rat-hole coal mine

Shillong: Indian Naval divers on Saturday detected another body inside a 370 feet deep flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13, an official said. “They (Navy) detected another body at 3.18 a.m. with the help of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV),” a […]

Modi greets Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura on Statehood Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Day. “On the special occasion of their Statehood Day, greetings to the people of Meghalaya. People from Meghalaya have made a notable contribution to our country. I pray for the state’s continuous progress,” […]

Bus ferrying Odisha fire-fighters attacked in Meghalaya

Shillong: A bus ferrying Odisha Fire Services personnel came under attack from miscreants in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district during the stay-off-the-road protest on Thursday night by Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisation to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill, police said on Friday. The 22-member firefighters are deployed in a rescue operation to evacuate miners trapped […]

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Rescue ops a big challenge, says Chief Fire Officer

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha fire services team is still a part of the ongoing efforts to rescue 15 miners trapped for more than 25 days and feared dead at a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sukant Sethi, on his return to Bhubaneswar, said that the rescue operation […]

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Two miners die in Meghalaya, fate of trapped miners remains uncertain

Shillong: Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an official said on Sunday. The fresh accident at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, about 5 km from the district headquarters in East Jaintia Hills, […]

Odisha firemen resume dewatering coal pit in Meghalaya

Shillong: Odisha firefighters on Thursday resumed dewatering a shaft near the main shaft of a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where 15 miners have been trapped since December 13. But the fate of the miners remains unknown. “Odisha firefighters resumed pumping out water at 10 a.m. from the shaft which they dewatered […]

SC to hear plea on mine disaster in Meghalaya

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea seeking the deployment of adequate manpower and equipment for the rescue of miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul agreed to hear the matter. The petition by lawyer Aditya N. Prasad […]

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Situation remains tense in Shillong, curfew from 4 p.m.

Shillong: The authorities on Monday extended curfew in the Meghalaya capital as violence continued in tension-hit areas the previous night with mobs indulging in stone-pelting on security forces for the last four days. “Curfew has been imposed from 4 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in Shillong as there is likelihood that breach of […]

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BJP crushes Left in Tripura, surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima: The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura — one of its last two citadels — with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti-Congress parties. […]

Polling begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland

Kohima/Shillong: Election to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly began at 7 am today amid a tight security as more than half of the 2,156 polling stations in the north-eastern state have been declared critical. Similarly, polling for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly also began at 7 am today amid tight security with over 18 lakh voters eligible […]

Modi greets north-easterns on statehood day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of the Northeastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their statehood day and hoped they continue to achieve heights in all-round development. “On their Statehood Day, my greetings to the wonderful people of Manipur. May Manipur continue to scale new heights of growth […]

Poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland announced

New Delhi: The assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, the Election Commission said today. Announcing the poll dates, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said the counting in the three states will be held on March 3. The term of […]

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16 killed in Meghalaya accident

Shillong: At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said. More than 50 people were critically injured in the accident in Jdohkroh village, 11 km from Nongstoin, the district headquarters of West Khasi Hills. […]