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Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

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Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Guwahati: The Assam government has asked Meghalaya to check overloading of trucks carrying coal, following allegations that a “syndicate” is running the illegal trade in connivance with government officials and police. Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Wednesday that Dispur had set up a committee to monitor the trucks transporting coal from […]

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

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Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has affirmed that the party would safeguard cultures, traditions and way of thinking of people in Meghalaya where elections are due on February 27. But Meghalaya is a tricky state with a highly volatile political climate, and fickle voters, where thumping majorities are hard to come by. “We are going to […]

Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

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Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

Smit (Meghalaya): The annual Nongkrem dance festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Nongkrem Dance or Ka Pomblang Syiem which is the annual dance festival of the Khasis was […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

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Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

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Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

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Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

Beware of outside parties and new parties who just want to divide the local votes and seize power, warns Bah Robert Garnett.  Former Meghalaya Home Minister Robert Garnett Lyngdoh, currently off active politics, feels that in 45 years of statehood, Meghalaya has yet to develop effective policies in important sectors like agriculture, mining and tourism. […]

Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

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Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

Shillong: The Congress, while campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls, will focus on clarifying the ‘lies’ of the BJP which has tried to put it in the people’s minds that the state government was responsible for the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. [Meghalaya has been for some in the international news because of the […]

Director stops Woman’s pay for refusal to Move-in!

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Director stops Woman’s pay for refusal to Move-in!

Shillong: What’s happening in Meghalaya? Another woman being harassed by a high ranking official? This time the official withheld the woman’s salary (she is a peon in a state government office)  for 6 months because she refused to move in with him! The Meghalaya State Commission for Women today wrote to the state soil and […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

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Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

Meghalaya at 45: Society in crisis?

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Meghalaya at 45: Society in crisis?

Thomas Lim, editor of Meghalaya Times, wrote this insightful piece on the occasion of the 45th State Day of Meghalaya: As Meghalaya turns 45, just five more years away from the Golden Jubilee of attaining its statehood, the state is yet to exhibit some state-of-the-art infrastructure or landmark policy and legislation. While  the rest of […]

Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

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Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

What is happening to Meghalaya? How can Khasi society keep silent? Why didn’t the police book the whole lot of ‘perverts’ under POSCO?  Meghalaya Times Editor Thomas Lim expresses his anguish: The shameful act where a 14 year old girl was sexually assaulted by at least 13 persons, including a legislator and a 66 years […]

MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

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MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

Shillong: The long arm of the law caught up with a Meghalaya MLA, accused of  statutory rape of a 14 year old under POSCO, (Jan 7). He was nabbed at one of his ‘hideouts’ in neighbouring Assam. Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, was wanted in connection with a trafficking for sex case involving a 14-year […]

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