Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

SHILLONG:  –  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s office has ‘seriously’ gone green. He asked his staff to make an earnest effort to build a  plastic-free environment. All the CM’s stationery and letterheads will be made from recycled paper. Sangma, a self-proclaimed environmentalist, walked six kilometres from his residence at 3rd Mile Upper Shillong to the […]

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

A month earlier, the Central body of Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for the Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. The party had even compared him of having the charisma of Bollywood actor, but due to his controversial remarks back to back within the first month of his government, has compelled the Prime Minister, […]

Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

Shillong: The villagers of Nongkynjeng  in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills now have a durable road built of plastic waste and bitumen. They owe it to  Padma Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan from Tamil Nadu . His technology  has made their road more durable and offered Meghalaya a solution to the growing problem of plastic waste. This is the […]

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Shillong: Meghalaya threw up an interesting mandate on Saturday. The Congress emerged as the largest party, but only marginally ahead of the National People’s Party, providing the smaller parties with an opportunity to play kingmaker. The BJP won 2 seats. The Congress took  of 21 of the 59 seats – two more than the NPP’s. […]

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

Tura: In Meghalaya, the big election battle was  Sangma versus Sangma – two families that dominate state politics. The feeling is that even though they are rivals, both were trying to keep the BJP at a distance. However, recently there have been whispers that post election results, anything can happen! As someone said, let’s see […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

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

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

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

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

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’

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. […]