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Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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 […]

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