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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 […]

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

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Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Aizawl: The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of 14 major churches in Mizoram, Thursday appealed to the state government not to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on Christmas. The Centre’s decision to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25. Christmas is one of the most important religious days of Christians, according to […]

Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

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Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

GUWAHATI:  – A 75 year old Burmese woman and her family, of Assam origin, has made a ‘historical’ trip back to the land of her ancestors. The descendants of the historically dispersed people of Assam origin living in Burma regard Assam as their motherland. They are eager to come back to Assam and stay here […]

This village uses Bhutan currency now!

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This village uses Bhutan currency now!

HATISOR VILLAGE, ASSAM:   To overcome the cash crunch, people in this border village are using Bhutanese currency whose value has jumped as much as 25 per cent to match Indian currency. In the border area of Dadguri, Bhutanese currency is easily accepted as retailers and grocery shop owners get their stocks from Bhutan. “There is […]

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Assam Swimming Teen Makes India, NE proud

Jorhat boy Bastab Bordoloi shows us how  through sheer hard work and strong determination that success can be achieved. Fifteen year old  Bastab Tapan Bordoloi from Assam’s Jorhat district made the North -east  proud by bagging five gold medals and a silver at the recently concluded South Asian Aquatic Championship (SAAC) in Sri-Lanka. As a […]

Nagaland primary teachers on strike from today

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Nagaland primary teachers on strike from today

Having not received salaries for almost six months, around 2,600 aggrieved teachers under the Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) on Tuesday launched second phase of stir against the State government at the Directorate of School Education (DoSE) here. The aggrieved teachers, who were on first phase of agitation boycotted classes till yesterday since […]

Nagaland educator creates 15,000 jobs

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Nagaland educator creates 15,000 jobs

GUWAHATI: – A former college lecturer who helped create over 15,000 jobs across the north-east by training youths to become entrepreneurs has won an award from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Neichute Doulo, a former lecturer in Economics at Baptist College in Nagaland, won the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016’ given by […]

NE states at the bottom of Biz ranking

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NE states at the bottom of Biz ranking

NEW DELHI: – Despite the stated promise of promoting India’s North Eastern states, the region continues to rank at the bottom of the pyramid as per the latest ease of doing business ranking released on Monday (October 31). Assam is ranked 24, Sikkim is at 30, and Meghalaya and Arunachal at 31. The Assessment of […]

Thai princess to visit Shillong

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Thai princess to visit Shillong

SHILLONG:  A Thai delegation from Embassy in Delhi, Consulate General in Mumbai and Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Chalit Manityakul, Ambassador of Thailand to India made a visit to Don Bosco Museum  on Thursday. They also made a visit to Otto Hopfenmueller Library. They were part of an advanced survey team to prepare for […]