Everything you need to know about Shillong: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Shillong: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shillong, May 15 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne Wednesday reviewed the security scenario with his station commanders in the Eastern Air Command.
Shillong, May 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday hinted that the government may ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the illegal functioning of the controversial CMJ University.
Shillong, May 13 (IANS) School children in a remote village in Meghalaya had a close shave Monday as they escaped unhurt following a gunfight between police and the rebels in the premises, police said.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Friday arrested another top official of Meghalaya's private CMJ University in connection with selling fake Ph.D. degrees, a CID official said.
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) An apex body of northeastern students' groups has suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depute a parliamentary team to study the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the region, a student leader said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Picturesque Srinagar is the most preferred tourist destination across India, a survey revealed Friday.
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) A 43-year-old Australian was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his house here, police said Friday.
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided the offices of Meghalaya's private CMJ University Thursday night, police said.
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) Rangdajied United FC became the second team to qualify for next year's I-League by beating already qualified Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in the final phase of the 2nd Division League match here at the Bangalore Stadium Saturday.
Shillong, April 26 (ANI): Forest authorities in Meghalaya have arrested 25 poachers and recovered body parts of endangered deer from them from a remote village in the state's West Khasi Hills District.
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) Meghalaya's Nationalist Congress Party legislator Sanbor Shullai Thursday scripted history by becoming the first MLA to be elected deputy speaker of the state assembly for a second consecutive term.
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Excise Minister Zenith Sangma Tuesday admitted that he did not know about the legal age for alcohol consumption.
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook India's northeast Tuesday morning. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said all 39 blocks across the state would become "banked blocks" with the setting up of bank branches there.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Wansuk Syiem of the Congress Thursday scripted history by becoming the first woman from Meghalaya to be elected member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 injured in a storm in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, officials said Thursday.
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Admitting that Meghalaya faces a growing unemployment problem, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the jobless youths in the state were many more than those recorded in the employment exchange register.
Shillong, April 8 (IANS) Twenty-nine students were injured, 15 of them seriously, in a stampede at a school here in Meghalaya's capital Monday, officials said.
Shillong, April 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday admitted that the inter-state boundary dispute with Assam is not amenable to easy solution.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the government is in the process of recognising the MBBS course conducted by the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) India has made healthcare services more accessible, affordable and equitable, especially for those living in the remotest parts of the country, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Tuesday.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central and state governments on Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma's plea challenging his detention, a lawyer said.
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) India has reported significant improvement in health indicators like maternal mortality and infant mortality as well a reduction of nearly 57 percent in HIV cases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
Shillong, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to expedite the ongoing peace process with various rebel groups in the northeast states.
Shillong, March 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday presented a deficit budget for 2013-14 while levying no fresh taxes but increasing royalty on coal.
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's Congress Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday assured his state that his government would soon pass a strong and effective Lokayukta Bill.
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee flagged off the first northeast expedition to Mount Everest by handing over the expedition flag to the leader of the Expedition Team, Dr. L. Surjit Singh, at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
Shillong, March 17 (IANS) A 23-year-old student of the Indian Institute Management (IIM)-Shillong drowned Sunday in a whirlpool along the Sweet Falls on the outskirts of the city.
Shillong, March 14 (IANS) Condemning crimes against women in Meghalaya, Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary Thursday said the government is adopting new strategies to tackle the issue.
Jamshedpur, March 14 (IANS) Mumbai FC rode on a hat-trick by Cletus Paul to beat ONGC 3-1 in the first match of the day played at Gopal Maidan in the U-20 I-League here Thursday.
Shillong, March 14 (IANS) Catholics in the predominantly Christian state of Meghalaya Thursday reacted with joy as Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th pope in the Catholic Church's 2,000-year history and took the name of Francis I.
Shillong, March 14 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday said it would soon set up fast-track courts in the state to deal with heinous crimes, including crimes against women.
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Congress legislator Roshan Warjri scripted history by becoming the first woman to hold the crucial home portfolio in the matrilineal state of Meghalaya -- she is also the second woman in the country to hold this portfolio in a state.
Shillong, March 12 (IANS) Edinho Junior arrived here and joined I-League club Shillong Lajong on a short-term loan from English championship side Blackburn Rovers.
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday won a trust vote in the state assembly amid objections by opposition that he did not have a full-fledged ministry.
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Abu Taher Mondal of Congress Monday scripted history by becoming the first non-indigenous legislator to be elected the assembly speaker in the tribal state of Meghalaya.
Shillong, Mar 11 (ANI): Meghalaya Chief minister Dr. Mukul Sangma announced on Monday the names of his council of ministers to be sworn-in tomorrow at the Raj Bhavan.
Shillong, March 7 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma again left for New Delhi Thursday to finalise with the Congress high command the names of his 11-member council of ministers.
Jamshedpur, March 6 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC and Churchill Brothers SC played out a goalless draw to share the spoils in their opening group encounter in the Under 20 I-League match at the JRD Tata Complex here Wednesday.
Shillong, March 6 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will teach students of the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong a course titled "Societal transformation bio-technology and its application".
Shillong, March 6 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh Wednesday took over as pro-tem speaker of the Meghalaya assembly.
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day, telecom giant Vodafone India will have 16 fully operational Angel Stores, run solely by women, across India, an official said here in a statement.
Shillong, March 5 (IANS) Newly-installed Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul M. Sangma Tuesday promised that his government would fulfil all the election promises and also focus on the youth and poor of the state.
A moderate earthquake with 5.2 intensity on Richter scale struck on the Indo-Bangladesh border on Saturday morning, so far no reports of loss of life or damage of property was reported............................
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale jolted India-Bangladesh border near Karimganj on Saturday morning.
Shillong, Mar 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked the entire northeast India and adjoining Bangladesh Saturday morning. No casualties were reported, officials said.
Shillong, Mar 1 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister-designate Mukul Sangma met Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday and staked claim to form the new government. He is likely to be sworn-in March 5 for his second stint.
Shillong, Mar 1 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday was elected the Congress legislature party (CLP) leader, said a party source. This makes him retain his post as the chief minister.
Agartala/Shillong/Kohima, Feb 28 (IANS) Election results in India's northeast Thursday brought back the Congress, the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) and the Marxists to power in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.
Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet here Friday to elect Meghalaya's new chief minister, the party said Thursday.
Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya by securing 29 seats in the 60-member assembly, with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma set for a second term.
Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) The ruling Congress party Thursday won nine seats and was leading in 19 others as officials counted votes in Meghalaya.
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) A woman, her baby boy and another minor were charred to death in her house in Meghalaya, police said Wednesday.
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) With counting of votes in Meghalaya set for Thursday, both the ruling Congress and non-Congress parties are confident of winning the elections.
Dimapur/Shillong, Feb. 23 (ANI): Polling for the assembly elections in two north-eastern states, Nagaland and Meghalaya, has begun.
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Ballotting was peaceful Saturday morning across Meghalaya as people came out to vote despite a shutdown called by an outlawed group.
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Voting for the Meghalaya assembly elections began Saturday amidst tight security, an official said.
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) The BSF has stepped up patrolling along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya following the 36-hour shutdown called by outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) as part of the militant outfit's boycott of the Feb 23 assembly polls.
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Political stability is the chosen slogan for all parties in Meghalaya as the hill state braces for assembly elections Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Shillong Chamber Choir are set to share the stage together at a fund-raiser, organised by actor Rahul Bose's NGO The Foundation.
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Monday said it was boycotting the Feb 23 assembly elections and called for a 36-hour shutdown ahead of th polling day.
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Hitler is seeking re-election in Meghalaya and so is Frankenstein. Hopeful and Hilarious are in the running too along with Predecessor and Process. As campaigning hots up ahead of the Feb 23 polls, the whacky line-up of names just adds to the colour of Meghalaya's electionscape.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has urged people of Meghalaya to vote for Congress, as it will work for rapid development of the state and prosperity of its people. He has said that ever since the Congress-led UPA Government came to power in 2004, we have strived for inclusive development of our country. He was addressing a party rally here
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday urged voters in Meghalaya to vote for the Congress in the Feb 23 assembly elections to enable the party continue with its work of development and prosperity for all sections of society in the northeastern state.
Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Following the footsteps of his Nagaland counterpart, Meghalaya chief secretary W.M.S. Pariat will be going on leave as his brother-in-law is contesting the state assembly elections.
Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) Edinho Junior, a striker from former English Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers, will be donning the red of Shillong Lajong football club, the I-League club announced Wednesday.
Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI's announcement to resign due to his frailty has shocked and surprised everyone in the predominantly Christian Meghalaya.
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Meghalaya in its manifesto released ahead of the Feb 23 assembly polls has promised that it would create one lakh new job opportunities in the non-government sector.
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 345 candidates are in the fray for the Feb 23 elections to pick a new 60-member Meghalaya assembly, an Election Commission official said Saturday.
Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) In a major development ahead of the Feb 23 assembly elections in Meghalaya, the Election Commission Thursday removed state police chief Kulbir Krishan.
Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) Over 350 candidates filed their nomination papers for the Feb 23 elections to the Meghalaya assembly, an election official said Wednesday.
Shillong, Feb 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Manda Sangma Tuesday exuded confidence that the state's people will give a clear mandate to the Congress in the Feb 23 assembly elections.
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) Two people were killed and 27 injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Meghalaya early Monday, police said.
Shillong, Jan 26 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Saturday appealed to rebel groups to shun violence as thousands defied threats from guerrillas and took part in Republic Day celebrations.
Shillong, Jan 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary has withheld his assent to the controversial Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill passed in the state assembly by the Mukul Sangma-led government.
Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) Tuesday asked Meghalaya assembly speaker Charles Pyngrope to disqualify its legislator, Adviser Pariong, who has joined the Congress.
Shillong, Jan 11 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma was Friday granted bail on two cases, but will continue to stay in jail since he has more pending cases against him.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Following the first ever Shillong Fashion Week (SFW) in 2012, Guwahati is set to host the North East Fashion Fest (NEFF). The event, endorsed by Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan, will give the local talents a chance to promote their craft and boost their business.
Shillong, Jan 9 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India's northeast Wednesday morning. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Prayag United will look to close the gap on table-toppers Dempo SC when the two sides take on each other in a 14th round I-League match at the Municipal Stadium here Friday.
Shillong, Jan 1 (IANS) At the stroke of midnight, a group of revellers in this state capital of Meghalaya welcomed the New Year by plunging into the icy water of a swimming pool.
Shillong, Dec 29 (IANS) Pune FC moved to the second place in I-League football with a dominating 2-1 win over Shillong Lajong in the round 13 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday.
Shillong, Dec 28 (IANS) In-form Pune FC will attempt to overcome Shillong Lajong FC, whom they have never beaten in any competition ever, when they take on each other in an I-League encounter here Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) ONGC's new coach Santosh Kashyap is not willing to read too much into his side's resounding 3-0 win over Shillong Lajong in the last round ahead of their crucial 12th round encounter against United Sikkim Football Club (USFC) Saturday.
New Delhi/Shillong, Dec 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said that the state's growth rate is expected to be about 11 percent during the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17).
Shillong, Dec 26 (IANS) Little Baiamon Sohtun and her sibling Lubrisharai were all excited, unwrapping colourful gift boxes and being pleasantly surprised. This was a day the pair had long been waiting for.
Shillong, Dec 25 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Tuesday celebrated Christmas with great fervour, exchanging greetings and gifts with friends and relatives.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In his first match as coach of ONGC, Santosh Kashyap guided his team to an emphatic 3-0 win over fancied Shillong Lajong FC in a 12th round I-League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here Saturday
Shillong, Dec 19 (IANS) Meghalaya will ask the central government for an additional 76 companies of paramilitary forces for the upcoming assembly elections, an official said Wednesday.
Shillong, Dec 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said that a new Lokayukta Bill would be introduced in the current winter session of the state assembly to replace the existing 2002 law.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) A Mumbai NGO which had conferred an honour on Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai managed to recently deliver this to her in Britian, outsmarting the tight security blanket around her family members.
Gurgaon, Dec 2 (IANS) Ashis Roy, the marathon man of India, ran his 114th endurance race here Sunday.
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Suspected Garo rebels Saturday lobbed a powerful grenade at the private house of Meghalaya Community and Rural Development Minister Saleng A. Sangma in the state's West Garo Hills district, police said. No injuries were reported but the house was damaged.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) "What's With Indian Women?", a new TV show is set to decode what women folk are all about. Two men ? a video jockey (VJ) and a comedian ? travelled across the country and met women from different walks of life for the quirky series.
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Meghalaya Wednesday said it would contest on all 60 seats in the state assembly polls next year.
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Friday said it would take up with the central government the death of an Indian women in an Ireland hospital after doctors refused her an abortion.
Shillong, Nov.6 (ANI): The state of Meghalaya goes to polls in 2013, and the state election commission is making all possible efforts to reach out to the voters. One method being used for promoting poll awareness is paragliding.
Shillong, Nov 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos Monday seized cash over Rs.22 lakh, explosives and electronic gadgets from the residence of an outlawed GNLA rebel leader, a police official said.