Everything you need to know about South Garo Hills: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about South Garo Hills: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves grew to a record high of $316.84 billion last month due to an increase in investment profits and a growth in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets, the central bank said Thursday.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in children under age 5, according to the first ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth.
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) Hundreds of South Koreans held a candlelight rally in the capital Wednesday evening to protest the government's decision to continue beef imports from the US even after the detection of mad cow disease.
Shillong, May 2 (IANS) Two people were injured Wednesday in a bomb explosion at a market in Shahlang in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said.
Sydney, May 2 (ANI): An Australian Catholic priest who revealed that he has been married for a year has been removed from his post by church officials.
Tehran, May 1 (IANS) Iran finished overall winners at the Asian Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output growth plunged last month due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by high oil prices and economic slowdown in China, a government report showed Monday.
Caracas, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Japan and South Korea plan to invest nearly $14 billion in various energy projects in Venezuela, Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said.
Dubai, April 29 (IANS) West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new approach focusing on increasing the number of Indian business travellers to New Zealand has been adopted by the country's tourism board, which is all set to push into the business events and incentives market.
Shillong, April 14 (IANS) A ferocious storm ravaged parts of Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, injuring eight people and rendering 43 families homeless, officials said Saturday.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap, who had booked an Olympic berth Fiday, put up a valiant fight in his semi-final tie against South Korea's Wan Ho Shon but went down in three sets at the India Open Super Series badminton here Saturday.
Shillong, April 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Police Saturday announced cash rewards for the capture of militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a powerful rebel group operating in the western part of the state.
As the Civil Aviation Ministry of India, has decided to include four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft into it?s kitty to revamp the deteriorating situation of state run airliner Air India, the first aircraft in this series has rolled out from South Carolina, a state governed by Indian American Nikki Haley, with great fanfare..............
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), the Central University of Delhi on Friday conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-moon in convocation program here........
Melbourne, Apr 27 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan is hoping that Gerard Butler is cast opposite her in the upcoming Lifetime movie 'Liz and Dick,' about Elizabeth Taylor's turbulent relationship with Richard Burton, who the actress married twice.
Accra (Ghana), April 27 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has apologised to its Ghanaian counterpart over age-cheating allegations made against Ghana by the coach of its women's under-17 team.
Rio De Janeiro, April 27 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar has vowed to seek revenge after Bolivar's shock 2-1 victory over the defending Copa Libertadores champions in La Paz.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Friday that despite the challenges involved he trusted India to build and strengthen partnerships with her neighbours and saw a "future of steadily warmer ties" in this region.
Cape Town, Apr 27(ANI): South Africa's three-Tests against Australia are likely to be played at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Beijing, Apr 27 (ANI): The Chinese military has vowed to "fulfill their duty" to safeguard the South China Sea.
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said.
Johannesburg, Apr 27(ANI): Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerald Majola and former CSA Chief Operations Officer (COO) Don McIntosh must repay millions of Rands in underhanded bonus payments, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) A police team in Meghalaya Thursday had a narrow escape when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) at Dagi Teksragre area in South Garo Hills district, police said. No casualties were reported.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey showed off her generous side earlier this week when she treated a homeless man to lunch at a posh Beverly Hills restaurant.
London, April 26 (ANI): Whitney Houston is set to make a posthumous return to the big screen in a remake of the 1976 film 'Sparkle.'
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) The impasse between the Meghalaya government and the agitating social organisations on the issue of voter registration continued as talks remained inconclusive Thursday and the groups announced a fresh round of agitation.
New York, Apr 26 (ANI): Josh Kelley and wife Katherine Heigl have reportedly added another child to their growing brood.
New York, April 26 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have adopted another baby girl, says her representative.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): For many women, the prospect of shopping for a swimming costume can often prove terrifying, a new study has revealed.
Jakarta, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): An Indonesian senior official said on Thursday that Indonesia will suspend imports of U.S. beef from Thursday because of a confirmed U.S. case of mad cow disease, a local media reported here.
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier, the central bank said Thursday.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State's tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the law that it said permits racial profiling."
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said here Wednesday.
Shillong, April 25 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel Wednesday staged a march in this mountainous capital of Meghalaya in the wake of a two-day road blockade in four districts called to press for deletion of "doubtful" voters from the electoral rolls.
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a media report said Wednesday.
Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Zhong Jianhua, special representative of the Chinese government on African affairs, will soon visit Sudan and South Sudan to promote dialogue and negotiations between the two countries.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence rose for three straight months in April, the central bank said Wednesday.
Melbourne, April 25 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has revealed it is set to overhaul its financial model and take control of venue arrangements for international matches.
Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) investigations have revealed that the captain of the fateful Air Blue flight ABQ-202 that crashed into the Margala Hills on July 28, 2010, ignored air traffic controller's suggestions.
Melbourne, April 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) said Tuesday it would seek the approval of the state associations for a smaller board.
Manila, April 24 (ANI): The Philippines has warned that aggressive Chinese claims on the South China Sea pose a threat to its neighbours, and has called on other countries to take a stand on this issue.
Colombo, Apr 24(ANI): Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga has rejected claims that he had declined to sign this year's contract with Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) and stressed he will be available for all national commitments.
Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Security was stepped up Monday in the Meghalaya state capital after activists went on rampage torching vehicles following a public rally against the inclusion of doubtful voters in the electoral rolls, police said.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A pub cat named Rosie is thought to be one of the oldest in Britain after she clocked up the equivalent of 112 in human years.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) says China needs a "consistent policy" on the South China Sea if it is to resolve disputes.
Colombo, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea on Monday for a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday.
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea Monday on a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
London, April 23 (ANI): It's believed that men are more attracted to women wearing red than other colours.
Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): Australia captain Michael Clarke has asked his team to make one last effort to win the last Test against the West Indies in Dominica this week.
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Corporate honcho-turned-filmmaker Chinmoy Sarmah is making "Shillong" with Arfi Lamba, who acted in the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire". He says the aim is to tell Bollywood to explore the capital of Meghalaya instead of going to the West.
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Sameera Reddy had no clash with Kangna Ranaut on the sets of their forthcoming film "Tezz", but she says no two actresses can be best friends.
Khartoum, April 21 (IANS) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has vowed neither to hold any talks with South Sudan over the oil issue nor allow the latter to transport oil through Sudanese territory, media reported Saturday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the $50,000 prize.
India has suggested to form a working group consists of finance ministry and central bank officials of the BRIC countries.
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of a development bank to increase trade within the grouping.
New York, April 20 (ANI): Spirit Airlines is now capitalizing on the Secret Security prostitution scandal with a new Internet advertisement offering cheap flights to Colombia that promises 'more bang for your buck.'
Phnom Penh, April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The number of foreign tourists to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, had increased by 45 percent to 639,800 in the first quarter of this year, statistics of the Siem Reap provincial tourism department revealed on Friday.
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) South Korea's top steelmaker Posco said Friday that its operating profit dropped in the first quarter due to weak demand and high feedstock costs.
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) A South Korean court Thursday sentenced the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel to 30 years in prison for killing a South Korean coast guard officer last year.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Hong Kong-based luxury hotel chain The Peninsula Hotels group is actively scouting prime locations here and in Mumbai to extend its footprint to India.
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Star midfielder Deco says he would swap his Champions League winners' medals for a Copa Libertadores triumph with Brazilian club Fluminense.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully launched its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile. Here are some salient features of the missile and the test, which propelled the country into a special league of nations:
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) South Korea's corporate bankruptcies fell to an all-time low last month, the central bank said Thursday.
London, April 19 (IANS) Reality TV star Heidi Montag is trying to relaunch her pop career.
Johannesburg, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on Wednesday hosted the celebration to commemorate the 100 days-to-go landmark for 2012 London Olympics Games.
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Simon Cowell reportedly demands six-monthly botox injections, regular colonic irrigation and intravenous vitamin injections in a bid to stay young.
London, April 18 (IANS) Unlike women, men don't curb certain risk-taking behaviours even in the presence of kids, says a new psychology study.
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Robert Procop, the jeweller who designed Angelina Jolie's stunning 10 carat diamond engagement ring, has been sued for fraudulently selling a 25 carat diamond necklace, which was later determined to be only 17 carats.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Women control certain risk-taking behaviours when a baby is present, but men don't, according to a new psychology study.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid conflicting territorial claims over South China Sea and differences between India and China over exploration, the US Tuesday said the laws of the seas should apply and issues should be addressed through dialogue.
Mila Kunis's friends have strongly declined reports that say that the actress is dating her long-time friend Ashton Kutcher.
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Mila Kunis's pal has slammed reports suggesting that the actress is dating her long-time friend Ashton Kutcher.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework of development and security schemes that constitute the strategy against left-wing extremism.
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Monday lowered its economic growth outlook for 2012 to 3.5 percent from an earlier estimate of 3.7 percent due to deteriorating terms of trading and slower export growth amid the lingering uncertainties in the euro area.
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Since the confirmation of the news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will tie the knot, the Internet has been buzzing about Robert Procop, the man behind the actress' engagement ring.
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) Annapurna Studios, one of the leading film production centres in India, Saturday announced it has added five state-of-the-art studios with an investment of Rs.100 crore. The production house is hoping to target Hollywood with the cheaper labour and studio rentals in India.
Actress Jennifer Aniston has said that she feels safe in the arms of beau Justin Theroux.
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A hacker by the name of 'w0rmer' of the notorious group 'Anonymous', was finally busted by the FBI after he posted a photo of his scantily-clad girlfriend, with a message on a paper pasted on her waist taunting US officials.
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she feels safe in the arms of her boyfriend Justin Theroux.
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have been together since seven years, have finally taken their relationship a step further, and confirmed they are engaged.
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth was expected to slow to 3.4 percent this year as economic downturn in advanced nations may hamper the country's exports, which account for more than half of the economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Friday.
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Friday said it froze the benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent for April, leaving the 7-day repo rate unchanged for 10 straight months.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said India is concerned with the recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan.
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy, who had earlier said that she wouldn't mind dating a bald man with a big nose after being having had relationships with Hollywood hunks, was spotted on a date with American football player Brian Urlacher.
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea's jobless rate dropped to 3.7 percent last month from a year earlier as job creation kept its solid growth trend in the service industry, a government report showed Thursday.
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Whitney Houston's death investigation has been closed as the Beverly Hills police concluded that no foul play had occurred.
Seoul, Apr 12 (ANI): South Korea's ruling Saenuri party has won a majority of seats in the parliamentary elections.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has no complaints about coming in as the first-change bowler for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Johannesburg, Apr 10 (ANI): South Africa's last white ruler, FW de Klerk, has said Nelson Mandela was a 'brutal and unfair' political opponent and not a 'holy man'.
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) India is looking at doubling its tea export to Pakistan in the next three years, Indian Tea Association (ITA) said Tuesday.
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) South Korea's exports were estimated to grow 3 percent in the second quarter due to expected solid demand from advanced economies, a state-run trade bank said Tuesday.
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day trip to two African countries, Seychelles and South Africa.
Johannesburg, Apr 9 (ANI): 'v3South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, will this week consider whether Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken appropriate action after a ministerial inquiry into its finances.
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is confident of leading the team to victory in the 2014 football World Cup.
Johannesburg, Mar 31(ANI): Recommendations made by a ministerial inquiry have been accepted by Cricket South Africa's (CSA) board of directors in principle, acting president Willie Basson revealed on Friday.