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Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma speaks to the media about his decision to go with the Trinamool Congress, in Shillong on 25 November | Photo: ANI

TMC has stormed into Meghalaya with a bang. But these 3 factors will decide its fate there

TMC forayed into Meghalaya’s political landscape with the induction of 12 Congress MLAs, including ex-CM Mukul Sangma. But its success in creating a base there will depend on many factors.

Off The Cuff with Conrad Kongkal Sangma

On this edition of ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma talks to Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Angana Chakrabarti about the political developments in Meghalaya and the Northeast, the inner line permit issue in the state and his party's position on the Citizenship Amendment Act. Sangma also spoke about the controversial move to evict Sikhs from Shillong's Them Iew Mawlong and where he stands on the language debate.
File photo of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma | PTI

BJP yet to ‘understand dynamics of Northeast’, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma says of ally

At ThePrint’s Off the Cuff, Sangma, whose National People's Party helms coalition govt including BJP, says his party has made it very clear it wants to maintain its own identity.
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Assam researcher and her team discover ‘exotic’ radio stars that are hotter than Sun

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
A file photo of former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma. | Photo: ANI

Congress’ drive to fight & win missing — Meghalaya ex-CM Mukul Sangma after joining TMC

Mukul Sangma was among the 12 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya who jumped ship to the Trinamool Congress. 
A file photo of former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma. | Photo: ANI

TMC main opposition in Meghalaya now as ex-CM Mukul Sangma, 11 other Congress MLAs ‘defect’

12 out of 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya have formally submitted a letter to the assembly Speaker about joining the TMC, the party said in  a statement.
A view of Shillong city centre

‘They’re just going to throw us out’: Fear, anger in Shillong colony as eviction deadline passes

Meghalaya govt has decided to take possession of 'Sweeper's Colony', which is home to at least 2,000 Dalit Sikhs. CM Conrad Sangma had set a one-week deadline on 7 October.
A postcard showing Rev. Makdoh going for Sunday service on Khasi Hills. | Photo Credit: Tarun Bhartiya

Missionary is not a popular word in India. But in the Khasi hills, it holds a different meaning

Artist Tarun Bhartiya's exhibition of black and white photographs maps how faith is not easily given up or followed in the Khasi hills of Meghalaya.
Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma going to his office at his official residence in Shillong | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

What does a CM’s day in his constituency look like? Following Meghalaya’s Conrad Sangma to Tura

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma visits his constituency Tura in the West Garo Hills district every 15 days. ThePrint accompanied him on one such trip.
Hathei chillis (left) and tamenglong oranges (right) from Manipur | Twitter | @NBirenSingh

‘God’s gift’ Hathei chillis and Tamenglong oranges of Manipur get GI tag

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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