Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Meghalaya

‘Insufficient evidence’: Why Meghalaya BJP V-P Marak got bail in ‘brothel’ & explosives cases

Bernard Marak, arrested in July after a police raid on his farmhouse, has been granted bail in 2 of 4 cases by Meghalaya HC. BJP claims cases are part of ‘political vendetta’.

1,000-year-old Indian stalagmites more than geological wonders—they warn us of coming catastrophe

Like tree rings, their layers record the region’s rainfall history. They also carry a warning about the potential for multiyear droughts in the future.

Sangma’s NPP eyeing seats in Tripura & Karnataka, but can it shake off ‘party from Meghalaya’ tag?

This is 1st time NPP is fighting in Tripura, and 2nd time in Karnataka, where it failed to win any seats in 2013 elections. Focus for 2023 will be on tribal seats, say party leaders.

4 undertrial prisoners who broke out of Meghalaya jail killed in mob attack

Six prisoners had escaped from the Jowai jail Saturday by overpowering the jail staff and five of them reached Shangpung village Sunday. People identified the fugitives and lynched them.

National People’s Party to fight Meghalaya polls alone, not with BJP, says Conrad Sangma

The NPP chief also clarified that his party will continue to support the NDA and may form a post-poll alliance if need be in Meghalaya. The party had taken the help of BJP in 2018.

Brothel raid on Meghalaya BJP vice-chief strains ties with NPP 6 months before polls

After BJP state vice-president Bernard Marak’s arrest Tuesday, the party has accused Conrad Sangma govt of 'political vendetta'. The NPP says police were doing their job.

Meghalaya BJP leader accused of running brothel arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Marak, a former militant leader, had been absconding following a police raid at a farmhouse in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, from where six minors were rescued.

From militant to BJP politician – who is Bernard Marak, accused of running ‘brothel’ in Meghalaya

Bernard Marak has alleged that the police raid on his farmhouse was a “desperate attempt” by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to “malign” his image.

6 minors rescued, 73 arrested from ‘brothel’ allegedly run by BJP leader: Meghalaya police say

In the raid, 400 bottles of liquor & over 500 condoms were also found. The children were handed over to the District Child Protection Officer for safe custody & further action.

In fresh Northeast outreach, Modi says govt working to remove AFSPA, launches projects in Assam

At rally in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, PM also spoke about Centre's efforts to resolve boundary disputes between states & said implementation of Karbi peace accord was going well.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.