Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Meghalaya

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.

A plot & Rs 20L construction aid — what Shillong’s Dalit Sikhs want to move from disputed area

Dalit Sikh families party to Shillong’s Them lew Mawlong land dispute have agreed to relocate provided the Meghalaya government agrees to a list of their demands.

From single-largest party to joining BJP-backed govt: How Congress got annihilated in Meghalaya

After 12 of its 17 Congress MLAs joined Trinamool Congress last November, the party got another shock when 5 remaining legislators pledged support to state's BJP-backed govt.

Congress’ 5 remaining MLAs in Meghalaya pledge support to BJP-backed govt for ‘citizens’ sake’

CM Conrad Sangma of the NPP welcomed the 5 leaders in a tweet Tuesday, saying they'll work together under the banner of Meghalaya Democratic Alliance.

‘Give & take’: How Assam & Meghalaya struck an agreement on a 50-year-old boundary dispute

According to the recommendations, which the two CMs submitted to Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday, Assam will keep 18.51 sq. km of disputed land & give 18.28 sq. km to Meghalaya.

Neil Nongkynrih trained the Shillong Chamber Choir to be selfless. Not just in their music

Neil Nongkynrih performed for presidents, prime ministers and royalty. He also gave jobs to many who earlier worked in Meghalaya’s coal mines.

A white Christmas week for Shillong as it ‘snows’ in Meghalaya capital

What appeared to be pre-Christmas snow was actually ‘small-sized hailstones’. In past decade, there have been just ‘3-4 instances' of hailstorms in Shillong, says IMD scientist.

Northeast needs to boost its economy. Even Assam has failed to participate in India’s growth

An analysis of GSDP and progress of seven Northeast states relative to the rest of India and six states relative to Assam reveals shortcomings.

World’s first ‘Chai-infused gin’ from Edinburgh has Assam connection

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

‘Repeal AFSPA’, tweets Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma amid civilian killings in Nagaland

Activists and political leaders of the NE region have been demanding the withdrawal of the 'draconian' law for years, alleging excesses by armed forces with impunity under the Act.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.