Monday, 23 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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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.