Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicMeghalaya

Topic: Meghalaya

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.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

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.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.