Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Shillong

Low-intensity blast in Meghalaya’s Shillong, no casualty reported so far

One suspect has been identified and no one was injured but some shops got damaged in the blast that happened at 6:30 pm Sunday in the commercial hub of the state, the police say.

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.

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.

‘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.

‘Over in under 1 minute’ — How 3 am raid ended with ‘encounter’ of ex-militant in Shillong

On 13 August, police shot dead former HNLC militant Cherishterfield Thangkhiew, leading to violence and then curfew in Shillong.

Bomb blast threat, self-defence by police — what led to ‘encounter’ of ex-militant in Meghalaya

Cherishterfield Thangkhiew, a former separatist, was named in two bomb blasts that took place in Meghalaya. Police say raid was conducted to arrest him while family says encounter was pre-planned.

No organised system for militancy in Meghalaya, extortion racket to blame for unrest: CM Sangma

Meghalaya CM tells ThePrint Shillong situation peaceful now, but no action will be taken against police over ‘fake encounter’ of ex-militant before judicial panel report.

Shillong returns to markets ‘hoping for calm’ after violence, curfew over ex-militant’s killing

On 13 August, a former militant was killed by police, leading to violence in the city two days later. Curfew was imposed and a judicial probe ordered into the killing.

Petrol bombs hurled at Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma’s residence on Independence Day

No one was injured in the incident that occurred Sunday night even as curfew is in place in Shillong over vandalism and arson in the state capital and nearby areas on 15 August.

In a first since taking charge, Eastern Army Commander Manoj Pande visits Eastern Air Command HQ

Lt Gen. Manoj Pande held discussions with EAC chief Air Marshal Amit Dev on defence preparedness. Both officers had graduated from the same National Defence Academy batch in 1981.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.