Meghalaya’s WKH roads are better than Switzerland’s roads, says MP Vincent Pala

Pala went on to say the Meghalaya has the best highways in the whole country. SHILLONG, Oct 17, 2017: Shillong MP and Congress leader from Meghalaya, Vincent Pala on Monday proudly compared West Khasi Hills’ highways to Switzerland’s roads whereby he stated that no other country in the world has better roads than Meghalaya. “I […]

Neolithic artifacts from Northeast India are 2,700 years old: study

A new study confirms that the corded pottery and polished stone tools recovered from Assam and Meghalaya were more than 2,000 years-old For the first time, the age of artifacts from the Neolithic era-recovered from two important sites in Northeast India-has been unraveled. Indian scientists have found the age using the latest technique of optically […]

Meghalaya: Suspected GNLA rebels attacks coal trucks in Garo hills

Tura (Meghalaya) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): The suspected militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) allegedly fired at the coal truck moving through the National Highway – 62 at Dambuk village, near Rongara in South Garo Hills of Meghalaya. The police said that at around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, six to seven heavily armed militants, […]

Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in northeast India

Police say at least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India’s remote northeast. Police say some people were flung into a deep gorge in the mountainous area by the impact of the accident. The […]

Watch these stunning sights of Meghalaya that can only be seen from 4,000 feet in the sky

Some of them even have fascinating folktales linked to them. Some of India’s greatest natural treasures are tucked away in distant corners of the North-East. Meghalaya’s waterfalls and lush green forests are one of them. The Khasis associate these places with legends that sound eerie and yet offer a fascinating window into the local culture. […]

Favour goods but not passenger trains in Meghalaya, says UDP

Welcoming the proposed introduction of cargo train in Meghalaya, the state’s principal opposition party, the United Democratic Party (UDP) on Tuesday said that it was averse to the idea of rolling passenger railway. “The party would not mind goods train till Byrnihat (a town between Meghalaya-Assam border) it is averse to the idea of passenger […]

Meghalaya MLA, 5 others chargesheeted for rape of minor girl

The police in Meghalaya on Thursday charge-sheeted independent MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang and five others for the trafficking and sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl more than a month ago. Dorphang was arrested on January 7 for allegedly raping the minor girl in a Shillong guesthouse run by the son of Meghalaya home minister HDR […]

Video: This Tiger Shroff lookalike from Meghalaya is better than the original Bollywood actor! Do you think so, too?

A doppelganger of Tiger Shroff has just been found in Meghalaya! And there is another one in India. Check them out! If you are a fan of Tiger Shroff, you should see this! A doppelganger of the Bollywood actor – and a superb one – has just been found in Meghalaya, India! (Correction: We first […]

Meghalaya sex racket case: MLA Julius Dorphang arrested from Assam

The arrest of Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang came a day after a look out notice was issued and the state police sought cooperation from the neighbouring states. Shillong: Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, who was wanted in connection with a sex-racket case involving a 14-year old girl in Shillong, was on Saturday arrested from his […]

Pre-poll clashes in parts of Manipur

Photographs of candidates to be displayed in EVMs Imphal: Pre-poll clashes have been reported from some parts in Manipur following the announcement of the state assembly elections, officials said on Thursday. In Heirok, Thoubal district, the police resorted to firing tear-gas shells to disperse an unruly mob. “Some cars and jeeps had been overturned and […]

Mizoram declared most improved State

AIZAWL, Nov 6 – Mizoram has been declared most improved State among small States in India in this year’s edition of India Today’s State of States Awards. Mizoram bagged two awards in the small States category in the annual progress report card. Mizoram got the awards in the ‘economy and health sectors’ and ‘most improved […]

Meghalaya CM wants Indian Army to take up surgical strikes against NE militants

Mukul Sangma says that the Central government should be aggressive in dealing with terrorists. In what could send shock waves to dozens of militant outfits in Northeast India, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday asked the Narendra Modi government to launch surgical strikes on militant camps in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sangma made the comment […]

20 Taekwondo athletes from Meghalaya win medals

Twenty taekwondo athletes from Garo Hills representing Meghalaya have brought laurels to the state by clinching five gold, six silver and six bronze medals in the recently concluded 4th Open National All Martial Arts Games 2016 at Guwahati, Assam. Athletes from all over the country including the northeastern states competed in the three-day event held […]

Meghalaya designer to unveil collection at London Fashion week

Meghalaya’s traditional and organic silk ‘Ryndia’ will be showcased along with the best of textiles from around the world at the London Fashion week as Khasi designer Rupert Lynrah showcases his designs later this week. New Delhi : Meghalaya’s traditional and organic silk ‘Ryndia’ will be showcased along with the best of textiles from around […]

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110 cadres surrender in Meghalaya’s Garo hills

Soure: Business Standard A total of 110 cadres of different outfits who surrendered in Meghalaya’s Garo hills in the past three months were welcomed in a rousing home-coming ceremony at Tura’s district auditorium yesterday. A total of 60 cadres of United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA), which was disbanded in July last were, were also present […]

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Meghalaya Police foils jail break bid by militants

Source: The Hindu The Meghalaya Police have foiled a bid by militants to break out of the district jail on Friday, recovering ropes made out of bed sheets by inmates, officials said. Acting on intelligence inputs that some inmates have plans to break out of the district jail, a surprise check was conducted by the […]

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Meghalaya Tea to Compete with Assam, Darjeeling

Source: PTI Just like Assam and Darjeeling, Meghalaya tea could soon become a brand as hundreds of farmers are gradually shifting to tea cultivation in the state because of suitable climate and fertile soil. Already about 2,000 hectares of land in Meghalaya is under tea cultivation, half of which are young bushes planted within the […]

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Over hundred homes displaced due to landslide in Meghalaya

At least three houses were destroyed and over a hundred others displaced by a massive landslide near Sibbari in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills District. A large portion of a hill came sliding down on Tuesday at Rongthragittim Songittal village due to incessant rains in the region for over six days. Such was the force with […]

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