Police confirms Meghalaya CM claim that Shillong violent protests was 'sponsored'

The Meghalaya police on Wednesday confirmed Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma's claim that recent violent protests in Shillong was "sponsored," saying …

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Shillong will be the 100th Smart City

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Shillong, capital of Meghalaya, as the 100th Smart City. With this, the total proposed investme

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Three-week old infant murdered brutally in Shillong

The accused, Clarence Jason Rajee had purportedly climbed up to the woman's house late at night and attacked her and abducted the infant.


Monsoon update: Heavy rain likely over Konkan, Goa, Kerala, Assam & Meghalaya

Active Monsoon conditions are expected over Kerala and Karnataka which will result in light to moderate rain with few heavy spells. Normal Monsoon …


Declassify Blue Star papers: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to declassify all papers linked to Operation Blue Star to expose the ‘role …


‘Positive vibes again in Meghalaya’

Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has …

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What fuelled the fire in Shillong

To the Khasis, the Mazhabis are outsiders who practise a different faith, and dominate a semi-governmental job market over which they have no …


Mobile internet services suspended in eastern Meghalaya over ‘serious law and order situation’

Concerned about the “serious law and order situation”, Meghalaya government suspended mobile internet services in six districts of the state, three …


Instigators of Shillong violence still at large

Unlike the Assam police, who arrested 38 social media abusers within a week of the lynching of two adventure enthusiasts in Guwahati, the cyber cell …

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The big news: Mob lynches two men in Jharkhand on suspicion of cattle theft, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The UN General Assembly condemned Israeli violence at Gaza border, and a soldier, two militants were killed in a gunfight in J&K.<p>A …

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Niggles within Cong. in Assam, Meghalaya

Two days after a Congress MLA in Meghalaya threatened to quit the party and join the National People’s Party, a suspended party leader in Assam has …

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Meghalaya: Mobile internet services remain suspended in Shillong

The local administration in Garo Hills lifted the curbs that were imposed following the violence that broke out on May 31.<p>The restrictions on mobile …

North-East India

Meghalaya shelves appointment of ‘security advisor’ after DGP threatens to quit

The National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided to keep on indefinite hold a proposal to appoint a retired …


Mobile internet restored in Shillong after 13 days

Meanwhile, curfew will be relaxed for 15 hours - from 5 am to 8 pm on Thursday in 13-tension hit areas of the city, while night curfew in the …

North-East India

Congress suffers setback in Meghalaya

Ranikor (Meghalaya), June 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Meghalaya on Tuesday suffered a setback after its party members from South West Khasi …


Meghalaya police DG quits over appointment of BJP-linked 'security advisor'

Swaraj Bir Singh is apparently miffed over former officer Kulbir Krishan's appointment, as the latter is seen in police circles as 'controversial'


Fear and suspicion in Shillong: How civic and political apathy led to a fractured society

<b>After a week of violence, calm has returned to Shillong. But for how long? The root cause of the communal flare-up is yet to be addressed.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> …


Shillong Unrest: Curfew Relaxation Extended As Situation Improves

The Meghalaya government extended the curfew relaxation on Sunday, 10 June after the situation improved in Shillong with no incidents of violence …


International artists capture Meghalaya's heritage on canvas

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The picturesque beauty of Meghalaya's Cherrapunjee -- nestled deep in nature's lap -- has inspired 12 international artists …


Why did riots erupt in Shillong?

What is the conflict?<p>The landscape of Shillong reminded the primarily Scottish officers of East India Company of the glens back home. The hill …

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Situation limping back to normal in Shillong, restricted may be eased: Official

The situation in Shillong limped back to normal on Friday and curfew restrictions are likely to be eased further, a senior district official said, a …


Shillong's identity as city of rock and roll and tranquility conceals polarisation kept alive by political rhetoric

I’m not quite sure what attracted me to Meghalaya’s capital city Shillong, but the attraction was instantaneous. Maybe it was the warm, wonderful …

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Sikh solidarity grows over Shillong, veterans move NCM

India's prestigious Sikh Forum on Friday moved the country's religious rights watchdog, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), in a show of …


Captain Amarinder Singh govt to compensate Punjabi settlers hit by violence in Shillong

The government of Punjab will provide compensation to Punjabi settlers, whose shops were gutted in recent violence in Shillong, Punjab Chief Minister …


Violence in the hills: on Shillong unrest

June 08, 2018 00:02 IST<p>Updated: June 08, 2018 00:35 IST<p>more-in<p>The Meghalaya government must remain firm against nativist demands in Shillong<p>The spark …

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Shillong disturbance is a clash over land and not religion: Sikh leader

Teaching second language in school may improve Australia’s academic results: report<p>Leading Finnish expert on school education finds glaring …


Curfew relaxed for 7 hours in 'vulnerable' areas of Shillong

Mobile internet and messaging services, however, continue to remain under suspension as a precautionary measure, Deputy Commissioner P S Dkhar said.


Scars of Shillong

The ethnic tension can be traced to a faultline that increasingly defines politics in Northeast — fear and hatred of the ‘outsider’<p>By: |<p>That a state …

Local Economies

Taxi operators resume service in Shillong

Taxi service associations and travel agencies based in Guwahati — the communication hub for tourism in neighbouring Meghalaya — on Wednesday resumed …

North-East India

Nimrat Kaur’s Meghalaya holiday will inspire you to travel to the North East

To #BelongInShillong is a thing of beauty<p>Nimrat Kaur has become an unofficial ambassador of the North East. Exploring the wonders of nature in …