Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has convened an all-party meet in Shillong on Thursday to discuss the inter-state boundary dispute with Assam.
Unscientific, ecology-endangering rat-hole coal mines have been a reality in Meghalaya for decades. But it has take the disappearance of 15 miners in a water-filled mine and a flabbergasted National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team to find out that these mines lack basic safety structure.
A team from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) will now oversee the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July 6, an official said today.
Operations to rescue 15 trapped miners from a private coal pit in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya were today officially called off after 14 hours of intense search failed to yield results and as the mission posed a threat to the rescuers.
One person has been killed and nine others injured in Meghalaya in a bomb explosion inside their makeshift camp, police said.
Fifteen miners are feared to have drowned inside a water-filled mine in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district. They have been trapped since Friday afternoon in the mine at Rongsa Awe village.
An earthquake of slight intensity today jolted parts of Meghalaya tonight.
Suspected militants walked up to a police station in the heart of the city and fired twice with firearms believed to be AK47s, leaving a child injured.
Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma is supremely confident of winning the presidential election to become India's new head of state, saying if "Obama, who is a black, can become the president of America, why not a tribal in India?"
In a city with 143,007 people, it's not easy to take on 62 bureaucrats. I may have been fortunate to be born in a family with political standing.
Border Security Force personnel on Wednesday afternoon caught three female members of Manipur-based rebel groups while they were trying to infiltrate into East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya from Bangladesh. One of them, Lily Leima Devi, 52, is the publicity secretary of the outlawed People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The official vehicle of the Meghalaya assembly deputy speaker were torched and many shops were burnt allegedly by NGO activists as their protest against 'continued enrolment' of doubtful voters in the state entered the second day today.
In Meghalaya, you can register a car 40 years before you buy it. You can also get a fitness certificate that makes it roadworthy for over 1,000 years. But, chances are, the car may share its engine and chassis numbers with 500 others.
The Khasi language of Meghalaya has been withdrawn from the UNESCO's Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger as it is now considered as "safe".
Security forces in Meghalaya arrested two insurgents including a woman, belonging to the Garo Hills-based Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in West Garo Hills, the police said today.