Meghalaya

Regional

LS discusses attack on NE people

New Delhi: The issue of growing attacks and sexual assaults on people from the Northeast in different parts of the country, especially in Delhi, was raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a Congress member. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Ninong Ering referred to a Manipuri youth being beaten to death here [Full Article...]

National

NGT notice to Meghalaya Govt

CAG report: Air, water quality in Shillong, other parts far from satisfactory New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal’s eastern zone bench has issued a notice to the Meghalaya government over a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on air, water and environmental pollution in the state. Gauhati High Court had in 2012 taken suo [Full Article...]

International

‘MH17 a ‘hideous crime’, probe hurdles an outrage’

Geneva: The downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was a “hideous crime” and hurdles to a probe of the tragedy are an “outrage”, global airline federation IATA said on Tuesday. “The passengers and crew aboard the aircraft were the victims of a hideous crime. It was also an attack against the air transport [Full Article...]

Sports

NorthEast Utd to look at Shillong as alternate venue

Mumbai: Bollywood actor John Abraham who co-owns North East United FC, the Guwahati franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League, said his team will look to Shillong and Sikkim as alternate venues after the first season of the league. The team is based in Guwahati, but has been named with an eye on the [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Government impunity

    When a Department of the Government violates the basic norms of justice and equity then the entire Government must be held to account. News that vacancies in the Soil and Water Conservation Department have been filled surreptitiously is alarming because it suggests that nepotism in the Meghalaya Government is alive and kicking despite the existence of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Minister in charge of the Department has summoned the higher officials of his Department but the person responsible for the arbitrary appointments was ostensibly missing in [Full Article...]