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Protest brings state to a halt

SHILLONG/TURA/MAWKYRWAT/NONGPOH: Life came to a grinding halt in Meghalaya along with the rest of the North East on Tuesday as the 11-hour protest called by the North East Students Organisation (NESO) to protest against the Citizenship…

After 16 days, a surge of man and machine

By Dipankar Roy KSAN (EAST JAINTIA HILLS): The three helmets lay in a neat row like trophies won. For some time in the morning of December 13, they protected miners going down in one of the numerous — figure varies between 60 and 90 —…

James’ help sought in traditional chiefs’ bill

SHILLONG: A delegation comprising Paiem Niandro Syiemiong, Syiem of Hima Maharam, John F Kharshiing, president of Federation of Khasi States, and others met the District Council Affairs Minister, James K Sangma, to seek the state…

MBOSE Textbooks for Secondary level

By Dr. Veronica Pala I recently had the opportunity to review the Social Sciences textbooks prescribed by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) at the secondary level in a workshop conducted by North East Regional Institute of…

Congress should be thankful to me: Lapang

SHILLONG: Former Congress leader DD Lapang, who is set to join the NPP soon, has said the Congress should be thankful to him for being with the party for years despite many adversities. He also made it clear that he does not have any regret…

Agnes attack raised in SC

NEW DELHI: The brutal attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing, allegedly by local coal mine owners, was raised in the Supreme Court on Monday following which an application will be filed on the matter within three days. The November 8…

Man kills self in Ri Bhoi

NONGPOH: A man identified as Rahim Dkhar committed suicide at his residence at Nongpoh on Monday. The reason behind the extreme step is yet to be ascertained, the police said, adding a case has been registered and the investigation is on.

‘Local coal mine owners involved in attack’

SHILLONG: John Kharshiing, brother of Agnes Kharshiing, quoting the injured victim Amita Sangma, said the attackers were local coal mine owners of East Jaintia Hills. Both Agnes and Amita had gone to the coal mining areas in the district to…
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