Mondal survives amidst pandemonium

Mondal survives amidst pandemonium No-trust motion procedure ‘fishy’, alleges Opp SHILLONG: The no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker AT Mondal tabled by the Opposition was defeated by voice vote on Wednesday, but not before the House witnessed a noisy scene with Opposition members terming as ‘fishy’ the appointment of a panel of Chairmen by the Assembly Speaker on Tuesday, a day before the motion was taken up. The Opposition [Full Article...]

NGT relief for coal owners

Tribunal okays transportation of extracted coal till May 31 Our Bureau NEW DELHI/SHILLONG:  In a partial relief to the coalmine owners, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday allowed transportation of extracted coal till May 31 and at the same fixed the last date of payment of royalty as April 16. The hearing on the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya by the NGT [Full Article...]

DC lodges complaint

SHILLONG: East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal has lodged a complaint with the police against the attempts by some youths, who claimed to be KSU members, to close down the facilitation centre meant for verification of voters. In the complaint lodged on Wednesday, the Deputy Commissioner said that on March 23 at  around 11 am, around 50 boys barged into the DC’s Office, [Full Article...]

Bomb scare

SHILLONG: A bomb scare once again gripped Shillong city on Wednesday leading to panic among its citizens. It was in the afternoon when passers-by noticed two abandoned bags at Police Bazar and informed the police about it. Police along with the bomb disposal squad immediately rushed to the spot only to find some papers and personal documents inside the bag.

GNLA shutdown

SHILLONG: In view of the Mukul Sangma Government failing to respond to its demand to bring to justice all those involved in the alleged fake encounter at Oragitok, the GNLA has announced shutdown of all government offices in the entire Garo Hills districts on March 26 and 27. While appealing for cooperation from the people, the outfit informed that  the indefinite bandh in Ampati [Full Article...]


NONGPOH: The Ri Bhoi district administration on Wednesday promulgated an order prohibiting movement of heavy vehicles including coal-laden trucks along the Patharkhmah  (Mairang side) – Tasku- Umling PWD Road.

Stop using teachers for poll duty, says House panel

SHILLONG: The Subordinate Legislation Committee of the Meghalaya Assembly on RTE Act  under the chairmanship of   MLA Hopeful Bamon  has recommended that drafting of  teachers for election duty should be avoided at all cost  as it interferes with their primary task of teaching. The Committee in its report, which was placed in the Assembly on Wednesday, admitted that there are a number of Government [Full Article...]

Session ends, House adjourned sine-die

Media boycotts Mukul’s Budget reply SHILLONG: The budget session of the State Assembly concluded on Wednesday with the Chairman Ronnie V Lyngdoh, who was presiding over the session in place of Speaker AT Mondal, adjourning the House sine-die. The Meghalaya Appropriation Bill (No.II) Act 2015, besides some other Bills, was passed on the last day of the Session. With this Bill being passed, a [Full Article...]