Meghalaya

M’laya to share data with Assam after LS polls

DUAL VOTERS SHILLONG: The State Election department will exchange names of voters living along the inter-state borders with Assam to single out dual voters after the election process in the neighbouring state is over. There are dual voters residing along the inter-state border in Ri-Bhoi, Jaintia Hills, West Khasi Hills and Garo Hills who exercise their franchise in both Meghalaya and Assam. State Chief [Full Article...]

‘Internal turmoil’ in HSPDP takes new turn

Hoping Stone was informed of decision to expel Fenela, claims HSPDP general secretary SHILLONG: In a new twist to the “internal turmoil” within the HSPDP over the expulsion of Fenela L Nonglait for anti-party activities, party general secretary LG Nongsiej on Wednesday said that party president Hoping Stone Lyngdoh had been informed of the decision to expel Fenela. “We had informed the party president [Full Article...]

HNLC issues quit notice to Nepali residents

SHILLONG: The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has asked people from the Nepali community to quit from the entire districts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills, and especially from Langpih, with immediate effect, on the ground that “the illegal Nepali foreign settlers in Langpih” were causing “huge damage” to the indigenous people. Accusing militant groups from Karbi Anglong in Assam of threatening indigenous people [Full Article...]

State Govt seeks report on killing of B’deshi youth at Hat Thymmai

SHILLONG: Principal Secretary, Home Department, KS Kropha, on Wednesday said the Meghalaya Government has sought a report from the district administration on the recent incident relating to killing of a Bangladeshi youth in Meghalaya. Kropha informed that the report would be intimated to the Central Government after which it would be shared with Bangladesh. Dhaka has registered a strong protest against the killing of [Full Article...]

Encroachment by Assam Police in Jaintia Hills

JOWAI: Defying the status quo agreement between Assam and Meghalaya, Assam Police personnel have been allegedly trespassing into Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills, a former Rangbah Shnong of the village informed. “Assam Police personnel have been coming to the village regularly since April 4 and for unknown reasons they dug a hole about one square feet wide and 4 feet deep and buried [Full Article...]

KJPA takes over MLCU building

SHILLONG: The Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly (KJPA) on Wednesday formally took over possession of its conference hall building at IGP point which had been provided to Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) for use as their main office since 2005. The Church took over its property after withdrawing its relationship with MLCU. During the formal takeover of the building, the KJPA held a special service [Full Article...]

Pregnant woman raped in city By Our Reporter

Shillong: In a shocking incident, a labourer allegedly raped a three months pregnant woman (aged 19 years) at Anjalee Hall on Monday morning. Police on Wednesday informed that the incident occurred at around 10.45 am, when the victim was working at the construction site at Anjalee Hall. The accused, also a labourer, has since been absconding. The victim has been admitted at a city [Full Article...]

Students on bikes spread message of peace, harmony

SHILLONG: A group of 20 students under the banner of North East Student’s Volunteer (NESV), Jorhat, Assam, are touring four States of the region – Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland – to spread the message of peace, tolerance and communal harmony. The groups of students, led by NESV president Dr Woba James, who is a lecturer at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, is expected to [Full Article...]