The 'Border Haats' (markets) along the India-Bangladesh frontier are likely to be closed for some time as a precautionary measure against the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday.
A migrant worker was stabbed to death at a market in Shillong, taking the toll in ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribals in Meghalaya to two during the past 48 hours, officials said.
Mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.9 to 3.3 hit some parts of Assam, Meghalaya and bordering Bangladesh on Friday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church, last year honoured the daring girl with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
Curfew was relaxed for 16 hours in two police station areas in Meghalaya's capital Shillong on Friday while the mobile internet services continued to remain suspended for the past ten days, officials said.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday late night to implement inner line permit (ILP) in the state.
The official said the passing out parade of the last batch of trained police personnel is also postponed. 'We would fix up the new schedule in consultation with the Union Home Ministry,' said the official.
'I have not seen the content of the bill. We will see the copy of the bill that has come out now on how those issues and the concerns that we had expressed are being addressed,' Sangma told journalists.
A key event of the festival will be the summit between the Republic of Korea and the Meghalaya government on issues of environmental reclamation with several MoUs expected to be inked during the summit.
Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh on Tuesday said the Centre will provide Rs 170 crore to the state government to develop sports infrastructures for the National Games 2022.
Justice Muhammad Raffiq will be sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. Governor Tathagata Roy would administer him the oath of office and secrecy at Raj Bhavan.
On October 15, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended Rajasthan High Court Judge, Justice Muhammad Raffiq as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
India and South Korea are preparing to jointly celebrate the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan cherry blossoms in the mountainous state of Meghalaya, the event organisers said on Friday.
He also recalled that former Hill State People's Democratic Party legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit brought the issue of Article 371 but it was the then Congress government that defeated it in the House.
Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani here on Monday said the central government was committed to supplement all the endeavours of the Meghalaya government in the development of the textile sector.
At least seven persons, including the MLA of Khonsa West constituency Triong Aboh, were killed on Tuesday after suspected Naga militants fired at the vehicle they were travelling in.
In view of cyclone 'Fani' the Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept on standby 11 helicopters and four An-32 aircraft in different locations for relief and rescue operations, an official release said on Friday.
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would have been passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by the BJP government if the Congress-led Opposition was not there.
The ruling National People's Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government on Monday said it is open to the idea of conducting National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation exercise in the state, on the lines of Assam.
A police officer said that the head-on collision between the Mercedes and a two-wheeler driven by jail official Probin D. Sangma and constable Probat.R. Marak occurred at Fourth Furlong Tri-junction here.
National People's Party (NPP) leader Conrad Kongkal Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Sangma, was on Tuesday sworn in as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
Naga People's Front - 27
National Democratic Progressive Party - 15+ (leading on one seat)
Bharatiya Janata Party - 11
National People's Party - 2
Janata Dal-United - 1
Independent - 1
In a saffron surge in the northeast, the BJP put up a spectacular show in Tripura on Saturday, ending 25 years of the Left rule, and was looking to formation of coalition governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya in the face of hung verdicts.
BJP leader and North East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma was sent to Shillong on Saturday by the party leadership to try and form a non-Congress government in Meghalaya amid likelihood of a split verdict.