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'Exempt Meghalaya from CAA'; Conrad Sangma tells BJP, urges Centre to protect indigenous communities of Northeast
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'Exempt Meghalaya from CAA'; Conrad Sangma tells BJP, urges Centre to protect indigenous communities of Northeast

'We demand a full exemption for our state (from CAA) and similar measures for Assam as well', said Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma

All eyes on Meghalaya's Tura as contest between Mukul Sangma and PA Sangma's daughter Agatha enters finale
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All eyes on Meghalaya's Tura as contest between Mukul Sangma and PA Sangma's daughter Agatha enters finale

With contest heating up between PA Sangma's daughter Agatha and his once favourite Mukul Sangma for the Tura Lok Sabha seat, voters in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya have to decide if it's time to let go of their beloved leader’s legacy and opt for change

Meghalaya mine mishap: Operation to rescue trapped miners temporarily suspended, will resume once more powerful pumps are available
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Meghalaya mine mishap: Operation to rescue trapped miners temporarily suspended, will resume once more powerful pumps are available

About 20 miners on 13 December entered the quarry owned by Krip Chullet. After reaching the bottom of the pit, they entered horizontal manholes, often termed as 'rat-holes', as each just about fits one person. Five persons were able to climb out of the flooded mine, leaving the others behind.

Man held in connection with Meghalaya mine mishap admit he's owner of quarry, two mine managers still absconding
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Man held in connection with Meghalaya mine mishap admit he's owner of quarry, two mine managers still absconding

Fifteen miners were trapped in the "rat-hole" mine on 13 December after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into it. All efforts to trace the labourers have turned futile as the water level in the mine showed no signs of receding in the past 11 days.

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes' continues amid state govt indifference to rampant violations
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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes' continues amid state govt indifference to rampant violations

Even 10 days on, around 15 miners are still trapped in a flooded 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills districts.

AFSPA withdrawn from Meghalaya but Act played little role in containing insurgency in hill state
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AFSPA withdrawn from Meghalaya but Act played little role in containing insurgency in hill state

The withdrawal of the act from Meghalaya is to be seen as a response to decline in insurgency in Assam and reduction in security threat of insurgents from Assam fleeing to the jungles in the neighbouring state to escape counter-insurgency operations.

Meghalaya welcomes Centre's move to repeal AFSPA from state, say militancy has 'by and large' been contained
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Meghalaya welcomes Centre's move to repeal AFSPA from state, say militancy has 'by and large' been contained

The Centre's decision to repeal AFSPA from Meghalaya was unanimously welcomed by political parties, students' organisations and church leaders of the state

News18 Rising India Summit: Meghalaya was looking for a change, alliance with BJP natural, says Conrad Sangma
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News18 Rising India Summit: Meghalaya was looking for a change, alliance with BJP natural, says Conrad Sangma

Just crowned the chief minister less than two weeks back despite his National People's party winning lesser number of seats at 19 against Congress' 21, Sangma said that it did not go against the democratic spirit.

North East polls: NPP has scripted a fairy tale rise from little-known Manipur outfit to regional power player
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North East polls: NPP has scripted a fairy tale rise from little-known Manipur outfit to regional power player

The National People’s Party (NPP) led by Conrad Sangma, who is set to head the new coalition government in Meghalaya, has scripted a fairy tale rise from a little-known party in Manipur to a cynosure of electoral politics in North East.

In Meghalaya, political dynasties rule the roost as spouses, scions of heavyweights battle it out
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In Meghalaya, political dynasties rule the roost as spouses, scions of heavyweights battle it out

Elections in Meghalaya are to a large extent family affairs. Political heavyweights, along with their spouses and scions, are fighting it out to retain power.

Meghalaya Assembly election: Campaigning ends in poll-bound state even as workers continue to defect, swap parties
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Meghalaya Assembly election: Campaigning ends in poll-bound state even as workers continue to defect, swap parties

Resignation of senior members in the last few months from Congress, BJP in Meghalaya has also led to an exodus of workers, which has affected campaigning.

Meghalaya's most-wanted militant Sohan D Shira killed in encounter with security forces
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Meghalaya's most-wanted militant Sohan D Shira killed in encounter with security forces

Security forces on Saturday shot dead Meghalaya's most-wanted militant and self-styled chief of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Sohan D Shira in an encounter.

Meghalaya polls: In Muslim-majority, unreserved constituency of Phulbari, political parties pull out the religion card
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Meghalaya polls: In Muslim-majority, unreserved constituency of Phulbari, political parties pull out the religion card

As one of the only constituencies in Meghalaya not reserved for STs, Phulbari often sees a starkly different flavour of politics vis-à-vis rest of state.

Rajnath Singh slams Congress party's 'husband and wife' government in Meghalaya over healthcare, law and order
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Rajnath Singh slams Congress party's 'husband and wife' government in Meghalaya over healthcare, law and order

Meghalaya's bura buri government run by the Congress has failed to address the healthcare concerns of the people, Rajnath Singh said, using the Garo term for "husband and wife" to refer to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and his minister wife

Meghalaya polls: Rajnath Singh takes a dig at Mukul Sangma, says 'husband-wife' govt neglected health
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Meghalaya polls: Rajnath Singh takes a dig at Mukul Sangma, says 'husband-wife' govt neglected health

Meghalaya's "bura-buri" government has failed to address health care concerns of the people, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

Meghalaya polls: Congress has recovered from defections, people won’t be fooled by BJP’s tricks, says MP Vincent Pala
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Meghalaya polls: Congress has recovered from defections, people won’t be fooled by BJP’s tricks, says MP Vincent Pala

A veteran of the Congress, Vincent H Pala is one of the only two representatives from Meghalaya in the Lok Sabha.

Meghalaya Assembly polls: Congress dares NPP to quit NDA to prove they are not BJP's proxy party
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Meghalaya Assembly polls: Congress dares NPP to quit NDA to prove they are not BJP's proxy party

Congress in Meghalaya dared the National People's Party (NPP), an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur, to leave the NDA coalition to prove that they were not its proxy party

Meghalaya Assembly Election: NCP to contest 42 seats in Garo Hills and Khasi Hills regions
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Meghalaya Assembly Election: NCP to contest 42 seats in Garo Hills and Khasi Hills regions

The Nationalists Congress Party (NCP) will contest at least 42 seats in Meghalaya where Assembly election is due in the first quarter of this year, party general secretary Praful Patel said

Meghalaya: Crime against women, children matter of concern, says Mukul Sangma
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Meghalaya: Crime against women, children matter of concern, says Mukul Sangma

Expressing concern over crimes against women, Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women's police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state.

Former BJP leaders in Meghalaya organise 'bitchi-beef fest' to protest Centre's new cattle trade rules
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Former BJP leaders in Meghalaya organise 'bitchi-beef fest' to protest Centre's new cattle trade rules

Ex Meghalaya BJP leaders organised a "bitchi-beef" fest on Saturday to protest against the Centre's rules that aim to prevent sale of cattle for slaughter.