COVID-19 Lockdown: Coal mine labourers stranded as owners protest in Meghalaya; some walk back home to Assam
Since 3 May, rules have been considerably relaxed for commercial transportation even though coal was listed under ‘essential goods’ from the very beginning. However, local organisations, including the Jaintia Coal Mine Owners and Dealers’ Association and student bodies like the Hynniewtrep National Youth Front and the Khasi Students’ Union, have protested the transport of coal from Assam to cement plants in the state.
The Meghalaya government has increased taxes on petrol and diesel from Wednesday amid the nationwide lockdown and plunging crude oil prices, officials said on Wednesday
Unpacking 'chinki': Unlike 'dkhar', a term used for non-tribals, the slur is rooted in racial derision, power dynamics
To say that chinki and dkhar (a term used to refer to non-tribals in Meghalaya) are similar would be incorrect. While one is undoubtedly a slur, the other can be used as a slur. Moreover, a term used by a minority cannot be as damaging as one used by a majority because of the power dynamics inherent in this set up.
Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill could bridge gap between mainland and North East, but problematic provisions must be reappraised
The Government of India is in the process of deliberating and readying the Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill to place it on the parliamentary altar to try and change the destiny of our citizens.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Jaipur worst-hit in Rajasthan with district reporting 83 of 108 new cases; state's tally climbs to 1,005, toll at 11
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Rajasthan government said that 108 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state on Tuesday, out of which 83 are from Jaipur. Total number of cases in the state stands at 1,005.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India stares at strained ties with UAE as Abu Dhabi seeks to review labour relations with countries reluctant to take back expats
The Supreme Court of India has reportedly urged Indians to stay put where they are and adjourned the hearing of all the petitions related to their evacuation for a month.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Meghalaya reports first COVID-19 case after private hospital doctor tests positive in Shillong
The samples of the doctor who owns a private hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, the minister said
Coronavirus lockdown extended till 3 May; Modi urges people to look after senior citizens, poor, asks businesses to not downsize staff
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till 3 May in his address to the nation on the last day of the 21-day lockdown that was announced on 25 March to stem the spread of coronavirus
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Centre, NSCN-IM peace pact on the brink of collapse; separatist demands, unconstitutional expectations make negotiations with North East insurgent groups hard
It is clear that the Centre and the armed group are not on the same page while interpreting the Framework Agreement signed between the parties on 3 August 2015 which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed as historic.
Curfew relaxed in few areas in Shillong for few hours following improvement in law and order, says Meghalaya Police
The curfew, imposed on Saturday in the wake of clashes between tribal and non-tribal groups which claimed three lives, was relaxed in these two areas since 12 noon
Mobile internet ban lifted in two Meghalaya districts; services to remain withdrawn in Ri-Bhoi, Khasi Hills till Wednesday morning
The Meghalaya government on Tuesday lifted the ban on mobile internet services in two Jaintia Hills districts after improvement in the situation
Situation remains tense in Meghalaya as toll in clashes over CAA rises to three; curfew lifted in parts of Shillong
Clashes broke out between KSU and non-tribals during anti-CAA rally demanding implementation of ILP at Ichamati
Clashes in Meghalaya over CAA: Toll rises to two, 10 injured; curfew reimposed in parts of Shillong, mobile internet suspended in six districts
Parts of Meghalaya remained tense after two were left dead and ten others injured in clashes between two groups in the past 24 hours over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Curfew reimposed in some parts of Shillong day after one dies in clashes over CAA; internet services suspended in six Meghalaya districts
Curfew was reimposed Saturday in some areas of Shillong after one person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on CAA and inner line permit (ILP)
5.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Assam, neigbouring areas; no casualties or damage to property reported yet
The epicentre of the quake was 16 km east of Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district of Assam, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Students of universities in North East call for shutdown of educational institutes in view of SC hearing on CAA today
In view of the Supreme Court hearing on CAA, students unions of universities across the North East have called for a 'total shutdown' of all varsities and colleges on Wednesday.
'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