Meghalaya Assembly gives Folksy touch to the National Anthem

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Meghalaya Assembly Gives Folksy Touch To National Anthem

Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has announced the recreated version of 'National Anthem' in Shilong ahead of the 50th anniversary of Meghalaya's statehood in 2022. The idea behind it was to give local flavor to the song, sung by non-Hindi speakers. "I found out the rules and regulations in order not to run into any problems later on... what is permitted and what is not," said Lamphang Syiemlieh, a musician.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 07:22 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: National Anthem, nationalism, Meghalaya

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Lahkmen Rymbui

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Meghalaya's Home Minister Resigns After Ex-Militant’s Death

Meghalaya's Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui tendered his resignation on August 15 amid unrest over ex-militants death in Shilong. He called for a judicial investigation “to bring out the truth” behind the death of a surrendered militant of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Cherishterfield Thangkhiew. Mobile services were curtailed in four districts while imposing a strict curfew in Shillong after many protested against the… read-more

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 10:04 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Lahkmen Rymbui, Meghalaya, Home Minister, resigned, Militants

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Richter Scale

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Earthquake Of Magnitude 5.2 Hits Assam; Tremors In Meghalaya

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hits Assam's Goalpara, with tremors being felt in Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal on July 7 around 8:45 am. No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far. Assam reported five events of tremors in the previous month, with its epicenter marked near Tezpur. 

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Earthquake, Assam, Meghalaya, Magnitude

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Richter Scale

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Earthquake at magnitude 4.2 jolts Assam; No Casualties Reported

An earthquake of 4.2 magnitudes struck at Assam with its epicentre being near Tezpur at 1 AM, on June 19. In the last 24 hour, this was the fifth quake to hit the Northeast region. However, no casualties have been reported or any damage to property witnessed. Besides, following the tremor in Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya also recorded 3 & 2.6 magnitude on June 18, respectively.

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 11:51 AM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Assam, Northeast, Earthquake, Manipur, Meghalaya

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Earthquake hits Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya


Earthquake In Assam, Manipur And Meghalaya; No Casualties Reported

In the early morning of June 18, three earthquakes have jolted Manipur, Assam and Meghalaya. According to the National Center for Seismology, the strongest shake of 4.1 magnitudes registered in Assam's Sonitpur district. The other tremors of 3 and 2.6 magnitudes have been recorded in Manipur's Chandel and Meghalaya's Khasi Hills, respectively. Moreover, the entire North-East comes under high-intensity seismic zone. However, no casualties have… read-more

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 11:56 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Earthquake, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, North East India


Representational image of dragons

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Researchers Find Sauropod Dinosaurs Remains In Meghalaya

Geological Survey of India's researchers have discovered 25 fossil bone remains of Sauropod Dinosaurs at West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya. Sauropod Dinosaurs are one of the largest animals that have lived on land. Dating 100-million-years back, the different-sized bone fragments were found on a purplish to greenish arkosic sandstone. The species might have belonged to the Titanosaurian origin that has a long neck, tail, small heads, and… read-more

Fri, 07 May 2021 - 01:24 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: dinosaurs, Geological Survey Of India, Meghalaya, BONES

Courtesy: Times Now News

Protesters demanding ILP implementation in Meghalaya state

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Meghalaya: Members of CoMSO Protest At Secretariat; Demand ILP Implementation

In a bid to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) protested at the state secretariat on April 16. Reportedly, CoMSO threatened for secretariat shutdown if the need arises based on the government’s response. Around 200 activists raised slogans like 'No ILP, No Rest' against Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA). Despite the approval of ILP in 2019, it was not implemented yet… read-more

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 09:54 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Meghalaya, ILP, North-East, India, Inner Line Permit

Courtesy: NDTV

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Meghalaya To Bring EV Policy 2021; Eyes To Curb 36.5L Kg CO2/Year

Meghalaya Government has introduced a new electric vehicle policy 2021 to be implemented from April 1. Applicable for the next five years, the policy aims at ensuring 15% EVs in Meghalaya by 2025 to save roughly 50 lakh litres of fuel. Offering incentives to early birds, the government plans to include over 20,000 EVs in the next five years. If successfully implemented, the policy will help in reducing about 10,000 kg of CO2 daily… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 06:50 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Meghalaya, Meghalaya governmnet, EVs

Courtesy: Times Now


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Meghalaya Govt Again Slashes Petrol, Diesel Price By Rs 5

Amid skyrocketing fuel prices, the Meghalaya government on February 16 slashed the VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs 5. With this move, the petrol prices stood at Rs 85.86 from Rs 91.26 per litre and diesel costs Rs 79.13 from its current Rs 86.23 per litre. Interestingly, the state’s order came after the commercial transporters launched an immediate hunger strike against the increasing fuel prices.

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 08:43 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: increase in fuel prices, Meghalaya, Diesel, Petrol

Courtesy: NDTV

Satya Pal Malik

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Meghalaya: Governor Satya Pal Malik Discontented With Implementing ILP

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed his discontentment regarding the implementation of the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) in the state. He stated that it would not fetch any investments and affect the state's economy and tourism. However, the Governor said, “This is not my opinion, but assessment. Whether or not ILP should be implemented is the Centre’s prerogative.” Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act is yet to… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Meghalaya, Meghalaya Governor, Inner Line Permit, Satya Pal Malik

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