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.
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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
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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.
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.
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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
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
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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
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
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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.
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
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