Centre to move SC on HC order to enforce AFSPA in Meghalaya

The Centre will soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging a Meghalaya High Court order directing it to enforce AFSPA in Garo hills.

Meghalaya's orchids under threat, need sanctuaries: Experts

Meghalaya's orchids under threat, need sanctuaries: Experts

Meghalaya, which is home to one third of 1,331 orchid species in India, should consider declaring at least 20 forests as "biotype sanctuaries" if it has to protect and conserve the exotic flowering plant species which are facing habitat loss and human exploitation, biologists and orchid experts have pointed out.

NPP demands adequate security in Garo Hills during GHADC polls

 The Opposition National People's Party (NPP) in Meghalaya on Tuesday demanded adequate security cover in the Garo Hills region to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.

Incessant rains throw life out of gear in Meghalaya

Incessant rains for the last 24 hours have thrown normal life in Khasi Hills and Garo Hills region of Meghalaya out of gear, officials said on Tuesday.

Meghalaya to invoke Act to foil Garo Hills shutdown call

 The state government today said provisions of the of Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Act will be invoked against leaders of an organization who have called a two-day shutdown in the Garo Hills region demanding early elections in the Garo Hilla Autonomous District Council.

Garo rebel leader killed, camp busted in Meghalaya

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos of Meghalaya on Tuesday busted a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) hideout, killing its top commander in a fierce gun battle, police said.

Meghalaya MLA Clifford R Marak dies

 Meghalaya's sitting legislator from Chokpot constituency and founder of Garo National Congress (GNC) party Clifford R Marak passed away today at a hospital in Guwahati, family sources said.

Militancy, nature's fury pound Meghalaya in 2014

The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.

Meghalaya to conduct polls for 29 GHADC seats

 Meghalaya government will conduct elections to fill 29 seats in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) early next year, District Council Affairs Minister H D R Lyngdoh said on Thursday.

Rebel ANVC factions to surrender arms: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said rebels of the two factions of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) will lay down arms in the first fortnight of December.

Meghalaya home minister quits

Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri has resigned from the ruling Congress-led government, a party official said on Friday.

Security beefed up in Garo Hills for Rajnath Singh's visit

Security in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region has been beefed up ahead the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju tomorrow, an official said on Tuesday. 

Students suffer as schools, colleges damaged in Meghalaya floods

The recent flash floods and landslides in Garo Hills in Meghalaya which have claimed over 55 lives have also severely affected educational activities.

Security beefed up in Garo Hills for Rajnath's visit

Security in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region has been beefed up ahead the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday, an official said on Tuesday. 

Last week's flood moved Meghalaya back by 10 years: CM Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said the devastation left by last week's flash flood and landslide has taken the state back to what it was ten years ago.

Centre, states need better coordination to handle flood: Rijiju

Centre, states need better coordination to handle flood: Rijiju

Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said there should be better and faster coordination between the central and state agencies in handling floods, besides strengthening of disaster forces.

After doing an aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhubri districts in Assam, Rijiju said "firstly, the information of the forecast and dissemination of impending danger or natural disaster or calamity should reach faster to the states and ground level officials. That we will ensure. Secondly, we need to strengthen our forces."

Meghalaya: Political parties for inclusion of all ultra outfits in pact

Political parties in Meghalaya on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include other active militant groups in the tripartite peace pact signed with two militant organisations to bring permanent peace in the state's Garo Hills.

Meghalaya flood toll reaches 25, relief camps set up

Constant rainfall since the last five days here has claimed the lives of 25 people till now, while another 24 persons are reportedly missing.

Seven dead, more than one lakh affected in Meghalaya floods

 At least seven persons were reported killed in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district today after heavy rains lashed the area inundating over 100 villages and affecting over one lakh people, officials said.

Centre to sign peace accord with two Meghalaya rebel outfits

The Centre will sign a peace accord with two rebel outfits operating in the five districts of Garo Hills in Meghalaya next week, a union home ministry official said Wednesday.