Meghalaya govt to empower tribal chiefs and traditional bodies

 The Meghalaya government will come up with an alternative draft bill to empower the tribal chiefs and their traditional bodies whose powers and functions were clipped by a High Court ruling last year, the state cabinet decided today.

Extending GHADC term, a wishful thinking of Sangma: NPP

 Hitting out at Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for extending the term of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), the opposition National People's Party (NPP) on Monday said it was the "wishful thinking of the Chief Minister."

India-Bangladesh land deal a fillip to trade: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Saturday said the land agreement that was signed between India and Bangladesh would give a fillip to trade, commerce and tourism between the two countries.

All-party entity in Meghalaya to resolve boundary dispute

 The Meghalaya government today decided to constitute an entity of all political parties in the state to try to resolve the age-old boundary dispute through a mutually acceptable solution.

Meghalaya to observe Kalam's death anniversary every year

 Paying rich tributes to `Missile Man` A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his state plans to annually commemorate the death anniversary of the great scientist to promote his ideals.

'Sustainable livelihood should be linked to sustainable ecology'

 Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said sustainable livelihood activities of the people in the state should be linked to "sustainable ecology" in the context of concerns over issues related to climate change and global warming.

Northeast essential component of PM Modi's 'India Vision': Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, on Wednesday said the northeast is a priority with the NDA Government and an essential component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'India Vision'.

Still studying uranium project in Meghalaya: Minister

Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that his department was still studying the proposed mining of uranium ore in Meghalaya.

V Shanmuganthan sworn in as Megahalaya governor

Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan was on Wednesday sworn-in as the Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here.

Cabinet okays ordinance to empower traditional village bodies

The Meghalaya cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to empower traditional village bodies in the absence of a legislative measure following the High Court ruling which had struck down powers of the village chiefs.

Practice of issuing ultimatums should stop : Meghalaya CM

 Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said the practice of issuing ultimatum didn't augur well for the state and urged all to desist from such acts.

No move to gag the media: Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday allayed fears over his government's attempts to muzzle the media by legislating laws to regulate their functioning.

Meghalaya CM completes 5 years in office

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday completed five years in office on his 50th birthday on Monday.

PM Modi extends birthday wishes to Mukul Sangma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended birthday wishes to Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

Gogoi urges Sangma to hand over labourers death case to CBI

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday wrote a letter to his Meghalaya counterpart Mukul Sangma urging him to hand over the case of the death of 14 labourers in the neighbouring state to the CBI.

Scribes stage walk-out in Meghalaya Assembly

 Journalists today staged a walk-out in the Assembly protesting against reported remarks by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma accusing media houses of being mouthpieces of the militants and of publishing only "paid news".

Meghalaya presents Rs 819 crore deficit budget for FY16

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday presented Rs 819 crore deficit budget for 2015-16, withdrawing exemptions on diesel and petrol and hiking taxes on cigarettes and other similar products.

Meghalaya govt imposes 20% cut on non-plan expenditure

 Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said his government has affected 20 per cent cut in non-plan expenditure as an initiatives to address the revenue gap arising out of the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on mining and transportation of coal.

Meghalaya CM urges NEIGRIHMS to increase number of MBBS students

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday urged NEIGRIHMS authorities here to double the number of students pursuing MBBS courses from 50 to 100 to enable full utilisation of the infrastructure available with the Institute.

Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of urban schemes in North-East every quarter

Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu will review progress of schemes pertaining to his ministries in the North-Eastern states.