The bodies of five persons, including that of a school teacher and an elderly woman, were recovered from a mass grave in a remote village in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, a police official said on Wednesday.
Three years behind schedule, the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games may just see the light of the day this year in November with the Sports Ministry proposing the north-eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong as possible venues for the regional showpiece.
Expressing concern on the frequent attacks on on churches and Christian institutions, former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma said he has sought personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of such attacks.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that there should be a unified war against the perpetrators of terror in the country in the wake of the killings of over 80 Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in Assam.
Choir groups singing carols in churches and at public places and decorated shops are a common sight across Meghalaya as people gear up for the Christmas celebrations in this "abode of the clouds" where about 70 percent of its three milllion population practise Christianity.
Challenges like terrorism, insurgency and left-wing extremism persistently threaten to disrupt the development and progress of the nation, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said.
Aiming to strengthen people-to-people contact between India and Bangladesh, the central government on Saturday said it plans to introduce regular passenger bus service to Dhaka from Assam's Guwahati via Meghalaya's Shillong.
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday condemned yesterday's IED attack in the remote South Garo Hills district, which killed two policemen and injured three others, and directed the police to take steps to neutralise the outfit.