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State’s first cable car from Pongtung to Pynter

January 15, 2021

Shillong, Jan 15: People of Meghalaya will soon be able to enjoy cable car rides once it is installed. The first ever cable car will come up in Pynursla constituency, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed. Tynsong informed that the cable car from Pongtung to Pynter under Pynursla will be around 2.5 km. “The scenery Read More

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Garo groups urge CM to take action against illegalities in state

January 15, 2021

Shillong, Jan 15: The Garo Indigenous Development Federation (GIDF) and Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC) today wrote to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma urging him to look into ‘illegalities’ including alleged rat hole mining taking place in West Khasi Hills. The groups alleged that despite a ban on rat hole coal mining in the state, by Read More

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Govt optimistic to commission Ganol power project by May 2022

January 14, 2021

Shillong, Jan 14: State Power Minister, James Sangma on Thursday said that the government was optimistic that the Ganol Hydro Power Project will be commissioned by May 2022. Sangma said that the work is being monitored constantly by the high powered committee which is chaired by the Chief Secretary, M.S. Rao. According to the state Read More

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Govt to regulate online gaming in bid to earn revenue

January 14, 2021

Shillong, Jan 14: To regulate online gaming within the state and to bring revenue to the Government, the cabinet approved the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Ordinance, 2021. Taxation Minister, James K. Sangma informed that in its bid to increase revenue collection by ways of improving the existing taxation acts, and through embracing the usage of Read More

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Illegal coal mining: LO urges CS to initiate legal proceedings

January 14, 2021

Shillong, Jan 14: Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma has written to Meghalaya Chief Secretary, M.S Rao urging him to initiate legal proceedings as per relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, in relation to alleged illegal coal mining and transportation in the state. He added that laws under the Mines and Minerals Read More

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BJP Kisan Morcha disappointed at Apex Court’s verdict on farm laws

January 14, 2021

Shillong, Jan 14: Meghalaya Pradesh BJP, Kisan Morcha today expressed their disappointment with the Supreme Court order to put a stay on the new farm laws, but added that they will respect the verdict of the apex court. The BJP Kisan Morcha also urged anti-farm law protestors to withdraw their protest and not create law Read More

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BSF personnel attacked by cattle smugglers

January 13, 2021

Shillong, Jan 13: Cattle smugglers on January 12 attacked Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the Indo-Bangla international border in South Salamara district of Assam. According to BSF, officials, the incident took place in the area of responsibility of border out post Deepchar under Guwahati Frontier. The BSF personnel on duty saw a group of Read More

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Indigo to resume flights on Shillong-Kolkata route from Feb 1

January 8, 2021

Shillong, Jan 8: Airport Authority of India on Friday informed that Indigo airlines will resume direct flights between Kolkata and Shillong from February 1. The operation was suspended earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to tweeter, AAI Shillong Airport authorities tweeted, “After long suspension of their flight due to #COVID19 pandemic, M/s. Indigo @IndiGo6E Read More

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IIM Shillong-DICCI Sign MoU for Advancement of SC/ST Entrepreneurship

January 6, 2021

Shillong, Jan 6: The Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre (IESC) at Indian Institute of Management, Shillong signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce Industry (DICCI) today for the development of entrepreneurial culture among the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes living in north-east India. Chairman of the IESC, Prof Sanjeeb Kakoty Read More

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Pongtung gateway to Mawlynnong and Shnongpdeng can be a major tourist hub

January 6, 2021

Shillong, Jan 6: Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday inaugurated the community-cum- multi-facility hall at Pongtung village under Pynursla constituency. Speaking at the function, Tynsong informed that the facility was built at a cost of Rs. 1.20 crore. The Deputy Chief Minister also said that Pongtung village which is the gateway to two most Read More

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