Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

Metbah Lyngdoh elected Meghalaya Assembly Speaker

September 13, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 13: United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator from Mairang, Metbah Lyngdoh was today elected as the Speaker of the Meghalaya assembly. Lyngdoh defeated Congress candidate, Winnerson D Sangma by a margin of 20 votes. Lyngdoh polled 39 votes while Sangma got the support of 19 Congress MLAs. The new speaker of the Meghalaya assembly, Read More

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Cong alleges scam in Saubhgya scheme, power minister denies claim

September 13, 2019

Shillong, Sept 13: Meghalaya Power Minister, James K Sangma on Friday rubbished the allegations of a scam in the implementation of the central government’s Saubhagya scheme in the state. “When the state was moving towards 100 percent electrification the opposition was going “hammer and tongs” over it,” James said while replying to a short duration Read More

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Ampareen wants ‘unrepresented tribes’to be removed from amendment of Sixth Schedule

September 12, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 12: Congress legislator from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh on Thursday express her concern over the words “unrepresented tribes” and said that it should be removed from the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule. Raising query during question hour of the ongoing session, Ampareen said that she was concerned about the inclusion of the Read More

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Banteidor Lyngdoh: Govt concerned about welfare of state sports council casual employees

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: Congress MLA from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh raised the issue of casual employees in the State Sports Council. It may be mentioned that 44 casual employees have gone on strike demanding better wages. Replying to the Notice, Minister in-charge, Banteidor Lyngdoh informed the House, that the scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Read More

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Conrad: SC order restored the rights of tribals over land

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court has restored the rights of the tribals over their lands. Replying to a question asked by Independent legislator, Syntar Klas Sunn during the Question Hour, the Chief Minister said that the Supreme Court Order date July 3, this year held that Read More

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Ampareen calls for inclusion of Article 371 J to protect tribals of Meghalaya

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: The Meghalaya Assembly during the Autumn session on Wednesday has called for the enactment of special provisions in the state after the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir. Initiating the debate on the resolution Congress MLA from East Shillong, Amapreen Lyngdoh called for the inclusion of Meghalaya under Article 371 Read More

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Meghalaya legislators express apprehension over fall out of NRC list in Assam

September 10, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 10: Several legislators both from the opposition and the treasury benches on Tuesday has expressed their apprehensions that the rejection of 19 lakh applicants from the NRC list in Assam may see Meghalaya being overwhelmed by such rejects. The House also took up the issue of women from Meghalaya married in Assam being Read More

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Meghalaya legislators express apprehension over fall out of NRC list in Assam

September 10, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 10: Several legislators both from the opposition and the treasury benches on Tuesday has expressed their apprehensions that the rejection of 19 lakh applicants from the NRC list in Assam may see Meghalaya being overwhelmed by such rejects. The House also took up the issue of women from Meghalaya married in Assam being Read More

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NRC: 223 outsiders detected in Meghalaya

September 10, 2019

SHILLONG, Sept 10: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today informed the house that a total number of 223 outsiders were detected after the final draft declaration of NRC in Assam. Sangma replying to a short discussion on the NRC said that a total number of 114 were detected in Byrnihat, 66 in Dainadubi, 05 in Read More

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Urban Affairs dept taking steps to improve dumping site at Marten

September 9, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 9: State Urban Affiars Minister, Hamletson Dohling on Monday told the House that the government has taken steps to improve the dumping site at Marten. He was replying to a Call Attention Motion taken up by Congress legislator from Mawlai, Process T Sawkmie. Dohling informed that a sanitary landfill has been developed over Read More

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