Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh elected as president of NERIPSTR

January 12, 2021

Shillong, Jan 12: Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh on Tuesday was unanimously elected as the President of North East Regional Institute of Parliamentary Studies, Training and Research (NERIPSTR), Khanapara. The announcement was made at a joint meeting of the executive committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India region, Zone III which includes all 8 Northeastern states.  The Read More

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Construction of new assembly building: Assembly Speaker asks LS Speaker for financial assistance

November 25, 2020

Shillong, Nov 25: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh today requested financial assistance from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for the construction of the new assembly building in Mawdiangdiang. The total cost of the project is 141 crores and the tender value is 127.76 crores. It may be informed that the 125-year-old structure that housed the Read More

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Cultural heritage builds bridges of peace within society: Metbah Lyngdoh

November 15, 2020

TURA, Nov 15: Amid the situation created by the spread of pandemic, the last day of the 100 drums Wangala, the annual festival of the Garos culminated to the sound of 30 drums beating in rhythmic sync to the swaying of the nimble footed maidens, captivating both the native and the visitor alike. Meghalaya Legislative Read More

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Facilitation centers in Umling and Mendipathar to be completed by year end

November 12, 2020

SHILLONG, Nov 12: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Thursday said that the work for the construction of the Facilitation Centre at the Umling, Ri-Bhoi has already started and is due to be completed by the end of this month.   “Apart from Umling, the Facilitation Centre as Mendipathar Railway Station in North Garo Hills is Read More

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Meghalaya right to public services bill passed in assembly

November 12, 2020

Shillong, Nov 12: The Meghalaya Right to Public Services Bill, along with four other bills, was passed on Day 5 of assembly autumn session 2020. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the bill will make officials in the government accountable- in terms of providing service. “If everybody is accountable, then the government as a whole, Read More

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Interstate Border: No funds sanctioned under ISBADP for 2019-20, 2020-21

November 12, 2020

Shillong, Nov 12: Meghalaya Border Areas Development Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today informed that no funds were sanctioned for the development of Interstate Border villages under Interstate Borders Areas Development Programme (ISBADP) for the years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Rymbui stated that budget was allocated to the programme however sanctioning depends on the availability of funds and Read More

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Malls thing of past says Former Speaker on Barik Point

November 12, 2020

Shillong, Nov 12: Congress MLA Charles Pyngrope today told the house that the idea of shopping malls have become a thing of the past and therefore, requested the government to avoid building a mall at Barik Point. He cited examples of Maharashtra, where malls reportedly lost 80 percent footfall even before the COVID-19 pandemic and Read More

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Rs 5.45 cr spent under DMF fund for COVID-19: CM

November 12, 2020

Shillong, Nov 12: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today informed the assembly that Rs 5.45 crores have been used from the District Mineral Foundation fund for COVID-19 related expenses. Responding to a supplementary question by Congress MLA PT Sawkmie, the Chief Minister informed that the government of India had permitted using 30 percent balance of Read More

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MDA govt wins no-confidence motion tabled by oppn Congress

November 11, 2020

SHILLONG, Nov 11: The no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition Congress against the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government was defeated by voice vote on Wednesday. In his reply to the debate on the no-confidence motion Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma told the House that there is no illegal transportation of coal in the State. Read More

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Zenith: Rotational cabinet meeting waste of public money

November 11, 2020

Shillong, Nov 11: Following Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s response that holding cabinet meetings outside Shillong has cost the government Rs 19.1 Lakhs, Congress MLA Zenith Sangma said that it was a waste of public money. The statement was made by the Rangsakona legislator during question hour on Day 4 of the Meghalaya assembly’s autumn session. Read More

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