Meghalaya begins dispatching medicines using drones, first state to do so in India

The state's public health supply chain has logistical issues due to floods and landslides, difficult terrain and a challenging road network infrastructure.

05 Dec 2022

Oting massacre: People hoist black flags, demand justice for victims 

The army had gunned down coal miners near the Oting village on December 4, 2021, mistaking them for "militants."

05 Dec 2022

Never say die: Shillong's domestic help turned activist to fight Meghalaya elections 

An activist, who worked as domestic help, is now gearing up to fighting for others in the upcoming polls. Prasanta Mazumdar documents her journey

04 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary

According to sources, the focus of basic military training will be to make the trainees stronger — mentally and physically. 

30 Nov 2022

Chakmas, Hajongs petition Shah against cancellation of residential certificates by Arunachal govt

The Buddhist Chakmas and the Hindu Hajongs in Arunachal were displaced by a dam in the then East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh). They have a combined population of around 65000 in the state.

30 Nov 2022

Himalayan yak milk, meat may soon hit the stores near you 

The ‘food animal’ tag will become official once it is notified in the gazette after approval by competent authority.

28 Nov 2022

Food safety authority approves, yak is now a food animal

As per the nutritional analysis, yak milk contains 78-82% water, 7.5-8.5% fat, 4.9-5.3% protein, 4.5-5.0% lactose and 12.3-13.4% SNF.

26 Nov 2022

Border row: Offices, banks remain shut as Sangma meets NHRC chairperson

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma also stressed on the need for proper sensitisation of forces deputed in sensitive border areas so that such incidents do not recur in any part of the country. 

26 Nov 2022

Walked for three days, slept in jungle, starved: Bangladeshi refugee recounts escape to Mizoram

"The children, elderly people and patients suffered the most. But luckily, none of us was bitten by snakes or attacked by wild animals," Bawilianthang told The New Indian Express.

24 Nov 2022

Assam cops could have fired fewer shots: CM

Sarma told journalists in New Delhi. His Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K Sangma’s had called it “unprovoked firing”.  

24 Nov 2022

Clash on Assam-Meghalaya border leaves six dead, mobile and internet services suspended

The trouble broke out when the forest guards from Assam intercepted a truck, allegedly smuggling timber, on the border of West Karbi Anglong in Assam and West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

22 Nov 2022

Bangladesh refugees pushed into Mizoram

Influx a result of crackdown by Bangladesh Army with help of Arakan Army of Myanmar.

22 Nov 2022

Double whammy? Now, fleeing refugees from Bangladesh enter Mizoram

The Chin-Kuki people and the Mizos belong to the Zo community and they share the same culture and ancestry.

21 Nov 2022

Gauhati HC likens SP’s bulldozer act with Bollywood flick

On May 21 this year, some people protesting against the death of a fish trader, Safikul Islam, in police custody, had set fire to the Batadrava police station in Nagaon and attacked the personnel.

19 Nov 2022

Assam bulldozing: 'Rohit Shetty can make a film on this,' Gauhati HC on SP’s action

Chief Justice RM Chhaya said even during the investigation of a very serious matter by an agency, the bulldozing of a house is not provided under any criminal law.

18 Nov 2022