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State in north-eastern India

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Meghalaya: State in north-eastern India
Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India. Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972. The population of Meghalaya as of 2016 is estimated to be 3,211,474. Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometres, with a length-to-breadth ratio of about 3:1.

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Meghalaya Governor receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Meghalaya Governor receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik took first jab of COVID-19 vaccine on March 03. The second phase of vaccination against coronavirus began on March 01, which covers people above the age of 60 years..

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Autonomous District Council should be empowered: LS Speaker in Meghalaya [Video]

Autonomous District Council should be empowered: LS Speaker in Meghalaya

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday addressed the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. In the context of demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), Om Birla said, "We said that we should all work..

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Watch: Nagaland cuts petrol, diesel tax; becomes 5th state to give relief [Video]

Watch: Nagaland cuts petrol, diesel tax; becomes 5th state to give relief

Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel in the country, Nagaland became the fifth state to provide relief to consumers. The state government reduced petrol tax from 29.8% to 25%, or Rs 18.26 to..

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Nagaland Government reduces prices of petrol, diesel [Video]

Nagaland Government reduces prices of petrol, diesel

Amid rising rates of fuel across the country, the Nagaland Government has cut down taxes on petrol and diesel. The finance department on Feb 22 stated that the rate of tax on petrol and diesel has been..

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Beating Retreat resumes at India-Bangladesh border after 10 months [Video]

Beating Retreat resumes at India-Bangladesh border after 10 months

After more than 10 months, the Border Security Force (BSF) resumed Beating Retreat or lowering of the flags ceremony at Agartala-Akhaura border on Febraury 18. It is a daily military practice in which..

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Bridge between Dhubri-Phulbari will cut distance from 250 to 19 km: PM Modi [Video]

Bridge between Dhubri-Phulbari will cut distance from 250 to 19 km: PM Modi

The bridge between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya will cut the distance from 250 kms to 19 kms, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 18 during the launch of multiple initiatives in..

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Meghalaya govt further reduces fuel prices [Video]

Meghalaya govt further reduces fuel prices

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma informed that the prices of petrol and diesel in the state will be reduced by about Rs 7 per litre approximately across the state. "Both prices of petrol and..

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Meghalaya Guv urges govt, farmers to 'responsibly engage in talks' [Video]

Meghalaya Guv urges govt, farmers to 'responsibly engage in talks'

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik urged both the government and farmers to resolve the issue and "responsibly engage in talks." Governor Satya Pal Malik said, "I have come from a farmers' movement, I..

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Amit Shah inaugurates 69th Plenary Meeting of NEC in Shillong [Video]

Amit Shah inaugurates 69th Plenary Meeting of NEC in Shillong

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the 69th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) on January 23 in Shillong. The Union Home Minister was received by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya,..

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests COVID-19 positive, under home isolation

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NGT widens ambit of firecracker pollution cases beyond NCR, notices to 18 states, UTs

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BJP threatens to pull out of NPP-led govt in Meghalaya

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Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya governor

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Heavy rains over north, northeast India from July 19-21: IMD

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Karnataka, Arunachal, Meghalaya announce mini lockdowns to curb Covid-19 spread

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76 new Covid-19 cases reported in Meghalaya

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Southeast Monsoon covers entire country nearly two weeks early: IMD

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BJP, NPP to work together for Manipur's development: Himanta

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