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Meghalaya: State in North-east India
Meghalaya is a hilly state in northeastern India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. 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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PM Modi greets people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Statehood Day


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Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence

Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The..
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Bangladeshis attack Indian border outpost; 1 BSF jawan injured

Bangladeshi nationals attacked a border outpost in Meghalaya, assaulting two BSF jawans and snatching their weapons, resulting in injuries to one of them. The incident took place at around midnight on..
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Anti-CAA stir: Rail, road services affected in Bihar; Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya peaceful


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Controversial Meghalaya guv sent on leave


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'Parl panel on Home Affairs cancels visit to Assam, Meghalaya'


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Congress, allies stoking violence, says PM Modi

Speaking at a BJP rally in Dumka ahead of the last phase of elections in Jharkhand, Modi referred to vandalism and arson that began in Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya and later spread to Bengal and Delhi...
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Will talk about solution for Meghalaya: Amit Shah hints at changes in Citizenship Act in wake of Northeast protests

He assured that it was the responsibility of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the people.
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NET postponed in Assam, Meghalaya


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Put Meghalaya under ILP, CM urges Amit Shah


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Uneasy calm in North East, but protests spread to a few cities elsewhere

Violence in Assam and Tripura over the new citizenship law ebbed on Friday after 72 hours of mayhem on the streets even as new pockets of unrest emerged in Bengal, Delhi, parts of western UP and..
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Amit Shah calls off visit to Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh


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Those not wanting 'divisive democracy' shall go to North Korea: Meghalaya governor


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Govt has no data on minorities who faced religious persecution: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Intervening in the debate on the Citizenship (Amendment Bill), 2019 in the Upper House, the senior Congress leader also asked that if the entire country was happy with the proposed legislation, why..
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Bringing ILP for Manipur, 3 NE states will be out of CAB

Three other states — Nagaland, barring Dimapur where ILP is not applicable; Meghalaya, barring Shillong, and Tripura, barring non-tribal areas not covered by Sixth Schedule of the Constitution —..
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India-China joint Army training exercise begins in Meghalaya


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Hand-in-Hand-2019: Indo-China joint military exercise commences in Meghalaya

A joint military exercise between India and China on counterterrorism - Hand-in-Hand-2019 - commenced at the Joint Traning Node at Umroi in India's Northeastern state of Meghalaya.
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NE tribal areas out of tweaked citizenship bill

The latest CAB draft leaves out of its purview tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura covered under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution as well as areas where Inner Line Permit is..
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PM Modi congratulates Agatha Sangma on her wedding

"Congratulations to Agatha and Patrick. Best wishes to the newly-weds. Congratulations also to your family on this happy and special occasion. My friend, the late PA Sangma, would have been delighted,"..
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Meghalaya-based insurgent group HNLC banned by govt


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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Meghalaya on 2-day visit


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Justice AK Mittal sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh high court

He was administered the oath of office by governor Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhawan here. He was earlier Chief Justice of the Meghalaya high court.
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All visitors to Meghalaya must first register

Meghalaya on Friday brought an ordinance that makes registration on entry mandatory for visitors who intend to spend more than 24 hours in the state. The Meghalaya cabinet approved an amendment to the..
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Prime Minister condoles death of Archbishop of Shillong

"Anguished by the passing away of Most Rev. Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong. He will be remembered for his impeccable service to society and passion towards Meghalaya's progress. May his soul..
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Nutrition surveillance system established in six states: NIN

The system has been developed by the institute on the directions of the government and established in Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
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Disposed of 5,000 cases in one year, says ex-chief justice Vijaya Tahilramani at farewell function

Vijaya K Tahilramani, who resigned as Madras high court Chief Justice after being transferred to Meghalaya, on Friday presented a report card of her performance, saying she disposed of over 5,000 cases..
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Row over transfer of Madras high court Chief Justice Tahilramani: SC collegium issues veiled warning

In a veiled warning to those demanding ‘reasons’ for the transfer of judges, including the transfer of Madras high court Chief Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani to the Meghalaya high court, the Supreme..
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Transferred to Meghalaya, Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani resigns

She tendered her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind and sent a copy of it to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday night, official sources said. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice..
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Madras CJ quits protesting transfer to Meghalaya HC

Miffed by the Supreme Court collegium's decision to transfer her to Meghalaya high court from the historic Madras HC, Chief Justice VK Tahilramani on Friday tendered her resignation to President Ram..
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SC collegium recommends transfer of Madras HC chief justice V K Tahilramani to Meghalaya HC

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended transfer of Justice V K Tahilramani, the incumbent chief justice of the Madras high court to Meghalaya high court, not acceding to her request for..
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NRC: NE states beef up security, adopt ‘wait-&-watch’ policy

The publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on Saturday has led to renewed demand for a similar exercise in at least three northeastern states — Christian-majority Meghalaya..
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Ajay Kumar Bhalla is new home secretary

Ajay Kumar Bhalla, currently serving as an officer on special duty in the home ministry, was appointed as the new Union home secretary on Thursday, an official order said. Bhalla, a 1984-batch..
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14-year-old Meghalaya girl raped in Gurugram

The police on Friday arrested two men for raping the teen and a woman for conspiring against her
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Meghalaya governor's remarks about East Bengal disrespectful: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday, saying his remarks about the East Bengal football club were "disrespectful". Roy had kicked up a..
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On radio, PM Modi lauds Jharkhand villages for bid to save water

The twin villages of Aara and Keram in Jharkhand shot to limelight on Sunday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded their water conservation efforts in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme. Modi also lauded..
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PM Narendra Modi 'anguished' by demise of Meghalaya assembly speaker


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Meghalaya legislative assembly speaker Donkupar Roy dies at 64

Meghalaya legislative assembly Speaker and former chief minister of the state Donkupar Roy died on Sunday. He was 64 years old. He breathed his last at 2.50pm. He was ill for the last ten days and was..
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Biggest EVM-VVPAT mismatch was 34 votes

The largest difference in VVPAT and EVM count in the eight cases of mismatch found in the recent general elections was in Shillong parliamentary constituency of Meghalaya. Two polling stations for..
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No. of men migrating for marriage doubles in a decade

The number of men migrating for marriage more than doubled between the 2001 and 2011 censuses compared to a 33% rise in the number of women doing so. The most number of men migrating for matrimony are..
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India, China to hold annual military exercise in Meghalaya in December


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Flood toll in Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya crosses 100; red alert in 3 Kerala districts for heavy rains

Of Assam's 33 districts, 28 remained under the grip of floods that has displaced nearly 54 lakh people and killed 36 people.
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1.14 lakh people affected as Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district gets flooded

Incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days and rising waters of two rivers flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district, affecting at least 1.14 lakh people, officials said on Monday. A..
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IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya


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Miners trapped in illegal mine: SC allows Meghalaya's plea to call off operation to retrieve bodies

Seven months after 15 people were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state government's plea seeking its permission to call off the ongoing operation..
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Deposit Rs 100 crore over illegal mining: SC to Meghalaya


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SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining

A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with..
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Punjab delegation meets Sikhs in Meghalaya

A four-member delegation from Punjab met members of the Sikh community in Meghalaya after reports emerged that they have been told to leave the state by the authorities there.
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Set up a Presidential retreat in North East: CM Conard Sangma to PM Narendra Modi

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a Presidential retreat in the north-east to send a message of inclusiveness and importance for the NE..
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Bengali boys sweep floors, girls dance in bars: Meghalaya governor's tweets trigger storm

Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy, known for posting controversial messages on social media, has triggered another storm by claiming that Bengali boys sweep the floors of houses across the country these..
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Trinamool protests Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy's remarks on Bengali women

On June 4, Meghalaya governor, Tathagata Roy, had tweeted that many boys in Bengal are "now sweeping floors" in other states, while the Bengali girls are working as "bar dancers" in Mumbai. Protesting..
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