Meghalaya: Congress seeks disqualification of 12 MLAs who joined TMC

Congress party on Monday met Speaker and sought disqualification of 12 Congress MLAs who joined Trinamool Congress. The 12 MLAs who joined TMC met West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee in Kolkata. Senior leader Charles Pyngrope has been elected as the State Party chief. Congress had 17 MLAs, five Congress MLAs elected Ampareen Lyngdoh as … Read more

12 Meghalaya MLAs punch Congress hard, join TMC

Twelve of the 17 Congress MLAs in the Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday joined the Trinamool Congress, dealing a body blow to the grand old party in the northeastern state, their leader and former chief minister Mukul Sangma said. He said the decision to shift allegiance to Mamata Banerjee’s party was taken after “exhaustive due diligence … Read more

Demand for dividing Meghalaya on ethnic lines grows ahead of Oct 30 by-election

Ahead of October 30 by polls, the demand for a bifurcation of Meghalaya on ethnic lines has grown louder. Two parties formed a coordination committee to press for the demand. About 50 years back, Meghalaya was carved out of Assam. To take the demand ahead, Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the Garo Hills … Read more

45 districts with above 10% positivity rate, Northeast emerges as new Covid hotspot

According to Dr. Bhargava, 595 districts had been reporting positivity rate of less than 5%, while 65 districts have a positivity rate of 5-10%. (Photo source: IE) The COVID-19 positivity rate in the northeast has emerged as a worry for the Centre with ICMR director-general and member of India’s task force on the pandemic Dr … Read more

Chinese lobbies stalling development projects in the North East in Centre’s crosshairs

NEW DELHI: Certain civil society groups have come under the scrutiny of the Union government for their alleged role in delaying development projects in the Northeast at the behest of Chinese enterprises, officials with knowledge of the matter said. These projects, they said, were related to coal mining, hydropower, water supply, connectivity to enhance tourism … Read more