updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Nigerian arrested in Goa rape case: Police

Monday, 30 May 2016 16:44
Panaji: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a Nigerian who has been accused of kidnapping and raping a 31-year-old woman here late on Saturday night.Speaking to reporters Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar said the accused, one of two who…

'Bombay Velvet' failure a 'nightmare' for Anurag Kashyap

Monday, 23 November 2015 17:45
Panaji: The failure of "Bombay Velvet", Anurag Kashyap's most ambitious project starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, still gives him nightmares. Weighed down by the financial burden post the film, he says he has learnt his lesson about making films…

Special cell for forests, environment of NE states: Javadekar

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 18:09
Shillong: Union Minister of State Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said a "special cell" would soon be set up to ensure forest and environment are protected while sustainable development also takes place in eight north-eastern states."We will soon set up a…

Thousands protest in Meghalaya against court's AFSPA order

Saturday, 07 November 2015 09:11
Shillong: Thousands of people on Friday hit the street in insurgency-ravaged districts of Garo Hills region in western Meghalaya protesting against the high court order asking the government to enforce use of the stringent Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act to…

Garo militants abduct policeman, trader in Meghalaya

Friday, 06 November 2015 18:22
Shillong: Militants of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Friday abducted a policeman and a trader in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region, police said.Havildar Khomraj Bhattarai and an unidentified trader were kidnapped by a group of heavily armed GNLA…

Indigenous communities descended in Abode of Clouds to discuss food cultures

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:14
Shillong: Indigenous communities from 58 countries have assembled in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya to celebrate their food cultures and to discuss how to bring their knowledge and food production into modern times.The five-day Indigenous Terra Madre festival, a…

Meghalaya HC directs Centre to enforce AFSPA in Garo Hills

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:31
Shillong: The Meghalaya High Court has directed the central government to enforce the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) 1958 in the insurgency-ravaged districts of Garo Hills to control the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.The high…

Meghalaya CM seeks Rajnath's intervention on empowering tribals

Monday, 02 November 2015 08:21
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought his intervention on the two bills passed by two autonomous councils in the state to empower traditional institutions.Governor V. Shanmuganathan had referred the Khasi…

Earthquake jolts India's northeast and parts of Bangladesh

Friday, 30 October 2015 07:29
Shillong: An earthquake of slight intensity jolted India's north-eastern states and parts of Bangladesh in the early hours of Friday, an official said.However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property."The quake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter…

Meghalaya militants set terms for freeing official

Thursday, 29 October 2015 16:07
Shillong: The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a militant outfit, on Thursday demanded withdrawal of counter-insurgency operations in the western part of Meghalaya in return for setting free a government official abducted two days ago.Heavily armed GNLA rebels abducted…