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Congress Loses Main Opposition Status, TMC Gains Big In Meghalaya In 2021

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

With over two-thirds of its Meghalaya MLAs joining the Trinamool Congress en masse, coupled with losses in by-polls, 2021 turned out to be a dismal year for the Congress.

High Court Directs Meghalaya Government Not To Implement Its Entry And Exit Regulations For Outsider

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“The challenge here is to the validity of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 and the possible draconian manner in which it may be implemented as appropriately apprehended by the petitioners,” the order said.

NE Insurgents Staying In Bangladesh But Not Operating From There: BSF

Insurgent groups of the North-eastern (NE) region are still moving around in pockets of Bangladesh, but are not directly operating from that country, a senior BSF official said on Tuesday.

TMC Flags Will Flutter Across Meghalaya In Next 45 Days: Mukul Sangma

Nov 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma, who along with 11 other Congress MLAs recently joined Mamata Banerjee's party, on Tuesday asserted that Trinamool Congress flags will flutter across the northeastern state in the next 45 days.

BJP Leader Tathagata Roy's Latest Tweet Creates Chaos And Speculation

The veteran BJP leader in his latest tweet in Bengali said, "I have not written all these things to get accolades from anybody. Some top leaders were so much involved in women and wealth, I wanted to alert the party about that. Now a tree is known by its fruit. I shall wait for the results in the civic polls. For now adieu West Bengal BJP."

18 November, 2021

Meghalaya Chief Minister Speaks Out On State Government Trying To Facilitate Goods Train Till Byrnihat

Outlook Web Desk

“We will be engaging with concerned stakeholders and at least find some way forward to get a goods train if not a passenger train immediately,” the chief minister told reporters on Wednesday.

06 October, 2021

Meghalaya Govt. Exploring To Make Pineapple Leather, Says State's Environment Minister

Outlook Web Desk

Vegan leather is a material that is looks and feels just like leather but created from artificial or plant produce instead of animal skins.

04 October, 2021

Bomb Recovered Near NPP Office In Shillong After Vice President’s Arrival In Meghalaya

Outlook Bureau

The proscribed Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has claimed responsibility.

20 August, 2021

After DGP’s Warning, Meghalaya Cops Remove Sympathy Posts On Ex-Militant's Death

Outlook Web Bureau

Some officers and constables were found to have set black flags as their display pictures or status on social media.

16 August, 2021

Meghalaya Unrest: Petrol Bombs Hurled At CM Conrad K Sangma's Private Residence

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident took place around 10.15 pm when vehicle-borne attackers lobbed two Molotov cocktail bottles at the premises of his personal residence at Third Mile in Upper Shillong, they said.

15 August, 2021

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Dipankar Roy

The Meghalaya government has imposed curfew on Shillong and suspended internet in four districts of the state.


06 August, 2021

Assam, Meghalaya Identify Six Areas Of Dispute In 2nd Border Meet

Outlook Correspondent

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma held discussions in Guwahati and decided to set up committees headed by cabinet ministers to try and find solutions to the border disputes.

06 August, 2021

Assam, Meghalaya To Set Up Committees To Resolve Border Disputes

Outlook Web Bureau

Two panels will be headed by cabinet ministers of each state.

25 July, 2021

Amit Shah’s Silence On ILP: Troubled Days Ahead For Meghalaya?

Outlook Web Bureau

Pressure groups spearheading the demand for implementation of ILP had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday, but were not allowed to proceed further than just making their submission.

25 July, 2021

Pressure Groups In Meghalaya Raise Concerns Over Amit Shah’s Silence On ILP

Dipankar Roy

The inner line permit (ILP) is viewed by many as a shield against entry of illegal immigrants and numerous pressure groups in Meghalaya have for long demanded its implementation

25 July, 2021

Centre Keen On Resolving Border Disputes In Northeast, Restoring Peace In Region: Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s comments come in the backdrop of rising border disputes between Assam and Meghalaya.

23 July, 2021

Ahead Of Amit Shah’s Visit, Assam And Meghalaya CMs Discuss Border Disputes

Outlook Bureau

During his two-day visit, Amit Shah will chair a meeting with chief ministers of all the eight states of the northeast to find ways and means to resolve boundary disputes among other things.


29 June, 2021

Failed Bank Heist: Missing Woman Found Locked Inside Bank

Outlook Web Bureau

A 40-year-old woman was locked inside the Bishnupur branch of Meghalaya Rural Bank for three days as a robbery attempt went wrong.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz