Congress meet to discuss Tura debacle

SHILLONG, MAY 16: Putting aside the Congress defeat in the Tura Lok Sabha seat, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president DD Lapang said winning or losing is like a game and the people’s mandate must be respected even as the working president Deborah Marak informed that the party will Read More

Faulty EVM in Baghmara

TURA, MAY 16: Tura Lok Sabha returning officer Pravin Bakshi informed that the result of the Tura Lok Sabha seat was delayed because of the malfunctioning of the EVM in Baghmara. He said the said EVM showed margin of votes between the winning and the runner up candidates having highest Read More

NOTA impressive debut

SHILLONG, MAY 16: On its debut, the None of the above (NOTA) did quite well in Meghalaya on its introduction for the parliamentary election by the Election Commission of India (ECI) as it notched up 30, 236 votes in the state. As many as 2.8 per cent of the 10,80,845 Read More

Purno, Pala set to win, results a formality

SHILLONG, MAY 16: The final results of both the Tura and Shillong Lok Sabha seats is now more of an academic interest as former Lok Sabha speaker and National People’s Party (NPP) president Purno A Sangma is set to clinch the Tura seat while sitting Shillong Congress MP Vincent Pala Read More

Purno leads Tura, Pala in Shillong

SHILLONG, MAY 16:  Former Lok Sabha speaker and  National People’s Party (NPP) president Purno Agitok Sangma and Congress MP Vincent H Pala are leading in Tura and Shillong Lok Sabha constituencies respectively. However the former Lok Sabha speaker who is seeking re election for the ninth term from Tura parliamentary Read More

HSPDP divided over Fenela’s termination

SHILLONG, APR 10: The division within the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) over the decision to terminate Fenela Lyngdoh Nonglait, niece of the party’s supremo Hopingstone Lyngdoh, from the party membership for supporting United Democratic Party (UDP) MP nominee Paul Lyngdoh became apparent with the veteran party leader saying Read More

Voters’ turnout 69.03 %

SHILLONG, APR 10: With all the data now available with the Meghalaya election department on Thursday’s morning, the total turnout for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats during Tuesday parliamentary election has now jumped up to 69.03 percent. The five districts of Garo hills combine registered 78.13 percent more Read More

Polls over code remains

SHILLONG, APR 10: Despite the voting for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats have already been completed on Tuesday, but the election model code of conducts still remain in operation. Meghalaya additional Chief Election Officer B Dhar informed that the model code of conduct will remain until the Election Read More