State’s voting peaceful, records 66 percent

SHILLONG, APR 9: Polling to the two Lok Sabha seats- Shillong and Tura- in Meghalaya passed off peacefully despite the 12-hour proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) bandh in Khasi and Jaintia hills and heightened militants activities in the five districts of Garo hills. Defying the bandh in Khasi and Read More

Candidates, VVIP votes in LS polls

SHILL/TURA 9:  Meghalaya Governor KK Paul cast his vote for the Shillong Lok Sabha elections held on Wednesday at Orchid Hotel in Polo early in the morning while chief minister Mukul Sangma voted in his constituency in Ampati. Former Lok Sabha speaker and National People’s Party (NPP) candidate Purno Agitok Read More

Nine EVMs replaced

SHILLONG, APR 9: Nine malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were replaced after the voting process started for the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya. However, Meghalaya chief electoral officer P Naik said that polling in the booths were the EVMs were replaced was smooth and commence immediately. Naik informed that Read More

Elephants obstructs, but voting peaceful

SHILLONG, APR 9: A herd of elephants obstructed the sector officer near Dalu in South West Garo hills district while he was moving from one polling station to another monitoring the election process during the voting for in the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. Eight candidates are in the fray Read More

Cash awards for voters

SHILLONG, APR 8: Over 300 voters will be selected as ‘lucky-voters’ from the 60 state assembly segments and will be awarded with cash prize of Rs 2000 each for their participation in the Lok Sabha polls slated on Wednesday. Making the announcement on Tuesday, the Meghalaya additional chief electoral officer B Read More

BSF intensify patrolling

SHILLONG, APR 8: The BSF said special operations have been launched along the Indo-Bangla international borders besides sealing it to ensure for peaceful Lok Sabha elections in the state slated to be held on Wednesday. The BSF has increased the vigilance in border area of the state along Bangladesh and special Read More

Security tightened, state ready for LS polls

SHILLONG, APR 8: Ten candidates will be vying with each others to clinch the two parliamentary seats- Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats- in Meghalaya even as security have been tightened to counter the 12 hours boycott call given by the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in Khasi and Read More

Police produces truant polling officers

TURA, APR 8: Six designated presiding officers in West Garo hills district were produced before the Tura Lok Sabha returning officer Pravin Bakshi by the police for failing to report for elections duty on Tuesday, just one day ahead of the April 9 parliamentary elections, while two of them challenged Read More