GNLA prohibits Cong campaign in GH

SHILLONG, MAR 27: The banned Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant outfit on Thursday served three-day ultimatum to the state government demanding clarification on the list of mediators it had sent to the union government even as it warns election campaigners from campaigning for the Congress in Garo hills region. Read More

To garner votes, CM plays pro-tribal ideology

TURA, MAR 27: Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma decided to play the emotional chord with the people by trying to sell the idea of “secularism” and pro tribal ideology of Congress party during his campaign for Congress Tura Lok Sabha candidate Daryl William Momin on Thursday. Addressing an election rally Read More

NPP complains to ECI against CM Mukul

Shillong, March 27: The National People’s Party (NPP) secretary IB Pandey lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma for his “death wish” statement on former Lok Sabha Speaker and the party’s Tura Lok Sabha candidate Purno Agitok Sangma. The chief minister had Read More

All in the fray, contestants get symbols

SHILLONG, MAR 26: Even as nobody withdrew their nomination papers on Wednesday the  day for withdrawal of the nominations for the two Lok Sabha seats- Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats- the Election Commission also allotted election symbols to contesting candidates. Altogether, eight candidates are all set to battle each Read More

Deposit arms: DM

SHILLONG, MAR 26: The East Khasi Hills district magistrate has directed all gun license holders to deposit their arms in the local police stations and police outposts in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections slated on April 9. Legal action will be taken on failure to deposit the arms, Read More

BJP’s claim hogwash: Mukul

TURA, MAR 25: Even as he continued his tirade against NPP candidate Purno A Sangma, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma termed the projections of BJP’s prospects in the coming parliamentary polls as hogwash, he said, “Modi magic will not work. Congress will once again form the government in the centre”. Read More

Youths to mediate between Paul & Ardent

SHILLONG, MAR 25: United Democratic Party (UDP) state youth wing will try and play the role of the peacemaker  between UDP Shillong Lok Sabha candidate Paul Lyngdoh and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) vice president Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit by inviting both to resolve the their difference across the table. Read More

All nomination papers valid

SHILLONG, MAR 24: All the nomination papers filed by eight candidates contesting for the Shillong Lok Sabha elections slated for April 9 were found to be valid. Scrutiny of nomination papers started at 11 am o Monday “All papers were scrutinized and found valid,” Returning Officer Sanjay Goyal told reporters after Read More