From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, May 11, 2018:
As the by-poll battle for the Ampati Assembly seat gets interesting by the day, Congress candidate Miani D Shira, daughter of former chief minister, Dr Mukul Sangma has invited controversy after she ‘presumably’ refer to the people of Ampati as ‘more intelligent’ while calling those of Selsella as ‘less intelligent’.
By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, March 06, 2018:
It’s a new day for Meghalaya as it greets its newly sworn-in Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, who will lead the NPP led coalition government in the state for the next 5 years.
The NPP chief was administered the oath of office by Governor Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday morning in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu besides Congress leaders like outgoing CM Mukul Sangma and former MPCC chief DD Lapang.
As per the results of the Meghalaya State Assembly polls declared on March 3, the Congress party retained its hold with 21 seats, while the NPP bagged 19 seats.
Following its defeat in the state Assembly polls here, the BJP on Saturday had suggested that the NPP and UDP to enter into an alliance to form a “non-Congress government” in the state.
After which the NPP got support from United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Democratic Front (PDF), Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the BJP and an Independent. UDP, PDF, HSPDP and BJP have six, four, two and two seats respectively.
Therefore, the Congress failed to form a coalition government in the state even after emerging as the single largest party.
From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, May 15, 2018:
The plight of the lower rank policemen and the prevalence of nepotism and favoritism in the police department was on Tuesday highlighted in an anonymous letter, allegedly sent to the chief minister of Meghalaya, apparently by a group of policemen.
In a major achievement for the medical fraternity in Meghalaya, a dentist from Shillong, Dr Phindarilang Chyne was awarded the Best Dental Surgeon award while Shillong – Floss Multispeciality Dental clinic Dental Clinic, located at Laban was awarded the Best Multidisplinary Dental clinic in “India’s most Prominent Dental Award 2018” in Hyderabad on Sunday.
By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, March 05, 2018:
It seems that the coalition partner of the National People’s Party (NPP) — the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) is not happy with the decision of its regional ally — the United Democratic Party (UDP) to project NPP chief Conrad Sangma as the next Chief Minister of Meghalaya.