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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma pays tribute to North East's brave sons- Meghalaya's Capt. Clifford Nongrum and Manipur's Maj. David Manlun on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Shillong.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiling the plaque during inauguration of the COVID Step Down Hospital with Paediatric ICU at Umsawli in Shillong. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and Union Minister for DoNER, G. Kishen Reddy are also seen.

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A view of a damaged roadside due to landslides after heavy rain in Garo Hills area.

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Indian Navy, NDRF, SDRF & firemen during a joint rescue operation for the miners trapped in a coal mine, in East Jaintia Hills district.

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Indian Navy officers with NDRF, SDRF & firemen, during a rescue operation for miners trapped inside a 500 feet deep coal mine, in East Jaintia Hills district.

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A team of the Indian Navy rescuers prepare to descent the 500 feet deep illegal coal mine, as they join the NDRF, SRDRF and fire services personnel to rescue 5 miners trapped since May 30 evening, in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team members during a search and rescue operation as four labourers are feared trapped in a coal mine, in Jaintia Hills.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team members during a search and rescue operation after four labourers fear trapped in coal mine, in Jaintia Hills district.

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Search and rescue operations underway at the coal mine where five miners are trapped in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. The miners were trapped after a dynamite blast flooded the pit on Sunday evening.

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Heaps of freshly mined coal lying near a coke factory in Dkhiah, few kilometres away from the coal mine where five miners are trapped, in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. The miners were trapped after a dynamite blast flooded the pit on Sunday evening.

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Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at Ganesh Das Government Maternal & Child Health Hospital in Shillong.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla visits the construction site of new building of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, in Shillong.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 69th plenary of North Eastern Council at Shillong in Meghalaya.

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Debris of a house that collapsed due to landslide triggered by incessant rainfall, in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma along with his family members and other dignitaries poses for a photograph in front of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma’s statue during his 4th death anniversary, at Tura in West Garo Hills district.

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Officers of Indian and Bangladesh armies exchange mementos during the ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise, 'SAMPRITI-IX' which commenced in Umroi, Meghalaya.

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Soldiers of Indian and Bangladesh armies during the ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise, 'SAMPRITI-IX' which commenced in Umroi, Meghalaya.

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Soldiers of Indian and Bangladesh armies during the ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise, 'SAMPRITI-IX' which commenced in Umroi, Meghalaya.

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Soldiers of Indian and Bangladesh armies during the ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise, 'SAMPRITI-IX' which commenced in Umroi, Meghalaya.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma (R) shakes hands with Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank during a meeting, in Shillong.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma visit people injured in the recent protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 (CAA), at a hospital in Shillong

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People take part in a protest against the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill, near Raj Bhavan in Shillong, Meghalaya

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Onlookers watch from a distance as protestors clash with security personnel during a demonstration against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, infront of Raj Bhavan in Shillong, Meghalaya

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Protestors take part in an agitation against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, infront of Raj Bhavan in Shillong, Meghalaya

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Indian Army and the People’s Liberations Army (PLA) contingent from the Tibet Military Command takes part in the opening day of the India- China joint exercise - Hand-in-Hand 2019, at the Joint Training Node (JTN), Umroi in Meghalaya

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Indian Army and People’s Liberations Army (PLA) officials shake hands on the opening day of the India- China joint exercise - Hand-in-Hand 2019, at the Joint Training Node (JTN), Umroi in Meghalaya.

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Residents look at a fire which broke out in a Church in Shillong, Meghalaya

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Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy administers the oath of office to Justice Mohammad Rafiq (L) as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court during a swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Shillong.

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Poll officials, carrying EVMs and VVPAT machines, cross the double decker living root bridge enroute their polling stations, on the eve of voting for 26 Shella AC bypoll, Meghalaya

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Troops near an IAF Mi 17 helicopter during Indo-Thailand Joint Exercise 'Maitree 2019' at Umroi Military Station in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

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Indian and Thailand Army personnel show their operational skill during Indo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 at Umroi Military station, in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

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An Indian Army instructor demonstrates how to catch wild snakes as part of jungle survival training during a joint Royal Thailand Army and Indian army exercise at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. The two-week long exercise, comprising 45 soldiers from each country, began on Sept. 16.

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An Indian Army officer, right, demonstrates how to detect an IED to Thailand Army soldiers during a joint Royal Thailand Army and Indian army exercise at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. The two-week long exercise, comprising 45 soldiers from each country, began on Sept. 16.

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Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Smriti Irani with Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma visits 'Umdihar Anganwadi Centre' to oversee the implementation of 'Poshan Abhiyaan', in Shillong. The national nutrition mission, 'Poshan Abhiyan', aims to bring down stunting of children in the age group of 0-6 years from 38.4 per cent to 25 per cent by 2022.

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Jaintia tribal community members carry 'Rongs' or chariots and dance in muddy waters as they celebrate traditional Behdienkhlam festival in Tuber village, Meghalaya. Behdienkhlam is celebrated in the month of July for good health, property and bumper harvest.

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Jaintia tribal community members celebrate traditional Behdienkhlam festival in Tuber village, Meghalaya. Behdienkhlam is celebrated in the month of July for good health, property and bumper harvest.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma addresses an election rally in support of NPP candidate for Tura Constituency Agatha Sangma (R), ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, at Tura Bazar, West Garo Hills district,.

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Former chief minister and Congress candidate for Tura constituency Mukul Sangma along with supporters during an election rally at Adokgre in North Garo Hills.

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Meghalaya chief minister and President of National People's Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma addresses an election rally in support of party candidate for the Tura parliamentary constituency Agatha K. Sangma ahead of the Lok Sabha election, at East Garo Hills.

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Meghalaya chief minister and President of National People's Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma with the supporters at an election rally in support of party candidate for the Tura parliamentary constituency Agatha K. Sangma ahead of the Lok Sabha election, at East Garo Hills.

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NPP's Agatha Kongkal Sangma files her nomination from Tura Lok Sabha constituency ahead of Lok Sabh Elections, in Meghalaya.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma waves during the National Peoples’ Party’s (NPP) first election rally for Tura Parliamentary Constituency MP candidate Agatha Sangma, at Adokgre in West Garo Hills district of Meghlaya state.

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Tura Parliamentary Constituency MP candidate Agatha Sangma greets a supporter during the National Peoples’ Party’s (NPP) election rally ahead of General Elections 2019, at Adokgre in West Garo Hills district of Meghlaya state.

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Naval divers look at the captured pictures of one of the 15 miners trapped in illegal rat mines since Dec. 13, in Ksan area of East Jaintia Hills.

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Odisha Fire and Disaster team pumping the water from nearby old shaft located 500 meters from the main site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in Meghalaya.

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Odisha Fire and Disaster team pumping the water from nearby old shaft located 500 meters from the main site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in Meghalaya.

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A team of 11 Navy divers with their equipments deployed to conduct rescue task at the site of a coal mine collapse at Ksan, in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

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A Khasi tribal woman waits for customers in the rain on a highway along the Assam-Meghalaya state border. The monsoon rains which normally run from June to September, are crucial in a country where 60 percent of the population works in agriculture and less than half the farmland is irrigated.

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Poisonous mushrooms abound in the forest.

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The sacred grove at Mawphlang is one of the best protected forests in Meghalaya

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Fossils preserved on a wall of Krem Arwah

A cave expert looks at rock formations in Krem Puri, also known as the ‘Fairy Cave’.

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A caver at Krem Rupa.

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Paleoclimatologist Ashish Sinha studies a stalagmite

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Brian Daly at Krem Dam

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At Krem Puri

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma speaks to his supporters after winning south Tura Assembly bypoll, in Tura.

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Khasi women and girls at a market in Shillong

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Jaintia tribesmen carry a traditional ‘rongs’ or chariots as they celebrate the ancient Behdeinkhlam festival, at Tuber village in Jaintia Hills.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh cuts a cake to celebrate his birthday as Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad (Right) and Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma look on, in Shillong.

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Shillong is pushed into curfew as fake news about the death of a tribal causes a riot- like situation in the hill town

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Security personnel patrol a street during curfew after clashes between the residents of the city's Punjabi Line area and Khasi drivers of state-run buses, in Shillong.

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Army personnel patrol a street during curfew after clashes between the residents of the city's Punjabi Line area and Khasi drivers of state-run buses, in Shillong.

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People from different parts of the city stage a protest Meghalaya Secretariat during curfew, in Shillong.

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A damaged UTI bus lies on a roadside after clashes between the residents of the city's Punjabi Line area and Khasi drivers of state-run buses, in Shillong. About 1,000 central paramilitary personnel have been sent to Meghalaya to tackle the situation in Shillong which has been on edge following clashes.

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Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani addressing a press conference, in Shillong.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad K. Sangma campaigns for the party candidate Marcuise Marak in East Garo Hills of Meghalaya. The by-poll will be held on April 27.

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Newly sworn-in Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma addresses a press conference in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad K Sangma shakes hands with BJP President Amit Shah during former's swearing-in ceremony as Meghalaya Chief Minister, in Shillong.

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National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad K Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya Chief Minister during swearing-in ceremony as Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad looks on, in Shillong.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma submits his resignation to Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, at Raj Bhavan in Shillong.

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A polling official administering indelible ink to a voter, at a polling booth, during the Meghalaya Assembly Election, in Shillong.

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Women holding children, show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes for the state Assembly elections, at a polling station at Byrnihat, Meghalaya.

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People stand in a queue as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station during Meghalaya Assembly elections, in Ri-Bohi.

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Khasi tribe women show their ink-marked finger after casting their votes during the State Assembly elections, in Ri-Bohi district of Meghalaya.

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Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the State Assembly elections, in Ri-Bohi district of Meghalaya.

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Khashi tribal women show their ID cards while standing in a queue to cast their vote at a Umtyrnga polling station during the State Assembly elections, in Meghalaya.

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A security personal stands guard at Umtyrnga polling during the State Assembly elections, in Meghalaya.

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Polling officers check electronic voting machines after collecting them from a distribution centre ahead of Meghalaya Assembly election at Shilong, in Meghalaya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election rally in Phoolbari village in Garo Hills, in Meghalaya. Modi addressed an election rally ahead of Meghalaya state assembly election scheduled to be held on February 27.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during his speech at a campaign ahead of Meghalaya Assembly elections at Phulbari.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during his speech at BJP campaign rally ahead of Meghalaya Assembly elections at Phulbari.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves at an election campaign rally, ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls at Mendhipathar in North Garo Hills district.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi being presented a traditional jacket at an election campaign rally, ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls at Mendhipathar in North Garo Hills district.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses an election campaign rally, ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls at Mendhipathar in North Garo Hills district.

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Union minister and senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media after releasing the party's vision document for Meghlaya Assembly elections in Shillong.

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Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor addresses the media ahead of Meghalaya Assembly Elections, in Shillong.

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A Burberry jacket: Rs 63,400. A Twitter storm: priceless. Rahul Gandhi’s attire at a rock concert in Meghalaya caused heated ­debate on social media, with the price being slightly inflated to Rs 70,000 at some point in the great game of Chinese Twitters.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacts with an elderly woman at St. Edmund School, at East Khasi Hills, in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks at a meeting with traditional village heads in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the party workers meeting in Shillong.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the party workers meeting in Shillong.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets with people during a visit to Jowai in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.

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A Pnar or Jaintia tribal boy blows bugles during Behdienkhlam festival celebrations in Tuber village, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya.

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Pnar or Jaintia tribesmen carry states of bulls as others hold umbrellas and watch during Behdienkhlam festival celebrations in Tuber village, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya.

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Indian Pnar or Jaintia tribesmen carry 'Rongs' or chariots and dance in muddy waters as others watch during Behdienkhlam festival celebrations in Tuber village, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. Behdienkhlam is a traditional festival of the Pnars celebrated after sowing is done seeking a good harvest and to drive away plague and diseases. Young men symbolically drive away evil spirits by beating the roof of every house with bamboo poles.

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Students perform various drills during the launch of 'mission football in Meghalaya', in Shillong.

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Rescue work in progress after a landslide Tharia village under Umiam Police Station in Meghalaya district due to heavy rains.

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Café Shillong, Shillong