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Over 5,000 children test Covid positive in Meghalaya, 17 die
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Over 5,000 children under the age of 14 in Meghalaya have tested Covid-19 positive and 17 of them died, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Body of one of the trapped workers retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The body of one of the five trapped miners was retrieved from a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills on Wednesday, 18 days after they were trapped, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy, NDRF operations on as 5 miners trapped in Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) An Indian Navy team joined the non-stop rescue operations for five miners trapped in a coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya for two weeks, said top officials on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rescue ops to save trapped miners in Meghalaya enter 4th day
Shillong, June 3 (IANS) Non-stop rescue operations to save the five miners trapped in a coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya continued for the fourth day on Thursday.
2021-06-03
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong demands removal of Meghalaya MLA facing rape charge from house panels
Shillong, June 2 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Meghalaya on Wednesday urged Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to remove National People's Party (NPP) MLA Thomas A. Sangma from the various Assembly committees as he has been accused of "abusing a woman".
2021-06-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Lt Gen Nair takes over as new Assam Rifles Chief
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair on Tuesday took over as the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles, succeeding Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, officials said.
2021-06-01
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
6 workers feared trapped in Meghalaya coal mine
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) At least six miners from Assam and Tripura are feared trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday.
2021-05-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CIABC urges Meghalaya govt to scrap 'Central Bonded Warehouse'
Shillong, May 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), apex body of the Indian Alcoholic Beverage Industry, has written to the Meghalaya Government seeking immediate end to the creation of Central Bonded Warehouse (CBW) which is to function as the sole wholesaler for all alcoholic beverages products to be sold in Meghalaya.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,Business/Economy
Meghalaya parties resume stir to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) An apex body of over 17 organisations, which have been agitating to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) across Meghalaya, on Friday organised a demonstration in front of the civil secretariat in Shillong over the delay in implementing the regulatory system.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Quake jolts Shillong, no damage reported
Shillong, March 29 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale, was recorded in the Meghalaya capital on Monday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indo-Bangla ties improving fast: Experts
Shillong/Agartala, March 25 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day Bangladesh visit, experts and top officials of the two neighbours felt that India-Bangladesh relations are further improving as the new connectivity projects are being operationalised.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indo-Bangla ties improving fast: Experts
Shillong/Agartala, March 25 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day Bangladesh visit, experts and top officials of the two neighbours felt that India-Bangladesh relations are further improving as the new connectivity projects are being operationalised.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
PRISM to give round the clock info to MPs: LS Speaker (Ld)
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that information technology based Parliamentary Research and Information Support (PRISM) was launched in the Budget session of the Parliament to provide information to the MPs round the clock.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
LS Speaker urges democratic institutions to share best practices
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday appealed the democratic institutions, from the Parliament to state legislatures and local bodies, to work in harmony and share their best practices for greater efficacy.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Covid-19: Night curfew to continue in Meghalaya, Mizoram capitals
Shillong/Aizawl, Feb 8 (IANS) In a bid to contain spread of coronavirus, officials in Meghalaya said that the night curfew would remain in force in Shillong and other adjoining areas under the East Khasi Hills district for the next seven days from Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew to continue for 7 more days in Shillong, adjoining areas
Shillong, Jan 31 (IANS) In an effort to contain the further spread of the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Meghalaya on Sunday said that the night curfew will remain in place in Shillong and other adjoining areas under the East Khasi Hills district for the next seven days from Monday.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Meghalaya to study radiation level in uranium mining sites
Shillong, Jan 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has decided to undertake a fresh study at the proposed uranium mining sites in South West Khasi Hills district after the reported incident of radiation hazard, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Restart Meghalaya Mission' to boost economy: Governor
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday that the 'Restart Meghalaya Mission' (RMM) of the state government has earmarked Rs 14,515 crore for various developmental and business activities over the next three years, which will boost the economy of the state.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Northeast has potential to become big tourist hub: Amit Shah (Ld)
Shillong, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the northeast on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity to the region.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Northeast has potential to become big tourist hub: Amit Shah
Shillong, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in promoting Northeast on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya CM inaugurates India's longest steel arch bridge
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) In a big boost to tourism and trade with Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday formally opened the longest steel arch bridge in the country on the Wahrew river in the states southern region.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
6 coal mine workers from Assam killed inside Meghalaya mine
Shillong, Jan 22 Jan 22 (IANS) At least six people were killed when they were working inside a coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills district on Friday, police said.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah to preside over NEC plenary session in Shillong
Shillong, Jan 20 (IANS) The 69th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body, would be held in the Meghalaya capital on January 23 with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the chair, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
National Games in Goa this year, in Meghalaya next year: Rijiju
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that he is optimistic that the National Games, affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic, would be held this year in Goa and in Meghalaya next year.
2021-01-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Politics
Northeast's lone ginger processing plant being revived after 16yrs
Shillong, Dec 31 (IANS) Keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "Vocal for Local" in mind, the northeast India's lone "Ginger" processing plant in Meghalaya is being revived after 16 years, officials said on Thursday.
2020-12-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Muted Christmas celebrations in NE
Shillong/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) There was something unprecedented about the Christmas celebrations across northeast India on Friday. It was subdued due to the Covid restrictions which forced people to remain indoors.
2020-12-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
Direct air service begins between Shillong-Delhi
Shillong, Dec 22 (IANS) Fulfilling a long pending demand, Meghalaya capital Shillong on Monday was connected with the national capital by direct flight services, coinciding with reopening of the state through the Umling in Ri Bhoi district for tourists after remaining closed for nine months due to Covid-19 outbreak, officials said.
2020-12-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Macro issues will help boost India-B'desh ties: Indian envoy
Shillong/Agartala, Dec (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami said on Wednesday that macro issues would help boost India-Bangladesh relations and economic growth of the two neighbouring countries.
2020-12-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Meghalaya SSA teachers send postcards enmasse to PM seeking pending salaries
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Thousands of teachers under the Centre's Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) mission in Meghalaya on Tuesday sent postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seeking their intervention in releasing their salaries, which have been pending for five months.
2020-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
Mrghalaya CM tests positive for Covid-19
Shillong, Dec 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday informed that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and asked all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.
2020-12-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
BSF seizes 58 B'deshi boats smuggling 45,000 kg dry peas
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Tuesday seized 58 country made boats carrying 45,000 kg of dry peas in Meghalaya along the India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2020-12-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya parties' stir to enforce ILP to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday assured an apex body of over 17 organisations that he along with Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma would soon go to Delhi to urge Home Minister Amit Shah to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system across the state.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
After months of quiet, Meghalaya parties up in arms on permit issue
Shillong, Nov 29 (IANS) After lying low for months, an apex body of over 17 organisations are intensifying their agitation for an Inner Line Permit (ILP) system across Meghalaya to keep the hill state out of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) purview.
2020-11-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nigerian High Commission seeks release of 12 nationals from Meghalaya jails
Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) The Nigerian High Commission in India has sought the Meghalaya governments intervention to release 12 Nigerian nationals lodged in the states jails following their arrest for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a minister said on Thursday.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Shillong Times editor Mukhim resigns from Editors Guild of India
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran journalist and Padma Shri awardee Patricia Mukhim has resigned from the Editors Guild of India (EGI), alleging that the esteemed scribes' body "defends" only celebrity journalists.
2020-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Media
Top ULFA(I) leader, 4 other dreaded terrorists surrender in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 11 (IANS) Drishti Rajkhowa, the second-in-command of the outlawed ULFA(I) after the outfit's chief Paresh Baruah, and four other top cadres of the group have surrendered to the Meghalaya Police on Wednesday, the police said.
2020-11-11
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Assam Rifles chief apprises Shah, Rijiju about various NE issues
Shillong, Oct 28 (IANS) Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in Delhi and briefed them about various affairs of the northeast region, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Assam BJP leader asked to withdraw case against Khasi group, declines
Shillong, Oct 26 (IANS) A BJP legislator in Meghalaya on Monday has asked a party youth wing leader in Assam to withdraw the FIR registered by him against Khasi Students Union (KSU) chief for putting up posters in the hill state, terming all Bengalis in the state "Bangladeshis".
2020-10-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya parties urge Centre to resolve border disputes with Assam
Shillong, Oct 24 (IANS) After inter-state border disputes between Assam, Mizoram and Tripura, various political parties including the BJP in Meghalaya have urged the Centre to resolve its border issues with Assam, party sources said on Saturday.
2020-10-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Truck mows down 4 women vegetable vendors, pedestrian in Meghalaya
Shillong, Oct 17 (IANS) Five people, including four women vegetable vendors, were mowed down by a speeding truck on the Shillong bypass road near the Meghalaya capital on Saturday, the police said.
2020-10-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya to probe reported toxic waste leakage
Shillong, Oct 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Friday ordered a probe into the reported leakage of toxic waste from the tanks containing uranium wastes in the South West Khasi Hills district, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.
2020-10-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Union Minister lauds NE states for better Covid management
Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Union DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region) Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday praised the northeastern states for better Covid management, which has earned the respective state governments as well as the civil society groups appreciation from all quarters, an official release said.
2020-10-07
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh seized, Bangladeshi held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth around Rs one lakh from his possession, an official release said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's biggest piggery development project launched in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) India's largest piggery development project worth Rs 209 crore was launched on Thursday in Meghalaya to enhance the income of 25,000 households in the northeastern state.
2020-09-10
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bill on better use of NE water resources to be tabled in Parliament
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The Union Jal Shakti Ministry has prepared a bill which is likely to be tabled in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament for better utilisation of the water resources of India's northeast region, which can provide 60,000 MW clean energy to the country, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said.
2020-09-03
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Pregnant women, newborns die in Meghalaya as medical services hit
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 61 pregnant women and 877 newborn children have died in Meghalaya in four months -- April-July -- due to lack of institutional support and lack of medical services following the Covid-19 pandemic, a top official said on Monday.
2020-08-31
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Shillong Times halts publication after staff test Covid-positive
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Shillong Times, a 75-year-old leading newspaper of northeast India, did not publish its edition on Sunday as the district administration declared its office building as a containment zone after three non-journalists tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-08-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Outgoing Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy keen to join active politics
Shillong/Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Outgoing Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, who hails from West Bengal, is keen to join active politics soon.
2020-08-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Meghalaya has set up task force to revive economy: Sangma
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that a "Task Force" on the economy has been formed to suggest reforms for rejuvenating the economy in the short, medium and long-term. Based on the recommendations, the state government will launch the "Restart Meghalaya Mission".
2020-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics