Meghalaya

  • Archbishop of Shillong expresses concern on ‘assault’
    Newmai News Network Shillong | March 1 The Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese, Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh has expressed concern on the Umoid assault of Wednesday and has supported the decision of the St Xavier's Higher Secondary School to suspend all classes until the matter is resolved. In a statement issued in Shillong on Monday, the Archbishop said that the “unprovoked brutal attack on innocent workers” resulting in the loss of a precious life and leaving many
  • Lok Sabha Speaker to address Meghalaya MLAs
    Shillong, February 20 (PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will address the MLAs of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly during his two-day visit to the state later this month, officials said on Saturday. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had invited the Lok Sabha Speaker to visit the state, they said. Birla is scheduled to address the state legislators on February 25. He will also inspect the construction of the new Meghalaya Assembly building at New Shillong, according to a statement f
  • 7-hour daily load-shedding begins in Meghalaya due to power purchase dues
    Shillong, February 14 (PTI): Amid burgeoning dues to a state-run electric utility, the ailing power supplier company in Meghalaya is going for a seven-hour daily load-shedding across the state from Sunday, an official said. The outages are being carried out in three shifts on rotational basis, a senior Meghalaya Electric Corporation Ltd (MeECL) official told PTI. The MeECL owes Rs 74.65 crore to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) as transmission charges, and it was
  • Commercial vehicle operators threaten to go on hunger strike
    Shillong, February 14 (PTI): Commercial vehicle operators in Meghalaya have threatened that they would go for an indefinite hunger strike if the state government chose to turn a deaf ear on their demand for reducing the prices of petrol and diesel. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Meghalaya Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicle (MJACCV) held here on Saturday. A 48-hour statewide agitation was also announced to be held on February 15. "If the government c
  • Meghalaya Guv unveils portraits of freedom fighters U Tirol
    Shillong, February 13 (PTI): Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has unveiled two portraits of freedom fighters U Tirol Sing Syiem and U Kiang Nangbah at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here, officials said on Saturday. During his visit to the university on Friday, the governor lauded NEHU for recognising the sacrifices made by the two warriors. He said portraits of the two freedom fighters from the state are also present at the Raj Bhavan. Malik urged the vice-chancellor
  • ECI seeks Meghalaya's by poll preparedness
    Newmai News Network Shillong | February 9 The Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought details about Meghalaya's preparedness for holding a by-election to the Mawryngkneng seat in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The seat had been declared vacant following the death of two-time legislator David A Nongrum on February 2 this year. “We have conveyed to the ECI that a vacancy has been caused at the 13-Mawryngkneng constituency. The ECI has in fact sought som
  • Congress confident of single-party majority in GHADC election
    Newmai News Network Shillong | February 7 The opposition Congress has expressed confidence to win a single-party majority in the upcoming elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC). Congress spokesperson, Zenith Sangma claimed the people are with the Congress and are anxious to oust the ruling National People's Party (NPP) from power. "The party is well prepared and in the ensuing elections, we are going to win a single-party majority to form the ne
  • LFI Dimapur shines in Regional Level Online Philatelic Exhibition
    Shillong, February 2 (MExN): The first ever Regional Level Online Philatelic Exhibition, NEPEX was held from January 28 to 31, with the participation of students from different north eastern states. The event was organised by Chief Postmaster General, Circle, Shillong in association with the North East Philatelic Society, a press release informed on Tuesday. Students from different North Eastern states participated in the exhibition among which six students from Livingstone Found
  • Meghalaya celebrates Republic Day, frontline workers commended
    Shillong, January 26 (PTI): Meghalaya joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 72nd Republic Day as Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the national flag at the Polo Grounds here on Tuesday. The governor urged the people to remember the founding fathers of the nation and the state. Meghalaya continues to be one of those states that have the lowest number of active COVID-19 cases and fatalities, he said. The state's efforts in dealing with the pandemic were appreciate
  • ‘NE region will lead the growth story of India’: DoNER minister Jitendra Singh
    Newmai News Network Shillong | January 24 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of developing the Northeast region and bringing it to the level of the other developed States. Delivering valedictory address at a government meeting on Sunday, Dr Jitendra said that the North Eastern region will lead the growth story of India, when the rest of the world i
  • Police on lookout for drug peddling gang members
    Newmai News Network Shillong | January 24 The district police of West Garo Hills (WGH) informed that it is on the lookout for members of a drug peddling gang after one member was arrested with more than 9200 YABA tablets in a major breakthrough day before yesterday. Acting on a tip off of a gang of inter-state smugglers transporting contraband psychotropic substances across Meghalaya-Assam border using the AMPT road (Phulbari – Rajabala – Hallidayganj), the Anti Narc
  • Amit Shah to inaugurate 69th NEC plenary session in Shillong
    Newmai News Network Shillong | January 19 Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the inauguration of the 69th plenary session of North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong on January 23. The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition will meet Shah and take up various issues including the demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the State. “We had a meeting today and we will be meeting the Union Home minister. We have sought an appointment. We don&rsqu
  • Fresh prohibitory orders in East Khasi Hills
    Newmai News Network SHILLONG | January 17 The East Khasi Hills district administration on Sunday issued prohibitory orders as well as extending the night curfew in the entire district from January 18 to 24. The prohibitory orders will be effective from 5 am to 11 pm while the night curfew will be effective from 11 pm to 5 am every day.   The order was issued to put in place preventive measures and awareness, to identify and take more stringent steps to ensure social distan
  • 12 new cases push Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 13,704
    Shillong, January 17 (PTI): Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rose to 13,704 on Sunday as 12 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The state recorded an all-time low of 148 active coronavirus cases during the day, while the total number of recoveries rose to 13,412 as 12 more people were cured of the disease, Health Services Director Aman War said. A total of 144 COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the infection in the state till now, he said.
  • Night curfew extended in East Khasi Hills
    Newmai News Network Shillong | January 10 East Khasi Hills district magistrate, Isawanda Laloo, has extended the night curfew and issued prohibitory orders which will be in force from January 11 to 17. The timing for the night curfew will start from 11 pm to 5 am while the prohibitory orders from 5 am to 11 pm each day. The order prohibited any assembly or gathering without due permission. Operation of unregulated markets which have not obtained separate permission from th
  • COVID-19: Meghalaya records 19 new cases
    Newmai News Network Shillong | January 10 A further 19 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Meghalaya on Sunday. There were also 27 recoveries and no new fatalities. Of the new cases, 16 were in East Khasi Hills, two in West Jaintia Hills and one in West Garo Hills. The two news cases in West Jaintia Hills were both from the Psiar cluster. In East Khasi Hills there were two cases among police personnel and two each in Umpling, Nongrah and Nongmynsong. There was also one eac
  • IndiGo to resume direct flights on Kolkata-Shillong route from Feb 1
    Shillong, January 8 (PTI): Private carrier IndiGo will resume direct flights between Kolkata and Shillong from February 1 with the Meghalaya government reopening the state for tourists after remaining closed for almost 10 months due to COVID-19, Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Friday. The northeastern state was connected with Delhi last month by direct flight services of regional airline flybig. "After long suspension of their flight due to #COVID19 pandemic, M/s I
  • Protests over citizenship law, unsparing pandemic, muted tourism accentuate Meghalaya 2020
    D Banjop PTI Meghalaya saw violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in 2020 amid the unforgiving coronavirus pandemic, which also took the steam out of the state's thriving tourism sector. The agitation against the contentious legislation turned the picturesque state into a virtual battlefield earlier in the year, as a youth activist was lynched with machetes and sticks allegedly by scores of pro-CAA camp members. Less than 24 hours later, a vegetable vendor was st
  • BJP felicitates newly appointed Meghalaya in-charge of the party
    Newmai News Network Shillong | December 9 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of the state of Meghalaya on Wednesday felicitated Dr M Chuba Ao, the newly appointed in-charge of the party in Meghalaya on his first visit to Garo Hills. The felicitation took place in the presence of many BJP leaders from the region at the Tura Regional Office, with the Meghalaya state BJP president, Ernest Mawrie, also present during the occasion and acted as the chairman for the meeting. According
  • Meghalaya: Night curfew extended in East Khasi Hills
    Newmai News Network Shillong | December 6  East Khasi Hills district magistrate, Isawanda Laloo on Sunday, issued prohibitory orders and extended the night curfew in the entire district from December 7 to December 13, as part of preventive and mitigation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. According to the order, the night curfew will start from 11 pm to 5 am. In view of the prevailing situation, the order has prohibited assembly or gathering without due pe