Meghalaya

  • BJP reaffirms commitment to support Meghalaya Democratic Alliance
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 25 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has assured on Wednesday that it will continue to support the National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya till the end of this term. This is the outcome of a meeting between BJP national vice president, Dr M Chuba Ao and Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma who is also the national president of the NPP, which was held at the official residence of the latter
  • 59 test positive for COVID in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 25 With a total of 59 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Meghalaya, the total number of cases in the state has now touched 11,488. Briefing the media on Wednesday, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new cases include 27 from East Khasi Hills district, 17 West Garo Hills district, 8 West Jaintia Hills district, 4 Ri Bhoi district, 1 East Jaintia Hills district, 1 South West Garo Hills district and
  • Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma confident of sailing through no-confidence motion
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 10 After chairing a meeting of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today expressed confidence that the alliance will defeat the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Congress in the Assembly. “We are ready. Our entire MDA is united and we are very confident that we will get through this no-confidence motion,” Sangma told reporters on Tuesday. After the opposition moved th
  • Meghalaya: Speaker admits No-Confidence motion tabled by Congress
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 10 The Assembly Speaker of Meghalaya, Metbah Lyngdoh admitted the No Trust motion tabled by opposition Congress against the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government for alleged failure in all fronts.   “Since at least 10 members have supported the motion, the motion has Leave of the House to be admitted. Therefore, the no-confidence motion is admitted with the leave of the House,” said Lyngdoh and added that he has f
  • Conrad says govt to probe uranium tank leak
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 5 Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday hinted that the government is exploring the option of engaging other independent agencies to probe into the alleged leakage of the uranium tanks in South West Khasi Hills district. His statement also came at a time when organisations especially the Khasi Student Union (KSU) have expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s decision to engage the North Eastern Hill University a
  • Meghalaya assembly approves govt take over of GHADC
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 5  The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a government resolution for taking over the administration of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) by the Governor with effect from October 19, for a period of six months or till the constitution of the new council through election.  Tabling the resolution on the first day of the five-day Autumn session on Thursday, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said, &q
  • Meghalaya Public Services Bill tabled in Assembly
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 5  The Meghalaya Right to Public Services Bill, 2020 was tabled by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma during the autumn session of the state Assembly, which got underway, on Thursday.  According to the Bill, government servants are liable to pay penalty and compensation of Rs 5,000 up to Rs 20,000 if they fail to provide time bound services to the citizens. "The government intends to enact a law to provide for time bound del
  • Minerals Cess (Amendment) Bill introduced in Meghalaya assembly 
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 5  The Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday introduced the Meghalaya Minerals Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to augment revenue resources of the state. Tabling the Bill on the first day of the autumn session, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said the Meghalaya Minerals Cess Act, 1988 was enacted to provide levy and collection of cess on some minerals for development of primary education and development and improvement of mining areas. “
  • Security enhanced ahead of Meghalaya Assembly session 
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 3  In view of the upcoming five-day autumn session of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, East Khasi Hills district magistrate, Isawanda Laloo, has promulgated order under section 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 500 meters of the temporary Assembly chamber at Rilbong in Shillong, and with a radius of 100 meters of the Meghalaya Secretariat (main and additional building). The district magis
  • COVID-19 recoveries on the rise in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 2  Meghalaya has been witnessing a high rate of recoveries of COVID-19 in the past few weeks. Even on Monday, the state has recorded 117 recoveries of COVID-19, pushing the total recoveries to over 8,500.  Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 83 persons were declared recovered in East Khasi Hills district, 14 Ri Bhoi district, 8 South Garo Hills district, 5 West Garo Hills district, 5 West Jaintia Hills dist
  • Meghalaya Home Minister says allegations against police will be probed
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 2  Allegations of illegal collections by police personnel will be looked into, said Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Monday. “We have to look into any allegation made by the people including the residents of the state and find out whether it is true or not,” Rymbui said while reacting to a video clipping alleging illegal collection at a police checkpoint which has gone viral on social media. The minister also i
  • COVID related death toll touches 90 in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 1 The COVID-19 related death toll in Meghalaya has touched 90 with the demise of two more people. Meghalaya has also recorded 155 new COVID-19 cases and the recovery of 117 Covid-19 patients on Sunday. The new cases include 81 from Ri Bhoi district, 41 East Khasi Hills district, 21 West Garo Hills district, 4 East Jaintia Hills district, 4 West Jaintia Hills district, 2 East Garo Hills district and 2 South West Garo Hills district. 
  • KHADC to take up mobile connectivity issue with providers
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 28 To discuss problems related to poor mobile phone network connectivity in the region, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has assured to convene a meeting soon with the service providers.   “The Executive Committee (EC) will call a meeting with all the mobile companies to discuss the problems faced by the people due to poor network connectivity,” KHADC Chief Executive Member, Titosstarwell Chyne said on We
  • Khasi Hills ADC approves independent inquiry into seepage of uranium
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 28 The UDA-led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has assured to examine the demand for instituting an independent inquiry into the alleged leakage of the uranium tanks in South West Khasi Hills. Replying to a zero hour notice moved by Congress MDC Fantin Lakadong on Wednesday, KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM), Titosstarwell Chyne said, “The EC will examine and if need be to arrange for an i
  • Meghalaya parties urge Centre to resolve border disputes with Assam
    Shillong, October 25 (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. Assam-Meghalaya shares 885 km inter-state border. With two legislators, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an ally of the Meghalaya's National People's Party (NPP) led coalition government, has urged the Central government to re
  • One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 22 The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman on Wednesday, pushing the death toll in Meghalaya to 78. A resident of Nartiang in West Jaintia Hills, Fullmai Dhar passed away at Jowai Maternity and Child Health Hospital at 12.20 pm, said the Director of Health and Services (MI), Dr. Aman War. “The cause of death was due to cardiopulmonary arrest, type-I respiratory failure and COVID-19,” he said. The sta
  • Meghalaya continues recording high COVID recovery rate
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 18  Meghalaya on Sunday recorded yet another very high single day recovery of 248 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall recoveries to 6,282. The Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new recoveries include 191 are from East Khasi Hills district, 18 Ri Bhoi district, 13 South West Garo Hills district, 7 South Garo Hills district, 6 South West Khasi Hills district, 4 West Garo Hills district, 4 West Jaintia Hills district,
  • East Khasi Hills admin issues prohibitory orders
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 18  East Khasi Hills district administration on Sunday issued prohibitory orders as well as extending the night curfew in the entire district from October 19 to 26.  The prohibitory orders will be effective from 5 am to 9 pm while the night curfew from 9:00pm to 5:00am every day.  The order was issued to put in place preventive measures and awareness, to identify and take more stringent steps to ensure social distancing so
  • Will examine demand for inquiry into uranium tank leakage: Meghalaya CM
    Shillong, October 13 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has said his government would examine a demand for an independent inquiry into alleged leakage of toxic waste from tanks containing uranium effluents in South West Khasi Hills, weeks after locals claimed cracks have developed in them. Sangma also said that experts and government agencies have inspected the concrete tanks and assured him that no such leakage has been detected. "We will get the demand examine
  • Body of Meghalaya man buried alive exhumed, 8 arrested
    Shillong, October 13 (PTI): The body of the 90-year-old man, who was buried alive allegedly by his relatives in Meghalaya''s West Khasi Hills district over the suspicion that he practised witchcraft, was exhumed and sent for post-mortem, police said on Tuesday. Eight people have so far been arrested in connection with the killing of Moris Marngar, they said. The body with hands and legs tied and face covered was exhumed on Monday from a 5-feet-deep pit in the Mawliehbah M