• 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
  • Meghalaya: CoMSO seeks Modi intervention on ILP delay
    Newmai News Network Shillong | December 3 Pressing home its demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) has now sought the intervention of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on this matter. “(We) humbly requested that your good office to kindly accord approval for implementation of ILP system in the State of Meghalaya,” CoMSO said in a letter to Modi on Thursday. It also informed
  • Escaped under trial prisoner arrested in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | December 3 An under trial prisoner (UTP), who escaped from police custody on November 26, was again arrested on December 2 from Tura in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, police said. West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police, Dr MGR Kumar said Johnstar R Sangma was arrested this afternoon after a police team received inputs about his presence in Tura. Sangma had escaped from police after feigning to not respond to treatment following a bout of
  • Meghalaya government preparing Covid protocols for festive season
    Newmai News Network Shillong | December 2 In an attempt to ensure the safety of the citizens of Meghalaya, the state government has decided to prepare Covid protocols which will be in effect during the festive season. “Keeping in mind the festive season, which has already begun, it is important that we come up with basic guidelines and if necessary protocols, to ensure that people are safe because during festive season, we tend to let our guard down,” Chief Minister, C
  • 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
  • Meghalaya Opposition to table 'no confidence motion'
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 9  The opposition Congress party in Meghalaya is all set to table a No-confidence motion against the National People’s Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government on Tuesday for its alleged failure in all fronts especially in protecting the interest of the state. Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma told reporters on Monday that "when there is an issue of protecting the interest of the state and the governm
  • 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. “
  • Israel to extend tech to boost agriculture, IT in NE India
    Agartala/Shillong/Guwahati, November 4 (IANS): Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka, who is now visiting the northeastern region of the country, is keen to extend his countrys technologies to boost the agriculture and horticulture sectors as well as the information technology (IT) segment of the northeastern states, officials said on Wednesday. After visiting Assam and Meghalaya, the Israeli Ambassador, accompanied by his wife Lea Malka and a delegation, arrived in Agartala on Wed
  • 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