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  • Women factory workers to get free sanitary napkins in Meghalaya
    Shillong, September 8 (PTI): Women factory workers in Meghalaya are set to get free sanitary napkins at their workplace as the state cabinet has approved an amendment to the four-decades-old Factories Rules, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday. The amendment to the 40-year-old service rules also makes it mandatory for factories to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs) to all workers, he said. "After discussion, the proposal to amend rules 25 and 78 (C) of the Me
  • COVID claims another life in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | September 6  Meghalaya registered 88 more cases of COVID-19 and the demise of an elderly person on Sunday, who tested positive for the virus, taking the total active cases to 1,433 and the death toll to 16. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr said the deceased from Pynthorumkhrah was admitted at Nazareth Hospital at 10:30 am. “The patient was suffering from diabetes mellitus with myocardial infarction with COVID-19 and expired
  • COVID-19 : More containment areas identified in Shillong
    Newmai News Network Shillong | September 2 To restrict unregulated entry and exit movement in buildings, compounds and houses in Shillong which are vulnerable to COVID-19 and which have been affected by the virus, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has issued an order, declaring them to be containment areas with immediate effect. The first floor of the building of Shanta Uriah at Streamlet Road in Laban, the house and compound of B. Nongrum at Lu
  • 20 more COVID-19 cases reported in Meghalaya, tally 2,362
    Shillong, August 31 (PTI): Twenty more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the state''s coronavirus tally to 2,362, a health department official said on Monday. Of the new cases, 14 cases were reported from East Khasi Hills, 4 from East Jaintia Hills and one each from West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi, Health Services director Aman War said. During the past one day, 42 patients were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the st
  • Demands for suspension of Aadhaar enrolment in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August 30 The Meghalaya Peoples' Committee on Aadhaar (MPCA) has demanded an immediate halt of the ongoing Aadhaar enrolment in Meghalaya while pointing out that this enrolment drive during the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the people to unnecessary danger. “I strongly urge you to kindly suspend the Aadhaar enrolment in the district on the ground that the current pandemic situation does not permit us citizens to gather in large numbers in
  • Meghalaya reports 60 fresh cases of COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August  30 On Sunday Meghalaya reported 60 new COVID-19 cases. Of them, 44 are civilians.  With this update, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has now reached 1284. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr said that 31 cases, including 27 civilians and 4 Armed Forces personnel were detected from East Khasi Hills district, 9 civilians from East Garo Hills District, 9 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers from West
  • Meghalaya''s COVID-19 tally rises to 2,248
    Shillong, August 29 (PTI): Eight more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Saturday, taking the northeastern state''s coronavirus tally to 2,248, a Health Department official said. Of the eight new cases, six were reported from East Khasi Hills district and two from South Garo Hills district, Health Services Director Aman War said. Twenty-three patients recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 981, War said. Meghala
  • COVID-19 patient dies after collapsing in bathroom
    Newmai News Network Shillong | Aug 26 A person with mental disability who had tested positive for COVID-19, died after he collapsed in a bathroom on Wednesday morning in Shillong. Meghalaya Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the person from 29-Cantonment in Anjalee, collapsed in a bathroom at his residence. “The patient, who was mentally challenged, was taken to the Civil Hospital, Shillong at around 3.30 pm where doctors there have declared him brought d
  • Containment order on The Shillong Times lifted
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August 26 The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Matsiewdor War Nongbri through an order issued on August 25, 2020 has lifted the containment order for the office building and staff quarters of The Shillong Times at Rilbong, with immediate effect. “The reports and recommendations received thereof and because the office and premises including the staff quarters of The Shillong Times at Rilbong have been duly disinfected,” Nongbri
  • 21 fresh cases take Meghalaya''s COVID-19 tally to 2,022
    Shillong, August 26 (PTI): Twenty-one more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the state''s coronavirus tally to 2,022, a Health Department official said. Of the new cases, 11 were reported from East Khasi Hills district, 9 cases from East Garo Hills district and 1 case from Ri-Bhoi district, Health Services Director Aman War said. Four patients were cured of the disease taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 836, War said
  • 12 more COVID-19 cases reported in Meghalaya, tally 1,929
    Shillong, August 24 (PTI): At least 12 more people, including nine security personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Monday, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 1,929, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 10 were reported from East Khasi Hills district and two from Ri-Bhoi, Health Services Director Aman War said. "Nine armed forces personnel are among the new patients," he said. Meghalaya currently has 1,141 active cases,
  • Shillong Times halts publication after staff test COVID-positive
    Shillong, August 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. Shillong Times Managing Director Manas Chaudhury and Editor Patricia Mukhim told IANS said they were trying to publish the newspaper from Monday, following government guidelines and precautionary measures. Due
  • COVID-19 active cases rise to 1133 in Meghalaya, one more succumbs to virus
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August 23 The total active cases of COVID-19 in Meghalaya has also gone up to 1,133 after 106 more people, including 62 civilians tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Health officials also informed that an 84 year old patient died due to COVID-19 at Tura Civil Hospital in West Garo Hills on Sunday, taking the death toll in the state to 8. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that the elderly man, a resident of Tikrikilla Bazaar are
  • 55 fresh cases take Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 1,716
    Shillong, August 21 (PTI): At least 55 more people, including five security personnel, tested positive for COVID- 19 in Meghalaya on Friday, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 1,716, a Health Department official said. Of the new cases, 31 were reported from East Khasi Hills, 17 from West Khasi, three from West Garo, two from East Garo and one each from Ri-Bhoi and West Jaintia, Health Services Director Aman War said. "Three BSF personnel from West Garo Hills a
  • Outgoing Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy keen to join active politics
    Shillong/Agartala, August 19 (IANS): Outgoing Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, who hails from West Bengal, is keen to join active politics soon. Roy, state President of the Bharatiya Janata Party's West Bengal unit from 2002 to 2006 and a staunch Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supporter, told IANS, "I am going to Delhi on Wednesday to talk with the central leadership. I am keen to join active politics soon. After returning to Kolkata, I will talk to the BJP's state
  • Meghalaya Health dept calms fears of community spread
    Majority of random samples in come back negative Newmai News Network Shillong | August 18 Meghalaya Health Department sought to calm fears of community spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with Director of Health Services Dr Aman Warr stating that the COVID-19 positive results are still below the requisite threshold. “If 50 percent of people test positive out of several hundred random samples in a particular locality, only then can it be stated that such a locality is witness
  • 40 HS schools, 15 colleges identified for NCC expansion in Meghalaya
    Shillong, August 16 (PTI): Forty higher secondary schools and 15 colleges in Meghalaya are set to benefit from the NCC expansion plan, covering 173 border and coastal districts of the country, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address, an official said on Sunday. The expansion plan of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) will be implemented in the institutions, located across seven border districts of the northeastern state, he said. There are 11 district
  • 63 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, tally 1,354
    Shillong, August 16 (PTI): At least 63 more people, including 39 BSF personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the northeastern state''s virus count to 1,354 on Sunday, an official said. Sixty more people were discharged from hospitals following their recovery, he said. Of the 63 new cases, 48 were reported from West Garo Hills district -- 39 of them BSF personnel and nine civilians, the official said. The remaining cases were recorded in East K
  • Meghalaya reports highest single day spike of COVID
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August 16 The highest single-day spike of 82 COVID-19 cases was reported in Meghalaya on Sunday. This takes the total active cases to 693, while 79 more persons have recovered from the viral infection, totalling recovery cases to 675. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 20, including three ILIs (Influenza Like Illnesses), two high risk contacts of ILIs, five Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, one policeman, one armed force pe
  • Meghalaya launches programme to revive activities stalled due to COVID outbreak
    Shillong, August 15 (PTI): Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday launched Rs 14,515 crore Restart Meghalaya Mission to revive various developmental activities that have stalled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sangma said that his government is focusing on the agriculture sector and taking steps to become one of the best performers in the MGNREGA programme in the country. "I am launching the Restart Meghalaya Mission comprising a series of programmes to support our far