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  • FIR against TU acting V-C for violating Covid-19 norm
    Agartala/Shillong, July 19 (IANS): The Tripura Police have registered an FIR against M.K. Singh, acting vice-chancellor of the Tripura University (a central varsity), for violating the Covid-19 protocol, according to officials on Sunday. The FIR was filed by Kashinath Jena, a senior professor of the varsity, at the Amtali police station in western Tripura. In the complaint, Jena said Singh's son tested Covid-19 positive last week after his return to Tripura from a south I
  • BSF jawan, GSI superintendent die of COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Shillong, Jul 19 (PTI): Two more COVID-19 patients, including a BSF personnel, died at a hospital here on Sunday as Meghalaya''s death toll due to the disease rose to four, officials said. Both the patients died while undergoing treatment at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here in the early hours, its director P Bhattacharyya said.   The 45-year-old BSF personnel was referred to the hospital from Tu
  • BSF takes steps to contain spread of COVID-19 
    Newmai News Network Shillong | July 15    In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF), Shillong, Kuldeep Saini has issued necessary directions to all BSF units not to frequently change troops at the Border Outposts and not to stop the BSF vehicles in populated areas while moving to the border.   Saini issued the directions based on a letter sent by the Mawsynram MLA, Himalaya Shangpliang who had urged for
  • 19 BSF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya; state tally at 337
    SHILLONG, July 15 (PTI): Nineteen BSF personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the northeastern state's tally to 337, officials said. The fresh infections have taken the number of active cases in the state to 289, of which 205 are Border Security Force (BSF) personnel. The remaining 84 COVID-19 patients are civilians, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. A total of 46 people have recovered and two patients have died so far, he said.
  • Shillong: Govt decides not to extend 2 day lockdown
    Newmai News Network Shillong | July 14 The State government of Meghalaya has informed on Tuesday that it will not be extending the two-day lockdown of Shillong Urban Agglomeration that comes to an end on Wednesday. The two-day long lockdown was promulgated on Monday and will conclude at 5:00 am on Wednesday. The lockdown was imposed after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the State capital. Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that the situation has been i
  • Lockdown imposed in Meghalaya capital will not be extended beyond Wednesday morning: Deputy CM
    Shillong, July 14 (PTI): The lockdown imposed in the Meghalaya capital here till 6 am on Wednesday will not be extended further, as contact-tracing in identified clusters has been completed, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Tuesday. The state government had imposed the lockdown in the Shillong agglomeration from 6 am on Monday.   "As of today, contact-tracing is more or less complete in the wedding party cluster. Extension of lockdown at this point of
  • Grandmother clears class 12 board exams in Meghalaya
    Shillong, July 14 (PTI): Defying age, a 50-year-old school drop-out and a grandmother from a remote village in Meghalaya has cleared the Class 12 board examinations, earning kudos for her achievement and becoming a social media star of sorts. The results of the Meghalaya board''s Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSLLC), Arts stream, were announced on Monday and Lakyntiew Syiemlieh passed the exams, according to the boards website.   Lakyntiew was the
  • Shillong: District administration moves to contain spread of COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Shillong | July 12   In an attempt to stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the district, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills district, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has put in place prohibitions in the rural areas of the district.   These prohibitions have been put in place by Nongbri in exercise of powers conferred under section 144 Cr PC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations 2020.
  • Vehicles passes to be used strictly for intended purpose: East Khasi Hills DM 
    Newmai News Network Shillong | July 12 The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills district, Matsiewdor War has issued directions on Sunday wherein she said that vehicle passes issued by the district authority are to be used strictly for the purpose under which they have been applied for. "The designated Sub Divisional Officer (C) Sohra and Pynursla, Block Development Officers and District Heads of Office located in rural areas of East Khasi Hills district will ensure t
  • Meghalaya reports highest single-day spike of 76 COVID-19 cases; total rises to 312
    Shillong, July 11 (PTI): Meghalaya on Saturday reported its highest single-day spike of 76 COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 312 in the state. There are 215 active cases in the state at present and of these, 132 are BSF personnel posted at its frontier headquarters here, officials said.   "Seventy-six more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya," Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.   So far, 45 people have recovered from the d
  • Northeast's Covid-19 tally rises to 18,665
    Guwahati/Shillong, July 10 (IANS): Meghalaya on Thursday joined the northeastern states in reaching a three-digit figure of coronavirus infections with 13 more persons testing positive while the northeast region saw its tally rise to 18,665 with 32 deaths.   According to the Chief Ministers, Health Ministers and officials of the eight northeastern states, Covid cases in the region spiked with return of around 4.5 lakh natives from south and north India.   After wi
  • BSF asked to reveal number of quarantine centres
    Newmai News Network Shillong | July 7 With a number of BSF personnel who have returned to Meghalaya testing positive for COVID-19 of late, Mawryngkneng MLA, David A Nongrum has informed on Tuesday that a joint inspection of the quarantine centers within the BSF camp at Umpling will be held on Wednesday. “We have discussed this matter with the Block Development Officer including the village authority and we have asked for the list of quarantine centers within the BSF
  • After travelling 400 km for treatment, baby dies within hours of testing COVID-19 positive
    Shillong, July 7 (PTI): An eight-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya via Assam for treatment died within hours of testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. The baby boy was referred to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here from Arunachal Pradesh''s Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences for treatment of some ailment, they said.  
  • 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, total active cases 28
    Shillong, July 5 (PTI): Three more persons, including a BSF personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, raising the number of active cases in the state to 28, a senior health official said. The two others, who tested positive in the past 24 hours, are in Ri-Bhoi district, he said.   While one person is a high risk contact of a COVID-19 patient, another is a returnee from Bihar who tested positive at Umroi town, the official said.   As many as 1
  • Plain belt of Meghalaya worried by rising water levels
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 28 Incessant rain over the past week has left many parts of the plain belt of Garo Hills in danger of floods even as the situation is being monitored by the administration. As per local authorities, the situation is grim as water continues to rise with even the Naga Bund close to being washed away. Most agricultural land has already been submerged with water reaching low lying houses. With levels expected to continue rising, the worst, t
  • Conrad Sangma tests negative for COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 28 Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday tested negative for COVID-19. He has been under home quarantine for the past four days after his return from Manipur and Delhi. The first test was conducted on June 22 and the second test on June 28, as was informed by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Sunday evening. The CMO also said that as a precautionary measure, the Chief Minister will be under home quarantine for
  • Meghalaya: BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 28 Two more Border Security Force (BSF) jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total tally to 50. Earlier, on Saturday one of the personnel was also tested positive for the virus. Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said that one of the infected jawans had returned to the State from Haryana on June 26 and another is a driver, who was engaged in transporting troopers from Assam to BSF Meghalaya Fr
  • MPYC protests against rise in fuel price
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 25 The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) on Thursday staged a protest at New Tura against the daily increases in the price of fuel. “While India is reeling under an unprecedented crisis due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the unplanned lockdown imposed by the Modi Government, the common man is bearing the brunt of this blunder and is struggling to make ends meet. Instead of helping the people, especially the poor, PM Modi and
  • 4 more persons recover from COVID-19 in Meghalaya: CM
    Shillong, June 24 (PTI): Four more persons have recovered from COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total number of coronavirus cured patients in the state to 41, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. Only four active COVID-19 cases are now in Meghalaya as 41 people have recovered from the disease, he said.   "4 more persons from West Jaintia Hills have recovered and test negative for COVID19. Total cases 46. Total Active cases 4 Total recovered 41," the chief min
  • Medium intensity quake hits northeastern states
    Shillong, June 21 (PTI): A medium intensity earthquake rocked Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and the other northeastern states on Sunday, the Regional Seismic Centre here said.   The 5.1 magnitude quake hit at around 4:15 pm and was tracked at a depth of 35 km from the earth''s surface at a place near Aizawl in Mizoram, an official at the Regional Seismic Centre here told PTI.   The tremor was also felt in the state capital of Meghalaya, the official said.