Shillong

  • COVID-19: Meghalaya extends night curfew, ban on inter-state movement of people till June 30
    Shillong, June 21 (PTI): The Meghalaya government has extended the night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am till June 30 to contain the spread of coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.   The night curfew was to be in force till Monday.   The state government has also extended the ban on inter-state movement of people till June 30, they said.   "District deputy commissioners have been asked to issue extension of night curfew orders and directives to extend ba
  • Meghalaya reshuffles 20 IPS officers
    Shillong, June 20 (PTI): In a major reshuffle, the Meghalaya government has transferred and redesignated 20 senior IPS officers in the state as per the recommendations of the Civil Services Board, officials said. A notification in this regard was issued here on Friday, they said.   As per the transfer orders, Assistant Inspector General of Police (R), N Syiem, will replace Darwin M Sangma as the chief security officer of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Ltd
  • Preparations for holding RS election in Meghalaya amid COVID- 19 crisis
    Shillong, June 17 (PTI): Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staggered entry of voters, use of gloves and masks besides social distancing will be strictly maintained during the June 19 Rajya Sabha election in Meghalaya, Chief Electoral Officer of the state F R Kharkongor said on Wednesday. Thermal screening and proper respiratory etiquettes have to be followed within the polling station and during trainings, he said.   Pre-COVID-19 election procedures, protocols and processes h
  • Meghalaya govt allows wedding ceremonies in religious places
    Shillong, June 16 (PTI): The Meghalaya government has decided to allow wedding ceremonies in religious places after a request by leaders of different organisations, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said. All religious places and places of worship in the state are closed due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and will open only for conducting wedding ceremonies.   After a review meeting held on Monday, Tynsong told the media that the request has been made by leade
  • 3 more persons recover from COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Shillong, June 14 (PTI): Three more coronavirus-infected persons have been cured of the disease in Meghalaya, taking the total number of people recovered from the infection to 26 in the state, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Sunday. No fresh COVID-19 case has been detected in the state since June 10, he said.   "3 more persons from South West Garo Hills have recovered after testing negative twice. Total active cases 17. Total recovered 26," Conrad said
  • Man arrested for kidnapping and raping minor girl in Meghalaya
    Shillong, June  9 (PTI):  A 28-year-old man was arrested by Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills District Police for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl, a senior officer said on Tuesday. The man, who is married to an aunt of the 15-year-old girl, had taken the minor to Lumshnong in East Jaintia Hills district, the officer said. The mother of the minor girl had lodged a complaint on June 5 against the accused alleging that he had kidnapped her daughter.
  • Tuition fees halved in Meghalaya government-run schools
    Shillong, June 9 (PTI): The Meghalaya government has decided to waive 50 per cent of the tuition fees of students, whose families were affected by the lockdown, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said. The decision will be effective for the months of April, May and June in all government-aided, deficit pattern and deficit schools, he said.   Tynsong said private schools, those run by missionaries or other individuals will not collect any other fees except tution fee
  • Meghalaya registers more COVID-19 cases
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 7 Meghalaya recorded three fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday after returnees from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu tested positive for the disease which now takes the total positive cases in the State to 36. While one positive case was reported in the morning, another two cases were reported in the evening. "Two more residents who came from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19. Both of them are under quarantine i
  • Meghalaya issues guidelines for reopening places of worship
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 7 Even as the Meghalaya government has permitted the re-opening of places of worship to the public in the State, it has issued guidelines restricting a number of activities so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the government on preventive measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in religious places or places of worship which was issued on Saturday, "During holy communion i
  • 3 fresh COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya; count rises to 36
    Shillong, June 7 (PTI): Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 36, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Sunday.   Two of the new patients had returned from Maharashtra and one from Tamil Nadu. All the three have been placed under institutional quarantine in East Khasi Hills district, the chief minister said in a series of tweets.   Of the 36 cases, 22 are active while 13 persons have r
  • Maharashtra returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya
    Shillong, June 7 (PTI): A person who had recently returned to Meghalaya from Maharashtra has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the number of COVID-19 cases in the northeastern state to 34, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Sunday. "Another resident of Meghalaya who has come from Maharashtra has tested positive for COVID19. Person is under quarrantine in East Khasi Hills," he tweeted.   Of the 34 cases, 20 are active while 13 persons have r
  • Shops & business establishments open in Meghalaya
    Shillong, June 3 (PTI): Shops and business establishments opened in Meghalaya on Wednesday after more than two months as the lockdown relaxations came into effect.   Taxis and buses also started plying with 50 per cent capacity and private vehicles based on the odd-even formula.   "All kinds of business houses and shops, except for barber shops and beauty parlours, opened after consultation and permission granted by respective deputy commissioners," depu
  • One more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Shillong, May 29 (PTI): A person who recently returned to Meghalaya from Haryana has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of active cases in the state to eight, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. All information about the patient, including his age and gender, have been withheld to protect privacy, a health department official said.   "Another person who had travelled from Haryana has turned out positive. Person is in Tura and under quarantine. T
  • Meghalaya govt allows students to appear for remaining HS exam papers from home district headquarters
    Shillong, May 27 (PTI): The Meghalaya government has said it will allow students to appear for the remaining papers of the higher secondary board examinations from their respective home district headquarters. Over 3,700 students will sit for the papers of subjects like mathematics, physical education, statistics and western music from 59 centres across the state, beginning on June 8, officials said.   The facility, however, will not be available in the sub-division or b
  • 5 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Shillong, May 27 (PTI): Five more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total number of active cases in the state to seven, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Wednesday. All the five who tested positive for COVID-19 had returned from Delhi and Haryana recently.   "Five more people who came recently from Delhi-Haryana have been tested positive for COVID19. They are at Corona Care Centre, Shillong and asymptomatic. Total active cases in th
  • Curfew extended in Shillong, no fresh violence reported
    Curfew was extended in several areas of Meghalaya's capital Shillong and its outskirts on Monday though there was no fresh violence reported in the hill state. (IANS File Photo)   Shillong, March 2 (IANS): Curfew was extended in several areas of Meghalaya's capital Shillong and its outskirts on Monday though there was no fresh violence reported in the hill state, officials said. Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district Deputy Commissioner Matsiewdor War Nongbri said
  • Death toll in Shillong rises to 2, curfew re-imposed
     A migrant worker was stabbed to death at a market in Shillong, taking the toll in ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribals in Meghalaya to two during the past 48 hours, say official (IANS File Photo)   Shillong, March 1 (IANS): A migrant worker was stabbed to death at a market in Shillong, taking the toll in ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribals in Meghalaya to two during the past 48 hours, officials said. According to police, in the fresh inc