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NGOs demand SPs removal for unwarranted detention of leaders

Tura, May 27: Several organizations from Tura, in a complaint submitted to the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner on Friday, have demanded the removal of District Superintendent of Police V S Rathore for illegally detaining them at the Tura Police Station following their raid on shops selling illegal items. Prominent organizations from Tura including the [] The post NGOs demand SPs removal for unwarranted detention of leaders appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 8:02 pm
Meghalayas first engineering college to be operational soon: Rymbui

Shillong, May 27: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has said that the State Engineering College is going to be operational soon. According to Rymbui, the process of obtaining permission from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and other agencies is on. It may be mentioned that the Shillong Polytechnic at Mawlai is being [] The post Meghalayas first engineering college to be operational soon: Rymbui appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 6:00 pm
Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku on Friday, but there was no initial report of damage or casualties, disaster officials said. The post Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 5:11 pm
Assam govt constitutes inquiry into land grabbing vis-a-vis Don Bosco University

Guwahati, May 25: In view of the suicide of an entrepreneur, George Bardoloi and the land grabbing case surrounding his death, Assam government has constituted a three-member inquiry committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Paban Barthakur. The committee will inquire the Don Bosco University Land Grabbing matter under Sonapur Revenue Circle. The other members of [] The post Assam govt constitutes inquiry into land grabbing vis-a-vis Don Bosco University appeared first on The Shillong Time

27 May 2022 3:41 pm
Shillong Civil Hospital-o gital sanna banani cholrangko abachengata

SHILLONG: Shillong Civil Hospital-o gital sanna banani cholrang, chongmotan Biological Waste Management System, 10-bedded Geriatric Ward aro PSA Oxygen Generation Plant-ko Bristibar salo, adokni Health Minister James PK Sangma abachengate onangaha. Ia program-ko Shillong Civil Hospital-o donggipa Health Services-ni Joint Director office-ni gita ongatangaha aro ia program-ko ongatanio adokni Health Minister, jinmana aganprakangengon, dingtang dingtang [] The post Shillong Civil Hospital-o gital s

27 May 2022 8:22 am
Mendipathar MLA, NPP-o napna miksongenga ine jangbingbanga

TURA: Mendipathar-ni MLA Marthon J Sangma, National Peoples Party (NPP)-o napna miksongskaenga ine jangbingbanganirangko knasona manani jaman Mendipathar jolrango NPP-na kam kaenggipa manderang raken jegalsotokskaaha aro ia MLA-ko NPP-o rimnapjachina gita adokni Chief Minister aro NPP-ni national president Conrad K Sangma-ko didiataha. Koborko onani gitade, rebaenggipa 2023 bilsini Assembly election-o NPP-oni susana gita Mendipathar-ni MLA [] The post Mendipathar MLA, NPP-o napna miksongenga ine

27 May 2022 8:21 am
COVID-ni asel porikkana tarisamsoanio chatro chatrirang nengnikaniko mantoka

TURA: COVID-19 sajinmani aselan ia bilsini HSSLC porikkana tarisamsoanio nengnikaniko manbatna nangaha ine ia bilsini HSSLC porikkao Top 10-o pass kaanggipa Garo Hills-ni chatro chatrirang parakataha. Ia bilsini HSSLC Science, Commerce aro Vocational porikkani result-rangko Bristibar salo parakatahachim aro Science porikkao Tura Don Bosco College (Higher Secondary Section)-ni Chetna Bose, Top 10-ni gittamgipa biapko aro [] The post COVID-ni asel porikkana tarisamsoanio chatro chatrirang nengnika

27 May 2022 8:20 am
HSSLC porikkani result-rangko MBOSE parakata

TURA: Bilsianti Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE)-ni ongatenggipa ia 2022 bilsini Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Science, Commerce aro Vocational porikkani result-rangko mijal Bristibar pringo parakataha. HSSLC Science porikkao Laban Bengalee Boys Higher Secondary School-ni Gyanesh Roy Bhowmik, 469 mark-rangko mane Top 10-ni skanggipa gadangko manaha aro Commerce stream-o St Anthonys Higher Secondary [] The post HSSLC porikkani result-rangko MBOSE parakata appeared

27 May 2022 8:20 am
Tangka jakkalsretani bidingo jera ragrikna gita BJP MDC, CM-ko rabia

TURA: NPP-chi dilenggipa MDA sorkari, dingtang dingtang kamrangko kaanio tangka paisarangko jakkalsretenga ine Bristibar salo Tura-ni BJP MDC Benard N Marak matnangatenba, iani bidingo aro adita salrangna skang, gital Assembly building-ni protchong begrugipani bidingo CBI-chi inquiry-ko dakna nangengani gimin jera ragrikna gita adokni Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma-ko rabiataha. MDA sorkarini tangka jakkalsretanirangko aro kam [] The post Tangka jakkalsretani bidingo jera ragrikna gita BJP MDC,

27 May 2022 8:19 am
MDA-o kusi ongjaengode BJP watangna manaigen: Conrad

SHILLONG: Meghalaya adoko NPP-chi dilenggipa MDA sorkari baksa bakrimanio kusi ongnikjaenga ongode BJP wate reangna manaigen ine Meghalaya adokni Chief Minister aro NPP-ni national president Conrad K Sangma parakataha. MDA sorkarini kamrangna matnangrongengani gimin aro adita salrangna skang, Mawdiangdiang-o rikenggipa gital Assembly building-ni protchong begruani gimin chief minister-ni kamko watchina dabiani jaman Conrad Sangma, ia [] The post MDA-o kusi ongjaengode BJP watangna manaigen: Conr

27 May 2022 8:19 am
Gasuapara gita koela salaniko High Court dontongata

TURA: South Garo Hills ajani Gasuapara Land Custom Station gita niam gri Bangladesh-ona koela salani bidingo Maikel T Sangma minggipa mandeni badi kadoangani jaman, ia Land Custom Station gita koela salaniko Meghalaya High Court dontongataha. Niam gri koela salani bidingo ia apsan mandean, adokni chief secretary-naba badi kadoangahachim indiba maming jakurangko dekujaengani gimin Bangladesh asongona [] The post Gasuapara gita koela salaniko High Court dontongata appeared first on The Shillong Ti

27 May 2022 8:18 am
Seats and politics

The exit of another veteran from the Congress party in the person of Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal is by no means an earth-shaking event. This is evident also from the fact that even 10 Janpath has taken it stoically. It remains to be seen whether there will be more [] The post Seats and politics appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 8:06 am
Meghalaya Incorporated: Where are the shareholders?

By Patricia Mukhim The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma is a self-confessed manager. He learnt entrepreneurial management from Wharton School of Business, University of Penn and completed his MBA in Finance from Imperial College London. He would have done very well in the corporate world. Alas Conrad got into politics and is turning Meghalaya [] The post Meghalaya Incorporated: Where are the shareholders? appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 8:06 am
Social media capital: Future trends

By Alexander L Passah It is commendable to see the youths tap into this emerging industry within the confines of the Shillong Urban Agglomeration. This has led to an emerging online entertainment industry on platforms such as YouTube and Instagram for local content creators. However, not everyone who aspires to become an internet celebrity, influencer [] The post Social media capital: Future trends appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 8:05 am
Shillong CH augments infra

SHILLONG, May 26: In a development which will bolster the healthcare services being offered by the Shillong Civil Hospital, a biological waste management system, 10-bed Geriatric Ward and PSA Oxygen Generation Plant were inaugurated at the hospital by Heath Minister James PK Sangma on Thursday. The inaugural programme was organised by the office of the [] The post Shillong CH augments infra appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:41 am
Governor shoots from the hip at NEHUs 49th Foundation Day

SHILLONG, May 26: Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is by now known for his unreserved views on several issues including politics, won huge applause from the audience present at the NEHU Foundation Day inaugural session. Governor Malik, who is also the Visitor of the University, rued the fact that India has never given education the [] The post Governor shoots from the hip at NEHUs 49th Foundation Day appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:40 am
Dissension brews among NPP ranks in Mendipathar

RESUBELPARA, May 26: Dissension in the ranks of the National Peoples Party (NPP) in Mendipathar has begun looming after rumours on AITC MLA from the constituency, Marthon J Sangma, contesting for the 2023 Assembly elections on an NPP ticket have surfaced. Marthon has recently joined the AITC after leaving the Congress and, as per the [] The post Dissension brews among NPP ranks in Mendipathar appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:39 am
No easy mantra: Keshav Agarwala

TURA, May 26: Keshav Agarwala, son of a businessman, Ravi Kant Agarwala and home-maker Babita Agarwala from Tura, felt immense pride in his achievement. He asserted that the same was also true for his parents, grandparents and his teachers. Keshav, during a tte--tte with The Shillong Times felt that the biggest challenges they faced this [] The post No easy mantra: Keshav Agarwala appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:36 am
Successive success for Chetna Bose

TURA, May 26: It seems for Chetna Bose, success in Board exams has become a habit. After ranking first in her SSLC exams two years ago, Chetna once again placed third in the HSSLC proving that her earlier success was no flash in the pan and she has continued to educate herself as much as [] The post Successive success for Chetna Bose appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:36 am
Meghalaya Nuggets

State youths to receive skill training SHILLONG, May 26: The Meghalaya State Skill Development Society (MSSDS) on Thursday enrolled 20 new local training providers under Skills Meghalaya during a ceremony at its office. According to a statement, the new training providers will impart training on bamboo craft, data entry operator, traditional tassel making, integrated farming, [] The post Meghalaya Nuggets appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:27 am
KSU threatens to shut down PHE office in Mawkyrwat

MAWKYRWAT, May 26: The Mawkyrwat and Ranikor circles of Khasi Students Union (KSU) have warned of closing down the office of the Executive Engineer (EE), PHE Mawkyrwat Division, lest the government fails to bring in a permanent EE for the office within two weeks. The KSU has raised the demand after conducting a surprise check [] The post KSU threatens to shut down PHE office in Mawkyrwat appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:27 am
65-yr-old nun honoured for women empowerment work

NEW DELHI, May 26: Sister Judith, a 65-year-old Catholic nun from Shillong, has been honoured for women empowerment initiatives at the recent Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, North East Festival 2022. Sister Judith, a native of the Jaintia Hills, is a social worker, and founder and executive director of Women for Integrated Sustainable Empowerment (WISE) in [] The post 65-yr-old nun honoured for women empowerment work appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 7:26 am
Royals have task cut out against Bangalore in virtual semi-final

AHMEDABAD, May 26: After losing to Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1, the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals will face a stern challenge against Faf du Plessis formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2022 at Narendra Modi Stadium, here on Friday. Rajasthan have been a solid team in the ongoing IPL edition, [] The post Royals have task cut out against Bangalore in virtual semi-final appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:51 am
Trailblazers beat Velocity but fail to qualify for final

PUNE, May 26: Brilliant knocks by Sabbhineni Meghana and Jemimah Rodrigues guided Trailblazers to a 16 runs victory over Velocity in the Womens T20 Challenge here at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday. The Trailblazers, despite winning the encounter, couldnt keep Velocity under 158, and have thus been knocked out of the tournament on the [] The post Trailblazers beat Velocity but fail to qualify for final appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:50 am
Mathews, Chandimal put SL on top against hosts

Dhaka, May 26: Excellent centuries by Angelo Mathews (145 not out) and Dinesh Chandimal (124) put Sri Lanka in a commanding position against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second Test, here on Thursday. The twin tons from the two experienced batters gave Sri Lanka a massive lead of 141. The bowlers then did [] The post Mathews, Chandimal put SL on top against hosts appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:49 am
Roma edge Feyenoord 1-0 to win Europa Conference League

TIRANA (ALBANIA), May 26: Jos Mourinho had described Roma as a giant club lacking a trophy room to match the teams social dimension and passionate fan base. Well, the Giallorossi claimed their first European title in more than six decades Wednesday to crown Mourinhos first season coaching in the Italian capital. Nicol Zaniolo scored in [] The post Roma edge Feyenoord 1-0 to win Europa Conference League appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:48 am
India pummell Indonesia 16-0, enter knockouts

Jakarta, May 26: Rising to the occasion, Indian mens hockey team slammed six goals in the final quarter for a crushing 16-0 victory against Indonesia, a result that took the holders into the knockout stage of the Asia Cup but shut the World Cup door on Pakistan, here on Thursday. India needed to win the [] The post India pummell Indonesia 16-0, enter knockouts appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:47 am
Badosa advances to 3rd round in Paris

Paris, May 26: No. 3 Paola Badosa has become the first woman seeded in the top 10 to reach the third round at Roland Garros this year. Badosa went down a break to open the third set of her match against 68th-ranked Kaja Juvan before regrouping to grab four games in a row and was [] The post Badosa advances to 3rd round in Paris appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:46 am
Benzema eyes 5th European title

Madrid, May 26: The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo. He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention. It will be a lot different when Benzema takes the field this weekend in [] The post Benzema eyes 5th European title appeared first on The Shillong Times .

27 May 2022 1:45 am
4 NGO leaders detained in Tura by police

Tura, May 26: Four NGO leaders were detained by police in Tura after they had seized a vehicle carrying a consignment of bidis sand any MRP tag. The NGO leaders informed the police about their action and intention to handover the vehicle to the Deputy Commissioner tomorrow, the Police from Tura Police station detained them [] The post 4 NGO leaders detained in Tura by police appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 9:23 pm
Bernard dares Conrad for open debate on corruption

Tura, May 26: Making strong allegations against the MDA government of indulging in corruption and other scams, BJP MDC from Tura Bernard N Marak on Thursday dared Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma for an open debate on the issue and the need to call in the CBI. Lets debate on Corruption issues and the need [] The post Bernard dares Conrad for open debate on corruption appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 8:08 pm
Meghalaya govt enhances DA to employees by 3 per cent.

Shillong, May 26: Meghalaya Government has decided to release and increased Allowance/Dearness Relief to its employees and pensioners from the existing 22 per cent to 25 per cent effective from July 1, 2021. This decision will benefit over one lakh employees and pensioners in the State, as tweeted by the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma. The post Meghalaya govt enhances DA to employees by 3 per cent. appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:39 pm
Meghalaya Chemistry Olympiad-2022 in August

Guwahati, May 26 : The Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) will be organizing its flagship programme Meghalaya Chemistry Olympiad-2022 (MCO-22) for the students of the classes VIII (eight), IX (nine), and XI (eleven) of schools in the state of Meghalaya. The Olympiad has been scheduled to be held in the [] The post Meghalaya Chemistry Olympiad-2022 in August appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:26 pm
Dissension in NPP ranks in Mendipathar over rumours of local MLA joining ranks

Resubelpara, May 26: Dissension has set in the ranks of the National Peoples Party in the Mendipathar constituency after rumours doing rounds about of the MLA of the constituency, Marthon J Sangma joining their ranks with his candidature confirmed for the Assembly elections in 2023. Marthon has recently joined the AITC after leaving the Congress [] The post Dissension in NPP ranks in Mendipathar over rumours of local MLA joining ranks appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:10 pm
WCCB, forest teams seize pangolin scales at Boko; 2 held

Guwahati, May 26 : A joint operation conducted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Guwahati, and Assam forest department led to the recovery of pangolin scales from a hotel at Boko in Kamrup district on Thursday. Two persons, including a woman from Meghalaya, have been detained in connection with seizure of the wildlife parts. [] The post WCCB, forest teams seize pangolin scales at Boko; 2 held appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 6:55 pm
Mega convention of poetess, women writers begins in Tura

Tura, May 26: North Tura MLA Thomas A Sangma on Thursday kicked off the 20thand 21stNational Mega Convention of All India Poetess Conference (AIPC) which is being held for three days at Pastoral Centre, Walbakgre in Tura. Organised by All India Poetess Conference, with support from the Department of Garo, North-Eastern Hill University Achik Literature [] The post Mega convention of poetess, women writers begins in Tura appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 6:50 pm
Assam tea workers hail govt move to open model schools in gardens

Guwahati, June 26: The Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), an influential organisation of tea workers, has welcomed the opening of model high schools in tea gardens of the state, saying that a decades-long problem in the prevailing education system in the garden areas has been addressed. For the first time since the countrys Independence, model [] The post Assam tea workers hail govt move to open model schools in gardens appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 4:37 pm
HC stops export of coal through Gasuapara after complaint

Tura, May 26: The Meghalaya High Court has once again come into matters of illegal coal and its transport after a petition was filed by an exporter, Maikel T Sangma over the legality of the transport of coal that is being exported into Bangladesh through the Gasuapara Land Custom Station. The HC order comes following [] The post HC stops export of coal through Gasuapara after complaint appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 3:44 pm
Pakistan Army called in to protect Islamabads Red Zone

Islamabad, May 26 :As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khans caravan is on its way to famous D-Chowk after entering Islamabad on Thursday, the federal government has called in the Army for the security of the capitals Red Zone. Pursuant to the law and order situation in the Islamabad Capital Territory, the federal government, in [] The post Pakistan Army called in to protect Islamabads Red Zone appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 2:34 pm
California authorities on high alert after Texas school massacre

Authorities in Southern California are on high alert in the wake of the Texas school massacre that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers earlier this week. The post California authorities on high alert after Texas school massacre appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 2:06 pm
MBOSE declares HSSLC results in Sc, Comm and vocational streams

71.62 per cent pass in science stream, 83.63 per cent in commerce stream The post MBOSE declares HSSLC results in Sc, Comm and vocational streams appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 12:26 pm
Mlaya adoko matchu been mananiko bariatna livestock project-ko abachengata

SHILLONG: Meghalaya adoko songdongenggipa manderang matchu beenna gipin biaprangosa pangchakna nangbatengani asel beenrangko chuonga gita manjaengani gimin Budbar salo, adokni Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, dingtangmancha livestock project-ko Upper Shillong-o abachengate onangaha. Ia project-ko abachengatna gita dingtangmancha tomaniko Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department ongatangaha aro ia tomanio adokni C&RD Minister Hamletson Dohling-ba dongpae bak raangaha. [] The post Mlaya adoko match

26 May 2022 8:10 am
Public response to corruption

Meghalaya comprises a largely reticent population that does not care enough to take up cudgels on its own behalf. Those who speak out against corruption and mal-governance are the usual suspects and are residents of Shillong city. Those in the periphery either dont have a platform to voice their concerns or dont want to be [] The post Public response to corruption appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:52 am
An Andhra Bull in Meghalaya Shop!

By K.N.Kumar Bad news possibly sells faster and better, so some good stories are either consigned to the back pages or, worse, end up in the Editors wastepaper bin. Having seen the good and bad sides of governments for many years, I often feel that the best a government does is often submerged by the [] The post An Andhra Bull in Meghalaya Shop! appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:51 am
Meghalayas malaise of corruption & its kleptocrats

By Lyzander Sohkhlet Meghalaya the Abode of Clouds, The Scotland Of the East the famed monsoons, the rich traditional festivals, and the dramatic terrain is the reputation that Meghalaya has. But today we talk about the other side of Meghalaya. The Meghalaya that is falling apart, right before our very own eyes. Recently, we [] The post Meghalayas malaise of corruption & its kleptocrats appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:50 am
Will the Dome collapse be MDAs Waterloo?

Editor, The old Assembly building with all its grandeur of an Assam type structure of Burmese teak and CI sheets of that era was sadly destroyed by fire on the fateful day of January of 2001. Four generations of governments had finally culminated in the new Assembly building at Greater Shillong, with few days left [] The post Will the Dome collapse be MDAs Waterloo? appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:50 am
CM says BJP free to rescind support

SHILLONG, May 25: No minister is ready to take responsibility for the series of slipshod works execution of infrastructure that has rocked the state. On Tuesday Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma himself declined to own moral responsibility over the dome fiasco and step down from his post while on Wednesday the PWD (Buildings) Minister followed [] The post CM says BJP free to rescind support appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:45 am
Probe panel found nothing wrong in procurement: CM

SHILLONG, May 25: The Justice (retd) RN Mishra-headed committee, which probed alleged irregularities in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) and the Power department, did not come across anything wrong as regards procurement in the corporation. Breaking his silence on the report, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said the committee did not find [] The post Probe panel found nothing wrong in procurement: CM appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:43 am
Quitting not a solution: Lamare

SHILLONG, May 25: Various organisations and political parties are going for his jugular after the collapse of the central dome of the under-construction Meghalaya Legislative Assembly building but PWD (Buildings) and Transport Minister, Dasakhiatbha Lamare on Wednesday said he will not step down. I will not quit as quitting is not a solution. Damages will [] The post Quitting not a solution: Lamare appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:42 am
Police told to probe incident: Conrad

SHILLONG, May 25: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said the state government has directed the police to investigate the Malang-Salbari incident although his Assam counterpart, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has assured action. The latter also said there will not be any repetition of the incident. We have asked our police to investigate [] The post Police told to probe incident: Conrad appeared first on The Shillong Times .

26 May 2022 7:42 am