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Ranchi, May 31: Model Manvi Raj has accused her institute owner of entangling her in love jihad by changing his name, and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save her. Manvi, a Bihar native, who worked in a modelling institute in Ranchi and is currently staying put in Mumbai, alleged that company owner Tanveer  The post Model Manvi Raj accuses institute owner of love jihad, appeals to PM Modi for safety appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma today launched the Meghalaya Cancer Care or Meg Can Care project for screening and early detection of cancer at U Soso Tham Auditorium here. The programme is an initiative of Government of Meghalaya in collaboration with Appollo Telemedicine Foundation and World Economic Forum. Also present was  The post CM launches Meg Can Care project for early detection of cancer appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Colombo, May 31: Sri Lanka has invited Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to visit the island nation in an effort to boost tourism. Sri Lankas Deputy High Commissioner, Dr. D. Venkateshwaran met the world renowned actor at the latters residence in Chennai invited him to visit the island nation as his presence will enhance cinema-induced tourism as  The post SL seeks Rajinikanths support to boost tourism appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi, May 31: A survey by Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute here has revealed that Class 10 pass students were the highest in numbers among the consumers of tobacco products. The institute stated on Wednesday that it had received a total of 71,39,473 IVR calls this year until April 30, based on which this conclusion  The post Class 10 students top users of tobacco products, reveals survey appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi, May 30: Khap leaders have called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the future course of action, said Naresh Tikait, farmer leader and Baliyan khap chief, after he stopped the protesting wrestlers from immersing their medals into the Ganga at Haridwars Har ki Pauri on Tuesday evening. The agitating wrestlers, including Sakshi  The post Wrestlers Protest: Khap panchayat on Wed to discuss future course of action, says Naresh Tikait appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will travel to Moreh on Wednesday, a border area in Manipur which is situated on the border between India and Myanmar, in an effort to defuse tensions following a month of ethnic hostilities that have claimed over 80 lives. In an effort to stop the rising ethnic  The post Manipur Violence: Amit Shah travels to India-Myanmar border to review security situation appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition is attacking the Indian way of life, the idea of India, and the Indian constitution. He called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a specimen of a group that believes it knows everything, even more than  The post In California, Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP-RSS appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: The 20-year-old Sahil Khan, who murdered a 16-year-old girl, was observed roaming around the scene of the crime in Delhis Shahabad Dairy area for almost 30 minutes after the incident. The police also stated that he was observed sitting in a nearby park for a while carrying the knife he had used  The post Murder of Delhi minor girl by Sahil Khan was planned: Police appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: The sudden change in the weather is the result of stronger-than-usual western disturbances, which are weather systems that start in the Mediterranean region and send unusually heavy rain to northwest India. Strong winds and dark skies prevented the daytime temperature from rising too much in most of the North Indian cities, causing  The post No heatwave in most cities till June 4 due to western disturbance appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: One of the three winners of Apples WWDC23 Swift Student Challenge is 20-year-old Asmi Jain from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Apple challenged students worldwide to construct an original software playground using the Swift coding language in advance of its yearly developer conference WWDC, which will take place this year on June 5. The  The post Indore girl Asmi Jain wins Apples Swift Student Challenge for developing app appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: To prevent violations of public float standards, Indias market regulator is seeking feedback on proposals to tighten disclosure rules for high-risk offshore funds, it was announced on Wednesday. The action follows an inquiry by regulators into possible violations by offshore money in businesses owned by the group founded by billionaire Gautam Adani,  The post Sebi plans strict rules regarding high-risk offshore funds appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: Ranveer Singh has recently joined William Morris Endeavour (WME), a global talent agency. International celebrities including Gal Gadot, Emma Stone, Oprah, and Charlize Theron are all represented by the same agency. Ranveer has reportedly signed with WME for global representation, as per reports. Ranveer Singh has joined forces with global talent agency  The post Ranveer Singh signs deal with William Morris Endeavour talent agency appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at Dakshina Kannada district of Bengaluru. The raids by the NIA on Wednesday are related to a plot by the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Patna in July 2022. In addition, the NIA arrested four  The post NIA raids different locations in Karnataka; four PFI members arrested appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 31: Amid ethnic violence in Manipur, central intelligence agencies fear that looted arms and ammunition have likely been supplied to militant groups operating in Myanmar. Manipur struggles with ethnic unrest as a result of confrontations between the Meitei and Kuki tribes, as well as incidences of looting and arson reported in the last  The post Manipur violence: Over 4000 looted weapons might have reached militants in Myanmar appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 30 : A number of cows in Shillong have died reportedly due to Lumpy Skin Disease Some people who rears cows in Pynthorumkrah cow shelters said that this disease has been affecting cows since last one-two months It was informed that around 8-9 cows have died recently due to the sickness According to  The post Lumpy Skin Disease hits cattle in Shillong appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 30: Citizens from a cross-section of society took part in a cyclothon organised here on Tuesday morning on the theme of Strengthen Tobacco Control Law to Save Lives. More than 200 citizens, including students, sportspersons, doctors, lawyers, social activists and government officials across various age groups, participated in the cyclothon organisedon the occasion  The post Citizens urge Centre to strengthen tobacco control law appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Tura, May 30: The Meghalaya Indigenous Minority Tribes Forum (MIMTF) on Tuesday expressed regret that no representatives from the indigenous minority communities were included in the panel constituted to discuss the proposed review of the State Reservation Policy. The MIMTF is a newly formed body comprising representatives from the Rabha, Boro,  The post Indigenous minorities want representation in quota panel appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Tura, May 30: In the wake of the proposal to review the Job Reservation Policy, the Anti Corruption League (ACL) based in the plain belt region of Garo Hills on Tuesday, shot off a letter to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma requesting him to include representatives from the minority community in discussions in the  The post Now ACL wants 4% job quota for Desi Muslims appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 30// Assam Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (REAT) has, in an order, stated that the onus was on the promoter of a real estate project to draw up and enter into an agreement for sale with an allottee strictly in accordance with the prescribed format as laid down by the Assam Real  The post Onus on promoter to enter sale pact as per prescribed form: Assam real estate tribunal appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi/Haridwar, May 30: Agitating wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, handed their medals to Bhartiya Kisan Union chief and Balian Khap head Naresh Tikait, who had reached Haridwars Har ki Pauri to stop them from putting these into the Ganga as a symbolic act of protest against Wrestling Federation of India  The post Wrestlers hand over medals to Naresh Tikait, give five days time to govt appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 30: The Assam higher education department had asked the director of technical education and the principal of Assam Engineering College (AEC) to submit a report on the circumstances leading to the death of seven students of AEC in a road mishap at Jalukbari in the wee hours of Monday. The higher education department  The post Assam higher education dept seeks report on Jalukbari mishap appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Imphal, May 30: Visiting Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to chair an all party meeting in Imphal in an effort to bring peace and normalcy in Manipur, where at least 75 people have died and 300 others injured in the ethnic hostilities since May 3. Shah, who arrived in Imphal on Monday on  The post Shah likely to chair all-party meeting in Manipur appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi, May 30: An eight-member team of Congress led by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday met President Droupadi Murmu appraising her of the situation in Manipur where violence erupted on May 3 and demanded a probe by a high-level inquiry committee headed a serving or retired Supreme Court Judge. Addressing a press conference  The post Cong delegation meets Prez over Manipur issue, seeks probe by inquiry commission appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Violence hit Manipur is yet to limp back to normalcy. On the contrary curfew hours have been extended instead of being gradually lessened. The violence that started on May 3 and has officially claimed over a hundred lives (the real numbers are yet unknown and will perhaps never be known) and displaced over 45,000 people  The post Lessons from Manipur conflict appeared first on The Shillong Times .
By Kitdor H Blah Following the High Court Judgment dated 05.04.2022, directing the State Government to implement a Roster System to ensure that the Reservation Policy is adhered to in letter and spirit of the Resolution dated 12thJanuary, 1972, the MDA government vide O. M. dated 10thMay, 2022 issued guidelines to implement a 100 point  The post Relook at Resolution dated 12th January, 1972 appeared first on The Shillong Times .
By Ajit Ranade During the recent Karnataka elections, one divisive issue was about the milk brand Amul from Gujarat versus local brand Nandini. How did this become an electoral issue? That is because Amul was seen to be muscling into Nandinis territory. The entrant was identified with the incumbent ruling party, and local Nandinis cause  The post Cooperative or Combative? The Saga of Milk Wars appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Editor, Every self-respecting citizen is aghast at the on-going inexorable and arbitrary raids and routine summons of the prominent opposition parties by the Enforcement Directorate (ED),CBI, IT, EC and other constitutional bodies for queries for hours on end, thus, unnecessarily harassing them ad infinitum! 0f late, the general secretary of AITMC Abhishek Banerjee was grilled  The post Is Enforcement Directorate meant for the 0pposition only? appeared first on The Shillong Times .
TURA: West Garo Hills ajani Rajabala police station ningo donggipa Goalgao, Rongsangri, Peradanga songrango, niam gri roong bikotani quarry aro roong jetani karkanarangko chalaienga ine Federation of Khasi Jaintia & Garo People (FKJGP) Rajabala circle, Hollaidanga state forest department-ni range officer-na badi kadoataha. FKJGP Rajabala circle-ni president Samsen M Sangma-ni parakatani gitade, ia songrango niam  The post Rajabala jolo niam gri roong bikotenga ine FKJGP badi kaa appeared first
TURA: 1972 bilsio abachengatgipa Job Reservation Policy-o pangchake ua bilsioni daona kingking Achikrangna dongenggipa backlog ba Achikrangni manna nangkuenggipa bak rengsirangko gapate onkujaskal, adokni Reservation Policy-ko taridapani bidingo chanchina nangani katta dongja ine Zikku Balgra N Marak-chi dilenggipa Garo Students Union (GSU) parakataha. Adokni Job Reservation Policy-ko gital dake nipiltaichina dabie jingjengatanirangko dakengani gimin Voice  The post Achikrangni bak rengsiko ga
TURA: Reservation Roster-ni bidingo chanchirimna gita Shillong-o ongatna sienggipa tomanio Achik Conscious Holistically Integrated Krima (ACHIK)-ni dilgiparang bakko raena gita jechakataha. Iani bidingo Meghalaya sorkarini Joint Secretary-ba seachi uiatengon, Achik manderangna aro Garo Hills gimiknan Tura jillasa skotong ongengani gimin Reservation Roster-ni bidingo Achik dolrang baksa chanchirimna gita tomaniko Tura-osa ongatna nanga ine ACHIK-ni dilgiparang  The post Roster sytem-ni bidingo
SHILLONG: Voice of the Peoples Party (VPP)-ni jaman dao National Peoples Party (NPP)-chi dilenggipa Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) 2.0 sorkario bak ongpaenggipa United Democratic Party (UDP)-ba reservation policy-ni bidingo pilak political dolrangni tomaniko ongatchina dabiangaha. Roster system-ni bidingosa adok sorkari, dingtang dingtang dolrang baksa tome chanchirimna kurachakaniko onangahachim indiba reservation policy-ni bidingode dao dipet tomaniko  The post Reservation policy-ni bid
SHILLONG, May 29: The NPP-led MDA 2.0 Government is facing intense pressure from the Voice of the People Party (VPP) which is in no mood to back down from its demand for a review of the contentious job reservation policy. With the VPPs demand slowly gaining traction, the party has now upped the ante and  The post Unrelenting VPP maintains intense pressure on MDA appeared first on The Shillong Times .
TURA, May 29: Meghalaya Trinamool Congresss Rajabala MLA, Mizanur Rehman Kazi has demanded a review of the Meghalaya State Reservation Policy, 1972, and a cap of 50% on the reserved seats. In a statement on Monday, the TMC MLA referred to the verdict of the Supreme Court in the case of Jaishree Laxmanrao Patil V/s  The post And now, call for only 50 per cent job quota appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Imphal, May 29: Rights & Risks Analysis Group (RRAG), an independent think-tank based in Delhi, on Monday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to consider imposing Presidents rule in Manipur in view of the failure to bring the ethnic violence under control despite the imposition of Article 355 on May 6. RRAG Director Suhas Chakma  The post Rights & Risks Analysis Group seeks Presidents rule in Manipur appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi, May 29: The father of the 16-year-old girl, who was brutally killed by her boyfriend in Delhis Shahbad Dairy area, demanded the accused be hanged to death, while waiting at Ambedkar hospital to receive the dead body of his daughter after autopsy. The deceased girl Sakshis father, a resident of JJ Colony in  The post Girl stabbed to death: We want accused to be hanged to death, says father appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Jowai, May 29: The Jaitia Coordination Committee for Reservation Policy (JCCRP) comprising Synjuk Waheh Shnong Ri Jaintia, Synjuk Waheh Shnong Jowai, Jaintia Students Union (JSU), Jaintia Youth Federation (JYF), Jaintia Students Movement (JSM) and East Jaintia National Council (EJNC), today staged a sit-in demonstration at Stand Ummulong Iawmusiang here demanding review of the Reservation Policy  The post JCCRP holds sit-in protest demanding review of Reservation Policy appeared first on The S
New Delhi, May 29: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and State Bank of India (SBI) notifications, that permits exchange of the withdrawn Rs 2,000 notes without any identity proof. A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad dismissed the  The post Courts should not sit as appellate authority: Delhi HC dismisses PIL on Rs 2,000 notes appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 29: National Health Mission (NHM) Assam director Dr M. S. Lakshmi Priya on Monday highlighted the role of primary, secondary and tertiary care health institutions in increasing tuberculosis (TB) case notification and implementing the TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) extensively towards a TB-free Assam. Addressing the zonal task force meeting of the National TB  The post Meet on National TB Elimination Prog for NE medical colleges appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Tura, May 29: Rajabala MLA, Dr Mizanur Rehman Kazi of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) through a statement felt that the state needed to not only discuss the job reservation policy but also ensure that the states policy was in line with the ruling by the Supreme Court. In view of the demands made  The post State Reservation policy should follow SC dictum: Rajabala MLA appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Tura, May 29: Leaders of various organizations from Garo Hills including the GSU CEC, GSMC, AAYWS, AAYF and others on Monday held a meeting in Tura to discuss issues relating to the ongoing discussion on the Reservation policys roster system. In a unanimous decision, all participating NGOs decided to abstain from the governments invitation to  The post Garo groups meet on Roster System in Tura appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 29: The Voice of the People (VPP) has expressed its deep appreciation to the Principal and Staff of a prestigious Anthonys College in the city for their sincere attempt to organize a one-on-one public debate between the spokesperson of the party and the State President of the National Peoples Party on the issue  The post VPP rues NPP state presidents refusal to one-to-one debate on reservation policy appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 29// The committee set-up to discuss on roster system on Monday held a meeting and has decided to send a recommendation to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya to allow the committee to have an inclusive meeting. The committee unanimously agreed that they should request the CM to allow the committee to give  The post Meghalaya committee wants to hear VPP views on roster system appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 29: Seven students of Assam Engineering College (AEC) here died on the spot when the vehicle (Scorpio) they were travelling in, lost control and crossed over a divider before colliding with a pick-up van coming from the other side on the Jalukbari flyover road in the wee hours of Monday, sources said. The  The post 7 AEC students die in Guwahati mishap; 6 injured appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 29: The Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP), which is part of the NPP-led MDA 2.0 Government on Monday urged the state government to review the state reservation policy of 1972. While speaking to reporters after the meeting of the party, the HSPDP president, KP Pangniang said that the need to review  The post HSPDP urges MDA govt to review Reservation Policy of 1972 appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Shillong, May 29: The Member of Parliament (MP) of Germany, Florian Muller has called for a pro-active cyber security policy at international level. Speaking at the panel discussion on Cybersecurity in Comparative Indian and German Contexts organised by the office of International Affairs (OIA) in collaboration and support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Indian  The post German MP calls for decentralised digitalisation outside ambit of China, US appeared first on The Shillong Times .
New Delhi, May 29: Delhi Police arrested the 20-year-old Sahil, who stabbed his 16-year-old girlfriend to death in Delhis Shahbad Dairy area on Sunday evening, from Bulandshahr (UP), an official said on Monday. The accused Sahil, who stabbed Sakshi, a resident of JJ Colony in Shahbad Dairy area, more than 20 times and also hit  The post Delhi: Boyfriend held from Bulandshahr for stabbing girl to death appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 29: At least 160 people have been arrested on charges of fake gold smuggling in Assam in the last two weeks, police said on Monday. According to an official statement by the Assam Police, the highest number of arrests took place in Lakhimpur district with 63 people already under custody, followed by 45  The post 160 people arrested in Assam on charges of fake gold smuggling appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Guwahati, May 29:Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the Vande Bharat Express which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day, will prove beneficial for the development of tourism in the state and the northeastern region. The 18th Vande Bharat Express which became operational on Monday, will connect  The post Vande Bharat will boost tourism in Assam, NE: Himanta appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Mumbai, May 29: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a glowing report card of Prime Minister Narendra Modis 9-years in office, terming them as full of progress and development, here on Monday. Addressing the media as part of the BJPs all-India outreach to the masses, Sitharaman said that 80 crore people were given free foodgrain  The post Sitharaman posts impressive report card of BJPs 9-year rule appeared first on The Shillong Times .
Patna, May 29: A day after protesting women wrestlers were manhandled by Delhi police at Jantar Mantar, JD(U) national president Lalan Singh on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked how can he sleep after unleashing atrocities on the champions who have won laurels for the country. In a series of tweets, Lalan Singh  The post How can you sleep when wrestlers are being manhandled? JD(U) leader asks PM appeared first on The Shillong Times .