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Congress leader resigns from party to contest GHADC elections

TURA, Mar 8: A Congress leader from Mahendraganj, Aktar Ali along with his supporters has resigned from the primary membership of the party to contest the upcoming GHADC elections. Ali is looking to contest the upcoming MDC elections as an independent candidate from 13-Zikzak GDC Constituency. His letter of resignation has been submitted to the [] The post Congress leader resigns from party to contest GHADC elections appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 6:13 pm
Assam Cong installs countdown panels; vows to fulfill five guarantees

GUWAHATI: The Opposition Congress on Monday installed LED panels across 33 districts of Assam as a reminder of the countdown to its assurance of fulfilling five guarantees once it regains power. AICC general secretary (in-charge of Uttar Pradesh), Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during her recent visit to the state, made five guarantees if the party is [] The post Assam Cong installs countdown panels; vows to fulfill five guarantees appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 6:09 pm
Cong fields tea planter for prestigious Titabor seat

GUWAHATI: The Opposition Congress has opted for a veteran party man and tea planter-cum-businessman to contest the Assembly election from the prestigious Titabor seat, earlier represented by former three-time chief minister Tarun Gogoi who passed away in November last year. A Congress spokesperson informedThe ShillongTimeshere on Monday that the Titabor seat would be contested by [] The post Cong fields tea planter for prestigious Titabor seat appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 5:57 pm
NPP supporters, members resign in SGH over ticket denial to sitting MDC

TURA, Mar 7: In a major blow to the National Peoples Party (NPP), members of the District Executive Committee from 2-Wagesik GHADC constituency including the President, Secretary and other members along with thousands of supporters have reportedly resigned en masse over the partys failure to give a ticket to sitting MDC Sengnal N Sangma. Earlier, [] The post NPP supporters, members resign in SGH over ticket denial to sitting MDC appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 5:46 pm
Congress to rake up load-shedding issue

SHILLONG, March 7: The second day of the budget session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is set to be stormy as the Opposition Congress is all geared up to go guns blazing, especially at a time when load-shedding continues to plague the state. Opposition Chief Whip, PT Sawkmie, on Sunday said that besides various other [] The post Congress to rake up load-shedding issue appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:33 am
Clearing mess of past: CM on power dues

SHILLONG, March 7: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Sunday said that it is for the people of Meghalaya and for the MLAs to decide who should be in the government. Its very unfortunate that the leader of the opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma has made this statement, Sangma said, reacting to the Congress leaders statement [] The post Clearing mess of past: CM on power dues appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:32 am
Opp to react after studying govts reports to Lokayukta

SHILLONG, March 7: Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma, has said that he will react to the reports that were submitted before the Lokayukta by the state government only after studying them. I have already entrusted my lawyer to look at all the materials which were made available before the Lokayukta and the submission, which [] The post Opp to react after studying govts reports to Lokayukta appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:31 am
Needy to do well out of kendra: CM

SHILLONG, March 7: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, has assured that with the inauguration of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) at NEIGRIHMS, the weaker sections of the society and the ones in urgent need of medicines will start to benefit. The chief minister was addressing during the inaugural programme of the PMBJK at NEIGRIHMS [] The post Needy to do well out of kendra: CM appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:29 am
PM launches Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS

SHILLONG, March 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS while maintaining that that the inauguration of the kendra is an indication of the proliferation of such kendras across the North East. The scheme is providing affordable medicine to people in hilly and tribal areas as well as the [] The post PM launches Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:28 am
UDP slams BJPs agenda

SHILLONG, March 7: The United Democratic Party (UDP) on Sunday fired salvos at the BJP for taking the country on the path of destruction with its one nation, one religion, one language rhetoric. The UDP and BJP are constituents of the National Peoples Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government. Senior UDP leader, Bindo M. Lanong said [] The post UDP slams BJPs agenda appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:26 am
DC lends her weight to humongous task of cleaning Umkaliar

SHILLONG, March 7: In 2019, a plastic tsunami which filled up the Umiam Lake following heavy rainfall pushed the Meghalaya High Court to take suo-moto action and take the State Government to task. It is a known fact that the garbage thrown by uncaring citizens into the major rivers and their tributaries flowing through Shillong [] The post DC lends her weight to humongous task of cleaning Umkaliar appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:25 am
Govt awaits clearance of LC to withdraw load-shedding

SHILLONG, March 7: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, on Sunday informed that the load-shedding across Meghalaya will be withdrawn as soon as the Axis Bank clears the Letter of Credit (LC) to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NPTC). The Finance department had cleared the amount on Friday. However, the letter of credit could not be cleared [] The post Govt awaits clearance of LC to withdraw load-shedding appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:23 am
NPP supporters, members resign over ticket denial to sitting MDC

TURA, March 7: In a major blow to the National Peoples Party (NPP), members of the District Executive Committee from 2-Wagesik GHADC constituency including the president, secretary and other members along with thousands of supporters have reportedly resigned en masse over the partys failure to give a ticket to sitting MDC Sengnal N Sangma. Earlier, [] The post NPP supporters, members resign over ticket denial to sitting MDC appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:22 am
60+, younger lining up for COVID-19 vaccine

SHILLONG, March 7: People aged above 60 years and those above 45 years and with comorbidities are visiting government-run as well as private hospitals in the state to get their doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The process for these categories of people began on March 1. The doses are administered for free in government hospitals. Private [] The post 60+, younger lining up for COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:20 am
Bindo Lanong suggests changes to natl anthem

SHILLONG, March 7: Veteran United Democratic Party (UDP) leader and former Assembly Speaker, Bindo M Lanong, has proposed a new prescription to the national anthem of India subject to local public acceptance or otherwise the central government authorities to consider. Lauding the contributions of great Nobel prized poet Rabindranath Tagore, who composed the meaningful national [] The post Bindo Lanong suggests changes to natl anthem appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:10 am
Group condemns Dy CMs remarks on non-tribal participation

TURA, March 7: The New Tura Development Forum (NTDF) has condemned the recent statement made by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong that there are provisions in the Garo Hills Autonomous District (Constitution of District Council) Rules, 1951, which allow the non-tribal to contest the elections. In a statement on Sunday, the Forum said that the [] The post Group condemns Dy CMs remarks on non-tribal participation appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:08 am
Shillong Jottings

Going, going Shillong is currently on the cusp of winter-end and advent of spring. Although the bite of winter is gone, few are brave enough to proclaim that winter has bid adieu. For, despite temperate weather during most days, the mornings and evenings are still nippy, warranting retention of warm clothes. Its the beginning of [] The post Shillong Jottings appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:07 am
UDP sets sights on Garo Hills

SHILLONG, March 7: The United Democratic Party (UDP) is optimistic about making inroads into the Garo Hills region through the upcoming Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) elections. We have to make inroads since the response is quite good. If we manage to open our account there, it will be very positive for the party [] The post UDP sets sights on Garo Hills appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:03 am
Meghalaya gears up for Intl Womens Day

SHILLONG, March 7: Meghalaya is all geared up like every year to celebrate International Womens Day on Monday across various districts with focus on women empowerment and leadership. Albeit the hill state is known to treat women with dignity and respect, they continue to battle varied challenges including poor care services and trials of being [] The post Meghalaya gears up for Intl Womens Day appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:02 am
Teachers call off hunger strike

SHILLONG, March 7: All Meghalaya Government LP School Contractual Teachers Association has decided to call off their indefinite hunger strike. The Association has taken the decision after the state government, through the Additional Chief Secretary, RV Suchiang, has called them for talks. The teachers are likely to meet Principal Secretary, DP Wahlang, to confer about [] The post Teachers call off hunger strike appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:02 am
Fiscal health decides new districts: CM

SHILLONG, March 7: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Sunday said the government will have to examine the states financial health before making any decision to create new districts, sub-divisions and community and rural development blocks. He said the government needed to optimise financial resources to take governance closer to the people through smaller administrative [] The post Fiscal health decides new districts: CM appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:01 am
MLA wants Kongthong to get global recognition

SHILLONG, March 7: South Shillong MLA and BJP leader, Sanbor Shullai, has sought the support of Indias representative to the executive board in UNESCO, Professor JS Rajput, to accord global recognition to Kongthong village in East Khasi Hills as a cultural heritage. The legislator, who had met the UNESCO representative during his visit to New [] The post MLA wants Kongthong to get global recognition appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 7:00 am
Economics at the heart of empowerment

Today is International Womens Day. Its a day when the word women will be the most used one after empowerment. What does this day mean for the ordinary woman slogging to bring food to the kitchen after a hard days struggle? Its not easy to be sitting by the roadside, ingesting the dust and bearing [] The post Economics at the heart of empowerment appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 6:56 am
Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation

As triple-layered and N95 masks offer best protection from Covid, they must be used where health officials have made it mandatory to prevent aerosol generation, according to a study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)on Sunday. You are protected, but others around you may not be. For single and double-layered masks, most of the [] The post Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:58 am
Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health?

People consuming vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study. In a new study, the bone health of vegans as well as people following a mixed-food diet was determined with an ultrasound measurement of the heel bone. The findings showed that people following a vegan diet had lower ultrasound values compared to [] The post Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health? appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:57 am
Individuals with higher income likely to feel more proud and confident

People with higher incomes, in general, feel more proud, more confident and less apprehensive in comparison to those individuals who earn a lower income, although they may not feel more compassionate, caring, or cherishing, showed the findings of a recent study In a study of data from 162 countries, researchers found consistent evidence that higher [] The post Individuals with higher income likely to feel more proud and confident appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:52 am
Saluting all women

In celebration of International Womens Day, DLF Promenade, salutes all women with the launch of its latest campaign. Titled #NotJustAnotHER wishes to celebrate every woman out there and cherish her inspiring story. The brand aims to create a safe platform wherein stories of courage and determination are told and shared. Fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness [] The post Saluting all women appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:51 am
Nepals SC quashes unification of PM Oli and Prachanda parties

Kathmandu, March 7: Nepals Supreme Court on Sunday quashed the unification of the erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal (Unified MarxistLeninist) led by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, in a huge blow to the two warring leaders amidst a tussle for [] The post Nepals SC quashes unification of PM Oli and Prachanda parties appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:48 am
Nomadland production sound mixer dies at 35

Michael Wolf Snyder, who worked as production sound mixer on the acclaimed feature Nomadland, has died by suicide, according his father, David Snyder. He was 35. Michael Wolf Snyders body was found in his apartment in Queens, New York by his father on March 1 after friends and family had not heard from him for [] The post Nomadland production sound mixer dies at 35 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:48 am
World Watch

Inmate dies in altercation Washington, March 7: A 50-year-old inmate died Saturday following an altercation with a fellow prisoner at a high-security federal prison in Kentucky, officials said. Brian Bennett died after the fight at USP McCreary, a federal penitentiary in Pine Knot, Kentucky, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Bennett had been in custody [] The post World Watch appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:47 am
Blackcaps thump Australia by 7 wickets, win T20 series 3-2

WELLINGTON, March 7: Ish Sodhi led a concerted attack by New Zealands spin bowlers before Martin Guptill smashed a quickfire 71 runs to set up a seven-wicket win over Australia in the fifth Twenty20 international on Sunday and a 3-2 win in the five-match series. Leg spinner Sodhi came into the match as the leading [] The post Blackcaps thump Australia by 7 wickets, win T20 series 3-2 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:09 am
England eves win 3rd T20 vs White Ferns

WELLINGTON, March 7: England thrashed New Zealand by 33 runs to complete a clean sweep in their three-match Twenty20 series. England, without captain Heather Knight through a hamstring injury, made 128-9 with Fran Wilson making an unbeaten 31. Sophia Dunkley made 26, while captain Sophie Devine took 3-30 for the hosts. New Zealand lost two [] The post England eves win 3rd T20 vs White Ferns appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:06 am
Mumbai keen to upset depleted Goa

BAMBOLIM, March 7: Table-toppers Mumbai City FC will look to deliver the final punch when they take on a depleted FC Goa in the second leg of their semi-finals here on Monday and earn a maiden appearance in the ISL final. Seven seasons and Mumbai City FC have never made it to the final. After [] The post Mumbai keen to upset depleted Goa appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:05 am
Delhi enter Vijay Hazare quarters

New Delhi, March 7: Wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat smashed a dozen of sixes in his unbeaten 95 off 85 balls as an under-pressure Delhi made a remarkable recovery to beat Uttarakhand by four wickets in the pre-quarter final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. Delhi will meet Uttar Pradesh in their quarter-final match on Monday. [] The post Delhi enter Vijay Hazare quarters appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:05 am
Injury-hit Milan wins 2-0 at Verona

Milan, March 7: AC Milan boosted its title hopes by winning 2-0 at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Sunday despite being without a number of key players missing through injury. Rade Krunic and Diego Dalot scored for Milan, which moved to within three points of league leader Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri host Atalanta on [] The post Injury-hit Milan wins 2-0 at Verona appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:05 am
First Division Shillong Cricket League: MLP outclass NEPA

SHILLONG, March 7: MLP defeated NEPA by 7 wickets in a 1st Division Shillong Cricket League match here at the NEPA grounds on Sunday. NEPA won the toss and elected to bat first. NEPA scored 141 all out in 26 overs. Manikant Sinha top scored for NEPA, scoring 46 runs off 69 balls. Manoj Kumar [] The post First Division Shillong Cricket League: MLP outclass NEPA appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:04 am
Marin crushes Sindhu in Swiss Open final

Basel, March 7: World Champion P V Sindhu finished a distant second in the Swiss Open final after being completely routed by Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain in a lop-sided womens singles title clash here on Sunday. The 25-year-old Indian, who had won the coveted World Championship gold medal here in 2019, couldnt [] The post Marin crushes Sindhu in Swiss Open final appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:03 am
Bayern beat Dortmund 4-2, maintain Bundesliga lead

BERLIN, March 7: Bayern Munich shook off a 2-0 deficit and rallied back to crush rivals Borussia Dortmund thanks to Robert Lewandowskis hat-trick in the Bundesliga. The Bavarians caught the worst possible start on home soil as Dortmund established a two-goal advantage with only nine minutes played on Saturday. However, Bayern responded in style with [] The post Bayern beat Dortmund 4-2, maintain Bundesliga lead appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:03 am
COVID hits Indian boxers in Spanish tourney

NEW DELHI, March 7: The Indian mens boxing teams final campaign at the 35th Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain was derailed by a positive COVID-19 case in the side, resulting in three withdrawals from the summit clashes. Olympic-bound Ashish Kumar (75kg) tested positive for the virus and as a result of being his roommates, [] The post COVID hits Indian boxers in Spanish tourney appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Mar 2021 2:01 am
Verdict: Letdown

SHILLONG, March 6: The National Peoples Party-led MDA government has completed three years in office amid corruption charges, alleged illegalities and friction among the coalition partners. NPP national president Conrad K. Sangma was sworn in as the Chief Minister on March 6, 2018, following the formation of the BJP-backed coalition government, which has since faced [] The post Verdict: Letdown appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:21 am
Non-tribals have right to GHADC polls: Mukul

SHILLONG, March 6: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Mukul Sangma has criticised the opposition to the participation of non-tribal people in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council elections. He said keeping the non-tribal people out of the polls was against the principle of inclusivity. I want to make it abundantly clear that nobody should be [] The post Non-tribals have right to GHADC polls: Mukul appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:15 am
ADCs need reset for survival

SHILLONG, March 6: Congress leader Mukul Sangma has warned that there is a threat to the very existence of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution if corrective steps are not taken on the present state of affairs in the ADCs. He said it is pathetic that the people, tasked to [] The post ADCs need reset for survival appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:14 am
Capitalise on tourism: Guv

SHILLONG, March 6: Governor, Satya Pal Malik has asked the state to open up for tourists and welcome them with open arms. The states thriving tourism sector was largely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic when public movement was curtailed to thwart the spread of the disease. In a recent conversation with The Shillong Times, Malik [] The post Capitalise on tourism: Guv appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:12 am
Jhum fire destroys parts of Lumparing forest area

SHILLONG, March 6: A massive fire engulfed parts of Lumparing forest in the city on Friday night. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, MBK Reddy said today that as per the departments understanding, the fire was an outcome of the traditional slash and burn method or Jhum cultivation practiced in the state. As per reports, the [] The post Jhum fire destroys parts of Lumparing forest area appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:10 am
Congress chides MDA over sorry state of affairs

SHILLONG, March 6: The Mahila Congress on Saturday slammed the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) over the sorry state of affairs in the state. Whilst Power Minister James Sangma is yet to come up with a clarification on the methodology of differentiating between the use of new smart meter systems and old ones, his department head [] The post Congress chides MDA over sorry state of affairs appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:01 am
Minor succumbs to public assault in NGH

TURA, March 6:A thirteen-year-old boy in North Garo Hills was killed on Thursday night after being allegedly assaulted by a group of men for talking to a girl. The spine-chilling assault took place at Dingok bazaar, on the national highway connecting Mendal with Paikan in Assam. The deceased, identified as Mansim G Momin (13) and [] The post Minor succumbs to public assault in NGH appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 8:00 am
Mlaya to soon get sports centre for specially-abled

SHILLONG, March 6: Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has informed BJP MLA Sanbor Shullai that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will set up a Sports Centre for Disability in Meghalaya. According to Gehlot, the sports centre will help provide a base and nurture the potentials of the specially-abled and give them an opportunity [] The post Mlaya to soon get sports centre for specially-abled appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 7:59 am
Assam Rifles, varsity ink MoU to sponsor research works

SHILLONG, March 6: The Assam Rifles on Saturday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Manipur University for the creation of Assam Rifles Chair of Excellence at the varsity. According to a statement, the MoU will enable sponsoring of research works by Assam Rifles jointly with Manipur University in the fields of Conflict Studies, National [] The post Assam Rifles, varsity ink MoU to sponsor research works appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 7:59 am
City Caf holds prog to mark Intl Womens Day

SHILLONG, March 6: Women entrepreneurs from the city showcased their products and connected with fellow women entrepreneurs in a programme ahead of International Womens Day at CafHashtag in Don Bosco on Saturday. Phoebe Dale Nongrum, a renowned motorsport professional, was felicitated. Meena Kharkongor, Former Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, presented [] The post City Caf holds prog to mark Intl Womens Day appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 7:55 am
Lady Keane College to celebrate tomorrow

SHILLONG, March 6: The Womens Cell of Lady Keane College will celebrate the International Womens Day on Monday at 1.30 pm on the college premises. The programme will be thematised on women in leadership and will be attended by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo as the chief guest. On the other hand, the [] The post Lady Keane College to celebrate tomorrow appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Mar 2021 7:53 am