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BMCs unofficial order irks teachers

TURA, June 24: Teachers from Garo Hills under the aegis of the All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Association (AGHSSASTA) on Thursday sought the intervention of Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui into the alleged unofficial order issued by the Block Mission Coordinator (BMC) of Songsak Block in East Garo Hills with regard to their services. According [] The post BMCs unofficial order irks teachers appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 8:49 pm
Assam Cabinet decides to promote home guard for honest act

GUWAHATI, June 24: In a significant decision, the Assam Cabinet on Thursday decided to appoint home guard Borsing Bey as a constable in Assam Police for turning down a bribe from drug dealers and helping recover drugs valued at around Rs 12 crore from a city-bound bus in Karbi Anglong last Monday. This is [] The post Assam Cabinet decides to promote home guard for honest act appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 8:20 pm
Chief Adviser to GHADC CEM clarifies claims

TURA, June 24: Recently appointed Chief Adviser to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the GHADC, Akki A Sangma on Thursday sought an investigation into the recent allegations made against him in the media claiming that the statements are baseless and politically motivated. I have been a member of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha since [] The post Chief Adviser to GHADC CEM clarifies claims appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 8:05 pm
WGH makes testing mandatory for unvaccinated shopkeepers

TURA, June 24: The West Garo Hills District Administration on Thursday made it mandatory for all those proprietors of commercial establishments who chose not to get vaccinated to get tested for Covid-19 every ten days to ensure the safety of the society as a whole. The order issued in this regard by West Garo Hills [] The post WGH makes testing mandatory for unvaccinated shopkeepers appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:56 pm
Identify slum-area families who need basic items, Gauhati HC tells DLSA

GUWAHATI, June 24: Gauhati High Court has directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kamrup Metropolitan district, to identify families in the slum areas who need assistance in form of food grain and other essentials in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The development came after a plea raising concern that the daily wage [] The post Identify slum-area families who need basic items, Gauhati HC tells DLSA appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:37 pm
CM orders probe into unseemly situation at Guwahati old-age home

GUWAHATI, June 24:Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmahas taken note of the unexpected turn of events at a private old-age home in the city and directed the Kamrup Metropolitan deputy commissioner to inquire into the unseemly circumstances and submit a report within 72 hours. A section of media has of late been reporting about a [] The post CM orders probe into unseemly situation at Guwahati old-age home appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:32 pm
Police Bazaar, Keating Road fully covered by vaccination drive

SHILLONG, June 24: All residents and shop keepers including there staff at Police Bazar and Keating Road localities in the city have been 100 percent vaccinated against COVID19 as part of intensive vaccination drive launched by Meghalaya government to ensure safety of customers visiting this most visited shopping hub in the heart of the city. [] The post Police Bazaar, Keating Road fully covered by vaccination drive appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 3:37 pm
Second body recovered from EJH mine

SHILLONG, June 24: Navy divers retrieved a second body of a miner trapped inside the coal mine at Krem Ule, Umpleng in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) mine on Thursday afternoon. The first body was retrieved last Wednesday. Further details are awaited. The post Second body recovered from EJH mine appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 3:07 pm
Display jab status: HC to shops, cabs

SHILLONG, June 23: The High Court of Meghalaya said the vaccination orders issued by the deputy commissioners should be seen as a persuasive advisory and not coercion while directing all shops, commercial establishments and passenger vehicles to indicate the vaccination status of their staff. The status should be displayed prominently at a conspicuous place on [] The post Display jab status: HC to shops, cabs appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:47 am
Row over vintage pines cut for road

SHILLONG, June 23: The construction of the four-lane 71.5 Km Shillong-Dawki ran into hurdles at the four-lane stretch between Umshyrpi bridge to Upper Shillong after scores of over 100-year-old English pine trees were felled for the purpose of road expansion and construction. The issue cropped up after pictures and videos of the felled trees went [] The post Row over vintage pines cut for road appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:45 am
Remaining Class XII papers cancelled

SHILLONG, June 23: Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday said students will not have to sit for the remaining papers of the Class XII board examination while the re-examination for those who missed the HSSLC and SSLC exams will be conducted by mid-July. The remaining papers are computer science, statistics, vocational studies and western music. [] The post Remaining Class XII papers cancelled appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:44 am
Will preserve heritage trees, James assures

SHILLONG, June 23: Environment and Forest Minister James Sangma on Wednesday assured that the row of Cryptomeria japonica heritage trees along the road from Upper Shillong to Baniun adjacent to the Eastern Air Command headquarters will be preserved. He said no tree on the roadside has been touched except for two diseased trees that needed [] The post Will preserve heritage trees, James assures appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:43 am
Fresh cases on the rise

SHILLONG, June 23: Fresh cases are on the rise again in Meghalaya with the state registering 482 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while 434 patients recovered from the disease moving the active case tally to 4,312. Moreover, nine people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 797. Four [] The post Fresh cases on the rise appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:43 am
ASHAs to call off agitation over incentive assurance

SHILLONG, June 23: An under-pressure state government on Wednesday announced an additional incentive of Rs 1,000 per month to ASHA workers following which they have agreed to end their stir and resume work. The deadlock was broken at a meeting convened on Wednesday by Health Minister, AL Hek between the Health department and a delegation [] The post ASHAs to call off agitation over incentive assurance appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:42 am
No interference into green nod to Star Cement

SHILLONG, June 23: Forest and Environment Minister, James Sangma on Wednesday made it clear that the state government has not taken any decision on intervening into the environmental clearance given by the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change to Star Cement Meghalaya Limited for expansion of its mining operation at Brichyrnot village in East [] The post No interference into green nod to Star Cement appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:41 am
James refutes Opp charge

SHILLONG, June 23: Minister in charge of Taxation, James Sangma, on Wednesday, gainsaid the allegation levelled by the Opposition that the One Time Settlement (OTS) scheme for recovery of outstanding Value Added Tax (VAT) from around 230 fuel stations across the state is illegal. He also maintained that there is either a misconception or lack [] The post James refutes Opp charge appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:36 am
Dorbar deplores remarks against E Khasi Hills DC

SHILLONG, June 23: The Dorbar Shnong Jaiaw Laitdom on Wednesday condemned the derogatory remarks made by one Donlad Shylla against East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo on social media recently. Members of the executive committee said that the remarks made by Shylla on Facebook against the Deputy Commissioner are disrespectful and demeaning to the [] The post Dorbar deplores remarks against E Khasi Hills DC appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:34 am
The half-cooked students of 2020-21

By Benjamin Lyngdoh The other day a group of concerned parents stated that the future of their children is destroyed because of Covid-19. They are parents whose children are in classes eight, nine and ten. It is understandable that such parents will be the most worried lot as matriculation results are considered the hallmark and [] The post The half-cooked students of 2020-21 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:21 am
Teachers deserve a better deal!

Editor, It is unfortunate that Meghalaya, and the capital city Shillong which was once the educational hub of the North Eastern states has been ranked lowest in the Performance Grade Index (PGI). And the allegations advanced by our Lok Sabha MP, Vincent Pala, that this is an attempt by the Centre to downgrade the efforts [] The post Teachers deserve a better deal! appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 7:20 am
HSSLC-ni bangki dongkuenggipa porikkarangko ongatjawaha

SHILLONG: Meghalaya adoko Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC)-ni bangki subject bri dongkuenggipa porikkarangko ongatjahawa aro ia subject mingbrina mark-rangko Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE)-ni dongimin niamrango pangchake onangskagen ine Budbar salo adokni Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui parakataha. Iani bidingo kobor ratimgiparangna uiatengon, Meghalaya adoko dao obostarang namkalkujaengani gimin HSSLC-ni bangki dongkuenggipa subject-rang, chongmotan [] The post

24 Jun 2021 5:25 am
Sam dokkanrango bosturangni damko bate paljachina mikrakata

TURA: West Garo Hills ajao aro mongsongbate Tura jillani badiaba badiaba sam dokkanrango sam aro uandakgipa gipin bosturangko dam bate palenga ine koborko mansoahani gimin, manderangni nangchongmotgipa sam aro gipin bosturangko dam bate paljachina West Garo Hills ajani district administration aro Police department, mikrakataniko onangaha. Ia sal somoirango COVID-19 batrikrikengani asel manderang sam aro gipin [] The post Sam dokkanrango bosturangni damko bate paljachina mikrakata appeared first

24 Jun 2021 5:20 am
Contractual teacher-rangni kamko radodapatchina sorkariko didiata

TURA: Meghalaya Teachers Eligibility Test (MTET)-ko pass kagijagipa skigiparangko sorkari kam bonatengahani asel, ruuta bilsirangna contractual-o kamko kaenggipa skigiparang dao bilsirang reangahani asel maming janggi tangani cholrang dongjaengahani gimin bilsi batgimin contractual teacher-rangna MTET-ko ongatpiltaie cholrangko ontaichina gita skigiparang, adok sorkariko molmolataha. Iani bidingo South Garo Hills ajani contractual teacher-rang, Siju-Rongara-ni MLA Rakkam A [] The post Contractu

24 Jun 2021 5:15 am
7th MLP Battalion-ko Baghmara-o songchina NGO-rang didia

TURA: Meghalaya adoko gital kulina sienggipa Meghalaya Police (MLP)-ni 7th Battalion-ko South Garo Hills ajani Baghmara-o headquarter dake kulichina South Garo Hills ajani dingtang dingtang NGO-rang, adok sorkariko didiataha. NGO-rangni parakatani gitade, ia 7th MLP Battalion-ni headquarter-ko kulina gita Baghmara-on aarangko one dao kamrangko kasoengahani gimin sorkari ia battalion-ko Baghmara-o kuligenchimode pilakni gitan dakchakani [] The post 7th MLP Battalion-ko Baghmara-o songchina NGO-r

24 Jun 2021 5:10 am
Baralipara abriona reange roaniko champengata

TURA: Ia sal somoirango North Garo Hills ajaoba COVID-19-ko mangiparang batroroengkuani gimin obostarang namkalkuja dipet Bajengdoba block-ni Chakodam song sambao donggipa Baralipara abriona manderangni jinma reange roaniko district administration champengatchengaha. Koborko onani gitade, dingtang dingtang biaprangoni manderang, chuttini salrango ia Baralipara abriona rona reangtokrongengachim indiba daororo obostarang namkalkujaengani gimin ia biapona manderangni jinma reange [] The post Baral

24 Jun 2021 5:05 am
Dokkanrangoniko tangka gile ragiparangko WGH-ni SP mikrakata

TURA: West Garo Hills ajao aro mongsongbate Tura jillani dingtang dingtang biaprango dokkan dakenggiparangoniko niam gri tangka gile raenggipa manderangko West Garo Hills ajani Superintendent of Police (SP) Vivekanand S Rathore mikrakataha. Tura jillani dingtang dingtang biaprango aro mongsongbate bazar antirango dokkan dakenggiparangoniko aro mesu samjakrangko pale chaenggipa manderangoniko badiaba badiaba manderang niam gri [] The post Dokkanrangoniko tangka gile ragiparangko WGH-ni SP mikrak

24 Jun 2021 5:00 am
itel likely to launch 4K Android TVs in India in July

New Delhi, June 23 : itel is expected to unveil a range of new 4K Android TVs in July for Indian consumers. It has revealed some of the important features of the new television range. Here is what we know so far. The new television will have a big screen and ultra-bright display. We can [] The post itel likely to launch 4K Android TVs in India in July appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 2:12 am
IBM, IISc unveil lab to advance Hybrid Cloud research in India

Bengaluru, June 23 : IBM in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here on Wednesday unveiled the IBM-IISc Hybrid Cloud lab to advance research in hybrid cloud technologies and drive breakthrough innovations in this area. Located at the IISc campus in Bengaluru, students and faculty across departments of the institute will work alongside [] The post IBM, IISc unveil lab to advance Hybrid Cloud research in India appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 2:08 am
CCI orders antitrust probe against Google over smart TV market

New Delhi, June 23 : The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an investigation into allegations that Google has abused the dominant position of Android in the countrys smart TV market. According to the CCIs order on Tuesday, the antitrust watchdog was of the prima facie view that Google is dominant in the market [] The post CCI orders antitrust probe against Google over smart TV market appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 2:04 am
Anupam Kher: Most difficult thing in the world is to say bye to mom

Mumbai, June 23 : Veteran actor Anupam Kher took to social media on Wednesday to share that he is travelling back to Mumbai from hometown Shimla where he spent a few days with his mother Dulari Kher. The most difficult thing in the world is to say bye to mom. She is staying back in [] The post Anupam Kher: Most difficult thing in the world is to say bye to mom appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 2:00 am
Girl power on OTT: Unconventionally in the digital spotlight

Mumbai, June 23 : The world of OTT is reimagining female protagonists with a different perspective. As the spotlight shifts on woman power in the digital space, characteristics of the heroine that was hitherto untapped have come to fore. A recent instance is Vidya Balans new release Sherni, where she is seen playing a forest [] The post Girl power on OTT: Unconventionally in the digital spotlight appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:54 am
Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in US major cities

Washington, June 23 : US President Joe Biden is set to deliver an address focusing on his administrations crime prevention strategy on Wednesday as multiple major cities across the country are facing crime spikes. The President is likely to highlight funding for law enforcement and Justice Department initiatives to curb rampant crimes, local media reported. [] The post Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in US major cities appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:47 am
Mandalay shootout worries Myanmar Junta

Kolkata, June 23 : Myanmars military junta has ordered an extensive combing operation in the countrys second biggest city Mandalay after a shootout on Tuesday. Fighting erupted between an armed urban insurgent group Peoples Defense Force, a Mandalay based resistance force made up of Bamar (ethnic Burmese) hardliners , and the Burmese military Tatmadaw raided [] The post Mandalay shootout worries Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:44 am
Blast near Hafiz Saeeds house in Lahore claims 2 lives, injures over 15

Lahore, June 23 : At least two people have died while over 15 persons have been critically injured in a massive bomb blast in the Joher town area in Lahore on Wednesday. As per police sources, an explosive laden vehicle exploded near a police check-post located near the Allah Hu Boulevard in Joher town. The [] The post Blast near Hafiz Saeeds house in Lahore claims 2 lives, injures over 15 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:42 am
Kenyan police reservist killed in suspected Shabab attack

Mandera, June 23 : A Kenyan police reservist was killed and two others injured when suspected Shabab militants struck for the third day running here, in northeast Kenya, early Wednesday. Northeastern regional police commander Rono Bunei said the attack happened at a construction site where the militants also burnt down two tractors and an excavator, [] The post Kenyan police reservist killed in suspected Shabab attack appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:40 am
Nirav Modi loses first stage of extradition appeal in UK court

London, June 23 : Fugitive diamond marchent Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, has lost the first stage of his extradition appeal in the UK High Court. An official of the high court confirmed that the permission to appeal was rejected on paper [] The post Nirav Modi loses first stage of extradition appeal in UK court appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:38 am
Sweden, Spain advance; Poland exit

SEVILLE/ ST. PETERSBURG, June 23: A bizarre blunder by the goalkeeper helped Spain find its scoring touch at the European Championship. And it also helped them advance to the round of 16. An embarrassing own-goal by goalkeeper Martin Dbravka in the first half put Spain on the way to a 5-0 victory Wednesday, and it [] The post Sweden, Spain advance; Poland exit appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:30 am
Croatia advance at Euro 2020

GLASGOW, June 23: Luka Modri lurked on the edge of the area, waiting for the ball to come to him before perfectly stroking it into the top corner with the outside of his boot. At 35, this may well be the Croatia captains last European Championship, and he doesnt want to go home just yet. [] The post Croatia advance at Euro 2020 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:29 am
Sterling scores as England beat Czechs to lead group

LONDON, June 23: At least England now knows it can rely on Raheem Sterling for goals. The scoring touch missing at his last three tournaments has been rediscovered on home territory, and it gave his team first place in its group. It was Sterlings second goal at Euro 2020 and it secured a 1-0 victory [] The post Sterling scores as England beat Czechs to lead group appeared first on The Shillong Times .

24 Jun 2021 1:27 am
NEC employees body donates Rs 3 lakh to set up Covid care centre at Nongrim Hills area

SHILLONG, June 23: The North Eastern Council Secretariat Employees Welfare Association (NECSEWA) offered financial aid to the members of Dorbar Shnong (Nongrim Hills) for a Covid Care Centre at the NEC Secretariat today in presence of members of Dorbar Shnong and senior officials of NEC as a humanitarian gesture. A cheque of Rs 3 [] The post NEC employees body donates Rs 3 lakh to set up Covid care centre at Nongrim Hills area appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 8:31 pm
GSU seek setting up of state batallion

TURA, June 23: The GSU from Baghmara on Wednesday sought the setting up of the 7th Meghalaya batallion headquarters at Baghmara reminding that land for the construction of the same has already been allotted. In its memorandum to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma the union pointed out that South Garo Hills which has a dense [] The post GSU seek setting up of state batallion appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 8:16 pm
Tura police action against overpricing, extortion

TURA, June 23: Following media reports of overpricing of life saving drugs by certain pharmacies in Tura town, West Garo Hills police on Wednesday conducted a raid at one such pharmacy and seized a significant amount of the overpriced items. West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) V S Rathore informed that in total, 7 [] The post Tura police action against overpricing, extortion appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 6:29 pm
Time for introspection in beleaguered Assam Cong camp

GUWAHATI, June 23: The beleaguered Congress in Assam could be in for more damage and jolts across the state after four-time party MLA from Mariani, Rupjyoti Kurmi, quit the party last week and joined ruling BJP. Before last Friday, the grand old party had 29 MLAs in Assam. With Kurmis resignation, it now has one [] The post Time for introspection in beleaguered Assam Cong camp appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 6:12 pm
NGO files FIR against former Assam NRC coordinator over anomalies

GUWAHATI, June 23: City-based NGO, Assam Public Works (APW), has lodged a first information report (FIR) against former Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator, Prateek Hajela and his close associates, for alleged manipulation in the family tree verification during the NRC update process. A family tree is a chart representing the family relationships in [] The post NGO files FIR against former Assam NRC coordinator over anomalies appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 5:12 pm
Director Amit Masurkar: Sherni was a difficult film to score music

MUMBAI, June 23: Sherni director Amit Masurkar has opened up on the music of the film, saying he is glad to have collaborated with composers Naren Chandavarkar and Benedict Taylor for the project. Sherni was a difficult film to score because of the complex intersections in the story. I felt safe with Naren and [] The post Director Amit Masurkar: Sherni was a difficult film to score music appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 5:10 pm
Remaining papers for Class 12 board examination in Meghalaya wont be held

SHILLONG, June 23: Minister in-charge Education, Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday informed that the remaining papers for Class 12 board examination will no longer be conducted because of prevailing COVID pandemic situation. Re-examination for those students who have missed the HSSLC and SSLC exams, will be conducted by mid July. These remaining papers are computer science, [] The post Remaining papers for Class 12 board examination in Meghalaya wont be held appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 5:05 pm
Assam Police probe into FCI rice scam moves ahead at snails pace

GUWAHATI, June 23: More than three weeks have passed since the seizure of a truckload of rice bags, reportedly involving Food Corporation of India (FCI), Shillong division, from a private warehouse in Kamrup district, but the investigation conducted by Assam Police apparently has not come up with anything substantial. Quite surprisingly, there have been [] The post Assam Police probe into FCI rice scam moves ahead at snails pace appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 4:38 pm
Ayushmann turns Insta poet, shares memories from college days

MUMBAI, June 23:Actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Wednesday donned the poets hat on Instagram, and went down memory lane recalling his college days. Ayushmann posted a picture of his younger self from his student days and wrote in Hindi: (Circa 2006) Baat hai Panjab University ke hut number fourteen ki. Muskaan hai befikr everyday routine ki. [] The post Ayushmann turns Insta poet, shares memories from college days appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 3:52 pm
Rape accused sentenced to 20 years in prison

KHLIEHRIAT, June 23: The Special Judge POSCO here, sentenced a rape accused, Pynchemlangki Bareh, to rigorous imprisonment for 20 years under section 4 (POCSO Act) and two years rigorous imprisonment under section 506 IPC and directed him to pay fine of Rs.5000 after held him guilty of committing rape on a minor girl on [] The post Rape accused sentenced to 20 years in prison appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 12:13 pm
Badshah: Truly believe in magic of India, especially its music

NEW DELHI, June 23: With last years Genda phool and his latest track Paani paani, rapper Badshah has started infusing Indian music and instruments in his compositions. He says it is a conscious choice as he truly believes in the magic of India and its culture especially the music and instruments that often [] The post Badshah: Truly believe in magic of India, especially its music appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 11:01 am
Three state hospitals to get oxygen plants

Shillong/Tura, June 22: Japan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have helped set up three oxygen generator plants at the civil hospitals of Nongpoh, Jowai and Tura. The plants, which can produce up to 800 litres of oxygen per minute, will immensely help the state in treating the critically-ill Covid-19 patients. Official sources said altogether [] The post Three state hospitals to get oxygen plants appeared first on The Shillong Times .

23 Jun 2021 7:41 am