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Fight corruption or quit, Hek tells MDA partners

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Senior BJP leader and Adviser to the Chief Minister, Alexander L. Hek on Tuesday asked the coalition partners of the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) to either fight for course correction or quit the coalition. As a veteran politician, I am asking them to either fight or leave, Hek said when asked [] The post Fight corruption or quit, Hek tells MDA partners appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:54 am
Commercial interests behind opposition to relocation: Paul

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Former Urban Affairs Minister and UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh has said that residents of Harijan Colony were opposing the relocation move of the state government owing to commercial interests. Speaking with The Shillong Times on Tuesday, Lyngdoh said the residents have developed commercial interest in the land at Them Iew [] The post Commercial interests behind opposition to relocation: Paul appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:52 am
Congress never tried to resolve boundary dispute: Tynsong

SHILLONG, Oct 19: National Peoples Party (NPP) national vice president, Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday took potshots at the Congress, alleging that the previous governments in Meghalaya and Assam under the grand old party had never tried to resolve the protracted boundary disputes between the two states. Addressing an election campaign for NPP candidate, Pyniaid Sing [] The post Congress never tried to resolve boundary dispute: Tynsong appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:50 am
Audit of district council funds: DCA minister justifies delay

SHILLONG, Oct 19: District Council Affairs Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said the delay in the completion of auditing of accounts in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) was due to multiple reasons. He told reporters on Tuesday that the functioning of offices and the movement of [] The post Audit of district council funds: DCA minister justifies delay appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:48 am
Rape-accused father on the run

SHILLONG, Oct 19: A man accused of raping and impregnating his daughter on multiple occasions over the last 14 years has gone underground after a case was filed by the survivor recently. In her complaint, the survivor from West Jaintia Hills alleged that her father had raped her first in 2007 following which she became [] The post Rape-accused father on the run appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:46 am
Election dept ready for first big challenge

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Safety and emphasis on COVID-19 protocols are the two mantras adopted by the state Election department as it gears up for its first big challenge in the form of by-elections to three assembly constituencies of Mawphlang, Mawryngkneng and Rajabala seats on October 30 against the backdrop of the pandemic. Constitutionally, by-elections to [] The post Election dept ready for first big challenge appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:44 am
Rymbui allays HNLC poll threat

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has allayed fears of any law-and-order problem during the upcoming by-elections in view of the threat issued by the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC). The outlawed militant group had warned the voters against voting for the candidates of the National Peoples Party (NPP), which is contesting two of [] The post Rymbui allays HNLC poll threat appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:42 am
Sutnga residents vow to continue fight against coke plants

SHILLONG, Oct 19: The Environment Coordination Committee (ECC) and residents of Elaka Sutnga have resolved to continue their fight against illegal coke factories in the area. Slamming the owners of coke plants for trying to mislead the people by claiming that they have the no objection certificate, Secretary of ECC, Pynbeit Sutnga said NOC is [] The post Sutnga residents vow to continue fight against coke plants appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:40 am
KHADC bans plastic bags in markets under its jurisdiction

SHILLONG, Oct 19: All markets in the four districts of East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi falling within the jurisdiction of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) have been declared as no plastic zones with immediate effect. We have issued a notification declaring all markets within the [] The post KHADC bans plastic bags in markets under its jurisdiction appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:38 am
COVID-19 under control in state: Health dept

SHILLONG, Oct 19: The COVID-19 situation in the state is under control with the daily count of fresh cases coming down drastically in the last few weeks, the Health department said on Tuesday. However, with the situation improving of late, the number of COVID-19 tests has decreased substantially. As per the COVID-19 dashboard, 88,287 tests [] The post COVID-19 under control in state: Health dept appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:36 am
Harijan Colony at Iew Mawlong thrives with life and activity on Tuesday.

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20 Oct 2021 5:34 am
DC nod to peaceful procession in city

SHILLONG, Oct 19: The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills has granted permission for a peaceful procession scheduled for Wednesday to protest against the vandalisation of temples and attacks on Hindu devotees in Bangladesh, but with riders. In a letter to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Deputy Commissioner specified that the procession will be [] The post DC nod to peaceful procession in city appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:30 am
Ram Singh calls for compliance with SOPs in poll campaigns

TURA, Oct 19: Following reports of COVID-19 protocol violations during election campaigns for the upcoming Rajabala by-elections by various contesting groups, West Garo Hills District Election Officer, Ram Singh, on Tuesday held a meeting with various party functionaries in the presence of the General Observer at the DRDA Hall in Tura. During the meeting, Singh [] The post Ram Singh calls for compliance with SOPs in poll campaigns appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:28 am
Plans afoot for beautification of Jowai

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Plans are in the making for beautification of Jowai town in West Jaintia Hills, with an Expression of Interest (EoI) already having been floated by the Urban Affairs department. The government has maintained that the objective of the beautification is to optimise resources in the town with re-development of public spaces with [] The post Plans afoot for beautification of Jowai appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:26 am
A devotee offers prayer at a mosque on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.

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20 Oct 2021 5:07 am
Failed tit-for-tat policy

Six Pakistani terrorists were shot down in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir after a weeks efforts by the security forces following the October 11 attacks in which nine Indian soldiers were killed. While this is one side of the Kashmir story, on the other side is the offensives by terrorists/militants against non-locals in Kashmir, [] The post Failed tit-for-tat policy appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:06 am
Our political industry needs change

By Lawrence Pherliam Sumer Majority of the voters cling to their own beliefs, facts and assumptions and whats more, in a close knit society like ours, where everyone is a relative of everyone, a voter is compelled to lean towards a relative politician irrespective of his or her credentials. We have always been hypocritical about [] The post Our political industry needs change appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:04 am
DST seems to ignore oecd-led minimum tax deal

By Nantoo Banerjee Indias commerce department seems to be out of touch with the governments intentional tax deals bilateral or multilateral. In recent times, India has lost all tax cases against MNCs in international courts and tribunals. It also lost large undisclosed sums in fighting these hopeless litigations at home and abroad for years [] The post DST seems to ignore oecd-led minimum tax deal appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:02 am
Wanted a fair deal

Editor, Through your esteemed daily I would like to inform you that result for the departmental promotion of Fire & Emergency Service, Meghalaya of different post was kept in abeyance till presently for reason best known to the Department but as per information from sources the promotional result for the post of Sub Station officer [] The post Wanted a fair deal appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 5:00 am
KHADC, plastic jakkalako champengna remikkanga

Shillong: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC)-ni Executive Committee, council-ni jurisdiction-ni ningo gaakgipa dingtang dingtang bajar-antirango plastic jakkalaniko dongtongna no plastic zone-ko Mongolbar salo parakataha. Council-ni jurisdiction-o gaakgipa gimik bajar-o plastic jakkalako cham-pengna gita no plastic zone-ko parakataha. Ia niamko mikkangchi Iewduh-oba ragatgen. Maina banga manderango-nikon badi kaanirangko manseonga, ine KHADC-ni Chief Executive Member (CEM), [] The p

20 Oct 2021 4:14 am
Assam-Mlaya-ni simarango meligrikgijaniko Cong agangrikna pachija ine NPP matnanga

SHILLONG: Assam aro Meghalaya adok damgnini simarango meligrikgijanirangko namatna gita ia adok damgnion Congress sorkarirang agangrikna gita pachipjahachim ine Mongolbar salo, National Peoples Party (NPP)-ni national vice president aro Meghalaya adokni Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong matnangataha. Mongolbar attamo, Mawryngkneng Assembly constituency-ni by-election-o NPP-ni candidate onge susaenggipa Pyniaid Sing Syiem-na campaign-ko kaangengon, ua 2003 [] The post Assam-Mlaya-ni simaran

20 Oct 2021 4:12 am
By-election-ni somoio niamrangko pejachina political dolrangko mikrakata

TURA: Rebaenggipa October 30 tariko ongatenggipa Rajabala Assembly by-election-na kamrangko kasoanio dingtang dingtang political dolrang, COVID-19-ni niamrangko aro Model Code of Conduct (MCC)-ko peenga ine koborrangko mansoahani gimin Mongolbar salo West Garo Hills ajani District Election Officer (DEO), 47-Rajabala (Gen) Assembly Constituency-ni General Observer baksa dingtang dingtang political dolni dilgiparangko okame DRDA hall-o tomaniko [] The post By-election-ni somoio niamrangko pejachi

20 Oct 2021 4:10 am
SGH-o MeECL office-ko NGO-rang kam kana ongija jingjengata

TURA: South Garo Hills ajao bijoli onani kamrangko namdapatchina gita jasa skangan sorkarina memorandum-ko onmanahaoba daonan maming jakurangko dekujaenga ine matnangenba, South Garo Hills ajani dingtang dingtang NGO-rang, jekai GSU, ADE, FKJGP, AHAM, GSMC aro uandakgipa gipin dolrang, Mongolbar sal dipet Baghmara-o donggipa MeECL office-ko picketing kana ba kam kana ongija jingjengatna abachengataha ine [] The post SGH-o MeECL office-ko NGO-rang kam kana ongija jingjengata appeared first on Th

20 Oct 2021 4:08 am
Mlaya-o sak 65 COVID mandapa, sak 1 siangtaia

SHILLONG: Sombar saloni Mongolbar salona konta 24-ni gisepo Meghalaya adok gimiko sak 65 manderang COVID-19 mandaptaiaha aro apsan salon adoko mande sak 1 COVID mane siangskaaha. Konta 24-ni gisepo COVID-19 mandapgipa sak 65 manderangko channe dao Meghalaya adok gimiko COVID-19 mane dongenggiparang gimik sak 740 ongengaha aro ia apsan salon mande sak 1 COVID-19 [] The post Mlaya-o sak 65 COVID mandapa, sak 1 siangtaia appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 4:06 am
Garoland-na dabianio BJP-ni bakrimaniko nangjawa: GSMC

TURA: Meghalaya adokko Khasi-Jaintia aro Achikrangna bak kae onchina gita Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) aro Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) nangrime dabiengon, dingtang Garoland adokna dabianio Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ni bakrimaniko nangjawa ine Mongolbar salo, dao dipet Garoland adokko dabidilenggipa Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC) parakataha. Meghalaya adokko bak kachina dabianiara [] The post Garoland-na dabianio BJP-ni bakrimaniko nangjawa: GSMC appea

20 Oct 2021 4:04 am
NGH-o public hearing-ko ongatenga

RESUBELPARA: North Garo Hills ajani Mendipathar-o East Garo Hills ajani Williamnagar-o donggipa Balsrigittim-oni Jessica Norombi R Marak minggipa mandeni bimingo bonded warehouse-ko kulina biengani gimin manderangni nangnikaniko masie rana gita rebaenggipa October 22 tarik pring 11:00 bajio public hearing-ko Mendipathar bazar-o ongatenga ine North Garo Hills ajani Deputy Superintendent of Excise uiataha. Iani bidingo [] The post NGH-o public hearing-ko ongatenga appeared first on The Shillong T

20 Oct 2021 4:02 am
Mlaya by-election-o 12D form-ko jakkalgen

SHILLONG: Meghalaya adokni damgittam Assembly constituency-rang, chongmotan Mawryngneng, Mawphlang aro Rajabala Assembly constituency-ni by-election-ko rebaenggipa October 30 tariko ongatna gita Election department, kamrangko kasoengahaon, ia by-election-o butchuma budeparang, COVID-19 mangipa manderang aro beenni gita cholgri onggipa manderangba dilgiparangko seokanio bakko rapana manna gita Election department, dingtangmancha 12D form-ko jakkalanggen. Meghalaya adokni Chief Electoral Officer

20 Oct 2021 4:00 am
Bangladesh stay alive, beat hosts Oman by 26 runs

Al Amerat, Oct 19: Bangladesh kept their hopes of advancing to Super 12s stage alive with a nervy 26-run win over co-hosts Oman in their Group B match of the T20 World Cup here on Tuesday. Opener Mohammad Naim struck a fine half-century to help Bangladesh set a 154-run target before bowlers led by star [] The post Bangladesh stay alive, beat hosts Oman by 26 runs appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:46 am
Scotland nearer to Super 12 with 17-run win over PNG

Al Amerat (Oman), Oct 19: Richie Berrington slammed a stroke-filled 70 while Josh Davey snapped four wickets as Scotland inched closer to the Super 12s with a comfortable 17-run win over Papua New Guinea in their Group B match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Tuesday. Scotland grabbed the top position in Group [] The post Scotland nearer to Super 12 with 17-run win over PNG appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:44 am
India prepare for final warm-up match against Australia

Dubai, Oct 19: Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, India would look to finalise their batting order for the tournament-proper when they take on Australia in their second and final warm-up game here on Wednesday. India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament [] The post India prepare for final warm-up match against Australia appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:39 am
Hardik not bowling will not impact Indias chances

New Delhi, Oct 19: Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev has opined that all-rounder Hardik Pandya not bowling will not impact Team Indias chances at the ICC T20 World Cup. However, he added that it will affect the combination and the options for Virat Kohli. Kapils comments came after Hardik refrained from bowling in Indias warm-up match [] The post Hardik not bowling will not impact Indias chances appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:38 am
NZ umpire Goodall passes away at 83

Wellington, Oct 19: New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall, who was at the center of a famously ill-tempered test series between New Zealand and the West Indies in 1980, has died. He was 83. His death was announced Tuesday by New Zealand Cricket, which did not specify a cause. Goodall stood in 24 test matches [] The post NZ umpire Goodall passes away at 83 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:35 am
Hopefully team has learnt from 2019 WC semis loss

New Delhi, Oct 19: Star opener KL Rahul on Tuesday said that he is very excited about the 2021 T20 Mens World Cup, adding that Indias defeat against New Zealand in the semifinal of the 50-over World Cup in 2019 hurt the team a lot and hopefully the side will use that as a motivation [] The post Hopefully team has learnt from 2019 WC semis loss appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:34 am
England to tour Windies in 2022

Kensington OvaL, Oct 19: Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced the match schedule and venues for England Mens T20 Internationals and Test tours of the West Indies in January and March 2022. England will arrive in the Caribbean to play the first-ever five-match T20I series between the [] The post England to tour Windies in 2022 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:32 am
There cant be a bigger X-factor than Bumrah

New Delhi, Oct 19: Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan believes that there cannot be a bigger X-factor than pacer Jasprit Bumrah in Indias bowling line-up for the T20 World Cup. According to me in terms of bowling, there is only one X-factor and that is Jasprit Bumrah. There cant be a bigger X-factor than Bumrah [] The post There cant be a bigger X-factor than Bumrah appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:31 am
Sports Snippets

Madrid forward Benzema faces trial in France for blackmail Lyon, Oct 19: Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will stand trial outside Paris starting Wednesday after being accused of trying to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail. Four other people, including one of [] The post Sports Snippets appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:19 am
Promoted Venezia earn first Serie A home win

VENICE, Oct 19: Promoted Venezia earned its first Serie A home win in nearly two decades after beating Fiorentina 1-0 on Monday. Mattia Aramu scored into an empty net late in the first half after a perfect set up from Gianluca Busio and Thomas Henry left the goalkeeper out of position. Fiorentina, which had won [] The post Promoted Venezia earn first Serie A home win appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:18 am
Arsenal survive Palace to finish 2-2

LONDON, Oct 19: Arsenal fans were nearly haunted by the return of club hero Patrick Vieira. Vieira was back this time as Crystal Palace manager and his team was just about to beat the Gunners at Emirates Stadium. But Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette made sure that wouldnt happen. He scored a dramatic late equalizer and [] The post Arsenal survive Palace to finish 2-2 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:18 am
4th Division Football: Tynring claim 2-1 win over Madan

SHILLONG, Oct 19: Tynring SC notched up a 2 1 win over Madan S&CC in a 4th Division football match here on Tuesday. Tynring had a 16th minute advantage through Arborlang Nongpluh before Dakerskhem Mynsong doubled the lead in the 27th. Five minutes later, Madans Dawto Shadap reduced the deficit but Tynring held on [] The post 4th Division Football: Tynring claim 2-1 win over Madan appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:18 am
UEFA hit England with stadium closure

NYON, Oct 19: UEFA ordered England on Monday to play one mens national team game in an empty stadium as punishment for chaotic disorder around Wembley Stadium at the European Championship final in July. The stadium closure will apply for a Nations League fixture in June. A second empty-stadium game was deferred for a two-year [] The post UEFA hit England with stadium closure appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:06 am
FIFA boss wants completion of Brazil-Argentina match

Buenos Aires, Oct 19: FIFA President Gianni Infantino believes the suspended World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina should be decided on the pitch. The September 5 match in Sao Paulo was suspended after seven minutes due to alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols. It is always good to decide matches on the pitch and not [] The post FIFA boss wants completion of Brazil-Argentina match appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:05 am
EPL clubs move to prevent Newcastle from signing lucrative sponsorship deals

LONDON, Oct 19: English Premier League clubs moved on Monday to prevent Newcastle immediately striking lucrative sponsorship deals with companies linked to its new Saudi ownership. Clubs held an emergency meeting to impose a freeze on any of them agreeing to commercial arrangements with businesses their owners are associated with, a person familiar with the [] The post EPL clubs move to prevent Newcastle from signing lucrative sponsorship deals appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:04 am
AIBA introduces belts, white gloves for worlds

Lausanne, Oct 19: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has decided to introduce commemorative belts and white gloves, instead of the traditional red and blue, during the upcoming mens world championships in Belgrade, calling the move a symbol of fresh startin the controversy-marred sport. The world championships begin on October 24 in Belgrade (Serbia) with India [] The post AIBA introduces belts, white gloves for worlds appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:03 am
Indian eves face top-tier Swedish side in friendly

Stockholm, Oct 19: With three recent international wins under its belt, a confident Indian womens football team will take on Swedish top tier league side Hammarby IF in a friendly match here on Wednesday. This is the first of two friendlies the Indian team will play in the Scandinavian country. The team played four matches [] The post Indian eves face top-tier Swedish side in friendly appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 2:02 am
Nagarjuna to lock horns with Telugu biggies during Sankranti 2022

Hyderabad, Oct 19 :Telugu cinemas top hero Akkineni Nagarjuna is repeating his partnership with the director Kalyan Krishna, with whom he had collaborated for the 2016 hit movie Soggade Chinni Nayana, for their upcoming film Bangarraju. Billed as a romance and family drama, Bangarraju is being slated by its producers for a Sankranti release next [] The post Nagarjuna to lock horns with Telugu biggies during Sankranti 2022 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 1:42 am
Kangana: I have always done Dhaakad things in life

Mumbai, Oct 19 : Kangana Ranaut, who took to social media to share a four-looks-in-one poster of her upcoming film, Dhaakad, launched it in person here at an event on Tuesday, saying that all her life she has done Dhaakad things. When a journalist compared her with Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, Kangana countered testily if it [] The post Kangana: I have always done Dhaakad things in life appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 1:40 am
Ajay a fabulous cook, but avoids touching anything with fingers: Kajol

Mumbai, Oct 19 : Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn may have been in headlines for his movies and now because of appearing on Into The Wild with Bear Grylls, but like every star he has a private side to him that we know little about. Who can be a better person than his wife and popular [] The post Ajay a fabulous cook, but avoids touching anything with fingers: Kajol appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 1:38 am
Special Ops sequel takes viewers into Agent Himmats life

New Delhi, Oct 19 :The popular Disney+ Hotstar espionage thriller Special Ops is making its comeback with an extension to its universe. Titled as Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story, whose trailer was released on Tuesday, the series will be a prequel to unravel the formative years of agent Himmat Singh. The project has been [] The post Special Ops sequel takes viewers into Agent Himmats life appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 1:32 am
China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal

Kathmandu, Oct 19 :China on Tuesday announced that it is providing an additional grant of two million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal. During a telephone conversation with his Nepali counterpart Dr Narayan Khadka on Tuesday, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the announcement to provide the Vero Cell vaccines manufactured in China. China, [] The post China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal appeared first on The Shillong Times .

20 Oct 2021 1:20 am
SGH groups picket power department over poor service

TURA, Oct 19: Combined organizations from South Garo Hills on Tuesday began their protest over the poor power scenario in the district demanding that the grievances being faced by the people of the district with regard to power distribution by the MeECL be looked into at the earliest. Earlier, the organizations had submitted a memorandum [] The post SGH groups picket power department over poor service appeared first on The Shillong Times .

19 Oct 2021 11:12 pm