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The training process of the dogs will take at least a year.(Twitter/@ANI)

2 Indian dog breeds to be trained by BSF in Shillong for border patrolling

By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Shillong, Meghalaya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Two Indian dogs breed, Rajapalaya and Mudhol, are being trained for use on a trial basis at present.
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Amid concerns over the detection of a mutated and more infectious strain of Covid-19 in the UK, the Meghalaya government has barred the entry of individuals from the European country into the state.(Yahoo)
Amid concerns over the detection of a mutated and more infectious strain of Covid-19 in the UK, the Meghalaya government has barred the entry of individuals from the European country into the state.(Yahoo)

Meghalaya bars entry of travellers from UK

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Amid concerns over the detection of a mutated and more infectious strain of Covid-19 in the UK, the Meghalaya government has barred the entry of individuals from the European country into the state.
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The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)
The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)

1971: A military victory and the birth of a nation

By VK Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST
A short swift war, a manoeuvre on foot in which the Pakistani army was outclassed tactically and strategically giving birth to a new nation — this victory has no parallel in military history anywhere in the world.
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According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Less than 45% of households in five states use clean fuel for cooking: NFHS

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The NFHS-5 (2019-20) was conducted in 6.1 lakh sample households to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition-related indicators from the 22 states and union territories.
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Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Unsplash)
Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Unsplash)

Meghalaya to allow tourist entry from December 21

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(File photo)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(File photo)

Meghalaya to allow tourists from December 21

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The mobile application must be downloaded and one can register, or a registered tour operator can assist visitors in completing the formalities, including a mandatory upload of photo ID
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The six arrested persons along with a portion of the seized explosives.(Photo: Meghalaya Police)
The six arrested persons along with a portion of the seized explosives.(Photo: Meghalaya Police)

Over 1,500kg of explosives, 6,000 detonators seized in Meghalaya; 6 arrested

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:13 PM IST
Police have registered a case under various sections of IPC and Explosives Act and are conducting further investigations to know about the source of the explosives and their final destination
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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(File photo)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(File photo)

Meghalaya starts preparing for Covid-19 vaccine amid festive season

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Chief minister Congrad K Sangma convened a detailed review meeting on the state’s Covid-19 situation
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Uttar Pradesh and a USD 132.8 million loan for Meghalaya.(Representative photo)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Uttar Pradesh and a USD 132.8 million loan for Meghalaya.(Representative photo)

ADB to provide USD 563 million loan for power projects in UP, Meghalaya

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply in Uttar Pradesh in India. ADB has also signed a USD 132.8 million loan to strengthen and modernise the distribution network and improve the quality of power supplied to households, industries, and businesses in Meghalaya.
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Check out these breathtaking pics as Cherry Blossoms paint Shillong pink(Twitter/NEAwareness)
Check out these breathtaking pics as Cherry Blossoms paint Shillong pink(Twitter/NEAwareness)

Forget Japan, Cherry Blossoms are blooming in Shillong and we can’t get over these breathtaking pictures

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:32 PM IST
As the India International Cherry Blossom Festival stands cancelled this year in Meghalaya, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, citizens made sure that travel enthusiasts and nature lovers do not miss out on the beauty as the pretty flowers take over Shillong and paint the city pink with seasonal love
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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)

Congress seeks CBI probe into ‘multi-crore scams’ in Meghalaya Power Dept

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Shillong
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Congress alleged there have been many anomalies in the implementation of various projects that include the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded smart metering project, among others.
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The protestors aim to primarily put pressure on Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad for adoption of ILP regime in the state.(PTI Photo)
The protestors aim to primarily put pressure on Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad for adoption of ILP regime in the state.(PTI Photo)

After a brief lull, dissent over ILP is simmering again in Meghalaya

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The votaries for ILP allege that the Centre had no political will to implement the permit regime.
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The Meghalaya government had formed a 10 company- strong counter-insurgency force, Special Force (SF) 10, in 2014 to fight the militants(File Photo (Representative Image))
The Meghalaya government had formed a 10 company- strong counter-insurgency force, Special Force (SF) 10, in 2014 to fight the militants(File Photo (Representative Image))

Top ULFA militant’s surrender marks end of insurgency in Meghalaya: DGP

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Shillong
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:48 PM IST
DGP Chandranathan said the militant had earlier narrowly escaped twice this year in encounters with the state police.
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Later, Sangma took to Twitter and announced the resounding victory against the opposition’s motion on Wednesday night.(PTI file photo)
Later, Sangma took to Twitter and announced the resounding victory against the opposition’s motion on Wednesday night.(PTI file photo)

No-confidence motion against Conrad Sangma govt in Meghalaya defeated

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Shillong
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:37 AM IST
The leader of the opposition Dr Mukul Sangma put the motion to vote after the opposition collectively announced that the present government was not willing to come clean on various allegations like corruption and illegal mining.
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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma addressing the state assembly during the no confidence motion. (HT Photo)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma addressing the state assembly during the no confidence motion. (HT Photo)

Conrad Sangma’s govt defeats Congress’ no-confidence motion in Meghalaya

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:07 AM IST
All 40 ruling MLAs voted against the no-confidence motion except the lone Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) legislator, Adelbert Nongrum, who decided to neither support the government nor the opposition.
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ULFA C-in-C Dhristi Rajkhowa after his surrender in Meghalaya on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
ULFA C-in-C Dhristi Rajkhowa after his surrender in Meghalaya on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Top commander of banned ULFA (I) Dhristi Rajkhowa surrenders

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Rajkhowa also known to be a close confidant of Paresh Baruah, the commander-in-chief of ULFA (I) is an explosives expert and is also a central committee member of the rebel group.
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Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister, wears a protective mask while speaking during a news conference in New Delhi. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent 68-day lockdown since March 25, GST collections fell sharply in April and continued to contract till August.(Bloomberg)
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister, wears a protective mask while speaking during a news conference in New Delhi. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent 68-day lockdown since March 25, GST collections fell sharply in April and continued to contract till August.(Bloomberg)

Estimated GST shortfall likely to shrink after growth in revenue

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 04:56 AM IST
Overall GST collections that saw their positive growth (this financial year) of 4% in September, after having plunged by 72% in March, posted a year-on-year growth of over 10% in October, when they crossed 1.05 lakh crore.
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The CM distributed the handheld devices, through which money could be withdrawn, to banking correspondent agents(PTI)
The CM distributed the handheld devices, through which money could be withdrawn, to banking correspondent agents(PTI)

Meghalaya CM launches ‘micro ATM’ service in rural areas

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Shillong, Meghalaya
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The initiative is being promoted by the Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society (MSRLS) in partnership with the Meghalaya Rural Bank and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
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Posters being put up by activists of the Khasi Students’ Union in Shillong on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Posters being put up by activists of the Khasi Students’ Union in Shillong on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Khasi students’ body targets Bengalis; Meghalaya government on alert

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:46 AM IST
Khasi Students’ Union launched a poster campaign at several locations of Shillong on Wednesday. However, the police swiftly moved in and removed them
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The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the health and family welfare and social welfare departments over deaths of 877 infants in 4 months. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the health and family welfare and social welfare departments over deaths of 877 infants in 4 months. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Human rights body notice for Meghalaya govt over deaths of 877 infants in 4 months

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 01:35 AM IST
In her petition, Kharshiῖing, also, the president of the Civil Society of Women’s Organization (CSWO) sought the intervention of the MHRC with regard to the death of 877 newly born infants and 61 pregnant women in the state during the months of April till July, this year due to diseases other than the coronavirus.
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Meghalaya minister Hamletson Dohling (in white T-shirt) near a tank of uranium effluents in a remote village in South West Khasi Hills.(HT PHOTO)
Meghalaya minister Hamletson Dohling (in white T-shirt) near a tank of uranium effluents in a remote village in South West Khasi Hills.(HT PHOTO)

Meghalaya minister sounds alarm over leak from uranium effluent tanks in remote village

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The minister said there were cracks in the storage tanks of uranium effluents which could be dangerous for the villagers.
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Accused of casting spell on niece, Meghalaya man buried alive by nephews

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Based on the statement of the deceased’s daughter, a group of people came to their residence on October 6, 2020, at around 7 pm and took her father away and nothing was heard from him since then.
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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI)

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma removes 2 ministers; 2 new faces to be sworn in

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Dasakhiatbha Lamare, the nephew of Commerce and Industries minister Sngiawbhalang Dhar, will replace Comingone Ymbon in the Cabinet. Conrad Sangma and his brother, James, are the other two in the Cabinet from the same family
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Ten states and Union Territories contribute 78% of the total recovered cases, with Maharashtra leading the tally with over 1,000,000 recoveries, followed by Andhra Pradesh with at least 600,000.(HT Photo)
Ten states and Union Territories contribute 78% of the total recovered cases, with Maharashtra leading the tally with over 1,000,000 recoveries, followed by Andhra Pradesh with at least 600,000.(HT Photo)

At least 14 states have less than 5,000 active Covid-19 cases each: Health ministry

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Experts in epidemiology, however, said that the possibility that states with a high case load are actually efficient in their Covid-19 data reporting should not be ruled out
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Home minister Amit Shah inaugurates ‘Destination North East 2020’ festival via video conferencing in New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)
Home minister Amit Shah inaugurates ‘Destination North East 2020’ festival via video conferencing in New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amit Shah launches Destination North East-2020 to promote region’s tourism, culture and business

By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Stressing on the need for peace in the once strife-torn region in order to promote tourism and investment, the Union home minister said since 2014 steps taken by the Centre have helped replace violence with development.
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Chief minister Conrad K Sangma assured that there shall not be any heavy encumbrances on the local winemakers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Chief minister Conrad K Sangma assured that there shall not be any heavy encumbrances on the local winemakers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Wave of cheer’: Meghalaya government legalises homemade wine

By David Laitphlang | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST
The Meghalaya government on Thursday introduced the Manufacture and Sale of Home Made Fruit Wines Rules, 2020 for issuing of licenses to winemakers in the state.
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A water-logged police station in UP’s Mhow after heavy rain on Thursday.(ANI)
A water-logged police station in UP’s Mhow after heavy rain on Thursday.(ANI)

Monsoon begins withdrawing next week, above normal day temperatures likely over NW India

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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Students may attend school seeking help from their teachers on subjects that they need to but with their parents’ written consent. Teachers, however, will start attending school based on a roster system.(HT PHOTO.)
Students may attend school seeking help from their teachers on subjects that they need to but with their parents’ written consent. Teachers, however, will start attending school based on a roster system.(HT PHOTO.)

Meghalaya schools reopen in staggered manner, attendance sparse

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Day one witnessed sparse attendance as teachers, parents and students are still wary of venturing out with cases increasing each day especially in Shillong agglomeration. However, it was noticed today that people are still unsure and are yet to come to terms with the new normal.
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The Centre’s Unlock 4 guidelines, which were issued late last month to further ease the restrictions imposed in March to deal with the pandemic, allowed students of classes 9 to 12 outside containment zones to return to schools on a voluntary basis from September 21 (Monday) to seek academic guidance.(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
The Centre’s Unlock 4 guidelines, which were issued late last month to further ease the restrictions imposed in March to deal with the pandemic, allowed students of classes 9 to 12 outside containment zones to return to schools on a voluntary basis from September 21 (Monday) to seek academic guidance.(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)

Unlock 4: Students return to schools for academic guidance first time since March

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Schools in four north-eastern states—Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya—and Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir started functioning in line with the Centre’s guidelines
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The SOP states that students from classes 9 to 12 will come to schools, while all other classes will remain suspended.(Representational Photo/HT)
The SOP states that students from classes 9 to 12 will come to schools, while all other classes will remain suspended.(Representational Photo/HT)

Schools in four northeast states reopen partially today after six months

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya have decided to allow students from classes 9 to 12 to attend classes voluntarily
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