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Meghalaya bars entry of travellers from UK

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.
Published on Dec 24, 2020 07:35 PM IST

1971: A military victory and the birth of a nation

The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST

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

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.
Published on Dec 15, 2020 01:04 PM IST

Meghalaya to allow tourist entry from December 21

Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published on Dec 09, 2020 04:18 PM IST

Meghalaya to allow tourists from December 21

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 04:55 PM IST

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

The six arrested persons along with a portion of the seized explosives.
Published on Dec 04, 2020 03:13 PM IST

Meghalaya starts preparing for Covid-19 vaccine amid festive season

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST

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

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.
Published on Dec 01, 2020 07:20 PM IST

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

Check out these breathtaking pics as Cherry Blossoms paint Shillong pink
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 03:32 PM IST

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

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 03:06 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 03:00 PM IST

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

The Meghalaya government had formed a 10 company- strong counter-insurgency force, Special Force (SF) 10, in 2014 to fight the militants
Published on Nov 12, 2020 03:48 PM IST

No-confidence motion against Conrad Sangma govt in Meghalaya defeated

Later, Sangma took to Twitter and announced the resounding victory against the opposition’s motion on Wednesday night.
Published on Nov 12, 2020 09:37 AM IST

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

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma addressing the state assembly during the no confidence motion. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2020 12:07 AM IST

Top commander of banned ULFA (I) Dhristi Rajkhowa surrenders

ULFA C-in-C Dhristi Rajkhowa after his surrender in Meghalaya on Wednesday.
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 11:18 PM IST

Estimated GST shortfall likely to shrink after growth in revenue

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.
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 04:56 AM IST

Meghalaya CM launches ‘micro ATM’ service in rural areas

The CM distributed the handheld devices, through which money could be withdrawn, to banking correspondent agents
Published on Oct 22, 2020 02:49 PM IST

Khasi students’ body targets Bengalis; Meghalaya government on alert

Posters being put up by activists of the Khasi Students’ Union in Shillong on Wednesday.
Published on Oct 22, 2020 09:46 AM IST

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

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).
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 01:35 AM IST

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

Meghalaya minister Hamletson Dohling (in white T-shirt) near a tank of uranium effluents in a remote village in South West Khasi Hills.
Published on Oct 21, 2020 07:03 PM IST

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

Image for representation.
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 12:02 AM IST

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

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.
Published on Oct 01, 2020 03:32 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 11:10 AM IST

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

Home minister Amit Shah inaugurates ‘Destination North East 2020’ festival via video conferencing in New Delhi.
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 08:04 PM IST

‘Wave of cheer’: Meghalaya government legalises homemade wine

Chief minister Conrad K Sangma assured that there shall not be any heavy encumbrances on the local winemakers.
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST

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

A water-logged police station in UP’s Mhow after heavy rain on Thursday.
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 08:14 AM IST

Meghalaya schools reopen in staggered manner, attendance sparse

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.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 12:44 AM IST

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

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.
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 02:40 PM IST

Schools in four northeast states reopen partially today after six months

The SOP states that students from classes 9 to 12 will come to schools, while all other classes will remain suspended.
Published on Sep 21, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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