The first edition of the Shillong Literary Festival, a part of the Cherry Blossom Festival was inaugurated on Thursday.
SSMP president Samuel Biam said that on several occasions they have received complaints from the public accusing local taxis and STPS buses of charging extra
Kingstone Marak was one of the two aspirants for the BJP ticket.
Meghalaya Transport Minister Dasakhiat Lamare said that the government is working on many strategies to ease traffic congestion in the capital city.
A total of 151 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Meghalaya.
The NGEA had provided an ultimatum of seven days for the GHADC authorities to meet their demands, failing which the employees had threatened a strike.
Members of the press fraternity in Meghalaya have strongly condemned the assault on the senior journalist
Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally surged to 75,735 on Monday.
Meghalaya recorded 257 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday.
A notification on the lifting of restrictions in view of the pandemic will be issued by the respective Deputy Commissioners, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.
The government is likely to take decision on reopening of schools next week.
During the relaxation of the curfew, opening of essential and non-essential shops will be allowed till 3 pm.
Former Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew was shot dead at his residence at Mawlai Kynton Massar on August 13 early morning.
The Meghalaya government has imposed curfew in Shillong following incidents of violence that took place on Independence Day.,
The number of COVID-19 active cases in Meghalaya stands at 4,513 as of Saturday.
The government will take firm action against people behind the blast and will ensure safety of the people of the state, CM Conrad Sangma said
The two persons were arrested and arms were recovered from them under Damalgre police station jurisdiction under South West Garo Hills.
At least 12 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Saturday.
Prestone to take over Health department
Congress party to launch a nationwide protest on Pegasus issue, spokesperson of the Congress party in Meghalaya, Zenith Sangma said.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Monday that the Public-Private Partnership policy is needed to facilitate more private investment in the state.
The meeting between the chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya is expected to fix the date for border talks between the two states.
Meghalaya Health Minister Alexande Laloo Hek raised the issue of undue delay in the appointment of a permanent director and board director of the governing body of NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
The central and state government offices in Meghalaya have been asked to function at 30 per cent strength.
Intervention of Union Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has been sought for for withdrawal of the environmental clearance issued to Star Cement Meghalaya Ltd.
The Meghalaya Congress party slammed the government over the alarming number of COVID-19 death counts in the state.
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, in a series of posts on Twitter, said that he had instructed district deputy commissioners to aggressively go on a second mission mode to flatten the Covid curve in the state..
The Meghalaya government has also decided to create more beds at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC) level throughout the state.
Meghalaya Congress party on Wednesday held discussion on Covid situation in the state and decided to seek CM Conrad K Sangma's intervention in COVID-related issues facing the people in the state.
DC will work with @MeghalayaPolice to ensure that the lockdown is effectively imposed and also ensure essential commodities are available during the period.
As many as 1000 oxygen supported beds will be installed in the next two weeks for effectively tackling the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Meghalaya CM Sangma said.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has crossed 4000-mark.
As many as 482 out of the actual strength of 1,387 SF-10 personnel will be transferred to different districts for better policing in the state.
The government order permitting food delivery applies for the duration of the lockdown period in the district till 5 am of May 10.
The chief minister issued directions to the authorities to be prepared with all possibilities to deal with the pandemic.
This was expressed during a meeting convened by the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday.
The chief minister informed the House that recently, during the visit of the Union Home Minister to the state on January 23, a memorandum was submitted in which the matter relating to the demand for implementation of ILP in the state is also included.
Only 7,600 healthcare workers have been vaccinated for COVID till date in Meghalaya.
At least 27 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Friday in Meghalaya.
The plea for grant of pre-arrest bail was made in connection with the FIR filed on January 22 and registered with the Khliehriat police station.
Sangma asked the Meghalaya government to enforce relevant sections of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 to prevent further illegal mining in the state.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War on Wednesday said that 21 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 while 19 have recovered from the viral infection.
The teachers and civil voluntary groups are against NEHU vice-chancellor Prof SK Srivastava’s decision to convene the academic council meeting.
Committee to be set up to conduct on the spot inspection to the sites where the uranium tanks are located in Nongbah Jynrin.
The meeting discussed at length different components of the policy that encompasses development of a holistic atmosphere for youth
Meghalaya reported one Covid death and 57 new positive cases on Tuesday.
Two more patients succumbed to COVID-19 illness in Meghalaya on Wednesday.
All hotels and guest houses in Sohra, Mawsmai have been allowed to open to enable local visitors to stay.
Deputy CM Tynsong said Rs 48 crore of the total expenditure was received as assistance from the government of India.
The overall number of recoveries in Meghalaya is 3,654 cases.
The government will not enforce further lockdown in Meghalaya, as the state cannot simply shut down the economy, the chief minister said
Three more COVID-19 patients died in Meghalaya on Monday.
Meghalaya reports 103 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
Two more succumbed to COVID-19 infection in Meghalaya on Saturday.
AICC Secretary and party spokesperson Zenith Sangma said there was absolutely no roadmap in handling the Covid situation in the state..
The state reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday.
Two more deaths due to Covid infection were reported in the state
The foundation stone laying occasion coincided with the party’s former leader Purno A Sangma’s 73rd birth anniversary.
The state reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 civilians on Sunday.
The state has recorded a total of 2,283 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,238 are active and 10 have died related to COVID-19.
Tourism in Meghalaya has witnessed a tremendous surge over the years and a section of the population depends directly or indirectly on it for livelihood.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that the elderly man, a resident of Tikrikilla Bazaar area who tested positive for COVID-19 during a random testing, was admitted at the Tura Civil hospital on August 18.
Health Services director Dr Warr said 47 new cases, including 30 civilians and 17 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, were detected from East Khasi Hills district.
The State has so far recorded a total of 1,661 COVID-19 cases which include 925 active case and six deaths.
The North-Eastern Hill University has issued a clarification, stating that attempts are being made to malign NEHU which affects the overall perception, ranking and image of the premier University in Shillong, Meghalaya
East Khasi Hills district DC has directed for the maintenance of hygiene and bio-secured conditions at all times and restriction of entry of personnel into farm premises by pig farm owners.
The Composite Hospital has admitted over 400 patients of which 361 have recovered.
The returnee from Gujarat is among the 14 new COVID-19 positive cases detected on Thursday.
The High Court Administration has ordered a complete lockdown of the court premises for three days with effect from August 10 to August 12.
In East Khasi Hills alone 34 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the new cases, 19 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from East Khasi Hills district while one was reported from West Garo Hills.
The Meghalaya government has sent report to the Centre as 15 pigs died of suspected ASF in Lamin village.
The two-day long lockdown in Shillong Urban Agglomeration was promulgated from Monday and will conclude at 5 am on Wednesday.
A senior state health department official said that the COVID-19 recovery rate in Meghalaya is close to 90 per cent.
Heavy and incessant rains continued in the entire Garo Hills region over the past several days giving no respite to people or crops.
Education Minister Rymbui informed that the education department will convene a meeting on June 15 to discuss the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reopening of educational institutions.
The Meghalaya government has urged people in the state to adhere to safety protocols announced by the government to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
"Those stranded residents of the state who are entering Meghalaya have to go through three types of testing, thermal scanning, rapid test and RT-PCR test and only then they are allowed to go,” Sangma said