Special Meeting of NESAC Society held at Umiam, Meghalaya

GUWAHATI: A special meeting of the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) Society was chaired by Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah at NESAC HQ at Umiam, Meghalaya on Saturday. During the meeting, issues related to use of space…

Meghalaya further lowers petrol, diesel retail prices by over Rs 5 per litre

Shillong: Meghalaya government on Tuesday slashed retail prices of petrol and diesel by another over Rs 5 by reducing VAT on them, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. The decision came amid strike by commercial transporters that entered second day…

Third edition of Assam Downhill Championship on Dec 19 and 20

GUWAHATI: The third edition of the Assam Downhill Championship will be held on December 19 and 20 in Guwahati’s Monkey Temple Trail in Hengrabari, VIP road. Riders above 14 years from across the country are expected to participate in the…

DoNER minister assures Meghalaya of funds for projects

DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh has assured Meghalaya Health Minister A L Hek of looking into the various projects that the state government has put up for funds from the centre, officials said on Sunday. During a meeting held on Saturday…

Shillong’s Punjabi Lane dwellers get more time to prove legality of stay

Shillong: The Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) has extended the deadline till August 30 for dwellers of Punjabi Lane to furnish documents proving the legality of their stay, officials said on Wednesday. The civic body has issued fresh notices after none…

Heroin worth Rs. 1 crore seized in Meghalaya, woman held

Shillong: The police have seized over 500 gram of heroin worth over Rs 1 crore from a woman and arrested her from here. Acting on a tip off, the anti-narcotic team of state police raided the rented house of the…

Meghalaya flood toll rises to 8

Shillong: With the death of two more persons on Thursday, the toll due to floods in Meghalaya rose to eight as more than 1.55 lakh people remain affected, officials said. South West Garo Hills District Deputy Commissioner Ram Kumar said a…

1.14 lakh people affected as Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district gets flooded

Tura: Incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days and rising waters of two rivers flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district, affecting at least 1.14 lakh people, officials said on Monday. A total of 57,700 people, residents of…

Assam, Meghalaya likely to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

Guwahati: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted that states such as Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Saturday. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim,” IMD…

Need to make structural changes in NE Cong units: Faleiro

Admitting that the state Congress units in the northeast need to introspect and work on their strengths and weaknesses, senior leader Luizinho Faleiro has called for structural changes in the party. Faleiro, who is the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of the northeast, said…

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