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Cong targets ruling MDA over COVID lapses

SHILLONG: The slanging match over Covid management between the ruling MDA and the Opposition Congress refuses to die down as in its latest salvo the Meghalaya Congress asked the Government to pull up its socks and plug the lacunae. First…

DHS clarifies status of two doctors

SHILLONG: The controversy over whether or not two doctors from Nazareth and Bethany Hospital being tested Covid positive was set at rest, at least for now, with health department clarifying that the duo was being counted as positive cases.…

Containment order hits stone quarry workers

SHILLONG: The macro-containment of a few localities in Laitkor has come as a blow to labourers and drivers employed in stone quarries in the area. The containment of Wahkdait (under Laitkor-Rngi Dorbar Shnong), where the quarries are…

Residents caught between two localities

SHILLONG: A ‘containment zone’ notice near a locality in Mawblei has confused residents who are complaining that the notice is “misleading and creating trouble for the residents of Mawblei”. A few residents whom The Shillong Times spoke to…

Civil hospital OPD to shut for two days

SHILLONG: The Out Patient Department (OPD) of Shillong Civil Hospital will be closed during the next two days (Sunday and Monday) for decontamination and sanitisation of the whole hospital. Shillong Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent,…

Rapsang wants market for vendors

SHILLONG: Unable to meet the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown at them particularly due to the closure of Iewduh, vegetable vendors are trying every possible way to earn their livelihood. While some sell their wares even from scooters,…

Ladrymbai declared containment zone

SHILLONG: The Health & Family Welfare Department, East Jaintia Hills district has reported that there is a new COVID-19 positive case at Lad Rymbai area. The positive person is a vegetable vendor and is likely to have been in contact…

BJP seeks inclusion of poor under NFSA

SHILLONG: BJP state president, Ernest Mawrie has written to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma requesting him to include the poor families who have been left out of the purview of National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA). In the letter, Mawrie…