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Chief Minister reviews preparedness with stakeholders

TURA, May 6 : Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma , reviewed the Covid-19 preparedness with the stake-holders at Tura Circuit House on 6 May where the members of the Covid-19 management committees including the church leaders also participated. Reviewing the preparedness to face the challenges of the second wave of the contagious virus, the chief minister informed that Tura, Phulbari and Purakhasia in West Garo Hills are now the hot-spots and asked the health department to prepare the charts for blood-graph…

Bernard alleges target on BJP voters

TURA, May 6: Tura BJP MDC Bernard Marak has written to chief minister Conrad K Sangma alleging that BJP voters in Tura, particularly those employed in the GHADC who endorsed his candidature, are being targeted with a dictatorial order directing them to return to work. He claimed that in a meeting on Wednesday which he attended with other MDCs and the new EC to break the deadlock with the striking employees, executive members were accused of targeting the striking employees through the district administration and legal…

NGEA defies EC’s threat of termination

TURA, May 6: Defying the warning of action issued against them by the new executive committee of the GHADC, the NGEA on Thursday chose to remain firm on their stand and decided to continue their ongoing protest in the form of work boycott unless a year’s salary in the revised scale is released to them one time. The NGEA in a statement said that ‘the new EC was just old wine in a new bottle’ and that nothing much was to be expected of it. “Threatening us with termination, warning of serious consequences is…

Cong MDCs write to GHADC CEM seeking end to current imbroglio

TURA, May 6: The entire opposition bench in the GHADC comprising of eleven Congress MDCs have given a joint letter to Chief Executive Member Benedic R Marak to seek as soon as possible alternative ways and means to clear the long pending dues of the council employees and end the current deadlock in which the autonomous body has been unable to function for almost five long months. The 11 signatories to the memorandum are MDCs Ashahel D Shira (Batabari), Cherak W Momin (Kharkutta), Sadhiarani M Sangma…

Meghalaya COVID update: 2 more deaths; 129 new positive cases

SHILLONG, May 6: With occurrence of two more deaths due to COVID19 in East Khasi Hills district in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths due to the virus infection in Meghalaya has gone up to 193. The state has 2351 active COVID19 positive cases as on date while 129 new cases were detected in the state during the last 24 hours while 129 more persons recovered from the infection during the same period.

Conrad visits Jengal site and Tura hospitals

TURA, May 5: Two crucial requirements needed in the ongoing fight against the COVID pandemic- a bio medical waste incinerator and an oxygen cryogenic plant to supply the life saving element, have been cleared by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma during his visit to the Garo Hills region on Thursday. The chief minister first visited the Baljek area of Jengjal, a crucial tri-junction connecting all five Garo Hills districts to get a first hand view of the site where a plant holding cryogenic oxygen will be set up.…

Vaccination to curb covid spike underway in Garo Hills plains

TURA, May 6: Having identified the plain belt region of West Garo Hills to be a potential area for a covid spike given the rising number of infections being detected from the Rajabala-Bhaitbari-Phulbari-Chibinang-Tikrikilla belt, a mass immunization drive is currently underway in the region to curb the infection. “Vaccinations are currently underway and we have also put restrictions in place, but the number of vaccinations is a bit lesser than Tura due to various factors,” says Ram Singh, West Garo Hills Deputy…
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