1 killed in WKH road mishap

NONGSTOIN, Nov 24: In a road mishap on Monday, a car dashed the rock at Umthlong village in West Khasi Hills which killed one of its occupants on the spot while another person sustained grievous injuries. According to Police, the car (AS 01 M 9372) was proceeding toward Tynghor downhill from Langja circa 1:30 pm when it crashed on the rock along the road. The deceased has been identified as Sevenbright Khardiengdoh (26) of Nongjyllieh. His body was sent to Nongstoin CH for autopsy. During inquiry, it was learnt…

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Natl Milk Day Directorate of Dairy Development, AH and Veterinary department, will celebrate National Milk Day at Yojana Bhavan in the city at 3 pm on November 26. Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong will attend the programme as the chief guest.

CM to review Covid situation in Tura

Tura, Nov 24: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is arriving in Tura tomorrow to review the Covid situation in the light of recent spike in cases leading to loss of seven lives in the town in less than ten days. "A review meeting on Covid will be taking place which will be attended by the chief minister," confirmed West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh. The number of infections across Tura town and the sudden surge in mortality had compelled authorities to clamp down by way of micro-containment zones at Dobasipara…

3-pronged move to fight drug menace at hand

TURA, Nov 24: The District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO), WGH, has informed that a three-pronged stratagem to tackle the menace of drug will be implemented in East Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills. It may be mentioned that the three districts were recently identified as the most vulnerable ones in terms of substance abuse. WGH DSWO, Hemaritha Sangma, was speaking at a one-day training of master volunteers under Nasha-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in Tura on Tuesday. Sangma said the three-pronged stratagem will…

KIIT varsity to hold convocation

SHILLONG, Nov 24: The KIIT University will hold a convocation for its graduating batch of 2020. In a statement, the University said that this year, the programme will be held with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. “Though it is different from all previous years due to the pandemic, it is our whole-hearted effort to conduct it in the best possible way maintaining the COVID-19 protocols. The 16th Convocation of KIIT deemed to be University on 21 November 2020 will be a big day for the University which has…

Parish clarifies on donations for construction

TURA, Nov 24: Following the opposition from locals with regard to the donations for constructing a school building at St Thomas Higher Secondary School and a new church building, the Parish Council of the Corpus Christi Church in Mendipathar has clarified that donations of fixed amounts from students towards the construction were taken only in the initial stages. According to the Parish Council, mandatory contributions have been stopped and a decision was taken to accept only willing contributions. With regard to the…

Micro ATMs distributed in WKH

NONGSTOIN, Nov 24: The vision of providing the doorstep banking services to the people has seen onward movement with 19 micro ATMs being handed over to the Business Correspondent Agents (Bank Sakhis) in West Khasi Hills on Tuesday. The set of micro ATMs were handed over to the agents by West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner T Lyngwa, Assistant General Manager of RBI, Shillong, and District Development Manager of NABARD, West Khasi Hills.

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