NEWS BRIEFS

Vaccine won’t kill you: AIIMS chief New Delhi, Jan 18: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed…

Regional

INTERNATIONAL

BJP top brass likely to meet Shah in Shillong

SHILLONG, Jan 18: The state BJP top brass, including its two legislators, is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah when the latter visits the state on January 23. Health Minister and BJP legislator, AL Hek, said the proposed meeting will depend on Shah’s schedule. “If the schedule permits, the two MLAs along with party leaders will definitely meet him,” Hek said. If the reported infighting between party legislators and leaders will be on the agenda, he claimed that there are no problems in the party and everyone…

Second phase of COVID vaccination from today

SHILLONG, Jan 18: The next round of the COVID-19 vaccination in Meghalaya would be carried out in all the districts from Tuesday. A total of 530 health workers in the state have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines since Saturday with no report of any Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) from any part of the state so far, a Health official said today. The vaccination drive in the state started on January 16 along with the entire country and the health workers were administered the first dose of Covishield. The…

BJP, Cong on same page

SHILLONG, Jan 18: Ideologically opposite arch rivals Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party seem to agree on the allegations of corruption in the state. A day after Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh said her party would not hesitate to join the BJP in the anti-graft fight if the allegations are substantiated, the state unit of the saffron party welcomed the Congress offer to lend voices on issues against the National People’s Party-led MDA government. “We appreciate that the opposition is ready to speak out and join the chorus…

NEHU report on uranium ‘leakage’ under scrutiny

SHILLONG, Jan 18: The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) has submitted its report on the allegations of uranium leakage from concrete effluent tanks at Nongbah Jynrin in South West Khasi Hills, even as IIT Guwahati, which was also assigned the same, is yet to carry out its study. Official sources on Monday informed that the report submitted by NEHU to the state government is being examined. However, the sources said the examination of the report would take some time as the government would have to take the views of…

Continue with central spl assistance: CM tells FM

SHILLONG, Jan 18: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has asked the Union Finance Ministry to continue with the Central Special Assistance for capital expenditure for Meghalaya for this financial year. The chief minister placed the request during a pre-Budget meeting convened and chaired by Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing today. During the meeting, the chief minister sought the Finance Ministry intervention to increase the budgetary provision for the North East and continuation of Central…

Will welcome anyone sans condition: Hek

SHILLONG, Jan 18: Meghalaya health minister and BJP legislator, AL Hek asserted that the BJP will welcome anybody if s/he wants to join the party but not with conditions. “Anyone can join the party but don’t come to us with conditions. What is the point in joining a party if you are joining with conditions,” he said. Hek’s comment was in response to the statement of KHNAM legislator, Adelbert Nongrum. He had said that he would decide on joining the BJP but it must first fulfil its promises and resolve the long-pending…
Polls

Do you think the state government should move to restart the railway project?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Posts

Sports

Entertainment

Sunday Pullout

Setting the Stage

Meghalaya’s first woman to graduate from the National School of Drama in New Delhi has been working…

Sunday Feature

A priceless collection

By Vishnu Makhijani Its an anthology that took 10 years to compile but that's not surprising…