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Govt imposes temporary ban on Assam supplier

SHILLONG, June 24: The state government has stopped Continental Milkose Pvt Ltd from supplying fortified micronutrients and energy-dense fortified food under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) of the Social Welfare Department till it receives a report from the Assam police. An inquiry will be initiated if the government is not satisfied with the report, Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla said on Thursday. “We are still waiting for the report from Assam police and we are open to any kind of inquiry if the report…

Second body pulled out from mine shaft

SHILLONG, June 24: Rescuers pulled out a second body from Krem Ule, Umpleng in East Jaintia Hills on Thursday afternoon, eight days after the first body was retrieved. The body was in a decomposed state, officials informed from the spot. East Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ethelbert Kharmalki said that the second body was pulled out around 1.20 pm and following an inquest conducted by an Executive Magistrate at the spot, it was taken to Khliehriat Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination. Kharmalki further said that…

Shah to visit state in July

SHILLONG, June 24: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah will visit Meghalaya in July, senior BJP leader and Health Minister, AL Hek said on Thursday. “We have been informed by the Chief Minister (Conrad K Sangma) that the Union Home Minister will visit the state in the second week of July,” Hek said. He, however, said since the details of the visit have not been shared yet, he has no idea why the Home Minister is coming. “It is an opportunity (for us) to meet him. All pending issues will be taken up with him,” the Health…

High transmission rate due to Delta variant: Dr War

SHILLONG, June 24: Attributing the high transmission rate of Covid-19 in the state to the Delta variant of the virus, medical experts have advised people to get vaccinated. On an average, Meghalaya is recording over 400 cases every day when the Covid curve has flattened in most states. Director of Health Services (MI) Aman War said vaccination is the best and the safest resort against the virus. Dr War dismissed any surge in the cases. He said the high number of infections was because people were mingling with one another…

Display of vaccination status on business premises mandatory

SHILLONG/TURA/NONGSTOIN/MAWKYRWAT, June 24: The East Khasi Hills district administration on Thursday issued an order directing that all shops prior to opening will place a prominent sign/poster indicating the COVID vaccination status of proprietors, shopkeepers and staff on the shop premises. “All shops/ establishments/ local taxis/ auto-rickshaws/ maxi cabs and buses should display prominently at a conspicuous place, a sign, clearly indicating VACCINATED or NOT VACCINATED, in the event that all employees and staff of the…

Rape-accused MLA’s bail may be challenged

SHILLONG, June 24: The complainant is likely to file a review petition in the High Court of Meghalaya for quashing of the anticipatory bail granted to rape-accused North Tura MLA Thomas Sangma by a lower court in Shillong. The complainant’s lawyer, Pillan T. Sangma on Thursday said the necessary documents have been prepared to file the plea in the high court. “I am waiting for the signature of my client who is undergoing treatment and we will then approach the high court,” the counsel said. Sangma had secured anticipatory…

Claims and counterclaims over 100 pc vaccination status of city localities

SHILLONG, June 24: A report about two localities in the city achieving 100% vaccination of all eligible citizens led to a war of words on Twitter between a Congress MLA and government authorities. The incident occurred after Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Thursday morning tweeted that two localities in Zone 3 - Police Bazaar and Keating Road - have finished 100% vaccination for all residents as well as shopkeepers and staff, keeping customers' safety first in the shopping hub in the heart of the city. The CM also…
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