Meghalaya Covid update: 111 deaths ; 858 active cases

SHILLONG: Meghalaya has reported one more death due to COVID19 taking the death toll in the state so far up to 111 even as 71 new COVID19 cases were detected in the state during the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the state as on date is 858. The state has reported recovery of 129 patients in the last 24 hours taking the number of recovered persons up to 10735. The number of confirmed COVID 19 positive cases in the state is 11704.

Mukul accuses CM of derailing cybercrime involving US citizens

Shillong, Nov 27: Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma on Friday made startling allegations that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Power Minister James Sangma had destroyed evidence, tampered with and derailed the police investigation into the sensational case of a cybercrime registered in 2017 on duping of American citizens by posing as US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials. It may be mentioned that the IRS impersonation scams involved scammers targeting American taxpayers by pretending to be Internal Revenue Service…

BJP in turmoil after two MLAs side with MDA

Shillong, Nov 27: State BJP is in serious internal turmoil after two of its legislators threw their weight behind the NPP-led coalition in complete disregard of the stand of the party on alleged corruption at different levels. The party functionaries were fuming over the manner the two MLAs — AL Hek and Sanbor Shullai — jettisoned the organisation to protect their personal interests. BJP sources accused Cabinet Minister, AL Hek for allegedly hijacking the whole matter when BJP Meghalaya in-charge, M Chuba Ao visited…

CoMSO revives ILP demand with black flags

SHILLONG, Nov 27: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) revived its demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state by observing a “Black Flag Day”, with volunteers putting up black flags and banners across different places of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills on Friday. The black flag protest began around 8am and continued till afternoon. Shops from Khyndai Lad till GS Road in the city were closed during the protest. The CoMSO volunteers were also seen tying black flags on vehicles.…

‘Agencies probing reports of explosion, uranium leakage’

SHILLONG, Nov 27: Expert agencies engaged by the state government are examining the reports of an explosion and leakage of uranium in Domiasiat, official sources informed on Friday. The matter is being examined and the government has sent some reports to the agencies, which were received from the deputy commissioner, officials said. The state government has asked the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD), North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and IIT Guwahati to inquire into the reports of the explosion and high radiation in…

Govt awaits nod to resume flights from Umroi

SHILLONG, Nov 27: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday stated that the state government is awaiting the nod from the Aviation Ministry for the resumption of the Shillong-Delhi flight. Earlier, it was announced that the Shillong-Delhi flight would resume starting December while Conrad had held a meeting on Thursday with Flybig and officials from the Transport department. "We are hopeful that all the permissions will be received very soon from the Aviation Ministry, and we are hopeful that flights will start very soon," he…

‘Manipulation in Power projects costs state Rs 100 cr’

Shillong, Nov 27: Despite government denial, the Opposition Congress has yet again stoked the issue of large-scale corruption in the power sector of the state and alleged that each and every programme of the power department that is Peing implemented is rigged by the current dispensation. Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma on Friday referred specifically to Ganol Hydro Project and stuck to his gun that there was large-scale fudging of figures leading to loss of Rs 100 crore. On Saubhagya scheme, he alleged, “The government…

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