Meghalaya floods: Amit Shah assures all possible help to state govt | India News

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya and assured all possible help to the state government. “Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is very disturbing. I have spoken to Chief Minister Sangma Conrad and assured him all possible help from the Centre,” Shah said. “Nation stands resolutely with the people of Meghalaya in these trying times,” he added. At least five people have lost their lives and over a…

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Face Covers, Human Distancing New Normals; PM Says Economy Also Important While Fighting Covid-19

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said economy needs to be given importance too while fighting COVID-19 and asked chief ministers to plan for the way ahead after two phases of lockdowns end on May 3. He also cautioned that the danger is far from over, while Health Ministry said a record number of 60 COVID-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours. However, a ray of hope emerged with authorities declaring that 85 districts across India have not reported a single infection in the last two…

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Patralekhaa Worried for Parents in Shillong After Meghalaya Records First COVID-19 Death

Patralekhaa. (Image: Instagram) Actress Patralekhaa, who is living out the lockdown in Mumbai, is worried for her parents and family members who are in Shillong. Trending Desk Last Updated: April 18, 2020, 7:40 PM IST Actress Patralekhaa, who was last seen in the web film Badnaam Gali, has stated that she is worried about her parents who are in Shillong, Meghalaya, after a 69-year-old doctor in the northeast state died due to the novel coronavirus. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, she said, “My parents are in Shillong and…

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Meghalaya’s Only Covid-19 Patient Dies; Six Family Members Test Positive

Shillong: A doctor, who was till now the lone COVID-19 patient in Meghalaya, died on Wednesday morning while six members of his family, including his wife, tested positive for the disease, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. Dr John L Sailo Ryntathiang, the 69-year-old founder of Bethany Hospitals, died at 2.45 am in the morning, a family member told PTI. He had tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday evening. “I am saddened to inform that the first #COVID19 positive patient in Meghalaya passed away this morning at 2.45 am. My…

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Lone Covid-19 Patient in Meghalaya Dies, CM Sangma Expresses Grief

The lone COVID-19 patient in Meghalaya died on Wednesday morning, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. PTI Updated:April 15, 2020, 10:08 AM IST File photo of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma. (PTI) Shillong: The lone COVID-19 patient in Meghalaya died on Wednesday morning, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. Sixty nine-year-old Dr John L Sailo Ryntathiang, the founder of Bethany Hospital, died at 2.45 am in the morning, a family member said. I am deeply saddened to inform that the first #COVID19 positive patient in Meghalaya passed away this morning at 2:45…

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25-yr-old Killed, His 8 Friends Injured in Meghalaya After Mob Attack on Suspicion of Witchcraft

A total of 27 people were arrested on Monday night in connection with the incident at Pashang village, when the nine picnickers were attacked with sticks, iron rods and stones while they were returning to Shillong in a vehicle, police said. PTI Updated:March 10, 2020, 7:26 PM IST Rumours were doing the rounds that a group of cult worshippers was moving around in the area in a car, police said. (Representative Image) Shillong: A 25-year-old man died after he and his friends were attacked by a mob on the suspicion…

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Meghalaya Limps Back to Normalcy, Mobile Internet Ban Lifted in Two Districts

File photo of a vehicle set on fire by protesters agitating against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill in Shillong (PTI) Clashes had broken out between Khasi Students Union (KSU) members and non-tribals during a rally organised against the Citizenship Amendment Act and to demand implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), at Ichamati area close to the India-Bangladesh border on Friday. PTI Last Updated: March 4, 2020, 9:47 AM IST Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Tuesday lifted the ban on mobile internet services in two Jaintia Hills…

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Meghalaya Violence Toll Reaches 3 as 37-yr-old Killed in East Khasi Hills, Situation Remains Tense

Shillong: A 37-year-old man was killed by three unidentified people at his home in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district in the early hours on Sunday, taking the toll in clashes between tribal and non-tribal groups in the state to three, police said. The incident happened in Pyrkan village under the jurisdiction of Shella police station, Assistant Inspector General of Police Gabriel Iangrai said in a statement. No one has been arrested so far in the killing of the man, identified as Uphas Uddin, Iangrai said. The night curfew imposed here…

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1 Killed In Clash During Meeting On Citizenship Law In Meghalaya

Mobile internet data and SMS service have been snapped in this remote in Meghalaya Guwahati: A member of the Khasi Students’ Union or KSU was killed and several others were injured after clashes broke out on Friday between them and non-tribals in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills, 90 km from state capital Shillong. Mobile internet data and SMS service have been snapped in this remote area for 48 hours, sources have said. The government has imposed curfew in Shella, where the incident happened, and night  curfew in Shillong till today. Ichamati…

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Lessons on Controlling Delhi-like ‘Engineered Disturbances’ Should be Learnt From China’s Tiananmen Square Incident: Meghalaya Governor

Shillong: No stranger to controversy, Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy has now suggested that lessons can be learnt on how to control the “engineered disturbances” of Delhi from the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident of China. Thousands of pro-democracy protesters were killed on June 4, 1989, in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square as the People’s Liberation Army launched a brutal crackdown on those demonstrating there against the ruling Communist Party of China for weeks. “Remember Tienanmen Square, Beijing in 1988? And how Deng Xiaoping handled it? Perhaps there is a lesson there…

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Northeast likely to receive rainfall from Feb 14 to 18: IMD | India News

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive isolated rain or snow between February 14 to February 18, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest of the country in the next five days, the weatherman predicted. “Strong surface winds (speed reaching 20-30 kmph) very likely to prevail over the plains of Northwest India during next 24 hours,” the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin. In Delhi, strong surface winds are likely to prevail with…

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