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    Govt mulls lockdown after surge in COVID-19 cases

    SHILLONG: As the incidence of COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the state government has been contemplating to enforce another phase of lockdown in the state to arrest the worrying situation. Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday, while making a mention of it, admitted that the situation was not conducive for the people to experience "unnecessary exposures". "If it...

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    China 'removes' troops from Hot Springs, Gogra

    NEW DELHI: Chinese military removed temporary infrastructure and continued gradual withdrawal of troops from face-off sites in Hot Springs and Gogra in eastern Ladakh for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, and the Indian Army is keeping a strict vigil on their rearward movement, government sources said. Gogra and Hot Springs are among the key friction points where the two armies were in an...

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    HC rejects NEIGRIHMS doctor's bail plea

    SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya has rejected the bail application of NEIGRIHMS doctor Jhutan Choudhury, who is accused of molesting two female patients. Earlier, his two bail applications were also rejected by the district courts. When contacted, his lawyer P Yobin confirmed the order of rejection of bail but refused to make any further comments. He, however, said only after reading the order, he can...

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    Govt to ask colleges to provide online forms

    SHILLONG: The state government is set to issue an order on Wednesday directing colleges to provide online forms for admission to degree courses in Science and Commerce streams, free of cost to students. Informing this here Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the order is being prior to the announcement of the results of the HSSLC Science and Commerce streams on July 9. Rymbui informed that...

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    Illegal coal transportation resumes in EJH

    SHILLONG: After a brief hiatus, more cases of illegal coal transportation were reported from East Jaintia Hills, violating the NGT as well as the COVID lockdown guidelines. On July 4, police detected one dumper truck (MH-12-TR-DKZ-793) for illegally transporting coal on NH-6 at Byndihati, East Jaintia Hills. On seeing the police, the driver abandoned the truck and escaped. On July 1, police detected two...

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    Probe into misuse of transit pass by marriage party

    SHILLONG: A magisterial inquiry has been ordered by the government into the lapses, violation of conditions of transit passes and possible suppression of facts by the marriage party from Shillong that went to Greenwood Resort in Guwahati on June 27 and ending up in importing the novel coronavirus. East Khasi Hills ADM M. Lakiang, who has been entrusted with the task, has to submit the findings...

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    Shillong-Delhi flights from Sept likely

    SHILLONG: There is a cheering piece of news for air travellers! The state government is in the process of air-linking Shillong to Delhi. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday disclosed that Shillong-Delhi flight services would be operational tentatively from September-end this year. The matter was discussed during the meeting convened by the chief minister with department officials in the presence of...

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    Cops yet to nab Lawsohtun culprits

    SHILLONG: Police on Tuesday said they were yet to make any breakthrough in arresting the culprits in connection with last week's assault case at Lawsohtun, but added that investigation was on. Sources said that none of the residents of Lawsohtun came forward to share information with the investigating team. In the absence of any corroborating leads, it had become difficult to trace out the culprits....

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    Dorphang case hearing on July 16

    SHILLONG: The criminal review petition and the pending bail applications of former MLA Julius Dorphang will be taken up for final hearing on July 16. Dorphang is in judicial custody in connection with the rape of a minor girl.

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    Opposition to border trade amid pandemic

    SHILLONG: As cases are starting to rise in the city, people have become all the more skeptical regarding relaxations, primarily border trade with Bangladesh, which could backfire on the state as far as the notorious COVID-19 is concerned. Hence, the Dorbar Shnong Nongtalang, West Jaintia Hills, has opposed the resumption of limestone export from Nongtalang to Bangladesh through the Dawki Land Custom...

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