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    Assam's COVID-19 tally go up to 5

    GUWAHATI: Four more persons in Assam have been tested positive for COVID-19 infection taking the number of positive cases detected in the state to five. One person from Karimganj was confirmed positive yesterday. All of them had gone to participate in Toblighi Namaz at Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi, according to state Health Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. The Health Minister further said the names of these...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Locked down and 'forsaken', city youth kills self in Agra

    NEW DELHI/ SHILLONG: A migrant worker from Shillong, who was employed at a restaurant in Agra, allegedly committed suicide on Monday night after he was denied his salary during the ongoing lockdown in the country. The chief secretary MS Rao took up the matter with his UP counterpart to investigate into the matter as the owner of the restaurant, Seema Chaudhary, had terminated his job...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Supply of essentials yet to be streamlined

    SHILLONG: The distribution of essential items by fair price shops and groceries in parts of the city is yet to be streamlined fully. The third curfew relaxation in the last eight days was more planned and well-managed with less people gathering for essentials in many localities on Tuesday. By afternoon, the rush of buyers had lessened in several localities in the city. However, confusion prevailed in...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Lockdown may be eased if no case detected: Dy CM

    MAWKYRWAT/ SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday made a subtle hint that the state government might relax the lockdown in the state if no positive case of coronavirus is detected in the state by mid-April. Addressing a meeting in Mawkyrwat, Tynsong said the government might continue restrictions on inter-state movement and continue with proper screening. "This fight...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Pandemic sees 94 prisoners walk free

    SHILLONG: Ninety-four undertrial prisoners (UTPs) were released on bail on Tuesday from the Shillong jail as per directive of the Supreme Court to decongest prisons in view of COVID-19. Member Secretary of Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA), NA Khan, said a meeting of the High Power Committee was held on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Meghalaya High Court Judge and Executive Chairman of...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Flutter over seven city residents' presence in Delhi corona hotspot

    SHILLONG: The state government has identified seven persons from the state who visited Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi - the hotspot of COVID-19 in the country. The Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation, which was held between March 13 and March 15, was attended by about 2,000 delegates from across the country and abroad. Assistant Inspector General of Police (A) GK Iangrai,...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    No salary for 25 months, no ration: GHADC staff face uncertain future

    TURA: Close to two thousand employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), along with their families, are staring at an uncertain future amid the 21-day pan-India lockdown with no relief being provided to them nor their pending salaries due for 25 months being released. The employees, a majority of them based in Tura, have been running from pillar to post to...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    First COVID-19 positive case in Assam

    GUWAHATI: The first COVID-19 positive case in Assam was reported on Tuesday, taking the total number of persons currently affected by the virus to three in the North East, with one each detected in Manipur and Mizoram last week. The 52-year-old man from Karimganj district in Barak Valley is undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College Hospital. The Assam government said it has names of 456 people from the...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    17 held in city for curfew violation

    SHILLONG: Shillong Police on Monday apprehended 17 persons for violating the curfew order issued by the East Khasi Hills District Magistrate under Section 144 CrPC. The 17 persons were nabbed by mobile police patrolling parties from Garikhana area under Lumdiengjri police station at around 11.30 am on Monday. The offenders were identified as Paplu Dey (29), Abhishek Paul (21), Bijay Kuri (32), Biru Chettri...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    CM to meet MLAs today

    SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has convened a meeting of MLAs from Khasi-Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the preparedness on coronavirus. The government has announced that the MLAs can utilise Rs 25 lakh each to help the needy in view of the spread of coronavirus. Congress legislator PT Sawkmie appreciated the move of the chief minister to use the MLA scheme for the benefit of the people.

    • 10 hrs ago

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