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Withdrawal worry triggers Kolkata dash

SHILLONG: The fickle-minded nature of former Congress MLA, M.M Danggo was what prompted Deputy Speaker Timothy Shira to rush Assembly official Andrew Simons to Kolkata on Friday to get the signature of Assembly Speaker Donkupar Roy on the…

Govt mulls vending points for hawkers

SHILLONG: The state government is contemplating setting up vending points for hawkers in areas where both vendors and the public would benefit. This was revealed by chief minister Conrad Sangma at the second anniversary celebration of the…

Umsning bypass to open by July 30: NHAI

SHILLONG: The much-awaited Umsning Bypass, an integral part of the Umiam-Jorabat four lane road, will be opened for traffic by July 30. An official from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) said the road will be ready by July 15…

Cong puts up brave face despite Danggo jolt

SHILLONG: Apparently jolted somewhat by the senior leader, MM Danggo’s exit, the Meghalaya Congress is however putting up a brave face, claiming it is prepared for any threat and will ensure a win in the Ranikor bypoll. Ranikor, represented…

Striking doctors get support

SHILLONG: NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors’ Association (NRDA) has thrown its weight behind the resident doctors of NEIGRIHMS Cardiology department, who have started their protest due to alleged unfair practices by the NEIGRIHMS administration.…

Army sets timing for cantonment roads

SHILLONG: The order of the Union Defence Ministry to open all roads closed by the local army authorities across the country has helped in easing traffic congestion in the city. However, with the army setting up timings for opening and…

Traffic stalled due to cutting of tree

SHILLONG: An otherwise busy GS Road in the city was closed for four hours on Saturday afternoon to cut down a tree whose branches were hanging dangerously over the road. Forest department personnel reached the spot and cut down the tree due…

No compromise on hard work: CM

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has asked the SOS Children's Village in Umiam to popularise the beautiful handicrafts made by the residents of the village by opening an outlet in the area. Sangma, who attended the 99th SOS Day…

Govt failure leads to confusion on holiday

SHILLONG: The failure of the state government to disseminate information to the public in time regarding the special public holiday on Friday caused inconvenience to the educational institutions and other establishments in the city. The…