25 Nov 2020
Contract for building India's longest river bridge goes to L&T
The construction wing of infrastructure giant, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), has landed the contract for building India's largest river bridge, reports said.
04 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 65.47 lakh; over 55 lakh recovered
India on Saturday reported over 75,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which pushed the nationwide tally to 65.47 lakh. The death toll also climbed to 1,01,832 with over 900 more deaths in the past 24 hours.
17 Aug 2020
Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report
In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.
25 Jul 2020
How local communities in the Northeast are helping fight COVID-19
While the major hotspots of Delhi and Mumbai are starting to control the spread of the coronavirus, the outbreak has been getting worse in the Northeastern states.
07 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead
India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.
19 Jun 2020
BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins
Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.
19 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike
India on Thursday hit another record spike as almost 14,000 new coronavirus infections were detected nationwide.
18 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet
India on Wednesday reported roughly 13,000 new coronavirus infections in the biggest single-day spike yet.
11 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Over 8,100 dead in India; Maharashtra records biggest spike
India on Wednesday reported over 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.87 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 8,108.
10 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; over 7,700 dead
India on Tuesday reported roughly 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.76 lakh. The death toll also rose to 7,745.
09 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000
India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476.
08 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.5 lakh after biggest spike yet
India on Sunday recorded roughly 11,000 new coronavirus infections, marking its biggest spike. The nationwide tally has now surged past 2.5 lakh while the death toll stood at 7,205.
07 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India surpasses Spain to become 5th worst-hit country
On Saturday, India reported roughly 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide total past 2.46 lakh.
03 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800
India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.
30 May 2020
Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000
India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.
29 May 2020
Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh
India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.
26 May 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases
India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.
25 May 2020
India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions
Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.
21 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced
A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.
20 May 2020
4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall
After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.
02 May 2020
Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike
On Friday, India reported a total of 37,256 cases of COVID-19, including 1,221 deaths, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.
30 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Lockdown will be extended with 'considerable relaxations', hints Centre
With just three days left for the coronavirus-linked nationwide lockdown to come to an end, the Centre on Wednesday night hinted that the restrictions would continue but "considerable relaxations" would be given in some districts.
28 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark
On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.
27 Apr 2020
Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.
17 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 460; Maharashtra cases cross 3,000
In a week's time, the coronavirus cases in India doubled, reaching 13,500, data compiled from state government statistics showed.
16 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000
As the Centre on Wednesday issued guidelines for the extended lockdown in India, the number of coronavirus cases reached 12,400.
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000
On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.
01 Mar 2020
Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead
Curfew remained imposed in Shillong's Cantonment Beat House and areas under the jurisdiction of Lumdiengjri and Sadar police stations on Sunday after two people were killed in fresh clashes, officials said.
09 Feb 2020
Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app
A nine-year-old girl in Meghalaya's Shillong has developed an app that helps victims of bullying report incidents anonymously.
11 Jan 2020
Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns
The problem of internet shutdowns has grown worse over the years, affecting both businesses and households alike.
17 Nov 2019
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Meghalaya's Abhay Negi slams fastest fifty
Meghalaya all-rounder Abhay Negi impressed at large by hitting the bowlers to all parts of the ground as he slammed the fastest fifty in the history of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Mizoram on Sunday.
11 Nov 2019
Five best places to visit in Northeast India
The hidden gem called Northeast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long.
09 Sep 2019
After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India
Over a week after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list was released in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today that the Centre plans to eradicate illegal immigrants from the entire country.
10 Aug 2019
'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after Civil Service of the country but being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.
15 Mar 2019
SC stays The Shillong Times editor, publisher conviction in contempt-case
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today stayed the Meghalaya High Court judgment convicting The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shoba Chaudhuri in a contempt case.
25 Feb 2019
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Skeleton of another trapped miner spotted
The Indian Navy detected a skeleton yesterday, possibly of another missing miner, trapped deep inside the 370-feet-deep coal mine in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, officials said.
19 Feb 2019
Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today supported a call for a boycott of "everything Kashmiri", including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state.
13 Feb 2019
No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government
In a major relief to students, the Meghalaya government has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes and set restrictions on homework for classes 1 and 2.
29 Jan 2019
Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it
It has been three days since rescue forces detected the body of a second miner inside the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners got trapped in early December.
26 Jan 2019
Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine
On Saturday, an Indian Navy diving team found the body of another miner 280ft inside the flooded rat hole coal mine near Ksan village in Meghalaya.