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Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

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.

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

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.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

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.

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

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.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

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.

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

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.

Coronavirus: Lockdown will be extended with 'considerable relaxations', hints Centre

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.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

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.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 460; Maharashtra cases cross 3,000

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

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.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

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.

Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead

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.

Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app

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.

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

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.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Meghalaya's Abhay Negi slams fastest fifty

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.

Five best places to visit in Northeast India

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.

After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

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.

'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

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.

SC stays The Shillong Times editor, publisher conviction in contempt-case

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.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Skeleton of another trapped miner spotted

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.

Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

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.

No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government

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.

Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it

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.

Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine

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.

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

17 Jan 2019

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

More than a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, one of them has been found dead.

After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining

13 Jan 2019

After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining

A month after 15 miners were trapped in a coal mine, search operations for which are still underway, a three-member committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate into nearly 1,200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.

Meghalaya mine rescue: Operations halted as water pumps develop glitches

07 Jan 2019

Meghalaya mine rescue: Operations halted as water pumps develop glitches

Rescue operations for the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya mine hit a roadblock yesterday, as the two high-powered pumps engaged in de-watering did not operate the whole day after developing technical glitches.

Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya: 2 miners found dead

07 Jan 2019

Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya: 2 miners found dead

Bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said today.

'Dead or alive, get them out': SC on Meghalaya miners

03 Jan 2019

'Dead or alive, get them out': SC on Meghalaya miners

With more three weeks having elapsed, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, expressed dissatisfaction with the rescue efforts to find and rescue 15 miners who have been trapped in a rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13.

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

31 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

On Monday, Indian Navy divers again entered the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners are trapped, and have said that a search would only be feasible if the water level in the mine can be brought down to 30m.

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

30 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.

Odisha Fire-Services team leaves for Meghalaya to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

Odisha Fire-Services team leaves for Meghalaya to rescue trapped miners

A team of the Odisha Fire Services, carrying 20 high-power pumps, today left for Meghalaya to assist in the search and rescue of the 15 laborers trapped in a flooded rat-hole coal mine in the northeastern state, officials said.

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

27 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.

Stop posing, help trapped Meghalaya coal miners: Rahul urges Modi

26 Dec 2018

Stop posing, help trapped Meghalaya coal miners: Rahul urges Modi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today made a fervent appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save 15 people trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13, alleging that the government "refuses to organize high pressure pumps for the rescue."

Editors Guild concerned over Meghalaya HC censuring Shillong Times editor

17 Dec 2018

Editors Guild concerned over Meghalaya HC censuring Shillong Times editor

The Editors Guild of India yesterday expressed "grave concern" over the Meghalaya High Court censuring the editor of a leading daily in the state, saying the judiciary "should stand by the media in helping it discharge its functions in an independent manner."

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

16 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

A couple of days after it was reported that 13 miners had been trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya, the owner of the illegal mine has been arrested by the police.

Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine

14 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine

In an unfortunate incident, at least 13 coal miners are feared dead, after they got trapped in an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills.