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NEHU Admission 2020: University in Shillong extends last date for online applications; check at nehu.ac.in
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NEHU Admission 2020: University in Shillong extends last date for online applications; check at nehu.ac.in

The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong has extended the deadline to submit online applications for admission to BA LLB, BTech, MTech, MBA and PhD programmes.

In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
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In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction

In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Delhi govt says no new cases reported in 2 hotspots for 15 days; containment zones rise to 60
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Delhi govt says no new cases reported in 2 hotspots for 15 days; containment zones rise to 60

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Delhi government on Thursday said that no new coronavirus case has been reported in the last 15 days here from the two hotspots in the National Capital — Vasundhara Enclave and Khichripur — which were sealed on 31 March as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India's toll rises to 420 as confirmed cases jump to 12,759; Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu worst affected
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India's toll rises to 420 as confirmed cases jump to 12,759; Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu worst affected

The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 12,759, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Delhi Police books Tablighi Jamaat's Maulana Saad Kandhalvi for culpable homicide after some event attendees die of COVID-19
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Delhi Police books Tablighi Jamaat's Maulana Saad Kandhalvi for culpable homicide after some event attendees die of COVID-19

Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi was on Thursday booked for culpable homicide by the Delhi Police after some attendees of the congregation held earlier in March died due to coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak presents chance for India to strengthen public healthcare system, train grassroots health workers to detect epidemics
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Coronavirus outbreak presents chance for India to strengthen public healthcare system, train grassroots health workers to detect epidemics

What we have at the grassroots level are the frontline health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW and MPW at the level of a health and wellness sub-centre covering a big chunk of the population.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: WHO reviews impact on operations caused by US funding withdrawal, says will work with partners to fill financial gaps
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: WHO reviews impact on operations caused by US funding withdrawal, says will work with partners to fill financial gaps

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global body was reviewing the impact on its work of any withdrawal of US funding and "will work with our partners to fill any financial gaps we face and to ensure our work continues uninterrupted."

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre to classify all districts into three categories based on cases reported, 170 hotspots identified so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre to classify all districts into three categories based on cases reported, 170 hotspots identified so far

Health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said that 1,076 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 11,439 cases so far.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam handloom sector reels under lockdown; zero Rongali Bihu business cripples weavers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam handloom sector reels under lockdown; zero Rongali Bihu business cripples weavers

For the handloom sector in Assam, the period prior to Rongali Bihu or the Bohag Bihu, which heralds the beginning of the Assamese New Year and the arrival of spring, is a major season to make the bulk of the business for the year.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Jaipur worst-hit in Rajasthan with district reporting 83 of 108 new cases; state's tally climbs to 1,005, toll at 11
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Jaipur worst-hit in Rajasthan with district reporting 83 of 108 new cases; state's tally climbs to 1,005, toll at 11

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Rajasthan government said that 108 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state on Tuesday, out of which 83 are from Jaipur. Total number of cases in the state stands at 1,005.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India stares at strained ties with UAE as Abu Dhabi seeks to review labour relations with countries reluctant to take back expats
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India stares at strained ties with UAE as Abu Dhabi seeks to review labour relations with countries reluctant to take back expats

The Supreme Court of India has reportedly urged Indians to stay put where they are and adjourned the hearing of all the petitions related to their evacuation for a month.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Meghalaya reports first COVID-19 case after private hospital doctor tests positive in Shillong
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Meghalaya reports first COVID-19 case after private hospital doctor tests positive in Shillong

The samples of the doctor who owns a private hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, the minister said

Coronavirus lockdown extended till 3 May; Modi urges people to look after senior citizens, poor, asks businesses to not downsize staff
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Coronavirus lockdown extended till 3 May; Modi urges people to look after senior citizens, poor, asks businesses to not downsize staff

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till 3 May in his address to the nation on the last day of the 21-day lockdown that was announced on 25 March to stem the spread of coronavirus

Curfew relaxed in few areas in Shillong for few hours following improvement in law and order, says Meghalaya Police
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Curfew relaxed in few areas in Shillong for few hours following improvement in law and order, says Meghalaya Police

The curfew, imposed on Saturday in the wake of clashes between tribal and non-tribal groups which claimed three lives, was relaxed in these two areas since 12 noon

Mobile internet ban lifted in two Meghalaya districts; services to remain withdrawn in Ri-Bhoi, Khasi Hills till Wednesday morning
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Mobile internet ban lifted in two Meghalaya districts; services to remain withdrawn in Ri-Bhoi, Khasi Hills till Wednesday morning

The Meghalaya government on Tuesday lifted the ban on mobile internet services in two Jaintia Hills districts after improvement in the situation

Meghalaya violence: 28-year-old stabbed, shops set ablaze; curfew temporarily relaxed in parts of Shillong for board exams
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Meghalaya violence: 28-year-old stabbed, shops set ablaze; curfew temporarily relaxed in parts of Shillong for board exams

A 28-year-old man was stabbed with a broken glass bottle in the Mawprem area of Shillong, as sporadic incidents of violence were reported from across Meghalaya in the aftermath of clashes between tribal and non-tribal groups

Situation remains tense in Meghalaya as toll in clashes over CAA rises to three; curfew lifted in parts of Shillong
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Situation remains tense in Meghalaya as toll in clashes over CAA rises to three; curfew lifted in parts of Shillong

Clashes broke out between KSU and non-tribals during anti-CAA rally demanding implementation of ILP at Ichamati

Clashes in Meghalaya over CAA: Toll rises to two, 10 injured; curfew reimposed in parts of Shillong, mobile internet suspended in six districts
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Clashes in Meghalaya over CAA: Toll rises to two, 10 injured; curfew reimposed in parts of Shillong, mobile internet suspended in six districts

Parts of Meghalaya remained tense after two were left dead and ten others injured in clashes between two groups in the past 24 hours over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Curfew reimposed in some parts of Shillong day after one dies in clashes over CAA; internet services suspended in six Meghalaya districts
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Curfew reimposed in some parts of Shillong day after one dies in clashes over CAA; internet services suspended in six Meghalaya districts

Curfew was reimposed Saturday in some areas of Shillong after one person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on CAA and inner line permit (ILP)

Nine-yr-old Shillong girl develops anti-bullying app after facing harassment at school; aspires for Silicon Valley scholarship
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Nine-yr-old Shillong girl develops anti-bullying app after facing harassment at school; aspires for Silicon Valley scholarship

Distraught over repeated bullying at school, a nine-year-old girl in Shillong has developed a mobile application which would enable a person to anonymously report such incidents