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17 children dead, over 5,000 test positive for Covid in Meghalaya: state health minister

Noting that the third wave of the Covid pandemic may pose a greater threat to children, Alexander Laloo Hek said his government is making necessary preparations in anticipation.
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Control over family wealth among Meghalaya women increases political activity, study finds

Researchers from Boston and Columbia universities studied Meghalaya's matrilineal tribes to find that women are more politically active than men when wealth passes from mother to daughter.
A skeletal display of a saurapod | Wikicommons

GSI scientists stumble upon 100-million-year-old dinosaur bones in Meghalaya

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The KitKat wrapper that wrongly showed the location of Keibul Lamjao National Park in Meghalaya | Twitter | @LicypriyaK

Manipur flags wrong location of Keibul Lamjao park on KitKat wrapper, Nestle apologises

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Tiger unit of Assam’s Manas National Park wins International Ranger Award

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Representative image | Bridal gowns | PhotoMix Company | Pexels

Nagaland woman turns wedding dresses into charity raising venture for children’s home

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Solar panels being installed in Shinnyu village, Nagaland | Facebook

Remote Nagaland village gets electricity after 24 years, holds special thanksgiving service

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The Harijan Colony in Shillong, Meghalaya, is home to many Punjabi families brought to the state during the British era | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Won’t go anywhere’ — eviction fears trigger insecurity in Shillong’s ‘Punjabi colony’ again

In 2018, a scuffle between a Sikh woman & a tribal resident resulted in wider unrest in Meghalaya. Security forces rushed to the area and several pockets were put under curfew for a month. 
Governor of Meghalaya Satya Pal Malik | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Meghalaya Governor warns Inner Line Permit will harm state’s economy & tourism

Governor Satya Pal Malik, however, backed the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, considered a ‘comprehensive mechanism’ to regulate the entry of outsiders into the state.
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Meghalaya woman racer becomes first from Northeast to secure podium in national championship

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

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File image of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani | Photo: Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani says there is ‘no option’ but to make businesses green

The pivot towards a greener, cleaner version of itself won’t be an easy one for Reliance industries, which got about 60% of revenue from its hydrocarbon-fueled energy operations in FY20-21.

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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.