Monthly Archives: July 2012

Champion in police net

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: In a major breakthrough the state police on Monday morning finally arrested the much wanted Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion Sangma from near the Indo Bangla border at Umkrem, East Khasi Hills. The arrest of the GNLA chief was confirmed by the State police DGP N Ramachandran on Monday evening. Champion Sangma, the former Deputy Superintendent of Police [Full Article...]

KHNAM in poll mode, releases first list of candidates

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: KHNAM on Monday released its first list of candidates for the State Assembly election due in 2013. According to the list, the party president Pyndapborthiaw Saiborne will contest from Mawlai, while Adelbert Nongrum, who is the general secretary of the party, will try his luck from Shillong North. Besides Saiborne and Nongrum, the party put up Handar Wanniang from Mawkyrwat [Full Article...]

Finance Dept seeks clarification from PHE

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Finance department has sought clarification from the PHE department on some of the components of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) Phase III which is funded under JNNURM. “The Finance department is dissatisfied with the way the PHE is implementing certain components of the scheme,” official sources informed here on Monday. If the reply given by the PHE [Full Article...]

Defence Ministry told to change SOP

New Delhi: In the wake of delay in army deployment to contain recent ethnic riots in Assam, the Union Home Ministry is learnt to have asked the Defence Ministry to change the latter’s standard operating procedure (SOP) of deployment of army troops to tackle such a situation. The Home Ministry, according to sources, has taken up the with the Defence Ministry the issue of [Full Article...]

NEHU to follow central evaluation system by 2013

By Our Reporter  Shillong: Following constant pressure from various education institutions in the state, the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) has decided to explore possibilities of introducing the central evaluation system (CES) for marking the answer scripts. Initially this will be limited only to a few subjects and is likely to be implemented within the coming year. Informing this here on Monday, sources from [Full Article...]

UPA panel before Aug 8

New Delhi: The much talked about UPA Coordination Committee is expected to be in place before the Monsoon session of Parliament begins on August 8. This was indicated by a senior Congress leader today in an apparent move to project a united face of the ruling alliance ahead of the month-long session. His statement came just a week after the crisis in UPA blew [Full Article...]

GNLA rebels flee after encounter

From Our Correspondent  TURA: A five-member GNLA group exchanged fire with SWAT commandos in north Garo Hills district on Monday morning before escaping. Police from East Garo Hills conducted the raid in the village of Dalbingre under newly created North Garo Hills district and the exchange of fire lasted for several minutes. Police said GNLA action commander Pillport Marak and four other armed cadres [Full Article...]

PC pulls up official for large motorcade

Kokrajhar: A bureaucrat of the Assam government had to face the ire of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over the large number of vehicles in his motorcade during his visit here to relief camps for ethnic violence-hit victims on Monday. As soon as he arrived here, Chidambaram was surprised to see 36 cars and jeeps in his convoy prompting him to direct the Deputy [Full Article...]