Daily Archives: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Police on alert over HNLC resurgence reports

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Kulbir Krishan on Friday expressed apprehension over the reported attempts by the outlawed HNLC to regroup itself ahead of the upcoming Assembly election in the hill state. “We are pretty sure that the HNLC would try to take advantage to make their presence felt in the run up to the upcoming election,” the DGP [Full Article...]

GNLA using child soldiers in Meghalaya: Report

From CK Nayak New Delhi: Shocking cases of children being used as soldiers and shield by the banned Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Meghalaya has come to the notice of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCP) which is taking up the matter at the highest level, its member Dr Yogesh Dube said. The State administration has already admitted that the [Full Article...]

Police to demand transfer of case to fast track court

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Taking strong cognizance of the seriousness of last week’s gang rape of an 18-year-old girl at Williamnagar, the State Police have decided to request for transferring of the case to a fast track court for speedy disposal. Talking to reporters here on Friday, DGP Kulbir Krishan stated that the police understood the seriousness of the case since such a shameful [Full Article...]

Grenade lobbed in Tura shop

By Our Reporter TURA: Failure by police and lack of commitment by politicians to contain the menace of extortion and militancy in Garo Hills has led to a second attempt by armed men to create fear psychosis by lobbing a hand grenade in the heart of Tura main market. A youth walked into the Philips Radio Service showroom at Tura bazaar shortly after 6:30 [Full Article...]

BJP in talks with NPP for poll alliance

From Our Correspondent Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to have an alliance with the newly-formed Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya for the forthcoming Assembly election in the hill state. A senior BJP leader based in the North East informed that confabulations were on with the NPP headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma for an alliance. The BJP which [Full Article...]

SD Khongwir to support Cajee in polls

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In what can be considered as a major jolt for the UDP, the party’s central committee member SD Khongwir has decided to support sitting Mawlai legislator Founder S Cajee in the upcoming 2013 assembly election. The former minister made the announcement while addressing a gathering at Mawlai on Friday. The statement from the senior UDP leader would be a major [Full Article...]

Meghalaya martyr laid to rest

From Our Correspondent NONGSTOIN: Several relatives, friends, representatives of Mawkyrwat District Administration and Assam regiment personnel paid their last respects to Army Kitborlang Lyngkhoi who died on Sunday last in Jamu and Kashmir (Shiachen) while he was on duty to protect the Nation from enemies. Kitborlang Lyngkhoi (25) died while he was performing his duty along with six other Army colleagues in Shiacen. After [Full Article...]

ISBT project clears major hurdle

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The much-anticipated inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) project at Mawlai Mawiong has cleared a major hurdle with the State government agreeing to look into the grievances of Dorbar Shnong of Mawlai Mawiong. “The problem between Dorbar Shnong of Mawlai Mawiong rim and the State Government over the recent transfer of land for the construction of the ISBT has been resolved,” said [Full Article...]