Meghalaya

Centre to provide chopper, arms to State security forces

Centre to provide chopper, arms to State security forces •Govt considering Rs 700 crore proposal for modernization of police infrastructure  •Warjri demands deployment of additional forces in Garo Hills   New Delhi: Home Minister Roshan Warjri met Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, here on Wednesday and discussed the prevailing law and order situation in the State, particularly in the Garo Hill region and reiterated Meghalaya’s demand for additional central forces [Full Article...]

Dissidents still huddled up in Delhi

From CK Nayak CM attends to official business New Delhi: Dissident State Congress leaders continued to push for a change of leadership in Meghalaya, while their main target – Chief Minister Mukul Sangma – went about with his official engagements in the national capital. In what turned out to be a busy day for him, the Chief Minster first attended a meeting in the [Full Article...]

HNLC reposes faith in Mukul’s leadership

DD Lapang derailed peace process in 2004 for personal gains, outfit claims SHILLONG: The proscribed HNLC has blamed former Chief Minister D.D. Lapang for the derailment of peace talks in the past and has expressed faith in the leadership of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who according to the militant outfit, would bring about peace. The HNLC also said that it was willing to hold [Full Article...]

‘Four militant camps busted, 25 cadres held

‘Operation Hill Storm’ to continue in Garo Hills for two more months SHILLONG: The State Police along with the CoBRA unit of the CRPF and other central forces launched ‘Operation Hill Storm’ on July 11 in Durama Hills area of Garo Hills and have arrested as many as 25 militants belonging to GNLA, ULFA, ASAK and other outfits from their stronghold besides seizing arms [Full Article...]

Shoot-at-sight ordered by CM, ANVC-B claims

False accusation: Police SHILLONG: The ANVC-B on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of secretly issuing a “shoot at sight” order against its cadres, IGP in-charge administration and operation, G.H.P. Raju, has denied that any such order has been ordered. Raju dismissed the claims saying that it was a false accusation and the Meghalaya Police has not received any such order from the State [Full Article...]

Woman’s body fished out of Ward’s Lake

SHILLONG: The body of a woman found floating at Ward’s Lake on Wednesday morning has shocked the nearby residents. Passers-by noticed the body and informed the police who fished out the body. Ward’s Lake is a known tourist spot in the city but very often security is breached resulting in unnatural deaths in the Lake. The body was identified as that of Malti Sharma [Full Article...]

GHADC staff without salary for five months

TURA: Non-payment of salary to GHADC staff for the past five months has irked MDCs of the Opposition NPP in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) who have now demanded immediate disbursement of the pending salaries. NPP MDC from Batabari constituency, Roynath D Sangma, informed that they had earlier taken up the matter with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma who promised to look into [Full Article...]

Businessman, son granted bail

SHILLONG: A Single Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday granted bail to city businessman Paul Leong and his son Kimfa Marbaniang who had been arrested on charges of assaulting five KHADC enforcement staff on July 25 while they were checking trading licenses of non-tribal traders at Iewduh. A lawyer, on the request of anonymity, informed that the Justice S.R. Sen granted [Full Article...]