Pact silent on GHADC seats, spl package

ANVC-ANVC-B Agreed Text for Settlement SHILLONG: The Agreed Text for Settlement signed on September 24 with ANVC, and ANVC-B does not specify the exact number of seats to be increased in Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and also any special central package for next five years. Though earlier it was suggested to increase the strength of GHADC from the current 30 to 40 , [Full Article...]

Suicide bid: Girl recovering

SHILLONG: The girl who jumped from the terrace of an educational institution on Monday is recovering. Informing this, police on Tuesday said that the girl, who is still in ICU, is responding to the treatment. Meanwhile, the principal of the BBS College has informed that the 12th standard girl is not from the College as earlier reported. There was confusion in police department regarding [Full Article...]

CEM to move State govt

KHADC faces cash crunch SHILLONG: The KHADC CEM Adelbert Nongrum will approach the State Government over the pending Bills even as he has decided to raise the issue of financial constrain the Council is facing at present before the Chief Minister. “I shall soon be meeting the DCA Minister HDR Lyngdoh to discuss the Bills, which are awaiting clearance,” Nongrum said after a meeting [Full Article...]

‘Sohan’s family under threat’

GNLA accuses police of assassination plot against leaders families, warns of retribution TURA: The top leadership of the GNLA outfit has claimed that Meghalaya police is staging a plot to assassinate the family members of its top leaders including Sohan D Shira by using surrendered cadres and warned that such a move would trigger a massive retribution from its side. GNLA deputy commander-in-chief Toding [Full Article...]

Five GNLA surrender with arms in GH

TURA: The once ‘powerful’ Garo outfit, GNLA, known for its sheer firepower and brutality is slowly witnessing a drop in its ranks and armament as more members bid adieu to its armed struggle preferring to hand themselves up to authorities. On Tuesday morning five GNLA cadres led by a senior member of the outfit gave themselves up before North Garo Hills district SP J [Full Article...]

Cry for repeal of ‘black laws’ gets louder

SHILLONG: The ongoing campaign demanding removal of Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA) and Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order (MMPO) Act on Tuesday received a shot in the arm when a day-long consultations held to solicit opinions on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 took a resolution in similar lines terming these laws “draconian”. During the consultations hosted by NESO with the support of [Full Article...]

Missing sisters traced

SHILLONG: Two minor sisters from Borsora who had gone missing from Motphran on October 17 have been traced at Nongpoh. It was on October 17 when two sisters – Ibansar Lyndem (13) and Ibanjanai Lyndem (7) – of Borsora went missing from Motphran while they were proceeding towards Chowdhury Pharmacy in Police Bazar to buy some medicines. According police, they were traced at Nongpoh [Full Article...]

NESO chairman accuses armed forces of land grabbing in State

Seminar on AFSPA sees panelists slam the ‘draconian act’ SHILLONG: NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa has accused the armed forces of land grabbing in the State. Speaking at the seminar titled ‘North East Consultation on Human Rights: Soliciting People’s Opinion on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958′ organized by NESO with the support of KSU here on Tuesday, Jyrwa said the people of Meghalaya have [Full Article...]