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GNLA claim responsibility of abducting MeECL engineers; Sohan serves 7 days deadline to government

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Jan 27:
Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) have claimed of kidnapping the two senior Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) engineers from their official quarters at Rongkhon area, West Garo Hills late night Tuesday and issued a seven day deadline for a ‘convincing’ answer.
Talking to Meghalaya Times, GNLA Commander – in – Chief Sohna D Shira stated that the outfit has abducted the two engineers as a sign of remonstration against government and MeECL for failing to provide power connectivity to far flung areas of Garo Hills.

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Sohan escapes police clutches by a whisker

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Jan 27:
In what could be termed as an exceptional case of expressing compassion towards the Chief of an militant outfit, East Garo Hills Police team with SWAT teams on Thursday did not fire at Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Commander – in – Chief Sohna D Shira and let him go scout free after they had located his camp and were ready to engage in an gun battle.
But the reason for this sympathy is not some special liaison with Sohan but his family, who were in the camp when police was just a whisker away from nabbing or even killing Sohan.

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Essential for people to know their fundamental rights: Ardent Basaiawmoit

Posted in January 2012

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Shillong, Jan 27:
Nongkrem MLA, Ardent Basaiawmoit (UDP), will hold a public rally as part of his ‘Clean Politics Campaign’ (CPC), at Madan Iewrynghep or Fire Brigade ground on January 30 from 11 am with the aim of educating the general public of their rights, electoral process and duties of an MLA.
Talking to reporters here on Friday, Basaiawmoit asserted that the CPC is different from any other campaign since it has two ‘ices’ – issue and idea; which can provide direction to state and people, he added.

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MeECL officials kidnapping to demoralize officials in Garo Hills: ACWO

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 27:
A’chik Citizens Welfare Organization (ACWO) has expressed anguish over the recent kidnapping of MeECL officials.
The organization termed this incident as unpleasant one which will be a blow and stumbling block that is bound to demoralize and discourage officials from working in Garo Hills thereby adversely affecting developmental works.
“Their (MeECL officials) safe release is paramount importance to us” said ACWO President, CR Marak.
The organization also expressed its concern about the well being and health of the officials as they may not be used to life in the deep jungles infested with insects, mosquitoes, leech, snakes, wild animals. It has demanded the persons or group responsible for this incident to immediately release the officials at the earliest to be united with their families in distress.


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CM launches Tura Public Transport Services

Posted in January 2012

Tura, Jan 27: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma launched the Tura Public Transport Services (TPTS) and also the Transport Services of Baghmara, Resubelpara and Williamnagar on Friday at Tura Parade Ground in the presence of Minister in – charge Urban Affairs, Ampareen Lyngdoh.
A total of 18 buses were launched out of which 10 were for Tura, four for Williamnagar, two for Baghmara and two for Resubelpara.
While speaking at the function, Dr Sangma urged upon the service providers to maintain the standard and dedicated the buses to the three regions of Garo Hills.

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