Williamnagar, Dec 12: The town of Williamnagar, headquarter of East Garo Hills district, remembered their hero Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma on his 141st death anniversary on Thursday. A death anniversary ceremony was held, as is done every year, at the Chisobibra memorial of the martyr with members of the GHADC, the District Administration as well as the local MLA, Deborah C Marak, paying their respects along with the NGOs.
Tura, Dec 12: As the famous carol number goes: Silent night, Holy night/ All is calm, all is bright/ Round young virgin, mother and child/ Holy infant so, tender and mild/ Sleep in heavenly peace/ Sleep in heavenly peace; the much awaited Christmas Singing Festival got underway in Tura on Thursday. Perhaps, a befitting start to festive month in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills – SBI Christmas Carol Singing Festival held for the first time.
Shillong, Dec 13: Meghalaya xBhp Sports & Adventure Club under the aegis of state Sports & Youth Affairs department is organizing the 2nd Northeast Cycl-0-Bhp Racing on December 14 – 15 in Nongpiur Village, Upper Shillong.
There will be a Cycling Awareness Rally on December 14 to be flaged-off by the Director of Sports from Dhankheti (Parking Area) at 8:30 am. It will be followed by the Downhill Races in a specially constructed track in Upper Shillong.
Participants from various northeastern states have arrived to compete in the first such racing track in the country.
Tura, Dec 11: The town of Tura woke to the sound of guns when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants shot two petrol pump attendants in the leg, severely injuring them. The incident happened at about 8:30 am in the morning, in the Chasingre Petrol Pump that is about 10 kms form the town of Tura, West Garo Hills.
An eye witness, who is also one of the victims, said that tow armed militants came from the side of the petrol pump and immediately asked them to kneel down. They then shot one Mono Hajong in the leg by which time the second petrol pump attendant ran for his life. The militants also fired at another attendant nearby who sustained injuries to his leg. Both of them were rushed to the Tura Civil Hospital. The other injured has been identified as Biswajit Saha. The third attendant managed to escape.
Tura, Dec 11: A police convoy was ambushed by suspected GNLA militants at about 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, following which a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commando was injured.
The incident happened at a place called Dobakkol, Nagadipo in the South Garo Hills region.