SHILLONG, Oct 23: Two unidentified miscreants on Wednesday afternoon hurled a petrol bomb at one roadside vendor at Mawkhar, but luckily the vendor escaped unhurt.
The vendor has been identified as Raj Kumar Rai, who was selling food items on the roadside when the incident took place.
According to the police, the incident took place at around 1pm when miscreants hurled petrol bomb on Rai but missed him. However, the food items that he was selling were all destroyed. After hurling the petrol bomb, the miscreants escaped.
Security was immediately beefed up in Mawkhar and Motphran.
Shillong, Oct 23: To combat rampant mining in the state, Meghalaya government will soon have regulations in place instead of blanket ban on sand mining so that alternative options for earning livelihood for those involved in sand mining activity is provided.
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of a review meeting of the government on Wednesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “It is not necessary to ban but what is required is regulation of all these activities.”
NONGSTOIN, Oct 23: One identified as Ibamery Sun (24) of Mawngap village residing at a rented house at Ladweitang village was seriously injured as she was attacked with a knife while she was at her residence.
SHILLONG, Oct 23: Ushering in a new directive, amidst the recent visit of the Indian President to Meghalaya, the Hynniewtrep National People’s Front (HNPF) has said that they are of the same mindset as that of the Indian President.
As the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee had conversations with Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma; the HNPF commended the former of the suggestive approach that the latter be concerned with the State’s overall well being with regards to the ongoing stalemate of the influx.
Shillong, Oct 23: The HNLC has expressed its gratitude to the people of Khasi-Jaintia hills for extending their support to the 36- hour bandh called on Monday and Tuesday.
“The council would also like to thank the Farmers, daily laborers, vegetable vendors and all concerned poor sections of the Hynniewtrep land, for having patience and supporting The HNLC's Cause,” HNLC Publicity Secretary, Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a press communiqué.