Shillong, Jan 05: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) High Command has cleared all the 60 names to be fielded by the party in the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly Polls 2013.
Sources informed that AICC President Sonia Gandhi gave her verdict on all the remaining seats on which Congress had difficulties in naming the candidates.
Among the names cleared by Gandhi, Rajabala’s sitting legislator Sayeedullah Nongrum’s was also cleared.
MHA contemplating to close doors for talks with militants
SHILLONG, Jan 05: The Centre Saturday said it may no longer hold any ‘peace-talks’ with any militant outfit anywhere even as it added that it is not interested in talking to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
“Government is likely to take a decision not to hold talks with any militant groups anywhere in the country and this is in the pipeline,” Joint Secretary (North East), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Shambhu Singh, told reporters after the tri-partite meeting held here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 05 (IANS): Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who resigned from the Nationalist Congress Party last year to contest the presidential polls, Saturday launched his National People's Party across India.
The party has aligned with Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Sangma, who is president of the party, told reporters that NPP had been active as a party in Manipur and was now being launched the national level.
SHILLONG, Jan 05: In memory of former Home Minister and local MLA of Laban constituency, (Late) Thranghok H Rangad’s bust was on Saturday unveiled at Red Cross / Pine Mount junction.
The whole event was organized by the members of the Raid Laban Sports Social and Cultural Organization (RLSSCO) in collaboration with Laban Dorbar and Thrang Hok Rangad Academic (THRAS).
Guwahati, Jan 05: A hardcore militant of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA - AT) was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Friday night, police said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched search operation at Hebeda village in the district, where five members of the militant group were hiding.