Tura, July 20: The rise of crimes against women has only seen an upward spiral over the past few months in Garo Hills region. The latest victim was a poor woman who faced the wrath of seven men when she foiled their attempt to rape her.
The woman was brutalized after being forcefully taken from her home late at night and then assaulted when she started shouting for help as her captors tried to rape her.
The incident happened in the night of July 15 last at about 10:30 PM, when the mother of two was taken from her house in the absence of her husband. The victim belongs to Borsibandha, in Bholarbitha, a village in Chibinang, near Phulbari and the accused belongs to a neighboring village.
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS): The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) has lauded the Indian envoy at the United Nations for his concern and his appeal to the international community for the security of scribes working in conflict zones across the globe.
JFA, the northeast India-based media persons' organization, however, claimed that India in general and trouble-torn Assam in particular was recognized as being among the most dangerous places for working journalists.
Shillong, July 20: One cloth/cashew merchant was on Saturday kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) from Dalu, West Garo Hills.
Sources informed that the merchant, identified as Vijay Bihari (40) of Tura, was kidnapped from Rimrangpara market under Dalu Police Station.
SHILLONG, July 20: The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Meghalaya Engineering Service Association (MESA) on the theme Technocrats-Drivers of Change was held at U Soso Tham Auditorium on Saturday.
Speaking to the engineers of the state, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma emphasized that the impact of technology in the State needs to be blended with new innovations and ideas which will help in bringing positive approach to good governance.
SHILLONG, July 20: GNLA Joint Secretary Sikjrang Terok R Marak has given a bombshell statement saying that the outfit is not in a mood to hold consultation with Meghalaya government to expedite peace talks. The GNLA has once again clarified that they will continue their fight for separate Garoland and will hold discussion only with the centre, if the centre is willing to discuss creation of Garoland, carved out of Meghalaya.