TURA, April 19: In what will come as a breath of fresh air to most of the resident of the plain belt areas of Garo Hills as well as neighbouring Assam, the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH), has asked the PWD (Roads) department to ensure repair to the road that is currently in a terrible state. The direction came about after a visit through the road by the DC as well as complaints from local residents.
AGARTALA, April 19 (IANS): Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said.
According to the Khowai district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty, the 18 Rohingyas were arrested in Khowai district’s Teliamura — 70 km north of Agartala, he added.
SHILLONG, April 18: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has informed that Meghalaya is in possession of documents which bolster its claims over areas of difference with Assam and that these documents can pave the way for adjudication before the judiciary, if the situation warrants.
Replying to a resolution moved by KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum in the Assembly, Conrad said that the state government has been able to buttress its claims by presenting supporting documents.
SHILLONG, April 18: Journalist in Meghalaya re rallying behind one of their colleagues and have decided to take out a silent march in protest against the recent petrol bomb attack at the residence of the editor of an English news daily.
An emergent meeting of the Shillong Press Club was convened here on Wednesday during which the journalists arrived at this decision.
The president of the Shillong Press Club, David O Laitphlang informed that the silent march by journalists will start from the premises of the Shillong Press Club and take the routes via Barik, Shillong Civil Hospital junction, IGP to Lachumeire.
TURA, April 18: In one of the most abhor able cases of sexual predation to come out of Garo Hills, police on Wednesday arrested one 60 year old Deny Marak in the village of Kama Gandim under Kharkutta in NGH for allegedly raping his own 7 year old grand-daughter.
The case gets even murkier after family sources added that the accused had even raped his own daughter when she was younger, though there was no complaint lodged by them at the point.