SHILLONG, Dec 08: A camp of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) was allegedly busted during a raid conducted by Bangladeshi security forces recently, even as sources informed that two hardcore cadres of the outfit were also arrested during the raid.
The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had intensified their operations against insurgent groups in the border after National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants attacked and opened fire at a border outpost of the BGB at Mizoram.
Intelligence sources informed that the operation is still continuing till date.
SHILLONG, Dec 08: The High Court of Meghalaya on Monday rejected the bail applications filed by the Trustees of the Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University, which was dissolved by the state government for selling fake degrees to students.
“I am not inclined to consider both bail applications, hence stand rejected and bail applications - (AB No. 43 of 2014 and AB No. 44 of 2014) are disposed of by this common order,” Justice SR Sen said in his order issued here on Monday.
The bail applications were filed by Govind Jha and Gopal Jha, the sons of Chancellor of the University, Chandra Mohan Jha, who was arrested earlier this year from Bihar.
TURA, Dec 08: The Youth Congress election for Meghalaya are over and the newly elected president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in the state, Richard Marak was on Monday welcomed to the town of Tura by the Congress members in the Congress Bhawan. Stating that he intends to get into the grassroots and ensure that the party does well in the upcoming MDC elections, Marak called the Modi wave that has been sweeping the country ‘just a wave’.
Marak expressed his happiness over the process of democracy followed by the Congress which has given people like him a chance to make a difference. Thanking his well wishers for their support in the recently concluded election, which saw a new team in the youth section of the Congress, Marak expressed his belief that they could make a difference through their approach to the grass roots. “Our focus will remain the grass root and we will ensure that we empower our teams to get down to working with them,” said Marak.
TURA, Dec 08: The season of Christmas is upon the region and preparations are on everywhere to celebrate the end of the year. However, for 39 year old Simsrang R Marak, there will be no celebration or cheer during the festival season as the former employee of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) tries to gather whatever little he has remaining to try and repair the damage a freak electrocution caused to him.
Marak is a resident of Nogolpara, in Dainadubi in North Garo Hills (NGH) who, on May 4 this year, was repairing a damaged electricity pole with another lineman when suddenly the mains were switched on accidentally by another employee. The results were devastating. While his colleague immediately lost his life, Marak hung to the pole and it was only the timely intervention of residents of the village that his life was saved, albeit with more than 50 percent burns on his body.
SHILLONG, Dec 08: Meghalaya Police has arrested five hardcore members of a gang of car thieves, who are also allegedly having links with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).
“It is a major breakthrough for the district police by busting the gang, in view of increasing cases of car hijacking especially targeting tourist vehicles from the state,” East Khasi Hills (EKH) Superintendent of Police (SP) (Crime), Vivek Syiem said at a press conference held here on Monday.
Out of the five, three were arrested from Dimapur, Nagaland during a raid conducted by the district police with the help of the Nagaland police.
New Delhi, Dec 07 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for replacing the Planning Commission with a suitable institution found support from "most" chief ministers Sunday, but those from Congress-ruled states and West Bengal wanted any changes should be made within the existing framework.
The meeting held at the Prime Minister's official 7, Race Course Residence, was followed by a first-of-its-kind "retreat" where the chief ministers discussed innovative practices. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the meeting.
In his opening remarks, Modi said states should have key role in the new body that replaces the commission and there should be an effective mechanism to address inter-state disputes.
TURA, Dec 07: The offensive against militancy in Garo Hills continued on Sunday with a camp of the Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) busted in a joint operation between the Army and the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) personnel of East Garo Hills (EGH). The offensive took place at the village of Papara Abri near Rongmil in EGH at about 7:30 am on Sunday morning.
“We conducted operations after receiving inputs of their presence. Unfortunately they were located on a hilltop and saw our forces approaching and fired at us. They retreated after firing while our forces retaliated. They ran towards North Garo Hills (NGH) and the police was informed of their movement and operations are currently on. There were about 20 cadres in the camp,” said the Superintendent of Police (SP) of EGH, Davies Marak.