TURA, April 26: A day after Director General of Police (DGP), Rajiv Mehta, stated the use of choppers was being thought of in the fight against militancy, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) sensationally stated that it would shoot down all choppers, irrespective of whether it is a civilian or police one.
In a press communiqué issued by the joint publicity secretary of the outfit, Garo Mandei Ch Marak, the outfit asserted that the delay in the magisterial enquiry into an alleged fake encounter was a ‘hidden tune’ between the Home Minister and the DGP. “The DGP asserting that police normally don’t engage in fake encounter cannot be accepted”, said Marak.
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS): Nepal's worst earthquake since 1934 has killed over 2,500 people and injured thousands, and forced many more on Sunday to camp in the open due to powerful aftershocks. As grieving families jostled for space to cremate the dead, India stepped up relief and rescue work in the Himalayan country with which it has close ties.
Hospitals here struggled to cope with the thousands being rushed for surgery following Saturday's devastating 7.9 magnitude temblor, the nurses and doctors working non-stop. On Sunday, many were treated out in the open due to lack of beds and space to accommodate the injured.
SHILLONG, April 26: Tales of incompetence of Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) are galore all across the State and another example has come to the forefront, this time in Baghmara, South Garo Hills, which has resulted in closing down of one of the ATM booths in the town.
Well places sources have informed that an SBI ATM booth had to be closed down two weeks back as the MeECL had cut the power supply to the booth owing to the branch not clearing power bills pending since 2011. While outright it may look like the fault of the branch towards this end, it is not!
TURA, April 25: For the small village of Mangsang, about 40 kms from the district headquarter of Williamnagar, in East Garo Hills (EGH), survival itself is turning out to be a huge challenge.
The village lies in an area that has little connection to the rest of the world and militant threats have posed such a huge challenge that most of the shops within the market are set to shut down, after the owners of the shops were sent double demands by two outfits, at almost the same time.
SHILLONG, April 26: The state level meeting convened by the Chief Secretary PBO Warjri on Thursday witnessed intense argument between the former members of the breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteer Council ANVC(B) and state officials regarding the missing verification records of outfit’s cadres.
State officials who were looking into the rehabilitation of disbanded cadres accused ex-ANVC(B) leaders of not cooperating and not completing the verification of its members. This was countered by the ex-ANVC(B) leaders who said that the entire process of verification was done on December 13, 2014 before the outfit had disbanded.
Kathmandu/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS): Over 900 people were killed and thousands were injured when a massive earthquake - lasting about 20 frightening seconds - and several strong aftershocks caused widespread destruction in Nepal. India too was affected.
In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injured who were extricated from the rubble after the country was hit by the temblor at 11.41 a.m. India time. The epicentre of the quake was Nepal's Lamjung district, some 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu. Over 20 aftershocks were also felt.
SHILLONG, April 25: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Meghalaya, V Narayanasamy on Friday visited the 5 Block Congress Committee of West Khasi Hills (WKH) where he said that the Congress government should not be blamed for the ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
The meeting was held at Parish Hall of Pyndengrei Nongstoin and was attended by the members of all 5 Legislative Assembly Constituencies.