SHILLONG, June 17: Tura MP Purno Agitok Sangma met the husband and children of late Josbina M Sangma, a 35 years old mother who was brutally shot dead by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) miliatnts, and also the families of the victims who died in Monday’s bus accident.
During the meeting held at an undisclosed location, Sangma assured Josbina’s family of all possible help possible from his side. He also urged the officers who were present during the meeting to provide all necessary support to the family.
SHILLONG, June 17: The Court of Special Judge (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) convicted a woman, Suman Deb, and sentenced her to 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment for her involvement in peddling drugs in the city.
The June 13 order issued by the Court convicted Deb and sentence her to 10 years imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The Court said that in case of default of the payment she will further have to undergo simple imprisonment of one year for her offence under section 22 (c) of NDPS Act.
Indian economy on the path to recovery
SHILLONG, June 17: The return of the growth and investor friendly BJP led NDA government at the Centre has led to the continuous pumping of funds by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) marking the revival of Asia’s third largest economy – India. Experts have opined that it is expected that the upcoming budget will pave the way to fillip the sluggish Indian economy which grew at a paltry below 5 percent for the past few quarters under the Congress led UPA regime. There is a buoyant feeling in the market that that the present government under the able leadership of Narendra Modi, with his Gujarat Growth Model experience, the economy will be back on track and FIIs, which is the main driver of the national capital markets, will continue to pump in their funds.
SHILLONG, June 16: In a huge setback for Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), it Vice - Chairman Rapiush Ch Sangma was on Monday morning arrested from Bengaluru, Karnataka.
He was arrested from his residence in Bengaluru in a joint operation by Meghalaya Police and Bengaluru Police.
TURA, June 17: The sensational kidnap of the Branch Manager of State Bank of India (SBI) Ampati, Arvind Kumar, made headlines on Tuesday.
The kidnap led to an appeal made by the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma itself for the safe release of the SBI official. Joint operations have been launched by West Garo Hills (WGH) and South West Garo Hills (SWGH) police teams alongwith the support of CRPF after the kidnap. However, the same is yet to yield any results.
"We are still working together to locate Kumar, however as of now there are no updates on his whereabouts. Our search is still on," said Superintendent of Police (SP) WGH, Mukesh Singh.
SHILLONG, June 17: 11 men and one woman, which includes Headman and Secretary of Mawmyrsiang village, in Sohra, were arrested on Tuesday for allegley assaulting a stranger who was passing through the village alleging that he was a “Menshohnoh.”
The villagers claimed that the victim was moving suspiciously in the fields and met some cow herds. Branding him as a Menshohnoh, the villagers assaulted him at about 5.40 pm, injuring him seriously.
TURA, June 16: The spree of civilian kidnappings in the Garo Hills region has shown no signs of waning and this time the target was the State Bank of India (SBI) Branch Manager (BM) of Ampati, Arvind Kumar. The BM was kidnapped on Monday morning by 3 unidentified miscreants at gun point.
The incident shifts the focus back on the kidnapping spree that has been ongoing, with the police now at their wits end in trying to ensure protection for the civilians in the region.