Tura, June 16: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday hit out at the Garo National Council (GNC) legislator, Clifford Marak, for his comment on the outfit killing animals in the jungle for food.
Denying the acts, GNLA Commander - in - Chief (C-in-C) Sohan D Shira called the comment baseless and a speculative statement. He claimed that the killings were due to mortar shells fired at the camps of the outfit by the police.
SHILLONG, June 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Monday informed that the state government will consider the views of the people with regard to the proposed designated camps to house the cadres of the A’chik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B) in West Khasi Hills (WKH).
Shillong, June 16: The CAG report 2012-2013 on Meghalaya government tabled on the floor of the House on the concluding day of the Re-Assembled Budget Session on Monday has made some startling revelations. The comprehensive compendium is filled with irregularities unearthed during the year, but the mining and forest sector has overwhelming number of such anomalies.
Tura, June 15: The Chairman of the militant outfit United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA), who was apprehended on Saturday from a private hospital in Guwahati, was brought back to state by Meghalaya police on Sunday.
Novembirth Marak alias Chiindik Marak, is the Chairman of the UALA was earlier the General Secretary of the GNLA and had been arrested and placed under MPDA. He was only released last year and joined the UALA as its Chairman.
One of Meghalaya’s most wanted militant, Chiindik was brought to Tura on Sunday for interrogation from Guwahati.
He was apprehended from a private hospital in Guwahati by the Special Operation Unit (SPU) of Assam police.
BAGHMARA, June 16: In one of the biggest tragedies in Garo Hills region, a bus carrying more than 30 passengers plunged into a 30 feet gorge while trying to give way to a Tata Sumo coming from the opposite direction, resulting in the death of 8 people and many more critically injured.
Thimphu, June 15 (IANS): Bharat to Bhutan ties got a major fillip as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his intent to expand “B2B” relations on his maiden visit abroad to the neighbouring Himalayan country with which India shares long-standing close and friendly ties.
Modi, who chose Bhutan as his first port of call to stress the importance accorded to the neighborhood in the new government’s foreign policy, described relations between the two countries as “B2B” or “Bharat to Bhutan” ties.
He expressed satisfaction at India being considered a privileged partner of Bhutan and stressed that his government “would not only nurture these strong bonds, but would also strengthen them”, according to sources who briefed the media on the talks he held with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay.
Shillong, June 15: ANVC(B) has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking his immediate intervention into the deteriorating Law and Order in Garo Hills and also expedite the “Garo Settlement”, as it has lost all hopes on the Dr Mukul Sangma led MUA-II Government in state.
In its letter to the Home Minister dated June 10, 2014, ANVC(B) Chairman Rimpu N Marak said the outfit seeks his intervention as initiative at the state level would be ‘tarnished’ by the State Government! He highlighted that state government is not serious to bring about normalcy, and despite signing of peace pact with his outfit, it still engages in counter insurgency operations and fake encounters, killing many of his cadres.