Tura, Sept 10: The rape of another minor by a 40 year old man has sent shock waves through the region. The act which happened on August 29 last under the Dadengre PS was condemned by the residents of the region with the Garo Students’ Union (GSU) threatening an agitation if the culprit was not caught. Dadenggre is a separate sub division within the district of West Garo Hills and is about 50 kms from the district head quarter of Tura.
According to delayed reports, a minor studying in Class IX in a local school near Dadenggre was allegedly waylaid and raped by a 40 year old Rongjeng Sangma. The alleged rapist then threatened the young girl with dire consequences and death if she revealed the act to anyone. The incident happened in the morning hours but was reported to the parents at about 1 o’clock.
SHILLONG, Sept 09: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Tuesday refused the proposal of the United Democratic Party (UDP) to remove Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit as the leader in the Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
The decision was taken at a meeting of the HSPDP convened by the party’s supremo Hoping Stone Lyngdoh held in the city here on Tuesday.
The HSPDP decided to allow Basaiawmoit to continue as the leader of Parliamentary Party on ground that it has failed to find any reasons to remove him.
Shillong, Sept 09: The Director of Sports & Youth Affairs, Meghalaya, Shillong has informed that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, is planning to start the annual sports events which are unique to the Himalaya region along with unique games of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, J&K, Uttarakand, Himachal Pradesh and North East State during 2014-15.
In this connection, the nomination of traditional and unique games popular in the state may be submitted to the office of the Director of Sports & Youth Affairs, Meghalaya, Shillong latest by September 15 for recommendation of traditional games to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
The events are scheduled to start during 2014-15.
Shillong, Sept 08: If one thought that All India Congress Committee (AICC) in – Charge Meghalaya Luzinho Faleiro writing off the present dissidence in State Congress Camp as a ‘figment of imagination’ was the end of story, then this would certainly come as a jolt to Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and his loyalists as there seems to be an inevitable twist to the story. The strategy was already laid even before Faleiro arrived in stated as the resolute dissidents knew of his impending transfer to Goa, hence they did not open – up their cards to him during his recent visit to the State.
Sources have revealed that former Defence Minister AK Antony, will soon take over as the AICC in – Charge of Meghalaya while Faleiro will take over the President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee.
SHILLONG, Sept 09: In a first showing discord among its ranks, a self styled deputy Commander of United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA) was shot dead by his subordinates on Tuesday morning.
“The leader identified as Jagring, holding the position of a Deputy Commander of the outfit was shot dead by his own cadres this morning,” a senior police official said.
Shillong, Sept 09: A friendly football match between BSF and BGB was played on Monday in the area of Mahederganj BOP of 23 Bn BSF, South West Garo Hills district, from 3 PM onwards, that saw BSF overpower its counterpart 2 -0.
From BGB side - S K Moniruzzaman, Dy Director General BGB, Sector Comdr Mymensingh, along with five officers, five JCOs and 25 Ors including players participated. From BSF side –M S Rathore, DIG SHQ BSF Tura with five Commandants of Tura location and seven Officers participated in the match. The one of a kind match was witnessed at about 3000 local people.
These sporting events are organized as part of confidence building measures between the two Border Guarding Forces.
SHILLONG, Sept 08: The State government Monday said it is in the process of working out modalities to initiate peace talks with the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).
“The government now is working on the modalities to be followed in this regard, and towards creating a conducive environment for talks to be held,” Under Secretary in charge political department B Khongwir said in a statement issued here on Monday.
The statement came in reaction to reports alleging that central government is in the dark over the move of the state government to initiate peace talks with the outfit.