TURA, Feb 06: In what is set to cause an absolute sensation in Garo Hills region, about Rs. 15 lakh along with a cache of explosives and detonators and camouflage uniforms were recovered from the house of the General Secretary of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Rongjeng unit, in the East Garo Hills district.
According to police sources in East Garo Hills (EGH), Rongjeng police arrested Rikpang G Momin along with camouflage uniforms, allegedly meant for the A’chik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF).
SHILLONG, Feb 06: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday stressed on the need for policy makers to adopt a novel approach to ensure that “Sustainable Livelihoods are linked to Sustainable Ecology” and vice-versa. Speaking at the World Sustainable Development Forum at New Delhi, he felt this could be key for successful Socio-economic transformation which facilitates sustainable growth.
According to him, policy makers have long grappled with the challenges of meeting modern infrastructure needs without focussing on the root cause of the so called ‘Migration Issue’.
SHILLONG, Feb 06: In continuation of its strong opposition to the parking fees being collected by the Tura Civil Hospital (TCH), Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Friday lambasted the doctors and staff of the hospital for giving a ‘vague and unacceptable’ excuse for such a move. The outfit has asked the managing authority, municipal board and the state government to intervene into the issue by providing an alternative, besides asking the Garo Hills legislators to start working for the people of the region.
Islamabad, Feb 06 (IANS): Security forces in Pakistan have detained 10,616 suspects on different charges after the savage Taliban attack on an army-run school last December, officials said Friday.
The attack killed over 140 students and staff of the Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched a National Action Plan (NAP) with the consensus of all political parties to deal effectively with terrorism and violent extremism.
A report presented to the prime minister said the law enforcement agencies have conducted 14,886 search operations in all parts of the country since the implementation of the NAP, Xinhua news agency reported.
SHILLONG, Feb 06: Prominent Khasi scholar, Sahitya Akademi member and St. Edmund’s college Principal Sylvanus Lamare has advocated a “mass movement” demanding the inclusion of Khasi in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Lamare was of the opinion that the mass movement should ideally include the general public, students’ union and the Church which might help get Khasi language included in the Eightth Scheduled.
“There is adequate awareness about the need to include Khasi in the eight schedule of the Constitution, but what is required is a mass movement that should include the students’ organisation, the general public and the Church,” Lamare said during a press conference here on Friday.
TURA, Feb 06: An engineer belonging to the National Building Contractors Company (NBCC) and his driver were on Friday released by suspected gang of cross border dacoits near the village of Jangkol in South Garo Hills (SGH) early morning. Chiranjib Goswami, a resident of West Bengal was kidnapped on January 15 last month along with his driver.
The two were released early morning although there was no confirmation as to whether there was any exchange of money involved in their release.
"The engineer was released early morning today (Friday) at about 5-5:30 am along with his driver. He was released today but he immediately went away from the place with no information whatsoever", said a highly placed police source in SGH.
"The driver is still in shock and is with us and more information will be available only after we talk to him", said the same source.
Tura, Feb 05: The drama of the kidnapping of a school teacher ended on Thursday after the release of Iqbal Rafique at the outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills (WGH).
Interestingly one of the kidnappers who was apprehended by police has been identified as a member of the disbanded breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteers Council [ANVC(B)].