TURA, Sept 15: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday has reiterated its demand for a separate Garoland state while also indicating that the return of their Commander in Chief (C-In-C) would not augur well for the Meghalaya Police after reports of Shira escaping India to Bangladesh, fearing operations against the outfit.
“I never left my ground from a fight and my return will surely serve a big blow to the Meghalaya Police. Garoland is our goal and if required, all of us in GNLA will shed blood for it,” said Sohan D. Shira in a statement issued by GNLA senior cadre, Savio Marak.
TURA, Sept 15: A rare heart transplant was done on a 17-year-old boy from Tura, Jasan B. Sangma for an extremely rare form of congenital heart disease called "Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dyslplasia" (ARVD) at Narayana Health City in Bangalore.
Narayana Health City is a part of the Narayana Hrudalaya chain hospitals which has been helping people with extreme heart disorders. The hospital till date has accomplished seven successful transplants, of which four were paediatric case under the age of 18 years.
SHILLONG, Sept 14: The hearing on the tribal status of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma and his siblings has once again been adjourned after Dr. Sangma’s brother Zenith Sangma moved an adjournment to file a counter.
The case which was taken to the Supreme Court of India by the petitioner Tennydard Marak, was scheduled to be heard on September 15, but the counsel of Zenith Sangma sought a period of four weeks time for filing a counter in the matter. Hence, the next date of hearing has been scheduled for October 10 next.
Shillong, Sept 14: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Sunday said a person needs to have self – confidence to achieve success in life.
“A person not having confidence in himself hardly has any chance to succeed or do well in life,” Dr Paul said while speaking as the Chief Guest at the 160th Birth Anniversary celebration of Jagatpurush Sree Narayana Guru and 11th anniversary celebration of Sree Narayana Guru Cultural Centre Shillong (SNGCCS).
Citing the example of Keralites, he said they are enterprising because they are very self – confident. He said that one can find them all over the world, more so in the harsh conditions of Gulf countries, because of this quality to theirs as they know they will do well in any condition by believing in their abilities.
TURA, Sept 14: The operation against militancy in Garo Hills continued with the killing of another rebel in an encounter with the East Garo Hills (EGH) police personnel. The operation is part of the ongoing Operation Hill Storm and is an ongoing fight to cleanse the region of the scourge of militancy.
According to information received, a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre identified as Rakman was killed. The police have stated that the killed cadre was part of the command under Jack. He was killed near the village of Rambogre Songgital near Williamnagar in EGH.
The police team recovered a 9 mm pistol, a VHF set, two mobile phones and documents from the site of the encounter. The encounter took place at 7:15 am on Sunday morning.
TURA, Sept 14: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Sunday claimed responsibility for the brutal thrashing administered to 9 villagers in Pakregre, near Rongjeng in East Garo Hills (EGH) stating that the act was punishment for the crimes committed by the villagers themselves. The release came a day after it was found that 7 of the nine beaten were actually extortionists demanding money in the name of the outfit.
The outfit in its statement further claimed that the 9 had been awarded the death penalty according to the constitution of the GNLA. However, it was only after consultation with elders of the village that the sentence was commuted.
7 out of 9 extorted money in the name of GNLA
TURA, Sept 13: The sleepy hamlet of Pakregre was suddenly thrust into the national limelight after a video surfaced showing the inhuman beatings by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres given to villagers in the presence of nearly the whole village. While the villagers themselves were shy and fearful of providing details of what exactly transpired on the September 04 last a few came forward to give the real version of the events that occurred.
While the police maintained that the civilians were beaten on the allegation of being police informers, the villagers differed, saying that most were involved in extortion in the name of GNLA and 2 were alleged informers. While most of them have recovered from the severe beatings, 3 of them are still bed ridden from the assault.