SHILLONG, Aug 10: In line with the infamous Wagah Indo- Pak retreat ceremony, India and Bangladesh is all set to start the Indo – Bangla retreat ceremony within two months time at Dawki in Meghalaya.
“We (BSF) and Bangladesh are very eager for the retreat ceremony to start which will begin in two months time,” said BSF Commandant Meghalaya Frontier, SR Khan on Thursday.
SHILLONG, Aug 09: Attempts to come to the aid of the candidates who had arrived in Shillong to appear for a recruitment drive conducted by the army has come back to haunt South Shillong MLA, Sanbor Shullai with the aftermath of his actions spiraling into a snowball of controversy.
According to Shullai, he had gone to the guest house owned by Haviva Passah on August 2 last after being informed by residents including Haviva’s mother, Disyona Passah that hundreds of job aspirants, who have come from different states for the army recruitment rally had flocked to the guest house seeking accommodation.
SHILLONG, Aug 09: Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma was once again greeted by a protest as he had gone to inaugurate the Multi Facility Utility Centre at Mawkhar on Wednesday as Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) members wielded pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) placards along the route to the venue.
This is the second time that the chief minister was given a surprise welcome by the activists, who have pledged to continue to haunt Dr. Sangma and other ministers on such official functions in protest of their refusal to engage in talks on the implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.
SHILLONG, Aug 09: With political parties revving for the 2018 Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to shift into top gear by getting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Meghalaya as a part of their electoral campaign.
“We will try to bring the Prime Minister to campaign in Meghalaya since this will be a huge boost for the prospects of the party in the upcoming election in the State,” BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said on Wednesday.
AGARTALA, Aug 09 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said there was no activity on the Indian border with China in his state that could create tension between the two countries.
“There are no such activities that can create tension along the India-China border in Arunachal,” Khandu told the media here after addressing a tribal rally by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
TURA, Aug 09: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) Tura has come out opposing the alleged issuance of pattas within the town of Tura to quite a few non Garos, in contravention of the Meghalaya Land Transfer Act by the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
“From reliable sources we have come to know that land pattas have been allocated by the GHADC to 14 people namely, Swapan Rishi, Arun Rishi, Otish Rishi, Govinda Rishi, Lal Mohan Rishi, Jumbura Rishi, Nironjon Rishi, Amarswer Rishi, Siben Rishi, Gogal Rishi, Sudangshu Rishi, Dilu Rishi, Mongol Rishi,” said president of the NGO, Dalseng B Ch Momin on Wednesday.
TURA, Aug 09: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has came down heavily on MLAs of Garo Hills as well as PWD authorities after an overturned truck blocked the entire NH 51 en route to Dalu from Tura leaving a huge number of passengers stranded.
“We condemn the authorities for neglect shown towards Garo Hills based NH roads. The ministers of the state and the MLAs seemingly can’t see the present situation and the bad condition of the NH-51 and 62 roads because they are enjoying in the state capital, Shillong. There is no interest on Garo Hills based NHs and other PWD roads of Garo Hills,” said AYC president, Dimseng Marak on Wednesday.