TURA, Aug 16: In a delayed news, an agent of the State Bank of India (SBI) working in the Nidanpur Mini branch, Zahidul Islam, was arrested on July 31, 2014, after allegations of duplicate bank accounts he had created in the name of women beneficiaries in the remote village. While he managed to secure bail in the case on August 6, the SBI has stated that it is awaiting information on the case before further action can be taken.
SBI holds third rally to demand release of abducted employee
TURA, Aug 16: Continuing their demand for the safe and unconditional release of the kidnapped State Bank of India (SBI) employee, Subodh Kumar Mishra, SBI employees held their third rally in the town of Tura on Saturday. The rally, which started at 2:30 pm Saturday afternoon, took off from the Regional Branch Office (RBO) in Chandmari and ended at the same place after going through the main town, the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) office.
In a meeting held after the rally, the union decided to continue with the ongoing strike except for the five branches in Tura from Monday.
Mishra was kidnapped by suspected ASAK militants from near Chiringpara while he was on his way back to Barengapara from the Gasuapara branch. His abduction has been widely condemned with political parties, civil society organizations and the people of the town demanding his safe release.
Petrol pump owners of Garo Hills hold meeting
SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Petrol Pump Owners’ Association (PPOA) of Garo Hills on Wednesday had convened a meeting and had decided to go ahead with its indefinite strike. However, in view of the Independence Day, the petrol pumps will be opened on August 15, 2014.
In a letter addressed to the State Home Minister, Roshan Warjri, the Association demanded Rs. 10 lakh as ex-gratia for the murdered petrol pump attendant Bittu Kumar Patel’s family. They have also sought 24-hour armed police personnel to be deputed in the petrol pumps of Garo hills for the safety and smooth functioning of the petrol pumps.
Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS): The central government Wednesday warned Meghalaya over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state's Garo Hills region where militants are on a kidnapping and killing spree.
"We are aware of what is happening over there in Garo Hills. It is apparent that the state government has failed to tackle the rising crimes in Garo Hills. The state (government) needs to have a complete view on how to restore normalcy and must act immediately ," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said.
SHILLONG Aug 16: The Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) has informed of their recent performance at the opening of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 8, which featured Amitabh Bachchan together with the Choir will be aired on SONY TV on August 17, 2014 from 8:30 pm onwards.
The opening ceremony was held live at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC), Gujarat and the event was attended by the VIPs and citizens of Surat who filled the 8000 capacity venue.
The highlight of the show was the interaction between Amitabh Bachchan and the Choir bringing about national integration through music. The choir sang ‘Vande Mataram’, a song written and composed by Neil Nongkynrih, as a concluding act.
SHILLONG, Aug 13: The District Level Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, Sanjay Goyal, at its meeting held recently has viewed with concern the practice of bullfighting and performances.
The DC has therefore, under the provision of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 as amended by Central Act 26 of 1982 ordered a ban on bullfighting in the district.
SHILLONG, Aug 13: A group of miscreants had attacked a group of villagers, critically injuring nine of them while they were working in their paddy fields at the remote disputed village of Thyllaw under Mawsynram.
“Six women and three men of Thyllaw village were badly injured after they were attacked by a group of villagers from a neighbouring village of Mawbynna, the incident of which took place on Tuesday morning while they were working in their paddy fields,” Superintendent of Police (SP),East Khasi Hills (EKH) M Kharkrang informed reporters here.
“The incident is also a result from a civil dispute case between the two villages – Thyllaw and Mawbynna which is still pending in the District Council Court and High Court,” added the SP.