NONGSTOIN, Feb 24: Nongstoin Constituency holds a record of only 8 voters exercising their franchise in the MDC Election at Shyrkon Polling Station in Maweit area.
This is evident that the people of the area especially from Shyrkon PS are unwilling to exercise their right to vote for their representatives in the MDC election as they have been neglected by the former legislators in the past 42 years.
Williamnagar, Feb 23: In a daring escape two boys who were about to be abducted managed to escape the clutches of their abductors. The incident happened at about 4:30 pm on Sunday when suspected UALA militants tried to kidnap two boys from the Nengkhra playground at gun point. Both boys were able to escape, albeit in different ways.
SHILLONG, Feb 23: Indiscriminate parking of rejected vehicles openly on the roadsides is a common sight in the city. These cars which have either met with an accident or worn out are seen lying on main roads, interior lanes and alleys, some of which are even seen submerged inside earth. And among these discarded lots are also those old “vintage” ones whose accessories are no longer available and is thrown out in the open without even caring that such cars are most sought after elsewhere and that there are vintage rally being organized in cities like Kolkata, Gwalior and more. There are even certain outlets, such as, in Kolkata where old accessories are still gettable but very few know about it for lack of ownership and passion to keep up these oldies. But open dumping of rejected vehicles, otherwise sold to scraps or recycling plants in other mainland cities, are a trademark practice in this city.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS): A 21-year-old Assamese woman was raped here by two men who have been arrested, police said Sunday.
One of the men was known to the woman who recently came to Delhi. Police said she was assaulted at a house in Mahipalpur in south Delhi Saturday afternoon.
Tura, Feb 23: With the upcoming MP elections set to delay the peace pact further, the region is set for some frenetic activity to try and get all stakeholders on board to ensure that the peace becomes a reality. The United Peace Movement (UPM), comprising most NGOs of the region along with members of the Church and civilians have pledged to ensure that peace becomes a reality and towards that end will take out a peace march all over Garo Hills simultaneously on March 9.
The peace movement has already changed the heart of the biggest militant organization of the region, namely the GNLA who have made their intention of coming overboard clear.
SHILLONG, Feb 23: The All India LPG Federation and Federation of LPG Distributors of India have jointly called for a 'indefinite strike' with effect from February 25.
Citing the reasons for the strike, the Federations state that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Oil Companies are yet to accept the demands of LPG distributors with regards to minimizing the many grievances faced by the LPG distributors and outlined a charter of seven basic demands.
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday countered China's frequent claims over Arunachal Pradesh, saying no force in the world could take the state from India.
"It is because of the brave martyrs of the state that the eastern frontier of the country is safe. Times are changing now and China must change its attitude towards Arunachal Pradesh. I am here to assure you that no force in the world can take Arunachal Pradesh from India," Modi said at a massive public rally in the state's Pasighat town.