TURA, Aug 04: A group of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres are the prime suspects in the brutal thrashing of two men in the village of Halwa Bilda in the remote stretches of South Garo Hills. The incident took place on Wednesday night after group of 6-7 armed GNLA men rounded up the two men before giving them a round thrashing on suspicion of the two being police informants.
SHILLONG, Aug 04: Stating that waging war against the nation is a futile endeavour, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has called upon them to lay down their arms and join the mainstream.
“The futility of such activities must be realized by them (outfits) and that is the message we are trying to send,” Dr. Sangma said after a cabinet meeting which approved the list of dignitaries for hoisting the national flag and taking of salute in the upcoming I-Day celebrations across the state.
SHILLONG, Aug 04: Senior Congress legislator Prestone Lyngdoh who was dropped from the Meghalaya cabinet along with Sniawbhalang Dhar has said that the reshuffle was not fallout of their alleged “anti-party activities” and if some including the few congress MLA’s thinks so, it is nothing but their personal opinion as he stands a Congress man.
The decision to drop the duo came a day after Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and MPCC chief DD Lapang met the National Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi and also days after state BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh declared that many Congress legislators are keen to meet BJP national President Amit Shah, though he termed this approach as ‘a mere courtesy call’.
A vehicle went off-road and hit – cum – partially parked itself atop a scooter parked on the road near the Shillong Commerce College turning on Boyce Road on Thursday. The damage to the car and its occupants could have been severe if not for the unfortunate scooter.
Mentionably, the car had ‘L’ tag indicating ‘Learner’ pasted on the windshield.
It is the second incident involving a learner driver case. It may be mentioned that in the first case, a person was killed and three seriously injured at Nongthymmai on July 29, 2017 when the driver of a Wagon-R bearing registration number ML-05G-0051 lost control of the vehicle and rammed over four pedestrians.
SHILLONG, Aug 17: Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul M Sangma took the salute of four platoons of Commandos at the Passing Out Parade of the 2nd Batch Recruit Commando Basic Training of SF 10 (40th Batch) at 1 MLP APTC Mawiong, Shillong on Friday.
Speaking to the gathering Dr. Sangma while congratulating the newly inducted commandos said that the passing out of the 2nd Batch reflects the commitment of the government to serve the state and the nation. He also expressed his gratitude to the Meghalaya Police and also the families for having extended the necessary training, hand holding and support to the commandos during their course of training to remain focused on their commitment to be a part of the organization.
SHILLONG, Aug 04: A lady on Friday lodged a complaint at Kenches Trace Beat House against NCP legislator Sanbor Shullai accusing him of manhandling and humiliating her when she had gone to confront him about some problems she faced at the Guest House owned by Shullai but run by her at Lawsohtun.
SHILLONG, Aug 03: Call it the dictate of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) or a pay back to the dissident Congress legislators, the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA-II) government with few months before the state goes to polls has announced a cabinet reshuffle wherein the two alleged disgruntled senior Congress MLAs have been stripped of their Ministership and two new faces will be inducted.
Living up to its name of capricious politics, the Congress led government has dropped a senior Congress legislator Prestone Tynsong, often alleged to be disgruntled as minister in – charge Public Health Engineering department besides PWD minister Sniawbhalang Dhar who was accused of indulging in anti party activities.