SHILLONG, July 08: The newly appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman said that he has some perspective on how to resolve the militancy problems in the five districts of Garo hills even as he stressed that in tackling the militancy problem a strong political will is needed.
Taking over the mantle of the Meghalaya DGP from the outgoing acting DGP Prem Singh on Monday, Hanaman told reporters after assuming the police chief office, “There should be political initiative that has to go along with what the police do. After all it’s our people who you are trying to get them back to mainstream.”
Shillong, July 08: Air India has decided to restore its service on the Kolkata – Shillong – Kolkata sector with effect from July 10.
The flight will operate five days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with ATR aircraft.
TURA, July 07: The residents of Garo Hills, who have been hit by the recent violence, have questioned the will of the Government in trying to resolve the ongoing crisis in the region. Residents of the region have been patiently waiting for things to normalize so that they are able to go back to work, but the situation has been getting out of hand since July 4. The escalation of violence, everyone in fear coupled with the economic blockade now in place, they wonder what they need to do to get the State Government to react to the situation and ensure normalcy returns.
TURA, July 07: The ongoing crisis within the Garo Hills region seems to be one that does not want to die down. While there was relative calm over the past few days, recent events have added fuel to the fire and things have gone downhill ever since. To further mash up the situation, the minority community within the Assam region has called for an indefinite blockade against the region due to the violence and death of people from their community.
BODH GAYA (BIHAR), July 07 (IANS): Nine near-coordinated explosions shook the serenity of the world-renowned Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar's Bodh Gaya early Sunday, injuring two monks but not causing much damage. The government termed it a terror attack as an NIA team began its probe.
President Pranab Mukherjee described the serial blasts as a "senseless act of violence" while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said "such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated".
SHILLONG, July 07: Inter - faith prayer for peace and communal harmony, which saw convergence of religious heads and followers of all faiths, was held on Sunday at Tura Parade Ground.
An atmosphere of fear and apprehension has been prevailing in Garo Hills in general and Tura and the plain belt areas in particular in the aftermath of the unfortunate turn of events on June 21 mob carnage.
SHILLONG, July 06: In order to iron – out the vexed Assam – Meghalaya boundary issue, outgoing Governor RS Mooshahary has indicated his willingness to be the “mediator” between the two neighboring states.
The issue had created fissures and the problem has eluded solution despite innumerous meeting between the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and other officials of the two states.
Just before his departure to Guwahati along with his family members from the Shillong Raj Bhavan on Saturday morning, Mooshahary told reporters that he is willing to be a mediator between the two neighbouring north eastern states to resolve the boundary issue which has been eluding solution for almost four decades.