SHILLONG, Nov 01: The UALA has decided to call for 5 days total blockade of Garo Hills to pressurize for talks on separate Garoland State immediately, though it has not fixed the dates yet. The outfit said the dates will be declared once it runs out of patience on government’s response to its peace talks offer.
SHILLONG, Oct 31: The process of disbanding the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its faction group – the ANVC(B) will be completed by the end of November next, officials said.
“I have subscribed the need to complete the disbanding process within next month,” Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters after a meeting with the two outfits held in the city on Friday.
“This is an important meeting and it is necessary in view of the need to ensure that the time is kept to implement the overall objectives of the permanent text settlement agreement,” opined Dr. Sangma while adding, “Certain issues were flagged and we have directed the need to keep in mind the timeline which revolves around the steps on how to accomplish the objective of the signed peace agreement.”
SHILLONG, Oct 31: The driver of a local taxi by the name of Raju Jamatia (31) has been picked up by police personnel for his alleged involvement in the assault of a journalist on Thursday night.
The Superintendent of Police (SP), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, M Kharkrang, has said that Raju Jamatia has been picked up in connection with the case and his local taxi (ML 05 K 7554) has also been seized by police. The SP has also said that efforts are on to nab the others involved in the assault of the journalist.
According to an FIR filed by the journalist after the incident, he and his friends were assaulted by around 15 boys near Ward’s Lake. The journalist also stated that the boys had been in cars and on two wheelers and had approached him and his friends for no reason at all.
SHILLONG, Oct 31: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday flagged off and joined the Run for Peace and Harmony from Fire Brigade to Polo Ground, which was organized as part of the Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas (National Re-dedication Day) and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) by the East Khasi Hills (EKH) district administration in collaboration with the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.
Nearly 700 people, mostly students from various schools and colleges of the city participated in the run alongside the Chief Minister, the Minister for Urban Affairs, Ampareen Lyngdoh, Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek, Parliamentary Secretary Limison Sangma, EKH Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sanjay Goyal and other district officials.
TURA, Oct 31: The leak of the SSLC selection papers from the Bholarbhita HS and the Kalapani HS School, which caused a huge furore, was on Friday investigated by the West Garo Hills (WGH) police, a day after the leak became common knowledge.
The WGH police, led by the SDPO and the SDO – Civil of Dadenggre sub division went to the schools early Friday morning and seized the question papers, which matched the ones available with Meghalaya Times. Exams for the day were cancelled in both schools due to the leak and an investigation into the source of the leak has started.
Both schools are now under the scanner along with the principals for their role in the whole case.
TURA, Oct 31: Aid from various sections of people within the Garo Hills region continued for victims of the September 22 flood with the focus now moving to provide more for the education of children within the affected regions. This time, two district police teams of East and North Garo Hills have come forward to provide text and exercise books to students affected by the floods.
The FKJGP of East Garo Hills (EGH) took up the onus of collecting books from within the district to be distributed amongst school going children in the villages of North Garo Hills (NGH).
Copy of Health Education paper available as police get into action
TURA, Oct 30: In what will surely set the cat amongst the pigeons, the question papers of two schools in the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) have been leaked prior to the exams. A copy of the exam paper for Friday’s Health Education paper is available with Meghalaya Times as information on the leak surfaced. Two schools, Bholarbitta HS and the Kalapani HS School have been circulating the exam papers since the beginning of exams on October 22.
According to information available, the question papers of the first paper, English was made available to some students through SMS from a phone number 9615790633, allegedly belonging to someone from within the schools itself. The headmaster of the Bholarbita School is one Zahiruddin Sheikh while Prakash Bose is in-charge of the Kalapani School.