Tura, March 02: A recent demand note from the ANVC(B) sent shockwaves through the region and disbelief amongst the people. The shock was due to the fact that the demand note was sent by none other than the outfit’s Political Secretary Ajaju Marak, who according to reports was killed in the recent encounter in Darenagal, near Dobasipara, Tura!
The demand note which has used the ANVC(B) name and demand pad has the name of Ajaju. It also lists a phone number to contact along with a demand of Rs 10 lakh. Interestingly, as a warning, a bullet was also attached. The demand note carries a warning to pay up within 7 days or face the consequences.
Williamnagar, March 02: The recent arrests made by the East Garo Hills (EGH) district police with the help of the CRPF’s CoBRA team was a huge success with the police team managing to arrest the Commander -in -Chief of the newly formed A’chik National Liberation Central Army (ANLCA). However, the flourishing of new outfits that seem to be coming at the drop of a hat has left people of the region frustrated. Analysing the trend, the Superintendent of police (SP) of EGH, JFK Marak, observed that the easy availability of arms has made factions come up. Till the last count, there were 20 groups, some with a handful of members operating in the Garo Hills region.
Guwahati, March 01 (IANS): A woman who had come to meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his Assam tour Wednesday, but stayed outside the venue, was burnt to death by her husband, police said Saturday.
Police said they were investigating the reason behind the incident, which took place in Jorhat district.
SHILLONG, March 01: North East India’s biggest film festival the “Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF)” that will kick-start from Monday in Shillong will be one of its kind with the Meghalaya Information & Public Relations department putting in its high-voltage effort to make the event not only memorable but also one that will bring Bollywood bigwigs to the ‘Scotland of the East’ as a shooting destination for their films.
Tura, March 02: The ongoing 6th International Bodo Festival concluded Sunday amidst much fanfare and promises that the next festival would be bigger in scope and the learning from the 1st International Festival. The Chairman of the organizing committee and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) Rajya Sabha MP, Biswajit Daimary said that all Bodo race spread around the globe should unite as one entity to learn each other’s culture and traditions.
Speaking on the lines of the festival Daimary said, “Bodos are part of the greater Mongoloid family. Similarly, there are many other communities scattered around the world whose features, culture and traditions are alike. The objective of this festival is to propagate the message of learning from each other”.
New Delhi, March 01 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the bill to carve Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, which also came under central rule Saturday with the signing of a separate proclamation.
The signing of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 paved the way for creating Telangana as India's 29th state.
The central government will now issue a gazette notification with an appointed date or the date on which Telangana state will formally come into being.
The bill was passed by parliament Feb 20, despite strong opposition by lawmakers from Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra).
SHILLONG, March 01: World renowned blind sculptor from Italy, Felice Tagliaferri, arrived in Meghalaya on his first visit to India Saturday to further his mission focusing on teaching the art to people with disabilities especially the blind.
Felice is here for a two week-long inclusive workshop for the people with disabilities which kick started in the Bethany Society on Saturday here.
Organized by the Bethany Society in collaboration with the CBM and the state’s arts and culture department, the workshop is attended by people with disabilities from Bethany Society, and other special schools in the region besides people and students from different schools.