TURA, Aug 27: One suspected militant was on Wednesday lynched by a mob in the village of Chibinang at about 7 pm as he was a part of a group which came to the village to kidnap a local businessman.
The militant, who came along with a group of about seven or eight people, fired in the air in the Chibinang Bazar before abducting one businessman. While they were retreating with the businessman, locals caught 4 of the group and began to beat them up. The unidentified militant was lynched after being caught. The village is about 90 kms from the town of Tura.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: Twenty talented children have made it to top-20 round in their battle to win the title of first ever - ‘Dance Meghalaya Dance (DMD) Little Champ’ during a competition held in the city recently.
Organized by the Rising Star Hunt Society (RSHS) in collaboration with the All Jaintia Dancer’s Association (AJDA), the 20 children were selected out of 30 contestants who have participated in the competition held at the Don Bosco Hall at Laitumkhrah on August 23.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Wednesday emphasized on the need to transform higher education while addressing at the 7th Convocation of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) which was held at U Soso Tham Auditorium, State Central Library.
“A progressive higher education sector plays a predominant role in economic growth and development of a nation,” Dr Paul said.
According to him, India, being one of the largest networks of higher education system in the world, comprises about 700 universities and over 35,000 colleges, offering education and training facilities in almost all aspects of human creativity and intellectual endeavor.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday said state government has decided to create a comprehensive documentation of all the multiple factors which come into play on conflict zones that incline the youth to join militancy.
“These are few things which we need to work on further,” Dr Sangma told reporters after a meeting of all the legislators from Garo Hills region convened here in the city on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by 18 legislators from Congress, National People’s Party (NPP), Garo National Council (GNC), and Independents.
NONGSTOIN, Aug 27: Members of Association of West Khasi Hills District Selection Committee (AWKHDSC) 2010 began their indefinite hunger strike Wednesday by rallying outside the premises of Deputy Commissioner’s office at Nongstoin to press the state government to revalidate and appoint all candidates in the merit list of DSC results of 2010.
The Association had earlier announced that the strike would be conducted within the campus of the DC’s office. However, the district administration garrisoned all the entries to the office with security personnel.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: After offering to come under a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government, proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Tuesday made an open invitation to government employees to be part of its armed struggle, even as it confirmed a teacher joining the outfit.
In a press communiqué issued on Tuesday, HNLC openly invited all government employees of the state to join hands with the outfit.
“The outfit openly invites government employees who want to join the council as part time workers (without resigning from their jobs),” HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Tuesday expressed its unhappiness over Rev PBM Basaiawmoit defending former CM Dr DD Lapang, maintaining that the peace process was derailed by Dr DD Lapang and its former Chairman Julius Dorphang.
“The recent statement of Rev PBM Basaiawmoit defending Dr DD Lapang was not found to be satisfactory as it was confirmed by HNLC that the peace process was derailed by Dr DD Lapang and Julius Dorphang. How can the former CM blame the centre for the failure of his government? It was his failure to convince the then UPA congress government under the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh,” HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a press communiqué issued on Tuesday.