SHILLONG, Dec 03: For the first time since the inception of the district, the people of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) celebrated the International Day of the Differently-Abled or the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) at Ampati Mini Stadium on Tuesday.
The celebration, which was jointly organized by the District Social Welfare Office, District Administration, Bethany Society, SSA unit and the District Election Office, Ampati, drew large participation of the differently-abled persons along with their families, NGOs, nokmas and gaonburas, church elders, district officials, teachers and students.
SHILLONG, Dec 02: Just two days after the public rally, the thirteen pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups Monday announced fresh agitation with three-day ‘night road blockade’ from December 4 to 6, as a mark of intensifying their stir to pressurize the state government to implement the ILP system to contain unabated influx into the state.
The 9 PM to 5 AM night road blockade will be effective in all the eleven districts of the state, Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Vice President, Fredrick Kharmawphlang, said in a statement issued here on Monday.
SHILLONG, Dec 02: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) Monday said that it will continue to demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said, “The demand for ILP especially fighting against alienation of tribal land, will continue but without having to give a chance to violence.”
KOHIMA, Dec 01: President of India Pranab Mukherjee has asked for the transformation of the North East Region (NER) into an area of peace and opportunity, while accentuating that the region is also a ‘natural bridge’ between the country and the South East Asian (SEA) countries.
Speaking as chief guest at the celebration of 50th Nagaland Statehood Day and also inaugurating the ‘Hornbill Festival’ simultaneously at The Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, off Kohima on Sunday morning, Mukherjee said, “The states of North East (NE) India should lead our partners of South East Asian Countries.”
Shillong, Dec 02: Police will complete the process of charge-sheet of the 86 cases registered against the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists of different NGOs by the end of this month and then it will be put up on fast track mode before the special court constituted by the state government.
East Khasi hills SP M Kharkrang informed that seven summon notices have been served against the ILP activists but they are yet to turn up before the investigating officers of different police stations.
Tura, Dec 02: In another boost for the police team in West Garo Hills (WGH), three UALA cadres have surrendered before the Police in a span of three days. The surrender comes close on the heels of the same militant outfit suffering major blows recently. While, 3 cadres of the outfit were killed in counter insurgency operations in the East Garo Hills, the surrender of the three surrendered militants point to the fact that all is not well in the camp of the UALA group.
Shillong, Dec 01 (IANS): Five arms smugglers, including a former Nagaland Police official, have been arrested in Meghalaya and a cache of high-frequency wireless sets seized from them, police said Sunday.
"Acting on a tip-off, we arrested five people Saturday night and seized six high-frequency wireless sets from their hideout at Maikhuli area bordering Assam's Kamrup district," Ri-Bhoi district police chief C.V.S. Reddy said.