SHILLONG, April 15: The A’chik National Volunteers’ Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B) Tuesday alleged that its parent organization (ANVC) taking the help of police attempted to attack the outfit’s camp which led to many of its cadres to abandoned the camp in retaliation to such constant provocation.
Many of the cadres had abandoned the camp near Tura, West Garo Hills District, in retaliation to constant provocation by the parent organization (ANVC), the ANVC(B) chairman Rimpu N Marak said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
According to him, in last two weeks, newly recruited cadres of the mother organization ANVC made three attempts to attack ANVC(B) cadres at the camp near Tura which were housing mostly women cadres.
SHILLONG, April 15: In a failed attempt to commit robbery and dacoity, a hardcore criminal along with four other gang members Tuesday landed in police dragnet even as arms and ammunitions meant to be used in the crime were seized.
Acting on a tip off, police laid a naka and arrested the five accused from a local taxi bearing registration – ML 05 E 2767 at Mawngap, East Khasi Hills District Superintendent of Police (SP) M Kharkrang told reporters here.
(Left): The Shad Suk Mynsiem being observed at Lympung Weiking, Jaiaw Shillong, on Monday. The ‘Shad Suk Mynsiem’ also known as the Spring Festival is organized by the Seng Khasi Seng Kmie with hundreds of people belonging to the ‘Niam Khasi’ including young and old taking part in the dancing festival accompanied by the beats of the drums and tangmuri to give thanks to God for all the blessings that he has bestowed.
(Top Right): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi joyously grooving to the beats of drums, along with the children, during the Rongoli Bihu celebrations t Guwahati on Monday.
(Lower Right): Baisakhi Festival being celebrated by Sikh community in Assam on Monday. Baisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth and also being regarded as harvest festival.
SHILLONG, April 15: Maha Vishuba Sankranti is a colourful Hindu festival celebrated in all parts of the country. The festival which marks the beginning of New Year for the Bengalis started in its myriad of cultural forms in Shillong on Monday. The festival is known by Bihu in neighbouring Assam, Lohri in Punjab besides various other names in other parts of the country. Not to be forgotten that in Meghalaya, it is known as Shad Suk Mynsiem. No matter by whatever names the festival is followed in different states in the country; the common cord is that it is a harvest festival, onset of sowing season. Shillong being a cosmopolitan city, this festival is celebrated among all the different cross-cultural communities staying here.
SHILLONG, April 15: Shillong is no longer known for its education destination as it has deteriorated considerably from what once this city was renowned for. With the missionary run institutions allegedly involved in money making ventures along with their private counterparts, that this trend will follow suit in the government run schools is unimaginable. And why not, when the state education department is a mute spectator to the numerous ills that is afflicting the last of these institutions.
Williamnagar, April 14: The Rongrengre forest reserve has lately been in the reserve due to the dwindling forests within the 33sq km reserve forest. The reserve close to Williamnagar town has been an eye sore and an emotional rage for the people of the town with most stating the forest rangers had not done enough to ensure forest cover. However ground reality within the range and the people responsible for its protection is in stark contrast to what is being stated. The forest team is not only being stretched to breaking point but does not have the personnel to ensure things can actually be taken care of.