SHILLONG, Jan 20: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to adjudicate within eight weeks on petitions seeking the cancellation of the ST status of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
During its hearing a Division bench headed by Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice MY Eqbal disposed of two petitions, without giving its opinion on the issue, and instead asked the commission to adjudicate the matter within eight weeks.
SHILLONG, Jan 20: Protesting against the adamant attitude of the state government, Jaintia Hills based NGOs have announced a two-day night road blockade in the region from January 27 to 28, demanding immediate repairing of the deplorable National Highway- 44.
The NGOs have also threatened to intensify their stir if the state government remains irresponsive towards the demand put forth.
TURA, Jan 20: In a tragic incident that happened in the month of November last year, a five year old boy was electrocuted while he was relieving himself in front of an open transformer by the side of a road. The electrocution left the boy, Chedan Marak, unconscious and close to death. However, he survived but lost the use of both of his hands which were amputated following the incident.
The sad incident happened on November 16 last year near the Chasingre transformer.
GUWAHATI, Jan 19: Bodo militants continued their killing spree in lower Assam, targeting Hindi speaking people and minority community people, as a result at least eight people were killed and eight others injured.
IK Sangbijit led National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) killed one more Hindi speaking person in Dhubri district of lower Assam on Sunday. According to reports, NDFB (S) militants shot dead a trader at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari police station near Gauripur in Dhubri district.
GUWAHATI, Jan 20: With the recent killings by NDFB(S) in lower Assam, 15 top leaders and cadres of IK Sangbijit led National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were declared as “Most Wanted Terrorists” by Assam Police on Monday and announced a cash reward of Rs. 95 lakh as bounty.
During a press conference held at Guwahati, Assam Police ADGP AP Raut said that, police had declared 15 top leaders and cadres of the outfit including its Chairman, C-in-C, General Secretary, Military Secretary on the most wanted terrorists list.
“We have also announced a total cash reward of Rs 95 lakh to catch them dead or alive,” Raut said.
Shillong, Jan 19: The wave bent on establishing Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s link with militants is not in any mood to give up its fight yet. Though Dr Sangma has outrightly denied the links, the accusations, nonetheless, keep resurfacing.
In the latest development, one of top leaders of ANVC(B), to which Dr Sangma has been linked to, has tried to reaffirm this politician – militant nexus but twisted the perceived story by revealing that the CM does not have any connects with its Chairman, Rimpu N Marak; he has links with its parent body – ANVC.
TURA, Jan 19: The recent discovery of a former World War-I (WW-I) fighter amongst the Garo community has led to excitement and incredible responses from within the region with some people asking for the Government to support the family of the slain martyr.
Monssi Momin was given a medal by the British Government for laying down his life trying to free the world from the forces of Hitler and his allies in WW-II as well as his contribution in WW-I for fighting against Central Powers.