Shillong, Feb 03: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Monday said India is a very religious country but also is corrupt. And that moral ethics are very important to deal with this ‘cancer in the society’.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the 6th Convocation of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Shillong, he said “India is highly religious but lot of corruption here” observing that “corrupt people are highly educated”.
According to him, some people pray to god to make their corrupt life successful, hence also making religious institutions instrumental in this menace.
SHILLONG, Feb 03: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), which recently abducted Naga M Sangma (39) - brother of Independent legislator from Baghmara Constituency in South Garo Hills, Samuel Sangma, - has demanded a ransom of Rs 20 lakh from the victim’s family for his early release.
It may be mentioned here that on January 30 last four heavily armed cadres of the GNLA abducted Naga M Sangma (39), a coal exporter to Bangladesh at gunpoint from his house in the Gasuapara area in South Garo hills district.
A top police official on request of anonymity revealed, “Intelligence inputs gathered so far reveal that the militant outfit has demanded ransom of Rs 20 lakh for the safe release of Naga Sangma.”
Shillong, Feb 03: Former Principal of St. Mary’s College, Shillong, Mother Anne D’Auray Capaldi RNDM, passed away on Monday at about 3:20 AM at her home in St. Mary’s Convent, Shillong.
The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong followed by the Funeral at the Catholic Cemetery, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.
She was born as the last child into a well knit family of six daughters and two sons at Picinisco, a hamlet in the state of Frosinone, Italy on 30.06.1922. The family migrated to Glasgow, Scotland where she had done her school and college studies.
RESUBELPARA, Feb 02: A spree of dare devil fanatics on NH 62 in the North Garo Hills has left the whole region in fear and the administration in tenterhooks. Over the last month, locals have reported more than 30 fanatics, some which have even yielded Rs 500 for the perpetrators. While most of those have taken the name of the militant outfit, United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA), some lesser known groups have also made hay while the sun shone.
TURA, Feb 03: In tragic tale, suspected A’chik National Liberation Army (ANLA) cadres firstly abducted a father-son duo of a former Finance Secretary and then killed the son in cold blood as a mark of revenge. The whereabouts of the father are still unknown and suspicion is that he has been murdered as well. The incident happened on Monday at about 8 am from Nogolpara in Dainadubi in North Garo Hills (NGH).
The kidnapping of the father preceded the kidnapping of the son. While the father was abducted from his residence last Saturday in Wageasi, the son, Meghnath R Marak (35), happened in the early hours on Monday. According to sources, the ANLA cadres had been searching for the address of their deserted cadre, Ronald R Marak who was suspected to have hidden his heist after a fire fight with the GNLA a few months ago, in his elder brother’s house. In the fire fight, which has gone unreported, a few cadres of the outfit were also killed in the South Garo Hills region.
SHILLONG, Feb 03: Aggrieved lower primary school teachers, whose appointment have been declared by High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC)as 'tainted', Monday threatened to take to streets if their four - years service is terminated by the state government citing that they were never part and parcel of the alleged tampering of score-sheets in the infamous Education Sam.
It may be mentioned here, the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) has directed the state government to terminate as many as 246 lower primary school teachers from five sadar sub-divisions of the state after whose appointed have been found tainted.
The HLSC was constituted by the government following the scam in education department unearthed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
‘Chinese government systematically destroying Buddhism in Tibet’
Guwahati, Feb 02: His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama Sunday met the Tibet Support Group, Assam, and said that the non-violent movement for freedom of Tibet will set an example for hundreds of other nations who are struggling for freedom across the globe.
The 14th Dalai Lama was in Guwahati to take part in the ongoing Tibetan Art Festival, which is underway at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati. He appreciated the efforts of the Tibet Support Group, Assam, for its continued support for the movement of millions of Tibetans in the northeastern part of India.