SHILLONG, Sep 29: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has asked the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma to leave the Khasi – Jaintia hills of the state and to pursue the creation of a separate Garo state, even as the outfit pointed out that this was one of the aspirations of Conrad’s father, late PA Sangma.
“We urge Conrad Sangma to leave Khasi-Jaintia Hills region and to pursue the demand for a separate Garo statehood which is the long pending aspiration of his late father Purno A Sangma and the people of Garo Hills region,” HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a statement issued here on Saturday.
TURA, Sep 29: One Anil Modak of the village of Fakirpara under Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) was assaulted with a sword when he allegedly went in to intervene in a case of assault being perpetrated by a group of people from within the same village and outside on one Bhanu Modak.
Anil Modak, was hit with a sword on his head by one Rofiqul Miah (Kalu Master), who is a teacher and, received serious injuries to his head after which he was shifted to the Mahendraganj CHC for treatment. Women were assaulted in the altercation.
SHILLONG, Sep 29: Over 1600 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) aspirants from across the state took part in the mega IAS Scholarship exam conducted in all district headquarters on Saturday.
The scholarship exam was conducted by the ALS, which is India’s largest IAS coaching network, to select the top 100 IAS talents of Meghalaya who will be fully sponsored for their IAS training at ALS Shillong and Tura centre under the Chief Minister Career Guidance and Counselling Scheme.
TURA, Sep 29: Continuing their demand for a separate autonomous Council in Assam, Garos of Kamrup and Goalpara district of Assam held a meeting and rally to highlight the step-motherly treatment of the tribe by the Assam government as well as the negligence shown to them.
The meeting was held on Saturday at the village of Bakrapur near Damra under Goalpara district and saw the presence of a huge number of NGO leaders as well as the local population of Garos who came together to continue their demand for a separate Council for themselves.
SHILLONG, Sep 29: The National People’s Party (NPP) has embarked on its mission to ‘rebuild Mizoram’ as was said by the party’s national president and Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma.
Launching the party at Aizawl on Saturday, Conrad said, “The NPP is embarking on a mission to rebuild Mizoram.”
Agartala, Sep 29 (IANS): Tripura Government would set up a flute performance research institute to take out the traditional musical act and its eminence as a traditional musical instrument across the world, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
"A large number of artists, specially the tribals, used flutes to perform their musical talents. The tune and tone of the flute artists of Tripura and adjoining northeastern states are exceptional and very pleasing. To boost this musical skill and rich traditional culture, the flute performance research institute would be set up," Deb told the media on Friday night after witnessing the performance of renowned flute artist Babul Debnath.
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS): After Facebook admitted that hackers broke into nearly 50 million users' accounts by stealing their "access tokens" or digital keys, cyber experts on Saturday warned over 2.3 billion users to log out and log back into Facebook, or any of third-party apps that use Facebook login.
Facebook has reset the access tokens of almost 50 million accounts it knew were affected. It has also taken the precautionary step of resetting access tokens for another 40 million accounts that have been subject to "View As" look-up in the last year.