Tura, Sept 13: A day after the withdrawal of the bandh called by the GHSMC, life began to get back to normal for the residents of Tura. However, a few surprises are still in store if the words of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills (WGH) are anything to go by. With video analysis available as well as the confessions of many of the arrested activists, the administration is targeting as many as 100 people who barged into the DC office and tried to disrupt work.
SHILLONG, Sept 12: Even as stray incident of stone pelting were reported near the Tura Government college during the indefinite Garo hills bandh on Thursday called by NGOs demanding a separate Garo state , Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma made it clear that he does not foresee the demand fructifying as Khasi and Garo hills will not be divided.
On the sideline of a function in Shillong, Dr Sangma on Thursday said, “I don’t foresee division of the Khasis and Garos, it is only a bunch of people who are asking for this (statehood) … you have seen it and it has been there for a long time, it is nothing new.”
SHILLONG, Sept 12: Well, how can one expect the elected representatives – the parliamentarians – who represent the people in both the houses of Indian parliament to contain inflation when they themselves are not aware what inflation is all about. Sounds crazy but true; these parliamentarians who are enjoying meals at ‘stone age’ rates in the parliament canteen, how are they supposed to address inflation that is pushing the aam admi on the threshold of extinction in the country.
Welcome to world’s biggest old age home with the cheapest canteen – Parliament.
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Tura, Sept 11: In an unprecedented move by the District Administration of West Garo Hills, 13 members of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC), including their General Secretary, Augustine R Marak, were arrested by the district Police on Wednesday.
The move, which is likely to have a lot of repercussions on future movements within the region, has come a day after some activists had barged into the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) to enforce the bandh. The incidents happened on the first day of the two day bandh called by the GHSMC in the Garo Hills region on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, Sept 12: Police have arrested a high ranking official of Union Ministry of Agriculture for attempting to murder his female colleague in Ri-Bhoi district.
Assistant Director (INM Division), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, Mahindar Singh Dhanda, was arrested after he allegedly barged into the room of the victim in the wee hours of Thursday morning armed with a knife.
The incident happened at about 12.40 am.
SHILLONG, Sept 12: The State capital, known as a centre for education, has a sizeable population still inclined towards reading and organizers of books fairs vouch about this healthy habit.
Organizers of a book fair on Christian literature here in the city said they are impressed with the number of people flocking in everyday here at the All Saint's Hall. “We know that majority of the people practice Christianity in Meghalaya, but still it is pleasantly surprising that so many people come looking for books,” Immanuel of the Word of Christ Ministry, Chennai, said.
SHILLONG, Sept 11: The Pro – ILP NGOs on Wednesday decided to relax a little the timings of the ongoing night road blockade across the state. They have decided to defer the blockade by two hours, starting from 9 pm to 5 am from Thursday instead of 7 pm.