Tura, Dec 02: In another boost for the police team in West Garo Hills (WGH), three UALA cadres have surrendered before the Police in a span of three days. The surrender comes close on the heels of the same militant outfit suffering major blows recently. While, 3 cadres of the outfit were killed in counter insurgency operations in the East Garo Hills, the surrender of the three surrendered militants point to the fact that all is not well in the camp of the UALA group.
KOHIMA, Dec 01: President of India Pranab Mukherjee has asked for the transformation of the North East Region (NER) into an area of peace and opportunity, while accentuating that the region is also a ‘natural bridge’ between the country and the South East Asian (SEA) countries.
Speaking as chief guest at the celebration of 50th Nagaland Statehood Day and also inaugurating the ‘Hornbill Festival’ simultaneously at The Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, off Kohima on Sunday morning, Mukherjee said, “The states of North East (NE) India should lead our partners of South East Asian Countries.”
Tura, Dec 01: The recent admission in Court by the former Director of Education, J D Sangma, of the involvement of the former Education Minister, Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, upon whose alleged direction he reduced the cut offs for specific candidates, is sure to open another can of worms in an already complicated scene. While the Government has been trying to clear its name, the involvement of many within the ruling MUA II government has been ascertained by various influential agencies, yet the government is still inactive in getting the people behind the episode, under the purview of law.
¨ Over 20,000 participate in rally, voice support for ILP ¨
Shillong, Nov 30: Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists on Saturday burnt the effigy of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma during a public rally here even as they vowed to intensify their stir to achieve their demand for implementation of the ILP in state. The rally, however, was peaceful as till the filing of this report no untoward incident was reported from any part of the city.
The Pro-ILP NGOs leaders, who were all in hiding ever since the ILP agitations took off three months ago, surfaced in the rally called by them. Addressing the rally of over 20,000 people, who had gathered at Students Field in Jaiaw, all the leaders asserted their commitment to continue the agitation till the state government decides to implement the ILP.
Political leaders from the UDP like Paul Lyngdoh and Jemino Mawthoh were also seen in the meeting besides HSPDP supremo and veteran legislator HS Lyngdoh and KHNAM leaders.
Shillong, Dec 01 (IANS): Five arms smugglers, including a former Nagaland Police official, have been arrested in Meghalaya and a cache of high-frequency wireless sets seized from them, police said Sunday.
"Acting on a tip-off, we arrested five people Saturday night and seized six high-frequency wireless sets from their hideout at Maikhuli area bordering Assam's Kamrup district," Ri-Bhoi district police chief C.V.S. Reddy said.
Shillong, Dec 01: International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) on December 3 shall have an additional reason for joyous celebration as a day where the differently-abled from all walks of life shall assemble together in Tura, West Garo Hills, to celebrate the day, receive awareness about the rights and issues of the physically challenged and gather information about the schemes and programmes conceptualized by the government for their welfare and empowerment.
The theme for this year’s Badhte Kadam is “how to create a barrier free environment for the disabled”.
Shillong, Nov 30: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul has stressed that premier institutions in state should be supported by the government so that they can keep up with the best in the world.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee celebration of St Mary’s college, Shillong, here on Saturday, Dr Paul said government must ensure that premier institutions like this (St Mary’s college) are supported so that they can keep with the best in the world.