SHILLONG, Jan 11: Suspected underground militants lobbed a crude bomb in West Garo Hills District on Saturday evening, resulting in damages to two private vehicles. There was no casualty in the low intensity blast.
The incident took place at about 5.40 pm when two unidentified bike borne miscreants lobbed a crude bomb near the Hawakhana Petrol Pump, Tura, in which two nearby parked vehicles were damaged. The two vehicles damaged are Tata Indigo bearing registration no. AS 19 D 6040 and Maruti 800 bearing registration no. WB 02 J 7598. The side glasses of Tata Indigo and tyre of the Maruti 800 were damaged and some splinters damaged the body as well.
SHILLONG, Jan 11: Refuting allegations leveled against the Chief Minister by ANVC(B) Political Secretary Ajaju R. Marak, the outfit on Saturday said the accusations are baseless and an attempt to ruin the peace pact.
Also confirming the split in the outfit, ANVC(B) Publicity Secretary Doang D. Shira said Ajaju has deserted the outfit after posting the letter on Friday.
SHILLONG, Jan 11: Hundred of bikers on Saturday participated at the bike rally organized in the city to commemorate the celebration of the National Youth Day and observation of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Hundreds of bikers fortified with the spirit and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda cutting across various strata of society participated in the said rally.
SHILLONG, Jan 10: Meghalaya finds itself in an unimpressive position very much in contrast to what chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has said in the national capital on the penultimate day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas while taking on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and crediting the UPA-II government “obscurely” for building the strong foundation for better days ahead. If Dr Sangma is indeed sure about the strong foundation being laid down by the leadership of the congress led UPA government at the centre then the state of Meghalaya would not find itself staring at high percentage of drug abusers among children besides indiscriminate transfer of IAS officers and a rising non-working population.
Shillong, Jan 11: Four militants were shot dead in an encounter in West Garo Hills on Saturday night.
According to sources, four ANVC(B) cadres were killed by security forces in an encounter in Dobasipara, Tura, while another cadre was injured.
Four AK rifles were also recovered from the encounter site.
The gunfight at Dobasipara area took place after suspected ANVC(B) militants lobbed a crude bomb at Hawakhana petrol pump, Tura, West Garo Hills.
Shillong, Jan 10: The Politician – militant nexus in Meghalaya is nothing new to most but it has never been officially confirmed. There have been numerous attempts in the past by police department to ascertain these nexuses, but such finding were either eschewed or remained inconclusive. However, for the very first time a militant outfit has come out in open to declare its connections with a politician, who is none other than the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma himself.
Ironically, Dr Sangma has always maintained that there is indeed a Politician – militant nexus, especially in Garo Hills, and claimed to have proof in this regard on many occasions. This revelation could put the CM in a tight spot and may give an upper hand to his rivals, who otherwise has a very domineering attitude and way of life.
In an open letter to Dr Sangma dated on December 28, 2013, released to the media on Friday, the ANVC(B) has threatened to return to the jungle and promised to bring down Dr Sangma and his House as he did not keep his promise to the outfit in return for their alleged services to keep him at the helm of affairs.
SHILLONG, Jan 10: The 13 pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups on Friday decided to welcome the invitation of the state government for talks on the issue relating to influx slated on January 15 next.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the groups held in the city here on Friday.