Shillong, Jan 08: Reacting to Tuesday’s firing on two police personnel in Tura, West Garo Hills, ANVC(B) has claimed that its cadres were defensive not offensive.
“This is not the first time police tried to enter our camp. There was no provocation on the Police from our side. We had to be cautious and take precautions as the leaders were in the camp.
Tura, Jan 07: Two policemen, a Sub Inspector (SI) and a Head Constable of the Chandmary Beat House, were injured in an unprovoked firing by cadres belonging to the ANVC(B) on Tuesday afternoon. The incident came as a shock to the police which have had its hands full in trying to counter the threat of militancy within the region.
According to sources, SI Starson Sangma and Head Constable Chittrajan Banai went along with 5 CRPF personnel to the camp of the ANVC(B) on Tuesday afternoon at about 2 pm. They asked the CRPF personnel to wait by the roadside while they proceeded to the gate of the Edenbari camp of ANVC(B). Upon reaching the gate, they were warned by the cadres inside to leave the place immediately. Subsequently, they were fired upon by the cadres with double barrel guns and arrows.
SHILLONG, Jan 07: While the entire nation is hailing the “austerity measures” taken by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that include not staying in official bungalow nor using red beacon, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, on the other hand, termed such decision as ‘populist strategies’.
Speaking to journalist on Tuesday here, Dr Sangma said, “I should say this is a populist strategy by some people”.
He opined that there is no need to replicate somebody else’s approach and that there are certain convention and practices which are based on the ‘necessity’.
Shillong, Jan 07: The North East was at the centre stage on December 31, 2013, and January 1, 2014, at the 81st Sivagiri Theerthadana celebrations at Varkala in Kerala.
A cultural troupe of 16 students from St George Higher Secondary School, Nongmynsong, Shillong, who performed eight traditional dances of the eight North Eastern states left the audience of well beyond five lakh mesmerized and gasping for more. The dances were not all showed live all across the venue that had large screens at regular intervals but was live on air on a national television channel.
Shillong, Jan 07: Meghalaya High Court additional judge Justice SR Sen was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on Tuesday morning. He was sworn – in as the Judge by the Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice PC Pant in a simple ceremony at the High Court premises.
Family of Justice Sen besides senior lawyers and senior government officials were present during the oath taking ceremony on Tuesday.
Shillong, Jan 07: Terming the year 2014 as “The Year Of The Poor”, the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has decided to dedicate its services for the upliftment of the poor.
HNLC publicity Secretary, Saiñkupar Nongtraw, Tuesday said the decision was taken in Council’s Central Command meeting on Monday.
TURA, Dec 28: The demand note menace has been an all pervading event in the Garo Hills region, with everyone coming under its purview of late. The situation was not the same earlier, but the changing dynamics seem to have altered the concept of money collection of the groups. The change in situation has been evolving through the years and as of now has become a bane for not only those with the ability to pay, but also those that don’t.
With the advent of militancy, the originals were of the opinion that the balance in society needed to be maintained. They would try and emulate the story of Robin Hood and his merry men, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. This however began to change with even the original ANVC team, which began the process. While the original thought may have been noble, the current situation is anything but complete contrast.