Guwahati, July 21: A massive rally was staged in Assam’s Mancachar in Dhubri district on Sunday by Nagirik Suraksha Mancha (NSM), which was supported by Assam Minority Welfare Association (AMWA). The organizations held Meghalaya CM Dr. Mukul Sangma responsible for the recent spurt of violence in Garo Hills.
Tura, July 21: The 21st of June, exactly one month to the day, will not be forgotten in a hurry. It was on that day that the normally peaceful town of Tura was in the grip of a frenzied mob that literally brought the whole region to an absolute halt. Now, exactly one month after the incident, the town and with it the whole Garo Hills region is slowly but surely getting back on its feet. While a few niggles still remain, the region has bounced back.
SHILLONG, July 21: The joke is that the old bachelor physician was once madly in love with a girl and opened his heart out through a letter, but she could not make any sense of it due to his horrendous handwriting.
There are numerous such jokes about doctors’ bad handwriting, but on a serious note bad prescription writing of doctors is responsible for the death of thousands of people around the world.
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS): The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) has lauded the Indian envoy at the United Nations for his concern and his appeal to the international community for the security of scribes working in conflict zones across the globe.
JFA, the northeast India-based media persons' organization, however, claimed that India in general and trouble-torn Assam in particular was recognized as being among the most dangerous places for working journalists.
Tura, July 21: While the centre and the state speak on the right to education being fundamental for the growth of individuals, Garo Hills region has been run ragged with the number of schools increasing but the quality of education running into a downward spiral. While some pockets have been able to defend themselves rather well, the other schools within the region have not been so lucky. The example of primary level education is a case in point.
Tura, July 20: The rise of crimes against women has only seen an upward spiral over the past few months in Garo Hills region. The latest victim was a poor woman who faced the wrath of seven men when she foiled their attempt to rape her.
The woman was brutalized after being forcefully taken from her home late at night and then assaulted when she started shouting for help as her captors tried to rape her.
The incident happened in the night of July 15 last at about 10:30 PM, when the mother of two was taken from her house in the absence of her husband. The victim belongs to Borsibandha, in Bholarbitha, a village in Chibinang, near Phulbari and the accused belongs to a neighboring village.
SHILLONG, July 20: GNLA Joint Secretary Sikjrang Terok R Marak has given a bombshell statement saying that the outfit is not in a mood to hold consultation with Meghalaya government to expedite peace talks. The GNLA has once again clarified that they will continue their fight for separate Garoland and will hold discussion only with the centre, if the centre is willing to discuss creation of Garoland, carved out of Meghalaya.