Office picketing, road blockade on Sept 17 & 19, bandh on Sept 20
SHILLONG, Sept 15: The NGOs demanding for implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya announced the third phase of their agitations that will include a statewide office picketing, night road-blockade and a 24 hours bandh from September 17, 19, and 20 respectively even as it warned to intensify its stir until the state government succumbs to its demand.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ten NGOs held at an undisclosed location at around 3 am on Sunday morning.
KSU vice president Fredrick Kharmawphlang informed after the meeting, “We have decided to call for a statewide office picketing followed by night road blockade in the evening on September 17 and 19.”
Bhubaneswar, Sept 15 (IANS): India Sunday successfully test fired its longest-range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile for the second time in less than one and a half years, defence ministry sources said.
It was fired from the Inner Wheeler Island, a launch site at Bhadrak, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar. The missile can hit targets deep inside China and Pakistan, the sources said.
SHILLONG, Sept 14: The present imbroglio over Inner Line Permit (ILP) and the Garoland state demand stir is a ploy to unseat Chief Minister (CM), Dr Mukul Sangma, if the words of a renowned astrologer cum numerologist from the region are to be believed. Bagish Sashtry, a Siliguri based fortuneteller, who had earlier predicted the fall of MPA government, betrayal of Paul Lyngdoh, Dr Mukul Sangma’s successful tenure in the MUA-I government despite the internal dissidence among others has now forecasted the current scenario in the state.
Tura, Sept 15: The ongoing agitations by the consortium of ten NGOs for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) within the state, is set to rock Garo Hills once again with the announcement of a slew of agitations announced by the 5 NGOs in Garo Hills. The NGO have called for a night blockade, along with a sit in demonstration as well as a bandh call for the next week. However, there is a twist to the tale as the Administration is set to oppose the protestors.
SHILLONG, Sept 15: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s six-month-old Government is facing its toughest challenge with multiple issues awaiting to be addressed, some requiring bold decision-making.
Dr Sangma didn’t have a comfortable innings as a Chief Minister and immediately after assuming office in the spring of 2010, the Langpih issue hit the State where nine people were shot by Assam police. At that time, he managed to tide over the crisis with astute networking with the central Government and his Assam counterpart, Tarun Gogoi.
Tura, Sept 14: The saga of arrests related to West Garo Hills (WGH) Deputy Commissioner (DC) office fiasco refused to die down with two more were arrested from near the Government College on Saturday. Israel D Marak of Baghmara and Sengnam M Sangma of Williamnagar were arrested by the Tura Police even while 23 others have been taken in earlier. The latest arrests have increased the number of arrested to 25.