SHILLONG/TURA, March 31: Three men of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Tuesday after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on the road which they were coming through went off. The incident happened at about 1 pm on Tuesday afternoon, near the village of Kherapara in West Garo Hills (WGH), while the men were transporting the mortal remains of BSF trooper from Dumnikura in South Garo Hills (SGH) to the town of Tura.
SHILLONG/TURA, March 31: In yet another heroics by Meghalaya Police, a businessman who was abducted for ransom by unidentified criminals on Monday night was rescued on Tuesday by police in East Garo Hills (EGH) district.
Ajit Kunda, a businessman from Williamnagar Bazar, was coming home after closing his shop in Williamnagar bazar when four criminals waylaid and forced him into an Alto car. They also snatched his bag containing Rs. 70,000 before forcing him into an Alto car and driving off. The young son of the trader was left behind unharmed.
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS): Up to 16 people were killed on Monday as a devastating flood in the Kashmir Valley forced thousands to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of Srinagar. A man was washed away by a swollen river in Jammu region.
As the water level in the Jhelum river rose menacingly, a high alert was sounded in the region. Fearing a repeat of the terrible September 2014 floods that killed over 200 people, entire families deserted their homes in low-lying areas.
SHILLONG, March 30: A conglomeration of NGOs and traditional heads on Monday served a fifteen-day deadline to the state government demanding immediate resuming of the construction of the Kurelia Bridge which has been lying pending for the past eleven years.
A delegation of four NGOs and headmen of four villages under the banner of the Pangam Raliang Border Development Committee (PRBDC) on Monday met the Minister in charge Public Work Department (PWD) Sniawbhalang Dhar on the matter.
SHILLONG, March 31: Three prominent NGOs of the state on Tuesday vowed to protest the move to continue holding of hearing and verification drive for voters in the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city slated on April 2 and have sought the removal of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, Sanjay Goyal in this regard.
The NGOs comprising if Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) and Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) have sought the immediate removal of Goyal after alleging that he has violated the government’s directive on the issue.
Suspecting ‘conspiracy’ and ‘hidden agenda’ behind the actions of the DC, they blamed him of enrolling people especially those who don’t have valid documents.
SHILLONG, March 30: The East Khasi Hills Local Taxi Welfare Association (EKHLTWA) on Monday alleged that the employees of the Sales Tax office are indulging in taking ‘tips’ – an euphemism for bribes to issue No Objection Certificates (NOCs).
The prevalence of this practice was flagged by the leaders of the EKHLTWA after one of its members was denied an NOC for the past one year despite going through the procedure of paying a challan for the NOC.
SHILLONG, March 29: In what could spell disaster for students of Class XII who have been waiting eagerly for their Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) board results at the same time applying to various colleges and universities in and out of the state for further studies, the evaluators of their answer scripts are contemplating to cease the correction work, the reason being the new system of evaluation introduced by MBOSE without any prior notification or training.