SHILLONG, April 24: The recent statements made by Assam Minister and BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma are an indication of the desperation of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJ) according to the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress.
“These comments only show him and his party’s desperation. Just because he himself could not fulfill his own aspirations of becoming the Chief Minister of Assam, he diverts attention from his own shortcomings by making unsavoury remarks at someone who was once a colleague and a batchmate in the INC,” MPYC president, Richard Marak said during the state executive meeting of the MPYC held at Congress Bhavan here on Monday.
RAIPUR, April 24 (IANS): Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th Battalion in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa as “cowardly and deplorable” and said the deaths of the troopers won’t go in vain.
SHILLONG, April 24: The president of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit has maintained that it is only his party that understands the way of life and aspirations of the indigenous tribal people of Meghalaya.
Addressing a public meeting of the party held at Lad Smit here on Monday, Basaiawmoit said that despite of the fact that the Congress party has been in power for 45 years in the state, it does not know about the way of life of the tribal people.
SHILLONG, April 23: With the 2018 Meghalaya State Assembly election closing in, dominance of the saffron brigade in the list of an attractive party seems to be growing in strength with man out of the most political aspirants eyeing on a saffron ticket.
The BJP playing a dominant role at the centre post 2014, when it won the general election, followed by a streak of victories in various state assemblies in the country. A similar show, what many says, is awaited here in the state when it goes to polls coming January.
SHILLONG, April 24: The proposed hunger strike by SSA teachers under the banner of the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has been put on hold after indications that the demands put forth by the Association will soon be met by the state government.
Informing this on Monday, MSSASA president, Aristotle C Rymbai said, “After the black flag week protest in all the SSA schools in Meghalaya number over 5000 which had begun from April 19 and which ended on Monday, the MSSASA has decided to put on hold the scheduled 3 day hunger strike which it had earlier announced.”
TURA, April 24: Fulfilling the long pending aspiration of the people of Raksamgre - Tikrikilla areas of the extensive West Garo Hills district, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the newly created Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division on Monday amidst fanfare and jubilation at an impressive function attended by over 5000 people at Raksamgre playground.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister congratulated the leaders and the people of the area who worked hard to ensure creation of this new civil sub-division and dedicated it to the people expressing hope that the new civil sub-division would facilitate all round development of all the people in the region.
TURA, April 23: In yet another case of sexual violence, a 15 year old minor was allegedly raped by another 15 year old juvenile near the village of Hajirhat under Phulbari Police Station in West Garo Hills (WGH).
The delayed report of rape was reported only on April 12, 2017 about 10 days after the incident even as villagers, on discovering the incident, tried to get the two married off. The marriage only fell apart after the 15 year old boy demanded an auto-rickshaw from the family of the girl he raped.