SHILLONG, Nov 08: A brutal attack by unknown miscreants at Sohshrieh in Tuber village has left noted social activist and president of the Civil Society Women’s Organizations (CSWO), Agnes Kharshiing with severe injuries which has prompted authorities to rush her to the Civil Hospital in Jowai and thereon to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in the outskirts of Shillong.
Kharshiing and her friend A Sangma received severe head injuries in the attack which took place at Sohshrieh in Tuber village, about 80 kilometers from here.
Kolkata, Nov 08 (IANS): Hailing India's first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Ballavbhai Patel's contribution to the country, Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday said Patel would have solved the 'Kashmir dispute' had he become the country's first Prime Minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Roy, known for making controversial comments, claimed Patel was not allowed to work on the integration of the then princely state of Jammu and Kashmir with free India as the issue was exclusively handled by Nehru himself.
Kolkata, Nov 08 (IANS): A severed body of a 26-year-old man was recovered in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district after he was reported missing from his residence and a couple arrested for his murder, police said on Thursday.
"Abdul Hassan a resident of Jojra was reported missing on November 5 after which we started an investigation and the next day his body was found near the embankment. In course of investigation, we found that he was in an illicit relationship with a married woman, Marjina Bibi, 36," an official of Madhyamgram Police Station said.
TURA, Nov 08: The entire Garo Hills has come down in unison in anger and condemnation against the assault on the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) president and her colleague Amita Sangma this afternoon in East Jaintia Hills while they were taking photo evidence of illegal coal trucks parked for transport.
“This is cowardice and no civil society can stand for what these goons have done. Firstly they were social activists and secondly women. This is the worst crime in all sense and we condemn the act.
Guwahati, Nov 08 (IANS): The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and 28 other organizations on Thursday staged an agitation in Dispur against the government move to execute the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Assam and other parts of the North-East.
Hundreds of people drawn from AASU and 28 other outfits took part in a rally organized from Ganeshguri to Dispur in protest against the Bill, saying it will threaten the existence of indigenous people of Assam and northeastern states.
SHILLONG, Nov 08: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is seeking to insert the word ‘United’ and thereby become the United Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and will table a resolution in this regard in its upcoming winter session.
“We have decided to bring a resolution for renaming our council to United Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (UKHADC) in the upcoming session of Council,” the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, HS Shylla informed after an Executive Committee (EC) meeting held here on Thursday.
TURA, Nov 08: The 41st annual 100 Hundred Drums Wangala festival kicked off today with the first ever 10 km Eco Marathon at the Asanang playground early this morning in West Garo Hills.
The highlight for the first day was the ‘Slow Food Fest’ which saw various traditional Garo dishes being cooked and served as part of the ‘Masterchef’ event along with the marathon.
Competition to the event will earnestly begin tomorrow with tourism minister, Metbah Lyngdoh expected to be in attendance.