New Delhi, Jan 30 (IBNS): Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma, inaugurated the first ever Apparel and Garment Making Centre in Meghalaya, near Ampati in South West Garo Hills on Monday, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IBNS) : Assam governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday took oath as the Governor of Meghalya, when the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya Justice Dinesh Maheshwari administered the oath of office to him at a solemn function held at Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IBNS): Security forces in Meghalaya arrested an arms dealer with huge cache of arms and ammunition, which were allegedly for supply to militant groups.
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IBNS): Suspected militants of Meghalaya's Garo Hills abducted 11 Assam based traders from near the village of Gasuapara in South Garo Hills on Tuesday morning.
Guwahati, Jan 7 (IBNS): The Crime branch of Assam Police on late Friday night arrested the Meghalaya's legislator from the Gorchuk area of Guwahati city, who was absconding after his name emerged as an accused in the rape case of a 14-year old girl.
Guwahati, Jan 7 (IBNS): The Assam Police on late Friday night arrested Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphan from Gorchuk area of Guwahati in connection with a rape case, media reports said.
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IBNS) : A top leader of Meghalaya's Garo outfit group Garo National Liberation Army ( GNLA) was laid down before Meghalaya police on Friday, police said.
On November 25, 2016, a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre identified as Ruka was killed in an encounter that took place between GNLA militants and Meghalaya Police near Songmagre Williamnagar Police Station in the East Garo Hills District. Police recovered an AK-56 Assault Rifle from his possession.
Tura, Meghalaya, Oct 27 (IBNS): A hardcore militant of Meghalaya's outfit group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was killed in a fierce gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district on Thursday morning.
On October 17, 2016, a large group of heavily armed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants, allegedly led by its 'commander-in-chief (C-in-C)' Sohan D. Shira, shot dead the outfit's former 'finance secretary', Rakkam D. Shira aka Bilding Ch Marak aka Rikchie at his residence near Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District. Rakkam, a surrendered militant, was confined inside the Goeragre camp in West Garo Hills District under a rehabilitation process, and was killed shortly after he visited his house in the afternoon. Rakkam, along with the entire 'finance wing' of the outfit had surrendered before the then State Home Minister Roshan Warjri in Shillong on May 9, 2016. According to the District Police, "He (Rakkam) was supposed to be inside the Goeragre camp. He did not inform anyone about his sudden trip to Williamnagar. Even the police were unaware of his visit to his home." Surrendered GNLA militants are housed in two transit rehabilitation camps located at the Second Meghalaya Police (MLP) Battalion headquarters at Goeragre and Baljek Airport at Jengjal in West Garo Hills District.
Guwahati, Oct 7 (IBNS) : Deputy C-in-C of Meghalayaâ€™s Garo militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) laid down arms before police in East Garo Hills on Friday.
Guwahati, Sept 7 (IBNS): It appears smugglers want to exploit the flooded river Simsang and Chillai before the water level goes down as these rivers have been main routes for smuggling wooden logs, coal and bamboo from India to Bangladesh.
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IBNS) : Pitching for a separate road for South Salmara-Mankachar district, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the PWD (Roads) and Water Resources Department to prepare a DPR (Detailed Project Report) for construction of a road to the district via Assam without touching the territory of Meghalaya.
Guwahati, July 7 (IBNS): Assam Police on Thursday sounded high alert across the state following a report of five Bangladeshi terrorists entering the state.
On June 9, 2016, 68 cadres of the United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) led by its 'chairman' Novembirth Marak bade farewell to arms in an official disbanding ceremony held at the SMELC Building at Dakopgre in the Tura area of West Garo Hills District. "I appeal to other outfits to accept the call of the government, join the mainstream and work for the welfare of the Garo society," Marak stated after the surrender. He also claimed that he had tried to convince at least five other outfits to come together and join the mainstream under the banner of A'chik Revolutionary Front (ARF), but the plan failed to materialize.