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Meghalaya: End of an Insurgency

On February 24, 2018, the ‘commander in chief’ of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Sohan D. Shira was killed in an encounter with commandos of the Meghalaya Special Force-10 at Dobu A’chakpek in East Garo Hills District. Police recovered one Heckler & Koch assault rifle with magazines, gelatin sticks and detonators, among other items, from the encounter site. Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) S.B Singh stated that “last night (February 23) we had received information about the probable location of Sohan Shira and Independent faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I) ‘commander’ Dristi Rajkhowa and their group in Dobu Anchengbok in Bilwatgre village. Accordingly, we launched an operation at 4am and finally caught up with him in an encounter at around 11:30 am.” According to personnel of SF-10 commandos, who took part in the operation, Sohan was several yards away from his group when an approaching team of commandos came into visual contact with him. He (Sohan) tried to escape by firing a volley of shots from his rifle and the Police commandos returned fire, killing him on the spot.

Vijay Rupani wishes Conrad Sangma for taking oath as Meghalaya CM

Ahmedabad, Mar 6 (IBNS): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday congratulated Conrad Sangma after he took oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalya.

Conrad K Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM

Shillong, Mar 6 (IBNS): National People’s Party (NPP) leader Conrad K Sangma took oath as the new Meghalaya Chief Minister on Tuesday.

Meghalaya: HSPDP refuses to support NPP if BJP in coalition government

Shillong, Mar 5(IBNS): Just a day before the swearing-in ceremony in Meghalaya, the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Monday refused to support NPP in a coalition government if BJP takes part in it.

Conrad Sangma to be sworn in as new Meghalaya CM on Mar 6

Shillong, Mar 4 (IBNS): Conrad Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma and National People’s Party (NPP) leader, will be sworn in as Meghalaya Chief Minister on Mar 6.

Meghalaya government: BJP-NPP trying to get support from regional parties, Congress stakes claim

Shillong, Mar 4 (IBNS): While the Meghalaya polls threw a fractured verdict, the big question doing the rounds is who will form the next government?

Congress single largest force in Meghalaya, but govt can be anyone's game

Shillong, Mar 3 (IBNS): A closely contested fight in Meghalaya in the Assembly polls left the Congress ahead with 23 seats so far in the 60 member assembly, but are short of reaching the majority, keeping the political scenario volatile in the state with BJP hoping to stitch an alliance despite leading in only 2 seats so far.

BJP storms Northeast with historic Tripura win, bags Nagaland; Cong ahead in Meghalaya

Agartala/Kohima/Shillong, Mar 3 (IBNS): Creating history, the Modi wave dismantled the 25-year-long Left regime in Tripura and surged ahead in Nagaland to firm up its stronghold in the northeast belt  even as Congress managed to emerge as the gainer of highest number of seats in Meghalaya.

BJP sweeps Tripura, ahead in Nagaland; Cong leads in Meghalaya

Agartala/Kohima/Shillong, Mar 3 (IBNS): A saffron wave is sweeping the Northeast with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to uninstall the 25-year-old Left bastion in Tripura where it is leading along with Nagaland even as they trailed in Meghalaya where Congress is ahead, according to the latest trends of poll results.

Left-BJP neck-to-neck in Tripura, Meghalaya heads to hung Assembly, BJP surges in Nagaland

Tripura/Shillong/Kohima, Mar 3 (IBNS): The Left and the BJP are in close contest in Tripura, Meghalaya is heading towards a hung Assembly while the BJP is leading in Nagaland, according to the trends of poll results in the three northeast states of India, media reports said.

Assembly polls: Left front marginally ahead in Tripura, Congress leading in Meghalaya

Shillong/Agartala, Mar 3 (IBNS): A tough battle is being witnessed in Tripura where counting of votes for the Assembly polls is currently going on with ruling Left Front slightly ahead in 31 seats.

Assembly Polls: Left ahead slightly in Tripura, Congress lead in Meghalaya

Shillong/Agartala, Mar 3 (IBNS): Early trends showed the Left and the BJP are fighting hard to capture seats in the Tripura Assembly as counting of votes is currently going in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura on Saturday.

Tripura witnesses tough fight between BJP, Left in early hours

Shillong/Agartala, Mar 3 (IBNS): As counting of votes started on Saturday morning, the political battle in Tripura is getting intense with early trends showing both the BJP and the ruling Left Front closely fighting to capture the Assembly.

Counting of votes begin in Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland

Shillong, Mar 3 (IBNS): Counting of votes is currently going in the assembly polls held in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland on Saturday.

Security bolstered in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland ahead of poll results on Saturday

Guwahati, Mar 2 (IBNS): Amid tight security, the counting of votes for the assembly polls in three north eastern states - Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on Saturday.