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GNLA chief to move fresh bail plea in Meghalaya court


September 12th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) Chief of Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a fresh bail application in a court here, a legal ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 15 days police custody


August 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) A court in Meghalaya Sunday remanded Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to 15 days' police custody.Sangma pleaded before the first class judicial ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebel chief to move bail


August 9th, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a bail application before a court here, his lawyer said ... Read more...

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GNLA chief seek’s lawyer presence during interrogation


August 7th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 7 (IANS) Detained Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma has sought the presence of his legal counsel during interrogation, his lawyer said."He (Champion) has written ... Read more...

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Arrested Garo rebel leader planning peace talks?


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is exploring the possibility of peace talks with the government, his lawyer said Sunday."He ... Read more...

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Human life is precious, explain miners’s death: Court to Meghalaya


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court has registered a public interest litigation on the recent deaths of 15 coal miners in Meghalaya's South Garo ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested due to efforts of India, Bangladesh


July 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, the rebel chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was arrested due to sustained efforts of India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested near Bangladesh border in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma was arrested Monday near the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, police said.Sangma, whose outfit is fighting ... Read more...

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Sangma’s tribal card draws bouquets, brickbats in Meghalaya


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) The people in Meghalaya, home state of opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, were glued to their TVs as counting in the presidential poll went on ... Read more...

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15 miners trapped in coal pit in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are in Meghalaya to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal pit in South Garo Hills since ... Read more...

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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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15 miners killed in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 10 (IANS) Fifteen coal miners drowned after they accidentally punctured the wall of an abandoned mine full of water in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, an official said Tuesday."Fifteen ... Read more...

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Kidnapped SBI cashier in Meghalaya still untraced


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 2 (IANS) The whereabouts of the State Bank of India (SBI) cashier kidnapped by Liberation Achik Elite Force (LAEF) rebels 10 days ago remain unknown, even as ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... Read more...

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Garo rebel outfit chief lodged in Bangladesh jail: BSF


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 23 (IANS) Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma, who was arrested by Bangladesh forces last year, is lodged in "some jail" in that country, according ... Read more...

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‘Sangma’s resignation act of frustration’


June 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and Congress leader Mukul Manda Sangma Thursday termed the resignation of presidential candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma from his ... Read more...

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Arms seized in Assam


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 2 (IANS) At least six people linked to Meghalaya's Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were arrested in Assam Saturday and police seized arms and ammunition from them.The consignment, ... Read more...

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Ulfa’s bomb-making unit busted; 2 held


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Security forces have busted a bomb-making unit of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and arrested two people in this connection at the ... Read more...

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NCP demands Meghalaya CM’s resignation


May 4th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 4 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday demanded Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's resignation over the deteriorating law and order situation in the three insurgency-ravaged districts of ... Read more...

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Sangma asks people to help fight separatists


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday exhorted people in the three insurgency-hit districts of Garo Hills in the state to come forward and help the government ... Read more...

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Two people injured in bomb explosion


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 2 (IANS) Two people were injured Wednesday in a bomb explosion at a market in Shahlang in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said."The explosion took place at ... Read more...

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Meghalaya Police announce reward for catching GNLA rebels


April 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Police Saturday announced cash rewards for the capture of militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a powerful rebel group operating in the western ... Read more...

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Maoist movement growing in Assam: Gogoi


April 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework ... Read more...

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rail budget criticised in northeast


March 14th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) The railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday was criticised in the northeast, with an industry body and a powerful student's body lamenting it had ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM confident of tackling GNLA


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday exuded confidence that his government will effectively tackle insurgency in the Garo Hills and ensure lasting peace in the state.The ... Read more...

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ANVC expresses unhappiness over ’slow’ progress of talks


February 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), engaged in peace talks with the government over the creation of Garoland Autonomous Council in Meghalaya, Monday expressed unhappiness over ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to review Meghalaya security situation Sunday


February 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will Sunday to review the security situation and the fencing of the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, an official said ... Read more...

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Sangma asks Garo rebels to surrender arms


February 8th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday asked the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) -- a terrorist outfit operating in western parts of the state -- to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya not to hold talks with terrorist group: Minister


February 7th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Monday said it will not hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a terrorist group operating in the three impoverished districts ... Read more...

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Garo rebel group GNLA declared terrorist outfit


February 1st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday declared the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a rebel outfit operating in western part of Meghalaya, a terrorist outfit under the Unlawful ... Read more...

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GNLA sets conditions to free abducted engineers


January 28th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) Setting conditions to free two abducted government engineers, the insurgent Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Saturday demanded a "convincing reply" from the Meghalaya government in seven ... Read more...

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Governor laments rising militancy in Meghalaya


January 26th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 26 (IANS) Governor R.S. Mooshahary Thursday regretted that militancy was rising in Meghalaya as the scenic state celebrated Republic Day amid a shutdown called by a rebel group.After ... Read more...

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Will not withdraw forces from Garo Hills: Sangma


December 6th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) A fortnight after the abduction of a government official by suspected Garo rebels, the Meghalaya government Monday said it would not withdraw central forces from ... Read more...

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Meghalay rebel leader’s arrest shrouded in mystery


November 26th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 25 (IANS) The "arrest" of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma in Bangladesh is shrouded in mystery, as the Meghalaya government Friday sought an official ... Read more...

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