garo hills district

GNLA commander killed, camp busted in Meghalaya


September 14th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) Security forces Friday busted a hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in the western part of Meghalaya, killing a top rebel commander of the ... Read more...

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Foundation laid for Meghalaya’s first railway line


September 8th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 8 (IANS) The railways will be coming into Meghalaya for the first time with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma laying the foundation of the Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway station in Garo ... Read more...

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Meghalaya launches operation to rescue abducted exporter’s son


August 31st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Security forces have launched an operation in western Meghalaya to rescue the son of a man engaged in exporting coal to Bangladesh, officials said Friday.According to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels kidnap exporter’s son


August 30th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) A son of a coal exporter to Bangladesh was abducted in Meghalaya by eight armed men from a rebel outfit, police said Wednesday. No ransom call ... Read more...

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Top GNLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


August 28th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday arrested a top Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebel along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, officials said.Acting on a tip-off, Meghalaya police and ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 14 days judicial custody


August 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) A Meghalaya court Sunday remanded outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to judicial custody for 14 days, a lawyer said."The court of ... Read more...

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Two constables forced to drink urine in Meghalaya (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A Meghalaya Police battalion instructor was removed from duty after he made two recruit constables drink the urine of fellow trainees, police here said. The state ... Read more...

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Two constables forced to drink urine in Meghalaya


August 11th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A Meghalaya Police battalion instructor has been removed from duty after he made two recruit constables drink the urine of fellow trainees, police here said.The incident ... Read more...

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Assam businessman killed, another abducted in Meghalaya


August 8th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 7 (IANS) Rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Tuesday gunned down a businessman from Assam and abducted another at gunpoint in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Garo rebels, security forces exchange fire in Meghalaya


July 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) A fierce gun-battle broke out between the security forces and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Monday in the newly-created North Garo Hills district in western ... Read more...

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One injured as Garo rebels fire in Meghalaya town market


July 21st, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 21 (IANS) One person was critically wounded as rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) opened fire in a market in the district headquarters of Meghalaya's East ... Read more...

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Garo rebels kill three in Meghalaya


July 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) Three people, including a school teacher, were killed by rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in two separate incidents in Meghalaya's East Garo ... Read more...

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GNLA guns down school teacher in Meghalaya


July 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has gunned down a school teacher, accused by the rebels of being a police spy, in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Mines safety agency to help rescue Meghalaya miners


July 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) A team from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) will now oversee the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in ... Read more...

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Hope runs out for Meghalaya’s trapped ‘rat-hole’ miners


July 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 13 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Friday called off the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July ... Read more...

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Special forces step up rescue in Meghalaya mines


July 12th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 12 (IANS) A special disaster response force Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit since July 6 in Meghalaya, an official ... Read more...

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ULFA cadre arrested in Meghalaya


July 10th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 9 (IANS) A member of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was arrested from the western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a BSF official said Monday"Sergeant Ratul Pathai ... Read more...

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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 ... Read more...

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Militant nabbed in Meghalaya


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) A militant of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was arrested in Meghalaya and arms and ammunition seized from him.In a joint operation by Border Security ... Read more...

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Curfew lifted in Meghalaya


May 31st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) Curfew was lifted Thursday in the plains belt area of Meghalaya in West Garo Hills district bordering Assam's Goalpara, an official said.Curfew was imposed in Phulbari, ... Read more...

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Rebels kill policeman, injure three in Meghalaya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead and three of his colleagues critically wounded in a gunbattle with rebels in a forest area in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed for 12 hours in Meghalaya


May 13th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 13 (IANS) With normalcy returning to Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district bordering Assam's Dhubri district, authorities Sunday further relaxed the curfew."The curfew was relaxed from 6 a.m. to ... Read more...

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Curfew further relaxed in Meghalaya


May 11th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) With the situation in its riot-hit areas limping to normalcy, authorities in Meghalaya Friday further relaxed curfew in the plains of West Garo Hills district bordering ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Meghalaya district


May 10th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for three hours in parts of West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya Thursday, two days after it was imposed in the wake of ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Meghalaya


May 9th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) A curfew has been imposed in western Meghalaya to foil communal clashes, an official said Wednesday."A curfew was clamped Tuesday night to prevent clashes between the ... Read more...

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Garo rebels target police party, no casualties


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) A police team in Meghalaya Thursday had a narrow escape when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) at Dagi Teksragre ... Read more...

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Four GNLA cadres killed on Assam-Meghalaya border


April 5th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) Four members of the militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in East Garo Hills district of ... Read more...

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Garo militant arrested in Assam


March 8th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 8 (IANS) A cadre of Meghalaya's Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was arrested in Assam Thursday, police said. Additional Superintendent of Police (Operation) Ranjan Bhuyan told IANS that ... Read more...

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GNLA rebels, forces exchange fire in Meghalaya


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 2 (IANS) There was fierce exchange of fire Friday between security forces and the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) that ended in the guerrillas retreating into the forests ... Read more...

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Fierce gunfight after rebels attack Meghalaya police officer


February 28th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) A fierce gunbattle ensued in Meghalaya's restive West Garo Hills district Tuesday after Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels ambushed a vehicle of a senior police ... Read more...

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GNLA killed ex-constable


February 26th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Sunday killed a former police constable in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district alleging he was a spy, police said.Two armed ... Read more...

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Bank official abducted in Meghalaya


February 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Suspected tribal rebels Thursday abducted an official of State Bank of India in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district bordering Assam, police said.V.K. Gupta, the assistant ... Read more...

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Bird flu panic abates in Meghalaya


February 11th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Authorities Saturday gave the all-clear signal and calmed the panic in Meghalaya after clinical tests on dead pigeons proved negative for bird flu, a veterinary official ... Read more...

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Bird flu suspected in Meghalaya


February 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) Fears of bird flu gripped Shillong Friday and Meghalaya state authorities sounded a general alert after a hundred pigeons were found dead in the state capital, ... Read more...

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Garo rebel killed, camp busted


February 9th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Security forces Thursday busted a hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Meghalaya, killing a rebel and wounding another, an official said.Meghalaya's Special Weapons ... Read more...

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