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Action against defecting NCP legislators difficult: Meghalaya speaker


September 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday hinted it would be difficult to take action against the 12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who have joined the ... Read more...

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What’s in the name Hitler?


September 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Hitler, the name of a garment store in Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, had to be changed after its owners were hit by protests. But ... 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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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... 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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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... 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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Four Garo rebels arrested in Meghalaya


August 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 6 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers Monday arrested four Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, officials said.All the four rebels were ... Read more...

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Two GNLA linkmen held in Meghalaya


July 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Two alleged GNLA linkmen have been arrested in Meghalaya, a BSF official said Friday.Mikson R. Marak, 21, and Luthar Sangma, 25, were held during a joint ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kidnapped engineers untraced, GNLA chief escapes (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Two Meghalaya government engineers kidnapped three days ago by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels remained untraced Friday even as the outfit's military wing chief ... Read more...

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Two civilians killed, abducted manager untraced in Meghalaya


January 18th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Two bullet-riddled bodies were recovered in insurgency-ravaged district of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya Tuesday, even as police are still clueless about the whereabouts of the ... Read more...

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Four policemen injured in ambush by Garo rebels


December 20th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 20 (IANS) Four policemen were injured after they were ambushed by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in western Meghalaya, a police official said.The police personnel of the ... Read more...

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Two Garo militants killed in Meghalaya


December 18th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 18 (IANS) Two rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were killed in a gunfight in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills Sunday, police said.The battle broke out in ... Read more...

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Policeman and daughter shot at


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 2 (IANS) A police constable and his daughter in Meghalaya sustained bullet injuries after suspected rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) opened indiscriminate fire, police said ... Read more...

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Three Meghalaya rebels nabbed


November 25th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 24 (IANS) Three Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels and three arms suppliers were arrested here in Meghalaya with huge cache of ammunition, police said Thursday.Jackiush A. Sangma, ... Read more...

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Hunt on for Meghalaya rebels behind police killing


November 1st, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 1 (IANS) Security forces in Meghalaya launched search operations Tuesday to nab Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels who gunned down five people, including four police personnel, in ... Read more...

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Ceasefire with Meghalaya rebel group extended


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 23 (IANS) The central government Friday extended the ceasefire with the Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, by another one year till Sep ... Read more...

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Sangma-led government defeats trust vote


September 15th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) The no-confidence motion brought by the opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) against the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government was defeated by a recorded vote in ... Read more...

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‘Link between Meghalaya rebel group, student activists’


September 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 4 (IANS) The Meghalaya Police Sunday unearthed links between the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels and the influential Garo Student's Union activists in Meghalaya, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

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Rebel group asks Assam-based groups to leave Meghalaya


August 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Monday told the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of ... Read more...

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Four GNLA rebels killed in Meghalaya


August 9th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Four rebels, including a top commander of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), were killed and a police officer wounded in a gunbattle in Meghalaya Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Tynsong is new Meghalaya forests minister


August 4th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 4 (IANS) Meghalaya minister Prestone Tynsong, who was re-inducted into the cabinet by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma earlier this week, was Thursday given the charge of forests ... Read more...

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Four rebels surrender in Meghalaya


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) Four rebels of Meghalaya's Liberation Achik Elite Force surrendered before the authorities Tuesday, police said.Zethus N. Marak, Salman R. Marak, Sengchar G. Momin and Sillang G.Momin ... Read more...

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