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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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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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Andhra anti-terror force Octopus gets its headquarters


August 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Monday launched the headquarters of its elite anti-terror commando force Octopus (Organisation For Counter Terrorist Operations).Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurated the headquarters ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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GNLA-ULFA camp busted in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) Security forces have busted a joint training camp of the Garo National Liberation Army and the United Liberation Front of Asom in the Garo Hills region ... 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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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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10 days on, no trace of kidnapped Meghalaya engineers


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 3 (IANS) The whereabouts of two engineers kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels remain unknown, an official said Friday, 10 days after the abduction.On Jan ... 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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Fierce gunfight between Garo rebels, commandos


January 28th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) A fierce gunfight lasting an hour broke out between Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos in the jungles of ... 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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GNLA commander escapes arrest


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) The Meghalaya Police came close to nabbing Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) commander-in-chief Sohan D' Shira but he managed to escape, police said Friday."We had a ... Read more...

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Garo militants abduct 2 Meghalaya engineers


January 25th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 25 (IANS) Heavily-armed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels abducted three Meghalaya government engineers at gunpoint in the state's West Garo Hills district, but one of them ... 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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No trace of kidnapped official in Meghalaya


November 28th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 28 (IANS) The whereabouts of a government official and two Assam-based traders kidnapped by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels remain unknown a week after their abduction, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels set conditions for releasing official


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 23 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Wednesday demanded withdrawal of central forces from Meghalaya in return for setting free a government official abducted two ... Read more...

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Meghalaya launches operation to rescue abducted official


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Security forces have launched an operation in western Meghalaya to rescue a state government official and two Assam-based traders abducted by Garo rebels, an official said ... 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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High security in place for Independence Day in Delhi


August 14th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day ahead of the Independence Day, security forces are on a high alert in Delhi. A five-layer security system is in place for ... Read more...

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High security for I-Day celebrations


August 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day, security forces have gone on high alert. A five-layer security system will be place Aug 15 when Prime Minister Manmohan ... 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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Meghalaya mulls chopper use to fight rebels


July 31st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Meghalaya government is mulling use of helicopters to provide aerial support to security forces fighting the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in inaccessible terrain ... Read more...

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Elite force to tackle Meghalaya rebels


July 10th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) India's elite Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) commandos will soon be deployed in western Meghalaya to counter the growing threat from Garo National Liberation Army ... Read more...

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Fierce gunfight between Garo rebels and commandos


July 9th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 8 (IANS) A fierce gunfight lasting for an hour broke out between Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos in Meghalaya's East ... Read more...

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Meghalaya orders probe into accidental shooting


July 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 4 (IANS) The Meghalaya police Monday said it has ordered a probe into the accidental death in firing of two policemen during a crackdown against rebels in the ... Read more...

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Commados mistakenly kill two Meghalaya cops


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 3 (IANS) Two policemen, engaged in a crackdown against Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in Meghalaya, were killed in accidental firing by the Special Weapons and Tactics ... Read more...

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Combing operations in Meghalaya Garo Hills intensified


June 16th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) Security forces Thursday intensified combing operations against the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in western Meghalaya, a police official said Thursday."The operation is in full ... Read more...

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Mock drill held at parliament ahead of budget session


February 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A mock drill was conducted at Parliament House Thursday morning to check the preparedness of various agencies in the event of an emergency in the heavily-guarded complex. ... Read more...

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Militant hideout busted in Meghalaya


December 12th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) A hideout of the breakaway faction of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was busted Sunday and five rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were recovered, police said."A special operation team ... Read more...

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Meghalaya deploys special anti-insurgency police team


December 4th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 3 (IANS) A 53-member Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has been deployed in Meghalaya to conduct anti-insurgency operations, Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh said Friday."The SWAT team is being ... Read more...

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Police patrol Delhi as Diwali celebrations peak


November 5th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) While the capital's residents were busy with festivities Friday, Delhi Police personnel maintained strict vigil throughout the city to ensure a peaceful Diwali."Our Diwali is always ... Read more...

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CWG closing ceremony begins amidst tight security at J.N.Stadium


October 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): The closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games has commenced here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.The organisers of the event are all set to put up their ... Read more...

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Around 29,000 policemen deployed for CWG, says Dadwal


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) A 'multi-layered' and 'multi-dimensional' security cover is in place in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games with around 29,000 policemen deployed in and around the Games venues, Delhi ... Read more...

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Armoured vehicles to strengthen CWG security


October 1st, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Delhi Police Friday inducted three Light Armoured Troop Carriers to further toughen security measures in the capital for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games.Delhi Police Commissioner ... Read more...

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