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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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Police instructor suspended for forcing constables to drink urine (Second lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Saturday suspended police training instructor Pradip Borah after he made two constable recruits drink the urine of fellow trainees, police said.Borah is posted ... 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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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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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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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... 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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GNLA chief arms procurer arrested in Meghalaya


June 20th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the police arrested the chief arms procurer of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a rebel group operating in western ... Read more...

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Two rebels arrested in Meghalaya


June 10th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 10 (IANS) Two Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels were arrested Sunday from Meghalaya's West Garo Hills, police said.Chukat Sangma and Mathew Sangma were arrested from the Purakhasia ... Read more...

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Garo militant nabbed in Meghalaya (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers Tuesday nabbed a militant of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and recovered arms and ammunition from him, an official said.The ... 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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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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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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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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Centre unlikely to accede to Garoland, says G.K. Pillai


February 14th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) The central government was unlikely to accede to the Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) demand for a separate state for Garo tribals in western part ... Read more...

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Garo terrorists treated us well, say released engineers


February 6th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) The two Meghalaya government engineers who were held hostage by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) terrorists describe their 11 days in captivity as "fearful", but say ... Read more...

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Abducted Meghalaya engineers freed: Police


February 5th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 5 (IANS) Two engineers kidnapped by terrorist outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were released unharmed Saturday after 10 days in captivity, police said.Assistant executive engineer Apus Pothmi ... 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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‘Electification projects on in Garo Hills’


January 30th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Meghalaya has launched various schemes for improving power supplies, including implementing the Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification programme in the three insurgency-affected districts of Garo Hills in ... 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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Manager abducted in Meghalaya


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Suspected Rabha tribal rebels Monday abducted the manager of a firm working on a railway project in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, bordering Assam, police said.Ganeshyam ... Read more...

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ULFA and KLO rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Two separatist rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were Wednesday arrested from western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a Border ... Read more...

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Rebels free Meghalaya official after 34 days


December 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 24 (IANS) A Meghalaya official who was kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels was released unharmed Saturday after 34 days of captivity, police said.P.K. Boro, 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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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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