west garo hills district

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Meghalaya rebels free traders, official untraced


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Two Assam traders who were kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels have been released unharmed after 10 days of captivity, police said Thursday. However, ... 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 (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 1:04 am 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 days ... 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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Suspected Meghalaya rebels abduct official, traders


November 21st, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Monday abducted two traders and a government official from two areas of Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said."P.K. ... Read more...

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ULFA linkman nabbed in Meghalaya


November 18th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bangladeshi linkman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was arrested in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district when he sneaked into India from ... Read more...

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Northeast tribal chiefs to honour Mandela


November 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 5 (IANS) A group of around 3,000 tribal kings and chieftains in Meghalaya have chosen former South African president Nelson Mandela for a 'global award' for his work ... Read more...

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Five killed in Meghalaya ambush


November 1st, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 31 (IANS) Four police personnel and a civilian were killed and two policemen critically injured Monday in a militant ambush in insurgency-ravaged western Meghalaya, police said.A group of ... Read more...

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Two ULFA rebels arrested


October 21st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) Two top rebels of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested from the western part of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, an official said Friday.Dergrah ... Read more...

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Floods render 1,500 people homeless in Meghalaya


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were submerged Wednesday under rising flood waters following incessant rains, officials said. ... Read more...

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Village chief shot at in Meghalaya


August 5th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 4 (IANS) A tribal Garo village chief in Meghalaya was Thursday shot at by suspected rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), police said.Greaterson R. Marak, the ... Read more...

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Garo rebels demand withdrawal of central forces


August 4th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 4 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the government to withdraw central forces from the insurgency-prone Garo Hills region, the Garo National tribal rebel group Wednesday threatened to attack legislators ... Read more...

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Garo rebels claim responsibility for Meghalya blast


July 29th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 29 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday night's grenade explosion in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district.No one was injured in the blast.Champion ... Read more...

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