'Will take forward my husband's efforts': Slain Meghalaya NCP leader Jonathone Sangma's wife to contest polls
Krenilla Marak, the wife of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone N Sangma, who was killed in an IED blast last Sunday, said she will contest Meghalaya election from the Williamnagar constituency.
Meghalaya's hope of seeing through a peaceful Assembly election was reinforced when the state police announced that Sohan D Shira was killed.
Security forces on Saturday shot dead Meghalaya's most-wanted militant and self-styled chief of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Sohan D Shira in an encounter.
Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said.
Jonathone N Sangma, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in poll-bound Meghalaya was killed in the very constituency he was scheduled to contest the election from.
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018: Amid unemployment, insurgency, this northeastern state will be a tough nut to crack for BJP
With the Assembly elections due early this year, the northeastern state of Meghalaya is set to be a tough battleground for political parties in the region.
Meghalaya Police has used demonetisation as a tool to arrest three cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), one of the dreaded outfits in the state, hopes the group to surrender by the end of the month
Nine people were injured — three of them critically — when Garo militants triggered a bomb blast on Saturday in Williamnagar, the district headquarters of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, police said.
Warjri claimed responsibility for the law and order situation in the Garo Hills region where police is facing a tough battle to neutralise outlawed militants.
Security forces in Meghalaya today launched an intensive manhunt in South Garo Hills to nab cadres of the outlawed GNLA for killing a woman for resisting rape.
An encounter is currently underway between security forces and militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
In an attempt to re-strategise the government's approach to deal with the mushrooming of militant groups, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his government is offering a one-time peace settlement with all militant groups active in the state.
A group of eight armed men came in army fatigue and started indiscriminate firing on the people. Six persons died on the spot, while ten were injured," police said