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3, including a juvenile apprehended by EGH police in dacoity case

TURA | May 15, 2019:

The State Police today apprehended three persons, including a juvenile, for their alleged involvement in a dacoity case reported earlier this week in Tamsura village in East Garo Hills district.

Meet the new CM of Meghalaya — Conrad Sangma

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, March 04, 2018: 

Finally the 10-year long rule of the Congress in Meghalaya has come to an end and the National People’s Party (NPP) made sure of that.

Five facts you should know about Behdienkhlam

Jowai, July 03, 2018: 

As the Pnar community in Jaintia Hills,Meghalaya prepares to celebrate their annual cultural festival,one of the biggest festivals in Meghalaya, here is a reminder of what this festival means and why is it so important to the faithful of the indigenous faith of the Pnars –Niam Tre.

DID YOU KNOW This extraordinary reality about Northeast India?

January 23, 2018

Northeast India consisting of eight states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura; occupies a distinctive place primarily due to its social, cultural, political, geographical and historical features resulting in lack of uniformity, integration and assimilation. As unified it is in conflict ridden issues like ethnic unrest, insurgency, and illegal immigration; there exist wide intra-regional disparities in socio-economic issues. The Northeast of India is endowed with huge untapped natural resources and is acknowledged as the eastern gateway of India’s Look-East Policy.

‘Strangers no More’, a book by award winning journalist and Director of Commonwealth Human Rights initiative, Sanjoy Hazarika examines the old and new struggles, contemporary trends and the sweeping changes that have taken place in the Northeast Indian region over 20 years ago. It throws light on various ordinary as well as extraordinary aspects of the region, those which make the region so strategically important not only to the nation but to South East Asia as a whole.

In this book, he speaks about ” The extraordinary reality of Northeast India- a triangular shape of land wedged between Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Tibet- is that it has longer borders with its neighbours than kit has with India. Nearly 96 per cent of the region’s borders are with other countries; only 4 per cent of the border is connected to the rest of India. Thus, its physical links with India, not to speak of other connections, are limited and its proximity to other countries is far greater…”

This clearly shows the importance of the region in terms of not only economic and trade relations but also in the political context to the nation. The need for India to lay more emphasis on the region simply lies in the fact that this place is a gateway to South East Asia and it can very well be imagined what benefits the region can bring id properly developed.

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Dacoits attack vehicles on NH – 62, loot cash and phones

TURA | May 13, 2019:

A group of dacoits on Sunday evening attacked vehicles plying along the Assam-Meghalaya national highway (NH-62) in North Garo Hills and looted the passengers of cash and valuables.

DID YOU KNOW- 2017 can be considered as the worst year for Journalists!

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | December 14, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it does good to retrospect on the events and happenings before the curtain covers them up forever. The year 2017 has seen a spate of journalist killings and even them being jailed, not only in India but all over the world!

The memory of Gauri Lankesh, a journalist from Bengaluru who was assassinated on September 5, 2017 still remains fresh in our minds. She was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike in Bengaluru. Not very long after this shocking incident, Pankaj Mishra, a journalist working for Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara, was shot by two bikers on September 7 in the Arwal district of Bihar. Following this, another journalist from Tripura, Santanu Bhowmik was murdered on September 20, 2017 while on duty. This was the third case of a journalist being murdered in India within a fortnight. Amidst mass protests in the world’s largest democracy for protecting the rights and freedom of the Press, on November 21, another journalist named Sudip Dutta Bhowmik, also from Tripura was  murdered by a police officer of the Tripura State Rifles. This was just after a month of the previous murder of a journalist in the same state.

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