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Ampareen questions surrender process of HNLC GS; says govt sending “wrong message”

The Congress leader also predicted that his surrender will raise many questions and reactions amongst the general public stating that the people will wonder whether it is okay to allow the re-entry of anybody into the main stream irrespective of the history that they come along. 

Shillong, Oct 20, 2018: 

Days after the state government welcomed the general secretary of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Chesterfield Thangkhiew to the mainstream, the Opposition Congress has expressed doubts over the whole process of surrender while questioning the “open-arms” stand of the ruling NPP-led government.

SOT personnel sustains injuries after being attacked by drunk youths in Bivar Road

The victim said that initially there were five to six youths but later as many people started coming out from the crowd, it was too late before he realised that he had been surrounded by around 50 youths who started to assault him. 
By Our Reporter | Shillong, Oct 20, 2018:
A personnel of the Special Operation Team (SOT) sustained injuries after he was attacked by some drunk youths near Sherwood Bungalow at Bivar Road, Shillong on Friday.

#MeToo Campaign: Woman accuses 2 Catholic priests of sexually abusing her years ago

Shillong, Oct 19, 2018 (PTI): 

A woman named two priests of the dominant Catholic Church in Meghalaya on Friday on social media in a #MeToo campaign and alleged she was sexually abused by them many years ago.

“Failure” of Congress has led to ongoing problem of insurgency in India, says surrendered HNLC leader

Commenting on the Government’s stand on “peace talks” with militant outfits, the surrendered cadre said that the invitation of the State Government for a dialogue would never fructify by issuing statement in the media.

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Oct 18, 2018: 

The general secretary of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), who surrendered before the Deputy Chief Minister later, Cheristerfield Thangkhiew has blamed the Indian National Congress (INC) for problem of insurgency across the country.

Meghalaya Police receives major boost after HNLC GS lays down arms before Dy CM in Shillong

Thangkhiew, a resident of Mawlai Kynton Massar in Shillong, joined the HALC in August 1987 and held the post of General secretary and was involved in Political mobilsation.

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Oct 18, 2018: 

In a major boost to the Meghalaya Police, the General Secretary of the banned militant outfit — Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) surrendered before the Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong and DGP, RP Agarwal here on Thursday.

Meghalaya: ” No threat to MDA Govt.”, asserts NPP state President

By Our Reporter | October 17, 2018

Shillong: The NPP State president, W.R. Kharlukhi has said that there is no threat to the present MDA Government while asserting there are no differences between UDP and NPP.

Meghalaya | Durga Temple clash: Situation under control after HC allows permanent priest for rituals

The UDP working president, Bindo Mathew Lanong had yesterday hinted that there may be instability in the MDA Government if there is no consensus for the candidate of the UDP.

“It may bring instability. But I or Jemino (Mawthoh) will not try to (bring instability),” Lanong had stated.

“I want to make it clear that there is no threat to the MDA Government. We will resolve the issue of the common candidate for the Shillong Parliamentary seat,” Dr Kharlukhi said.

He also said that the top leadership of the UDP and NPP are in continuous touch.

“The UDP had reaffirmed its commitment to support the MDA Government till the end of the term,” NPP state president said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister and NPP leader, Prestone Tynsong has refused to comment on the remarks made by UDP hinting on the possible instability in the MDA if the issue on the consensus candidates is not resolved.

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