Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Shillong

Low-intensity blast in Meghalaya’s Shillong, no casualty reported so far

One suspect has been identified and no one was injured but some shops got damaged in the blast that happened at 6:30 pm Sunday in the commercial hub of the state, the police say.

A white Christmas week for Shillong as it ‘snows’ in Meghalaya capital

What appeared to be pre-Christmas snow was actually ‘small-sized hailstones’. In past decade, there have been just ‘3-4 instances' of hailstorms in Shillong, says IMD scientist.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

‘They’re just going to throw us out’: Fear, anger in Shillong colony as eviction deadline passes

Meghalaya govt has decided to take possession of 'Sweeper's Colony', which is home to at least 2,000 Dalit Sikhs. CM Conrad Sangma had set a one-week deadline on 7 October.

‘Over in under 1 minute’ — How 3 am raid ended with ‘encounter’ of ex-militant in Shillong

On 13 August, police shot dead former HNLC militant Cherishterfield Thangkhiew, leading to violence and then curfew in Shillong.

Bomb blast threat, self-defence by police — what led to ‘encounter’ of ex-militant in Meghalaya

Cherishterfield Thangkhiew, a former separatist, was named in two bomb blasts that took place in Meghalaya. Police say raid was conducted to arrest him while family says encounter was pre-planned.

No organised system for militancy in Meghalaya, extortion racket to blame for unrest: CM Sangma

Meghalaya CM tells ThePrint Shillong situation peaceful now, but no action will be taken against police over ‘fake encounter’ of ex-militant before judicial panel report.

Shillong returns to markets ‘hoping for calm’ after violence, curfew over ex-militant’s killing

On 13 August, a former militant was killed by police, leading to violence in the city two days later. Curfew was imposed and a judicial probe ordered into the killing.

Petrol bombs hurled at Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma’s residence on Independence Day

No one was injured in the incident that occurred Sunday night even as curfew is in place in Shillong over vandalism and arson in the state capital and nearby areas on 15 August.

In a first since taking charge, Eastern Army Commander Manoj Pande visits Eastern Air Command HQ

Lt Gen. Manoj Pande held discussions with EAC chief Air Marshal Amit Dev on defence preparedness. Both officers had graduated from the same National Defence Academy batch in 1981.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.