NATIONAL

Sangma appeals for calm in Shillong

A report from Nongpoh on the Guwahati-Shillong route said a truck with Punjab registration, bound for Tripura, was torched at Umran on Saturday.

Restricts petrol sale

The authorities in East Khasi Hills and adjoining Ri-Bhoi districts have restricted the sale of petrol in jerrycans and bottles after miscreants lobbed Molotov cocktails, damaging a house and a two-wheeler showroom.

Violence in Shillong has revived calls to shift the residents of the Harijan Colony, one of 12 localities identified by the city administration as slums. On Saturday, the headmen of 12 sensitive localities met the Chief Minister and wanted the colony to be vacated immediately.

However, Mr. Sangma said a report has been sought from the Urban Affairs and Revenue departments on the status of the rehabilitation policy.