The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) called for a 36-hour capital bandh on December 6 as the second phase of its agitation against the government for allegedly failing to meet its demands for Education Commissioner Niharika Rai’s dismissal and the withdrawal of the FIR filed against ANSU members.
The ANSU, on the other hand, has kept the door open to negotiations, claiming that it is willing to participate in a roundtable meeting to resolve the deadlock.
General Secretary Gora Rikam informed that the FIR is not a primary concern for the ANSU but the union is sentimental about the FIR being filed against it, despite the fact that the ANSU team verbally informed the chief minister’s office about the minor altercation with security personnel at the secretariat gate.
“We have no problem with the police. The officer and the security personnel were doing their duties. But we were hurt that the instruction came down from the top authority,” The Arunachal times quoted him as saying.
The union argued that Home Minister Bamang Felix’s action taken report on its charter of demands, presented on November 22, was vague and uncorroborated.
On the 24th of November Wednesday, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) declared a 12-hour shutdown in Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, to protest the non-fulfilment of its 14-point charter of demands, which included the transfer of the Education Commissioner.
Two government vehicles were set on fire near the civil secretariat in Itanagar by supporters of the ‘Capital Bandh.’
One of the vehicles was a magistrate on duty, according to Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Chuku Apa, and the other was an Arunachal Pradesh State Transport bus.
ASSAM: Kamrup (M) Administration Task Force inspects prices in Guwahati markets
The Task Force set up by the District Administration of the Kamrup Metro, in the recent, initiated their inspection in Guwahati markets.
The inspection toll was conducted, with the motive to ensure that retailers are not overpricing and/or overcharging.
Officials of the task force of Kamrup Metro district administration, were seen to have visited the markets in the city of Guwahati, Assam.
The Kamrup Metro district administration had set up four Task Forces.
All the four had been instituted with the purpose of facilitating control over pricing of essential commodities, specifically including edibles, like potatoes and onions, fish and meat.
In order to carry out thorough inspection, officials of the force would personally visit all major Guwahati markets.
The report of the same (inspection) would be liable to submission to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
MANIPUR: Student-led economic blockade is halted
Officials in Manipur stated on Friday that a three-day economic blockade set by tribal student organisations demanding that a special assembly session be convened to consider a Bill attempting to develop hell parts of the state had been “suspended.”
The roadblock was lifted on Thursday night after the government promised the agitators that it would convene a meeting with the assembly’s Hill Areas Committee (HAC) on the issue by November 30 and propose the bill when the procedures were completed, according to officials.
On Tuesday, the All Tribal Students’ Union of Manipur (ATSUM) started an economic blockade with the assistance of the All Naga Students’ Association of Manipur (ANSAM) and the Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO).
During the blockade, all vehicles delivering essential goods towards Manipur’s valley areas were stopped, resulting in a shortage of such items.
A segment of the people protested to the Manipur Hill Areas Autonomous District Council Bill, 2021, which was not tabled in the parliament in August.
The agitators met with three ministers – Letpao Haokip (Youth Affairs and Sports), L Dikho (Public Health Engineering Department), and Vungzagin Valte (Tribal Affairs and Hills) – on Thursday night, according to officials, and a deal was made.
The government agreed to discuss the Bill with the HAC by November 30 and then table it in the upcoming winter session of the assembly when all procedures were completed.
The economic blockade was also agreed to be suspended for the time being.
According to police sources, the state administration freed all arrested leaders of ATSUM, ANSAM, and KSO without conditions late Thursday night, as per the agitators’ demand.
MEGHALAYA: Drone successfully used to deliver medicines to remote PHC in West Khasi Hills district
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma spreads positive news using his Twitter handle. He informs that a drone was successfully used and deployed to deliver medicinal commodities, to a remote Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the state’s West Khasi Hills district, 25 km away from the district headquarter.
Conrad took to the social media network to announce, “Today we launched a pilot of India’s 1st Medicine Delivery via Hybrid e-VTOL drone in Meghalaya from Nongstoin to Maweit PHC covering a distance of 25 Kms in less than 25 mins”.
The ‘VTOL’ in CM Sangma’s tweet stands for ‘virtual take off and landing’. According to source, an e-VTOL Drone AquilaX2 was efficiently used for the deliveries.
The Chief Minister has acknowledged the tech support provided. It was given by the innovation team, Tech Eagle, Smart Village Movement, in collaboration with the department of State Health.
A Health Department official informed that the deployment of a drone to deliver medicines, was undertaken on a pilot basis and was successful.
MIZORAM- Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Champhai District
On Saturday, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook the Indo-Myanmar border region ’73 kilometres south’ of Champhai district, Mizoram.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 3.17 p.m. (NCS).
The earthquake occurred at a latitude of 22.80 degrees and a longitude of 93.31 degrees. The depth, on the other hand, was recorded at 53 kilometres.
NAGALAND: Nagaland Hosts ‘International Tourism Mart’, Highlighting Potential of Northeast Tourism
Over 300 delegates, including government officials, industry stakeholders, and local participants, will attend Nagaland’s “International Tourism Mart,” a three-day event beginning November 27-29 in Kohima. This afternoon, guests are expected to arrive at the Dimapur Airport.
At 6:30 p.m. today, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism and Defence, Government of India, Ajay Bhatt, and MLA & Advisor Tourism, Government of Nagaland, H Khehovi Yeputhomi will jointly start the three-day event. The event will also be attended by dignitaries from the Central Ministries and the North Eastern States.
This annual event, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India (GoI), aims to highlight the Northeastern areas’ tourism potential in both domestic and international markets.
This year’s Mart will focus on “Domestic Tourism,” with discussions about how to promote tourism in the North East in general.
Vibhava Tripathi, Assistant Director General (IT Delhi & Event), Ministry of Tourism, stated during a press conference that the mart’s festivities will be themed on the celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” where tourism and products from the Northeast will be showcased to the rest of the country.
It will provide a platform for NE states to promote cultural linkages while also improving their connectivity with the rest of the country. The event has been carefully planned and timed to allow buyers, sellers, media, government agencies, and other stakeholders to engage.
The event will examine “Major Hotel Chains and Alternative Accommodation in Northeast,” “Potential of Fairs and Festivals for Tourism in Northeast Regions,” and “Potential of Food & Wine Tourism in Northeast,” according to the schedule.
The High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, the High Commissioner of Malaysia, the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, among other dignitaries and diplomats, will attend the event.
In the meantime, other high-ranking officials from participating Ministries/Government organisations will attend the event.
In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,’ the delegation will include students from around the country who will participate in a study tour and interact with local students while learning about the region’s rich tradition and culture.
SIKKIM: Sikkimese students of SMIMS to get 50 more MBBS seats
Students from Sikkim who score the highest in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test will be given these seats for free (NEET).
He stated that the Sikkim government will cover all course costs.
The number of reserved seats under the state quota now stands at 80.
Previously, 30 seats were allocated for local students, but they had to pay for the five-year programme.
The consent letter has been received, and an MoU has been signed between the Sikkim government and SMIMS in this regard, according to Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang.
TRIPURA: Depressed man kills 5 people including Police Officer in Khowai
On Saturday, a depressed man attacked several individuals with an iron rod in Tripura’s Khowai area.
Five people including a police officer were killed and two gravely injured, as reported by the Times of India.
One Pradip Debroy reportedly attacked Additional Superintendent of Police Rajib Sengupta’s two teenage daughters and their younger brother and killed them on the spot in his residence in Shewratali village in the morning.
His wife was also critically injured and was sent to the Khowai District Hospital.
Debroy then came to a halt in the middle of the road, killing an autorickshaw driver and critically injuring his son.
Both injured people are said to be in critical condition.
When a police team led by Inspector Satyajit Mullick arrived on the scene after receiving information about the event, Debroy went on to attack inspector Satyajit.
Sengupta informed the officer died as a result of his injuries while being transported to the Agartala Government Medical College.
Debroy had been suffering from mental depression for several days, Superintendent of Police Kiran Kumar informed.
“A police contingent has been deployed in the village,” he added. Debroy was later taken into police custody.