During separate raids in Mizoram’s Champhai region, Assam Rifles troops operating in Mizoram recovered large consignments of illegal foreign-origin cigarettes and areca nuts.
The Serchhip Battalion of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the command of HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles, carried out both actions (East).
In its battle against smuggling operations, the Serchhip Battalion of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles confiscated 14 cases of contraband foreign-origin cigarettes in Chhungte under Champhai district on October 9, according to HQ IGAR (EAST).
The recovered foreign-origin cigarettes are estimated to be worth Rs 19,99,400 in total.
The prohibited items were seized by the Champhai district’s Customs department on October 9 for further legal processes, according to the statement.
On October 8, the Serchhip Battalion of HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles recovered 180 bags of areca nuts on Melbuk-Champhai Road in Mizoram’s Champhai district under the supervision of HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles (East).
The total worth of the items retrieved is estimated to be Rs 34,34,400. According to the statement, the operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai, based on specific information.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Dead Bodies of minors recovered near Longo village; case under process
In an unfortunate event, three minors—— two girls and a boy were spotted dead in the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) construction site near Longo village under Longo circle in Tirap district.
The minors had reportedly fallen into a huge pond-like pothole that had been unearthed by the Tirap- Longding HW Road construction company.
On hearing the news, DDMO along with SDRF team immediately rushed to the spot.
The departed were identified as Kamlong Wangsu (12 years), Niman Wangsu (15) and Gannya Nokbi (10).
Following the incident, a case was registered at Khonsa police station under the pretext that such a mishap could have easily been avoided if prior precautionary measures were adopted by the concerned contractor.
The recovered bodies were then sent over for post mortem and later handed over to the respective kins.
ASSAM: Assam finds prostitution in its Dibrugarh district; Police arrests four
Police conducted raids in multiple locations in relation to prostitution in Dibrugarh. Four people were held for allegedly running a sex racket.
Four women in the illegal business have also been rescued by the Police. The Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police, Shwetank Mishra said, “We conducted raids in Gandhi Nagar, Alokpath and Nalipool area after getting information of the sex racket and rescued four girls”.
The four arrested/alleged sex traders go by the names; Babu Ali, Farida Begum, Hemanta Gogoi and Nazim Ahmed.
According to SP Shwetank Mishra, Nazim Ahmed is the son of Farida Ahmed (Farida Begum). They were both alleged in the case and are prime figures. He also added that they have been a part of the illegal trade/business for a long time. Reportedly, they were primarily carrying it out in their rented place.
The SP also informed that the general targets of sex traders are college girls.
MANIPUR: JP Nadda starts the BJP’s campaigning in Manipur
During his visit to Manipur, BJP president JP Nadda kickstarted the campaigning of the saffron group on Saturday in a public rally at Sai Ground, Bishnupur. Addressing the public, he called the state the “Gateway for Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
In the rally, by praising the current chief minister of the BJP-led government, N Biren Singh, he said that during the last four years the government brought only development.
He also mentioned that Manipur is leading in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign’ among the northeastern states and now the state is in the mainstream of development as the people of Manipur elected the right government back then.
By criticizing the previous Congress-led government of the State he said that before the BJP-led government was elected, there was no development in the state. Corruption, commission, and criminalisation were the order of the day in Manipur back then.
MEGHALAYA: Government to repose Sikh’s Harijan Colony a.k.a. Punjabi Lane
Land dispute between the Meghalaya Government and the Punjabi Lane’s Sikh residents in the state’s capital has been ongoing for the longest of time. The Meghalaya Cabinet seems to have settled this once and for all, by declaring the latter’s movement.
The state’s Cabinet has also decided to take possession of the Harijan Colony; better known as the Punjabi Lane or the Sweepers’ Colony.
The Cabinet based on the recommendation of the HLC or the High-Level Committee on Thursday, October 7 publicized the decision to relocate the Sikhs of the Punjabi Lane.
The Lane is located in the area of Them Iew Mawlong in the state’s capital city and is inhabited by a part of the Shillong Sikhs.
Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, mentioned that the Department of Urban Affairs should be looking into finding an alternate site/location for the former residents of the area. While, State Government servants will be relocating to their newly termed quarters.
Sikh families had been residing at Harijan Colony for over two long centuries. They have fought eviction from the land in one too many situations. A Khasi tribal chieftain, pre-1863, is said to have donated the land to the community.
The secretary of Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), Gurjit Singh said, “We will fight tooth and nail and stop all illegal acts of the Meghalaya government,” in a statement issued on Friday, October 8; rejecting the relocation report of the HLC.
NAGALAND: Noble deeds day celebration in Nagaland
The 89th birthday of Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, aka ‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’ was celebrated in a village of Mokokchung district, Nagaland as Nobel Dees Day to remind his nobel contribution towards the Naga community.
He was the founder of Nagaland Gandhi Ashram, which was established in 1955, at Chuchuyimlang,
The students of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Chuchuyimlang tributed him by showing the life he lived by an act, which was the special attraction of the program.
The members of Chuchuyimlang Students’ Union (CSU) mentioned that he idealized Gandhi and worked towards promoting peace and the socioeconomic development of the society.
SIKKIM: WWF-India Installs Solar Fencing in Sikkim to Restrict Human-Wildlife Conflict
The World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF) has installed solar fencing in two villages in Sikkim as part of the Forest Department’s Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use, and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystems (SECURE Himalaya) project, which is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
This decision was made to reduce human-wildlife conflict, which has risen in recent years as a result of diminishing ecosystems, changing land-use patterns, urbanisation, deforestation, and an expanding human population, among other factors.
The barrier has been installed at Chongri village in West Sikkim and Bitchu village in North Sikkim by the concerned department. These two villages, according to sources, are frequently attacked by wild animals. Barking deer, wild boars, and porcupines wreak havoc on Chongri village, which sits on the edge of Khangchendzonga National Park. Bitchu Village in Lachung, on the other hand, is in a constant battle with the Himalayan black bear.
The routes that wild animals typically take to enter farmland have been identified for solar fencing installation. These fences encompass an area of around 0.2 hectares of farmland on three sides. Following previous talks with the owners of these farmlands, the sites were discovered.
Local youths from East Sikkim’s Talkharka village, Sewan Rai and Navin Rai, worked alongside WWF-Pemba India’s Tshering Bhutia and Rikchen Zimba on this project. They were all taught by WWF-India as part of a previous initiative in Talkharka to handle human-wildlife conflict.
TRIPURA: Boy makes Tripura proud; gets appointed as space scientist in Indian Space Research Organisation
Young Sambuddha Majumder has brought fame to the state by emerging a space scientist in the Ahmedabad centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
In a recent notification passed by the ISRO on his appointment, the young man has been labelled an ‘asset of the country.’
Sambuddha did his schooling from Belonia English medium school till class IV then continued his further studies from Don Bosco School, Agartala.
After his plus 2, he went on to pursue his higher education at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Sambuddha’s father Pradip Majumder who is a poet and the chief manager of the State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Kailashahar has placed full responsibility in ISRO via a social media post.