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Himalayan black bear wanders into Sikkim Raj Bhawan; rescued

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SIKKIM: On the night of October 20, a Himalayan Black Bear wandered into Raj Bhawan colony, the residential area where the Governor of Sikkim lives.

The endangered species feasted on a few poultry near some of the quarters on the Raj Bhawan grounds, despite being far from the Governor’s main mansion.

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Locals spotting Himalayan black bear

“We spotted the bear late last night around 10,” one of the quarters’ residents stated. “It was trying to get into the outhouse where we keep our poultry. It may have eaten a few. We reached out to the forest department officials late last night itself. But knowing the weather yesterday and the additional threat of the animal in the dark, they opted to come in the morning.”

On October 21, Sikkim’s wildlife officials convened at the Raj Bhawan at 4:30 a.m. The animal was still in the same spot as it had been the night before, according to locals.

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After nearly six hours of struggle, the Himalayan black bear was ultimately tranquillized and sent to the Himalayan Zoological Park’s rescue centre in Gangtok.

“Bears tend to get agitated when they are tranquillised,” stated Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Dichen Lachungpa, who was heading her team to the bear’s rescue.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Condolences flood in as retired JDHS Dr Chama Manpoong succumbs to protracted illness

State mourns the sudden demise of Dr Chama Manpoong, Former Joint Director of Health Services (JDHS) and former member of the APPSC.

Manpoong (75) succumbed to prolonged illness on Thursday morning at her residence in Naharlagun and is survived by a son and a daughter.

Her final rites will be performed in Namsai on Friday.

Dr Manpoong’s passing was sincerely grieved by Governor BD Mishra, her brother Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh, Union of working journalists, Tai Khamti society, Arunachal Press Club and many others.

ASSAM: BJP Leader says, “Tripling on two-wheelers will be allowed”

The rate of petrol and diesel have skyrocketed with no indication of being lowered. Needless to say, wrath among the common populace has emerged.

BJP politicians appear to provide consolation. One among whom is Bhabesh Kalita, Member of Assam Legislative Assembly, and BJP Leader.

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Kalita provides suggestions to counter fuel rate rise, by providing a rather unusual problem-solving tip.

He said, “Tripling on two-wheelers will be allowed, when petrol sells at ₹200 per litre (in Assam). When that happens, we can take the Government’s permission to allow three people on one motorcycle or even manufacture two-wheelers with three seats”.

The price of petrol stood at ₹101.97 and diesel at ₹94.43 in Assam earlier this week.

MANIPUR: PM Modi congratulates nurse who gave 15,000 covid doses; netizens calls her hero

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sister Christina from Manipur who became a social media rage.

PM Modi visited Ram Manohar Lohia hospital to salute health workers as India administered over one billion Covid-19 shots.

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Sister Christina said, “It has been a long journey for me and a satisfying one. I am proud to have administered 15,000 doses as of today. In the initial days people were hesitant but gradually as everyone came forward, the hesitancy declined and confidence in vaccination improved. People also started cooperating.”

MEGHALAYA: Good news as Covid-19 Recoveries increases

The state has reported more recoveries than new Covid-19 cases.

On October 21, Thursday, Meghalaya recorded 76 recoveries, pushing the total tally to 81,034. The state reported 52 fresh positive cases and 735 active cases. The Covid death toll is 1,441.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare informed that the state of Meghalaya has registered 83,210 confirmed cases.

A major district in the state, East Khasi Hills logged 48 recoveries on October 21, subsequentially, the number of active cases was 454. It registered a small number of 19 fresh Covid-19 cases.

MIZORAM: Zoram People’s Movement to introduce new political system, says K Sapdanga

K Sapdanga, the working president of the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), said on Thursday that his party is committed to bringing “change” to the state’s political arena by building a new system.

He claimed that Mizoram has been rationally under the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Congress for more than 30 years, but that nothing has changed.

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He claimed that the MNF and Congress’ “distribution” systems had only served to corrupt the public’s psyche, which had a negative impact on the state’s entire political structure.

It should be noted that Congress gave Rs 1 lakh in financial support to eligible individuals under its flagship programme New Land Use Policy (NLUP), which was later merged with New Economic Development Policy, throughout its ten-year rule from 2008 to 2018. (NEDP).

During the 2018 election campaign, the MNF vowed to provide Rs 3 lakh in cash support to eligible households under its flagship programme Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP).

However, after forming the government in December 2018, the MNF stated that the support will be given on a project-by-project basis rather than in “cash.”

Sapdanga stated that his party will not utilise the money to entice voters under the guise of development.

NAGALAND: Temjen Imna Along stresses Nagas are not backward but deprived instead; read

On Friday, Tribal affairs and higher education minister Temjen Imna Along asserted that, “Nagas were not backward but deprived and, given an opportunity, they could prove themselves and Nagaland could be on a par with other States.”

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He alleged that, “Nagaland had a great scope vis-à-vis sustainable development, adding the State could supply the entire country with best quality organic food and urged the Central ministry to draw up plans accordingly to promote entrepreneurship.”

Along suggested that, “more awareness camps should be organised to disseminate various schemes among the target group and simplify the rules and procedure for availing benefits under such schemes.”

TRIPURA: TMC MP Sushmita Dev’s car vandalised by alleged BJP miscreants, reports state

TMC MP Sushmita Dev alleges her car was vandalised by unruly BJP supporters on Friday when she launched the party’s campaign in Tripura for the 2023 assembly elections.

Sushmita Dev sustained injuries while campaigning in a car for the ‘Tripura Jonno Trinamool’ drive.

She was reportedly detained and transferred to the Amtuli Police Station in West Tripura, where she lodged a police complaint.

That aside some I-PAC employees who were working on the TMC’s Tripura campaign were also attacked by BJP miscreants who in the act snatched away from their phones.

“Once again, Tripura CM Biplab Deb has proved that he cannot bear the presence of AITC in Tripura. When will this attack on opposition leaders stop,” questioned the TMC.


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