On Wednesday, DC Talo Potom organised a meeting in his office chamber to examine issues relating to banks in the Itanagar circle.
Among the delegates of the programme were, Lead Bank Manager S Ranjit and a team of Miss Capital 2021.
Lead Bank Manager S Ranjit Singh clarified the issue with students looking to create new bank accounts.
He explained that signing up to any bank will be eligible for claiming benefits from numerous government schemes.
He pointed in specific; the misconception revolving around with some professors and principals pressuring pupils to limit signing up strictly with the State Bank of India, which in turn has fuelled the commotion, as asserted by the Lead Bank Manager.
All the while the Miss Capital 2021 team inquired about the issue behind out-of-service ATMs, customer service points, bakijai cases, student account openings, and various other concerns for which the lead bank manager explained that the capital’s defunct ATMs, which are primarily due to technical issues, will be addressed immediately, and that a tech team has been outsourced to provide repair services.
When the Miss Capital team informed that customer service points are charging clients with fees for withdrawal, deposit, and transfer of money, the bank manager notified that such persons are not authorised to charge any money from customers and the public on encountering such circumstances may file a written complaint with the bank branch.
Further, it was informed that all bakijai cases will now be heard by the ICR DC, and the certificate officer will promptly pass over all bakijai cases to the DC.
ASSAM: Kamrup Metro to strictly implement ‘No Helmet, No Petrol’, and other rules
The Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 27, has decided to strictly re-impose the “No Helmet No Petrol” rule.
The rule implies petrol pumps’ forbiddance to sell fuel to two-wheelers riders (driver or pillion) without helmets.
Crucial decisions to scale down the number of road accidents in the district have been considered, during a District Road Safety Committee Meeting, chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bipul Kumar Das.
The decisions by the District Road Safety Committee shall be implemented as soon as possible, for the need of safety of the general populace.
Besides the ‘No Helmet No Petrol’ rule, regulations as follows, shall also be immediately enforced;
• Officials and employees of Governmental and Non-Governmental offices shall not be allowed to enter the office premises if they fail to wear a helmet while coming to office.
• School and College students shall have to abide by the rule as well.
• Additionally, if a driver is found not wearing a seat belt while driving a car, they will have to pay a hefty fine.
MANIPUR: CM Singh asks citizens to submit licensed guns
On Thursday, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said, “All licensed gun owners should deposit the weapons at the nearest police stations. Though the schedule for the Assembly elections to be held in March 2022 is yet to be announced by the Election Commission, the step became necessary in view of the increasing number of clashes among the supporters of several politicians, during which guns including AK-47 rifles are used”.
“It is rather unfortunate that election-related violent incidents are taking place in the State. Politicians should restrain their supporters. The Government shall take up all steps to maintain law and order and the guilty ones will be booked irrespective of their political affiliations,” he added.
Meanwhile, CM Singh added, “Let there be political rallies, public meetings or house campaign and other forms to seek votes since it is a democracy. There is no sense in boycotting some politicians and preventing them from entering certain villages.”
MEGHALAYA: Injuries incurred in clash between NPP and Congress cadres; four persons arrested
According to reports derived from EastMojo, ahead of the states’s bypolls, to three Assembly seats on October 30, four people have been held/arrested following the night of October 27, Wednesday’s clash between the supporters of the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Congress in Garodoubi village, a Rajabala constituency.
While speaking to EastMojo, Ram Singh, DC of West Garo Hills, confirmed that the police have made four arrests and registered a case. He further asserted that some more people who were involved in the clash will be arrested as the investigation in the case is on.
The DC quoted, “Post campaigning, a clash between the supporters of the two parties occurred around 4 pm on Wednesday, October 27. Twelve people received minor injuries out of the twenty-one persons involved. The returning officer has already filed a report along with the police report.”
It is still unclear as to how the clash broke out and which party or parties the four arrested people belong to.
Police Apprehend Man Found Vandalizing Presbyterian Church’s Property in Mizoram
Locals handed over a man suspected of vandalising the Republic Presbyterian Church of Aizawl to the police on October 27.
During interrogation, the 21-year-old accused, identified as Lalremliana, confessed to hearing supernatural voices telling him to destroy the church’s property. The suspects, who are thought to be mentally ill, destroyed a large music mixture in the church’s Junior Department.
Furthermore, Lalremliana has discarded the religious content – the Bible and hymn sheets – from the church. When asked why he was doing such heinous things, Lalremliana claimed that God had told him to clean up the church grounds.
NAGALAND: Dimapur Police on high alert after unidentified firing incidents
On Thursday, numerous firing incidents were reported at three separate locations in Dimapur City.
According to the reports by Nagaland Post, Dimapur Police has reported unidentified gunmen moving in a vehicle and several blank fires were reported at Oriental Colony, Notun Basti and Nepali Basti area between 1 a.m. to 1.40 a.m.
According to Police, the investigation was ongoing to identify and apprehend those responsible and also to ascertain the motive behind the incident. Meanwhile, the police have assured to take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents.
Joint inspections and spot checks of land in Lower Timburbong, Sikkim
On October 28, a team of officials led by Tara Subba, D.E. (Roads & Bridges- Soreng), and Ranjan Rai, SDM (Soreng), conducted an in-depth joint inspection and spot verification of land and home damages caused by landslides caused by road widening at Lower Timburbong.
The major objective of this investigation was to analyse land degradation throughout the region and to answer local complaints.
According to a press release released by IPR, the locals’ main concerns and objections are: pending land compensation; road construction discrepancies; and huge landslides and housing damage caused by road widening.
Ranjan Rai assured the local community that the respective landowners will be adequately rewarded in accordance with government norms.
Meanwhile, concerned authorities will thoroughly re-evaluate these sites that were excavated for the purpose of road widening while rendering.
He asked the concerned contractor to take meticulous measurements of the area before proceeding. Local farmers have also raised concerns about issues such as the destruction of irrigation channels used to water crops and farms.
As a result, the SDM has recommended that the concerned department build temporary channels.
After finishing the verification and assessment based on the Site Inspection reports, he promised permanent ones.
TRIPURA: Two drug peddlers arrested, 226.04 kg of Cannabis seized
The state’s border guards have been committed to making ‘Tripura – A Drug-Free State’ by undertaking anti-narcotics smuggling campaigns on a regular basis, both independently and in collaboration with other sister agencies deployed in the state.
The Teliamura BSF Intelligence unit and men from the 39th BSF battalion in collaboration with DRI Agartala in a joint operation tracked an 18- wheeler truck travelling from Agartala to Guwahati and confiscated a large shipment of dried Ganja (cannabis) weighing 226.04 kg and valued at Rs. 63.9 lakh.
The package was stashed in plain sight in the fake compartment of the truck.
Two peddlers, one in his thirties and one in his late teens, have been arrested and have been handed over to the DRI for legal proceedings.