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ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Mass powercut for two weeks straight in four districts —Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi and Kamle have been reeling a total blackout.

Powercut impacted all the instititions

The widespread power outage is said to have impacted the government sector and offices, as well as private institutions, schools, and hospitals.

Patients and staff at Hapoli’s Gyati Taka General Hospital have reportedly called the district medical authority to request an alternate power source.

Residents of Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, and Kamle districts, as well as the Mengio part of Papum Pare district, are said to be in a similar predicament.

Mass powercut

The total blackout was caused by the failure of a 132/33KV R-Phase Transformer at Dillopolyang Power Grid Sub-Station, Hapoli Power Division Executive Engineer Dogin Tade informed.

After a coordination meeting, Power Grid officials and the district administration, led by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Somcha Lowang, reportedly visited the Dillopolyang sub-station.

It was further informed that with the faulty transformer replaced, restoration is near completion and the supply line is expected to be resume shortly.

ASSAM: Genius crime Architect finally arrested after two long weeks

Ashish Mandal, the alleged architect and ‘mastermind’ behind the Dhirenpara dacoity case was finally arrested by Fatasil Ambari Police of Guwahati, on October 21, Thursday. He was the prime accused in the case.

The incident of dacoity had taken place at Saradi Path in the Dhirenpara locality/area of the city of Guwahati, about two weeks ago, on October 5, Tuesday.

Mass powercut

Six perpetrators had entered a private residence, reportedly owned by Gautam Paul, a jewellery store owner. They held multiple residents, hostage while looting them of their property and belongings.

Liton Majumdar, a person present at the incident, while attempting to stop the dacoity, incurred himself a gun-shot wound on his head. He has been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.

MANIPUR: Four Kuki militants killed in gun battle in Hingojang village

As reported by thefrontiermanipur, around Four suspected Kuki militants were killed in a gun battle at Hingojang village in Phailengmol Island block in Kangpokpi district Manipur.

Mass powercut

Additionally, confirming the news, PRO Defence said personnel of Assam Rifle and the Indian Army’s Spear Corps launched a joint operation Hingojang on Saturday and cordoned off the area. The gunbattle broke out in the morning. Four bodies of heavily armed suspected KNLA cadres were recovered later.

According to a report by thefrontiermanipur, a team of Thoubal Dam Police station led by the OC rushed to the spot to retrieve the bodies, sources added.

The deceased were identified as Paotinthang Kipgen B.Gamnom village, Ngamjapao Khongsai of B.Gamnom village, Thangkholun Gangte of Laizon veng Churachanpur and Lamminthang Haokip of Songpijang village Churachanpur, the report added.

MEGHALAYA: Netizens praise CM Conrad Sangma’s performance of Bryan Adam’s Summer of ’69

Some have proclaimed CM Conrad Sangma to be the coolest chief minister, as he is seen performing a 1984 rock number by artist Bryan Adams, Summer of ’69 The song is from the album ‘Reckless’ and had earlier received and still receives love by rock enthusiasts.

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CM Sangma received a similar outburst of appreciation by netizens as his performance video goes viral, on all social media platforms, specifically Twitter, where it has been given multiple retweets.

He had passionately and beautifully sung the song on a stage in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

The rocking chief minister relishes music. Apart from singing, he has also been seen playing his electric guitar with great enthusiasm.

The video had originally been shared by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, a journalist from The Wire. It has ever since been circulating and receiving love all over and from the internet.

MIZORAM: Task force for early diagnosis of Covid-19 at Zoram Medical College to reduce deaths

On October 20, a COVID-19 task force from Zoram Medical College (ZMC) proposed that COVID-19 be diagnosed early to minimise future deaths in Mizoram.

According to Nodal Officer P.C. Lalramenga, the task force’s latest study reveals that early diagnosis can successfully prevent mortality. A person who develops COVID-19 symptoms or is suspected of being infected with COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible, he advised.

Dr. Lalnunmawii Sailo, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology and ICU in charge, further stated that the majority of the patients admitted to the ICU were people who mistook the disease for the common flu.

She stated that some of the patients were unable to be saved due to late diagnosis. She also mentioned that some people were only diagnosed with COVID-19 after going through four sample testing.

Sailo emphasised the importance of vaccination, stating that 16 per cent of COVID-19 patients who died at the medical college were fully vaccinated, while 24% had only gotten the first dose.

She said that 60% of patients who died at ZMC as a result of Covid-19 did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

NAGALAND: High Court Legal Services Committee organised 3-day seminar on ‘legal profession’

On Wednesday, a three-day seminar on “legal profession” for lawyers organised by the High Court Legal Services Committee in collaboration with the High Court Bar Association, Kohima Bench commenced Wednesday at the High Court premises

According to a report by Nagaland Post, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) informed that while speaking at the seminar, Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench Judge Justice Songkhupchung Serto said the profession was challenging during the “foundational years especially pertaining to making an income out of it”

SIKKIM: After multiple landslides in Sikkim, damages in Namchi are assessed by DC

M. Bharani, district collector (South), accompanied by Anant Jain, additional district collector (South), divisional engineer (Smart City), district project officer (South), and NMC councillors, visited disaster-affected areas in Namchi to examine the extent of the damage.

They started by going to the Namchi View Point slide, where police officers were stationed to monitor traffic. They told the supervisor not to dump debris below the slide since there are several homes below it and it was a danger to them.

After that, the team went to Middle Ghurpisey, where a major slide had occurred beneath Kali Mandir. To prevent further damage, a retaining wall was urgently needed. A slide near the houses next door was also confirmed.

The team then went to Tinzir, where the sinking of the region caused by surface runoff water had become a severe issue. The entire region was investigated by the team. The district collector has directed the Smart City DE to develop a strategy/plan to build a drain along the pedestrian footpath in the region to prevent damage to neighbouring homes.

The formation of the link road connecting Kamrang and Dambudara had been entirely washed out at Dambudara. As a result, it was determined to seek mitigating measures from the Mines and Geology department. Furthermore, landed property, as well as standing crops, have been severely harmed.

The drain that runs from Namchi Bazar to Lower Tinzir was also examined. The walls of the drain had been totally washed out, posing a major threat to structures above it, it was discovered.

As a result, it was decided to hold a conference with the DEs of Water Resource and River Development and Smart City to map out mitigation measures for the entire area in order to avoid approaching calamity in the near future.

TRIPURA: Bangladeshi Film Festival in Tripura postponed over recent communal violence in neighbouring country

Jubayed Hassan, the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Agartala confirmed that the Bangladesh-organized film festival in Tripura, which was slated for October 21-23, has been postponed on account of communal violence in the neighbouring nation during Durga Puja festivities last week

“In the proposed film festival, 34 films, mostly on ‘Mukti Yuddha’ (1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh), were planned to be screened from October 21 to 23 in the Rabindra Satabarshiki Auditorium,” the High Commissioner informed on Wednesday.

Meantime, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb urged Bangladesh’s administration on Tuesday to safeguard the lives, properties, and religious dwellings of the minorities.

Also read: ASSAM GIRL ASTHA SETS POOL ABLAZE; BREAKS 12-YEAR RECORD OF DAMINI GOWDA

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