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Meghalaya Police arrests Nigerian man and Naga woman in ₹2 Lakhs cyber fraud case

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MEGHALAYA: Officials report, on Monday, November 1, that a “Nigerian couple” was arrested at capital city Delhi, by the Meghalaya Police in a cyber fraud case.

Further, it was informed that they were held in a ₹2 Lakh cyber fraud case, lodged at the Williamnagar police station.

Tweets by Meghalaya Police

The Meghalaya Police tweeted, “In a major breakthrough, EGH [East Garo Hills] District Police with the help of Delhi Police apprehended one Nigerian national and Naga woman from Delhi, who were involved in a Cyber Fraud case at Williamnagar Police Station.”

They added in the comment section, “12 mobile devices and 23 ATM cards 12 pass books of different banks have been recovered from their possesion. It is suspected that they may be involve in many other cases in other states, districts as well.”

A Meghalaya Police team from the East Garo Hills district of the state apprehended the duo from Tilak Nagar in Western Delhi on Sunday, October 31, with aid from capital’s Delhi Police.

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The police has conjectured that, besides their involvement in the aforementioned cyber fraud case, they may also be involved in other cases across our country.

They will be brought in to Meghalaya’s Williamnagar for detailed Police investigation.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Arunachal under grave Climate Concerns as Kameng River remains ‘Black’ for days

The Greyish-black tinted muddy water quality of the Kameng river in East Kameng district has not shown any sign of recovery for three consecutive days, severely affecting the aquatic life forms.

It may be recalled that the first instance of the bizarre phenomena was reported on Thursday at Marjangla, 45 km away from HQ Seppa, under East Kameng district where the water turned muddy and tonnes of fishes were found either floating or leaping out onto the banks.

Concerns about climate change and its far-reaching biological influence on the river’s aquatic life have been raised as a result.

The fisheries director in response formed a five-member fact-finding team on Saturday and expected to report to the state administration after visiting Seppa and Marjangla.

The team consists of Fisheries Deputy Director Goken Ete, ADF SK Rath, East Kameng DFDO Hali Tajo, AD (S) A Chanda, and Fishery Officer NC Tok.

Following, the West Kameng District government passed an advisory order dated 29th October 2021 advising residents not to venture into the river and abstain from consuming fish.

As per sources, minutes later hundreds of people swarmed to the river to collect fish.

Some of them made it to the local markets and were priced at an offer of Rs 200 per kg (normally priced at Rs 1000 per kg).

The explanation of the strange phenomenon was said to be the river’s high total dissolved solids (TDS) level, which reportedly rose to 6,800 mg/litre (normally 300-1200 mg/litre).

Meanwhile, speculations like “China could be responsible” have been circulating.

The State went through a similar situation in 2017 when the river Siang turned pitch black.

MP at the time, Shri Ninong Ering posed an enquiry on whether China was to blame for the case, to which the Chinese denied all allegations put forth.

Excess sedimentation has altered the composition of oxygen in river water, causing hundreds of fishes to die and float over the river, as well as elicited a slew of unwelcomed speculation and consternation among the locals.

It was stated by The Arunachal Times, “Initially, it was reported that the fishes were found dead, but residents who caught the fishes denied seeing any dead fish.”

The district administration has stationed security personnel at the conjunction of the Kameng and Pacha rivers to protect aquatic life forks fleeing the murky waters.

The State Remote Sensing Agency on the matter has been unable to obtain clear satellite photographs due to excessive cloud coverage.

An official of the SRSA however informed that due to security concerns, there is a system in place at the National Remote Sensing Centre to obtain SAR satellite data.

ASSAM: Son of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma gets into the country’s finest Law College; ranks 40th in CLAT

Nandil Biswa Sarma, son of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is now a known face to all, because of his presence in his father’s election rally, has saved his spot in the widely proclaimed best law college in India.

Nandil has been accepted by the National Law School of India University in Bangalore to study law, after ranking 40th in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Nandil Biswa Sarma also did exceptionally well in his HS or Higher Secondary.

On Sunday, October 31, Chief Minister Sarma along with his wife and daughter visited his son, Nandil’s hostel and greeted him for the new journey. CM Himanta also shared a photo taken with his family on social media.

He tweeted, “Nandil has started a new journey of his life from this hostel room today. We just dropped him in the law school with lots of blessings.”

MANIPUR: Mary Kom’s Husband all set to fight for Manipur Polls

On Monday, K Onkholer, the husband of ace boxer Mary Kom, stated that he will contest the 2022 assembly election from the Saikot (ST) assembly constituency in Churachandpur district of Manipur.

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As per a report by TOI, Onkholer said his decision to join the electoral fray was taken after consultations with his wife.

Talking to the media, Onkholer said he is eyeing a BJP ticket and will fight as an Independent in case he does not get one.

“I decided to step into politics to work for my constituency which is backward,” he added.

MIZORAM: Mizoram police officer not involved in border blast, says Mizoram police

According to a police officer, a Mizoram police officer who was arrested by Assam Police on October 29 over a bomb detonation on the Mizoram-Assam border was freed on bail and returned to Mizoram on Saturday.

Assam police hauled up Laldintluanga Ralte, a constable in the India Reserve Police’s 1st Battalion, from the border area on October 29 for his alleged involvement in a low-intensity blast that occurred near Bairabi town in Kolasib district on that day about 1:30 a.m. Ralte was brought to the Ramnathpur police station in Assam after his arrest.

The incident occurred nearly three months after a deadly battle between Mizoram police and their Assam counterparts on July 26, which resulted in the deaths of six police officers and a civilian.

Ralte was dispatched to check and verify the blast, which occurred about 100 metres from the Mizoram police duty post, according to the officer-in-charge of Bairabi Police Station Lalrinhlua.

The officer in charge further claimed that he had made multiple phone calls to Assam police officials but that they had ignored him. A Mizoram police squad raced to Ramnathpur police station after learning of Ralte’s arrest, only to discover that he had been transported to Hailakandi.

According to the police officer, Ralte was released on bail on October 30 evening and brought to Bairabi the same night. He said he was arrested under IPC sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy).

Meanwhile, with the release of Ralte on the night of October 30, a blockage staged by Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) functionaries on the road between Bairabi town and Hailakandi district was lifted.

NAGALAND: Central team of Housing and Muncipal Affairs examines development works in Wokha

On Monday, the Central team led by joint secretary (C&NER) Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Pankaj Kumar Singh and Director (MC&NER) MoHUA, G.Ravinder visited Wokha district to take first-hand information and oversee the infrastructure development works undertaken by departments of Housing and Municipal Affairs.

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According to a report by NAGALAND POST, the visiting officials were accompanied by the chief engineer, Urban Engineering Wing, Er. Yanbemo Humtsoe, joint secretary, Municipal Affairs to the Government of Nagaland, T. Nchumbemo Odyuo and other officials.

The officials after reaching Wokha visited several sites of developmental projects and schemes and took stock of the ground reality of the ongoing infrastructural works undertaken by the ministry.

SIKKIM: East Sikkim man mauled by Himalayan Black Bear

In Sikkim, there is still human-animal conflict. On the morning of October 31, a man was attacked by a Himalayan black bear in Tareythang village of East Sikkim, just days after a bear was spotted at the Sikkim Raj Bhavan in Gangtok.

The victim was brought to Pakyong Primary Health Centre before being transferred to the Central Referral Hospital.

The incident site was searched by a wildlife team from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakyong’s Wildlife Territorial Division.

“We have deployed a team for night combing of the area,” Sikkim East District Wildlife DFO Dechen Lachungpa said. “The people have been requested to co-operate with the forest officials and not venture into the forest areas at night.”

The DFO went on to say that steps are being made to ensure people’s safety. “The Forest team is active and they always give their best in human-animal conflict, especially when it involves the Himalayan Black Bear or any animal that dangerous to humans.”

TRIPURA: Tripura Police arrests 3 in connection with communal violence

Following recent communal conflicts in Bangladesh and the state, three people from different communities have been arrested for instigating violence.

According to police sources, 9 distinct FIRs has been filed at different police stations across the state as part of prompt steps against miscreants and those spreading rumours.

Police further informed of monitoring social media in order to trace bogus news and anti-social indulgence.

Police also warned residents of the state to be wary of rumours and not to propagate false information on social media.


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