MANIPUR: On 7th October, while speaking to reporters on the sideline of attending the Golden Jubilee celebration of Sainik school in Imphal, Cheif Minister of Manipur Mr N Biren Singh informed that the government will reopen the school once the positivity rate decrease to zero or at least 2 to 3%.
Speculation on reopening of schools
According to the report, 116 fresh cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the last 24 hours, which led to an increase in the infection tally to 1,21,578.
While the recovery rate had increased to 97.01% with recovery of 1,17,959 patients.
Earlier, the government had declared summer vacation for all the schools in the state from May 1st to May 30th this year, but no schools are reopened since then due to the increasing cases of Covid-19.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: All Nyishi Youth Association demands implementation of road construction packages
In view of heavy traffic congestion in Naharlagun and Nirjuli, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) forwarded an appeal to the Construction Agency and Highway Department on immediate implementation of Packages B and C.
Issuing a press release by ANSU officials, President Byabang Joram and GS Bengia Tada said, given there is no bypass road to ease the heavy traffic congestions at Naharlagun and Nirjuli, it takes nearly 2-3 hours for daily commuters to get from location A to B.
“The traffic jams have a tremendous impact on the life of the people. Traffic jams delay important work of the people and lead to increased stress and frustration. Mainly students, government officials and patients are facing untold misery due to traffic blocks on the road during emergency hours,” ANYA asserted.
ANYA further appealed to the general public to support the aforementioned cause put forward for public welfare.
ASSAM: Popular LGBI Airport of Guwahati taken charge by Adani Group
On October 8, Friday, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati Airport and formerly as ‘Borjhar Airport’, was taken charge of by the Adani Group. The charge is assumed for ODM or Operations, Development responsibilities and Management for a period of 50 years.
The Guwahati Airport was one of the six airports put up for ODM privatization for 50 years by the Central Government. The other airports are; Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.
All six airports’ charges and responsibilities were secured by Adani Enterprise Limited. Subsequentially, a concession agreement was signed between the AAI and Adani Enterprise Limited in Delhi on January 19, this year, reports suggest.
Twitter post by GUWAHATI AIRPORT shows a big, pink (symbolic) key of the LGBI Airport ceded by Airport Director of Airports Authority of India (AAI) Ramesh Kumar, to Chief Airport Officer Utpal Barua.
The post is enriched with a caption reading, “A momentous ceremony captured in time! We are delighted to announce that Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is now a #GatewayToGoodness. Being the prestigious Gateway to the North East, we are privileged to serve the city of Guwahati.”
Adani Guwahati International Airport Limited (AGIAL) is the new Airport Operator.
MEGHALAYA: Militant Group HNLC Cadre arrested on charges of planting Improvised Explosive Device near NPP Office
A Cadre of the HNLC or Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council was arrested on Thursday, October 7 at around 3:30 pm.
It was alleged that he set/planted an IED which is an Improvised Explosive Device, commonly known as “homemade” or roadside bombs, outside the office of the ruling party of Shillong, the National People’s Party (NPP) on October 4.
Ksankupar Kharkongor, the alleged, was held by Meghalaya Police from Civil Hospital, Shillong. He was reportedly attending to an unwell kindred. Kharkongor is originally a resident of the village of Umphyrnai, located in the suburbs of the capital of Meghalaya.
A statement from the Police asserted, “In the course of investigation, the suspect admitted to his role and stated that he is a member of the proscribed militant outfit HNLC”.
Furthermore, Lahkmen Rymbui, UDP politician and Meghalaya Home Minister said, “The police have been diligent in their duty, and I am confident they will nab all the persons involved in planting the bomb near the NPP office.”
MIZORAM: Mizoram hospitals installed 13 PSA oxygen plants
An official stated on October 8 that at least 13 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants developed under the PM CARES fund was inaugurated throughout Mizoram hospitals on October 7.
According to the official, the PSA oxygen plant in Serchhip district hospital was one of 35 plants launched by the PM via video conference at AIIMS Rishikesh in Uttrakhand.
On October 7, nine district hospitals in Mizoram and three hospitals in Aizawl, including Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and Mizoram State Cancer Institute (MSCI), were inaugurated with PM CARES-funded oxygen plants, he said.
Due to refrigerant leakage, the 1000 LPM PSA oxygen plant erected at Lunglei civil hospital was unable to be inaugurated with the others, but it would be commissioned shortly once the installing company replaces the refrigerant, said.
In Mizoram, 13 PSA oxygen plants funded by the PM CARES fund have been installed in 13 hospitals.
Aside from the 10 district hospitals, ZMC, and MSCI, the oxygen plant has been constructed in Kulikawn Hospital in Aizawl, which was previously a mental hospital and is now a Dedicated Covid-19 Health Centre (DCHC).
Chief Minister Zoramthanga expressed his delight at the commissioning of oxygen plants in various hospitals across the state while inaugurating the oxygen plant at Mizoram State Cancer Institute (MSCI) at Zembawk in Aizawl.
NAGALAND: Kohima police seizes foreign cigarettes worth 1.5 crore
On 6th October, Kohima police captured 95 cartoons of illegally imported foreign cigarettes that are estimated to be worth 1.5 crores in a truck, on 6th October.
In a press release PRO, DEF, Kohima revealed that the truck bearing registration number NL02Q-4744 was heading towards Dimapur from Manipur. At the Khuzama Interstate check gate, Kohima police intercepted the truck and recovered the huge number of illegal cigarettes.
In this regard, Kohima police arrested two persons namely Mofidul Islam (22) and Fojlul Haque (22). The police also seized the vehicle along with the contraband.
As per information, for further investigation, a case under the cigarettes and other tobacco products Act (COTPA) 2003 has been registered at Khuzama police station.
SIKKIM: Geyzing village residents requests protection against speeding vehicles along its road
People living along the national highway (NH10), as well as in and around Lotus village and nearby Geyzing bazaar, have demanded that speed breakers and warning signs be installed on the section of road that goes through their residential areas.
The demand stems from their concern that high-speed vehicles are speeding along that particular route, threatening commuters, residents, and stray animals.
According to local people, a wide, smooth, and open road with no pedestrian pathway offer an unavoidable risk of a serious vehicle accident in the future.
According to several residents, vehicles travelling along the route run at a rapid rate, and traffic stays congested throughout the day. They went on to say that installing speed breakers and warning signs along specific sections of the highway helps to reduce vehicle speeds, lowering the danger of a road accident.
The area’s stray canine and cats’ populations are at risk due to speeding vehicles, as they are frequently victims of road rage. Aside from stray animals, pedestrians who frequent the path are also at risk of being involved in a road accident.
Local residents have asked the relevant authority to assess the traffic issue on the stretch of NH 10 that runs through Lotus village and come up with a solution to alleviate the troubles that the inhabitants are experiencing.
TRIPURA: Head tonsuring MLA Ashis Das is presently in a serious predicament over his political career
MLA Ashis Das whose head tonsuring made many news headlines on the national front now finds himself in a serious quandary over his political career.
Not long ago had he gotten his head tonsured for what he claimed as “penance for the evil-deeds” carried out by the state’s ruling party BJP.
The following day after performing a Yagna at Kalighat temple in Kolkata, the MLA tagged along with Srishtamohan Das- former BJP candidate, were both shunned away by the Trinamool leadership saying that, no joining programme will be entertained till the end of ‘Diwali’.
Sources now mention Ashish to be hesitant on returning to Agartala; alarmed of possible attacks from BJP supporters.
BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman has strongly disapproved Ashish for his; what he holds—— ‘short-sighted activities and social media presence controversial to state politics.’
The state’s BJP party has decided to no longer entertain Ashis for what they hold——’Incaution and unmindful actions.’