Read to know the latest news updates on all the states of Northeast India.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Arunachal Pradesh Governor advises Students to become Job Providers
Instead of chasing government jobs, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr B D Mishra (Retd) encouraged students to develop businesses and become job providers.
The governor said agriculture and allied labour domains present tremendous chances for startups while speaking at the 19th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Tuesday.
According to Mishra, if students are dedicated and willing to respect the dignity of work and labour, there are enough opportunities for a good living worldwide.
He instructed the students to earn merit rather than bribes to complete their mission.
Transparency, responsibility, probity, promptness, equal dispensation, audit, and mid-course adjustment are among the seven chapters of behaviour he requested the graduating students to instil.
He said that they must also have self-discipline, which involves, among other things, punctuality, respect for elders, supporting every child under the age of five to get to school, and, most significantly, assistance to the poor and weak.
The governor thanked the recipients of distinction medals, degrees, and certificates, saying they had meritoriously distinguished themselves as well as done proud service to their alma mater, guides, instructors, parents, and society.
He stated that individuals must demonstrate in their lives and conversations that they are deserving of the distinction medals, degrees, and diplomas.
ASSAM: ‘Severe checking on December 31 and January 1’ warns CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
In the motive of limiting adverse accidents, that is usually brought about on December 31 and January 1, during the occasions of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, respectively, the Assam Government has decided upon placing ‘strict checking’ on Guwahati streets.
Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned of implementing a strict checking procedure on the streets of Guwahati city to limit road accidents that may sometimes be untoward.
This is to be initiated from 31st December’s morning.
It has been speculated that the checking may also take place in other parts of the state.
Accidents are frequent on the two celebratory days, December 31 and January 1, as people generally tend to intoxicate themselves with alcohol, and also drink and drive under its influence. This causes rash driving, possibly resulting in accidents, sometimes, fatal.
Commotion and heated arguments are also common around New Year’s, which sometimes leaves people grievously injured.
MANIPUR: Manipur High Court grants Anticipatory Bill for Money Laundering Case to Former CM
In connection with a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate, the Manipur High Court granted anticipatory bail to former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Tuesday (ED).
The ED’s Guwahati Zonal Office registered this case on March 16, 2020, based on a First Information Report (FIR) filed by the Manipur Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Station in 2018.
According to an Indian Express article, a single bench led by Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar granted the release, adding that “the court does not find any reasons warranting prison interrogation at this point in relation to events that occurred many years ago.”
MEGHALAYA: Manash Das Gupta and James Lyngdoh quit Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee
Recently, a setback has occurred for the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).
Former General Secretary Dr. Manash Das Gupta and working President James Lyngdoh have submitted their resignation on the first day of December, Wednesday.
According to resignation letters addressed to the President of the MPCC, Dr. Manash Das Gupta resigned from the primary membership of the party, with immediate effect. He was associated with the party for over 35 years.
During a Shillong Press Club conference, the latter resigned and accused Vincent Pala, MPCC president, of having stripped James Lyngdoh of his responsibilities.
MIZORAM: Lalsawta will replace Lal Thanhawla as Mizoram Congress president
Lalsawta, the current Mizoram state Congress vice president and former finance minister, will succeed Lal Thanhawla as the party’s new leader, according to a party leader.
The meeting of elected office-bearers chaired by sitting president Lal Thanhawla on Monday reaffirmed the decision made in October and unanimously agreed to appoint Lalsawta as the party’s new president, according to Congress secretary in charge of general administration department Lalthanglawra Ngurte.
Lalsawta will succeed Lal Thanhawla, the state Congress’s leader since 1973 and a five-time former chief minister.
According to Ngurte, the gathering also unanimously approved former health minister Lal Thanzara, brother of Lal Thanhawla, to succeed Lalsawta as party vice president.
NAGALAND: Kohima Cops launches “Call your Cop” App; Aims to reduce violence
The Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP) T. John Longkumer recently launched the ‘Call your Cop’ at Police Headquarters in Kohima in an effort to reduce violence by allowing civilians to interact directly with police officers.
DGP Longkumer stated at the unveiling that the App will allow all inhabitants of the state, particularly those in trouble, to contact the police directly with only a single click.
He went on to say that in today’s society, information technology (IT), the internet, and mobile phones are ubiquitous and cannot be ignored, and that they are occasionally utilised for criminal actions and wrongdoings.
This programme has been launched in light of the state’s and nation’s overall upgrading of police forces.
SIKKIM: ‘Red Run Marathon’ Flagged Off by Dronacharya Award Recipient Sandhya Gurung in Sikkim
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Sandhya Gurung, a boxing coach and Dronacharya Award holder, launched the first ‘Red Run Marathon’ at M.G. Marg in Gangtok on Wednesday.
The event, which is being organised by the Sikkim State Aids Control Society (SSACS) in collaboration with the “Service to Mankind,” aims to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among locals.
“End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics,” was the topic of this year’s programme.
The event, which marked the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and celebrated India’s freedom struggle under the theme “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” included signature campaigns, storytelling, skits, theme-based songs, and prize distributions.
During the programme, there was also a free HIV testing facility.
A total of 115 (13-17 year old) participants from all districts ran the 21-kilometer marathon, while 78 (13-17 year old) participated in the 10-kilometer walkathon.
The winners received monetary prizes as well as certificates.
A candlelight memorial was also conducted to honour individuals who have died as a result of an AIDS-related illness.
‘World AIDS Day,’ which began in 1988, was the first-ever worldwide health day.
Every year on December 1, it is commemorated as a day for people all over the world to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for HIV-positive persons.
TRIPURA: Agartala student wins Intel Responsible AI for Youth programme
Puhabi Chakraborty, a class 10 KV NIT Agartala student, came through as the winner of the Intel Responsible AI for Youth programme, which was organised by the Ministry of IT, Government of India, and the National E-governance Division.
She was previously named one of India’s top 100 ideas, and the only one from the state of Tripura.
Puhabi’s proposal, ‘AthleteX: For the Atmanirbhar Athlete,’ placed her in the top 60 and then the top 20 before she was named the competition’s champion.
Puhabi’s creation, ‘AthleteX,’ is an app that helps athletes perform better physically and mentally by performing injury detection scans and metal health scanning using the PSQ questionnaire, then analysing the results using deep learning, AI, Artificial Neural Networks, and other machine learning tools as needed.
Her project was one of the most difficult to complete due to the complexity of combining Deep Learning, Artificial Neural Networking, and Convolutional Neural Networks, but she completed it with ease and received a lot of praise and applause from her Intel mentors and the judges at the final showcase.
Puhabi is presently completing an internship at California University in the United States, where she is developing software to control a spirometer, which aids COVID patients in breathing by giving enough oxygen and gas combinations.
Puhabi also represented Tripura at the Wako open International kickboxing event in February 2020, where she won two gold and one bronze medal.