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2nd Edition of Sikkim Global Film Festival to commence from December 10; read to know other states

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SIKKIM: Minister of Information and Public Relations, Lok Nath Sharma, announced on September 28 that the second edition of the Sikkim Global Film Festival will take place from December 10 to 14.

Highlights of 2nd Edition Sikkim Global Film Festival, 2021

The five-day film Sikkim Global Film festival will take place in the Eco-Heritage Film Village site in Yangang, South Sikkim, and Tsogmo Lake, according to Pooja Sharma, Chairperson of the Sikkim Film Promotion Board.

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Additional Information on Sikkim Global Film Festival

The Sikkim Global Film Festival will host a producers’ and investors’ meet, a fashion show, a cultural exhibition, art performances, and a recce,

In addition to movie screenings and participation from filmmakers from around the world during the Sikkim Global Film Festival, the chairperson told reporters at a press conference held at the Old Sikkim House here.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Tax and excise inspector arrested for allegedly raping minor girl

T&E Inspector Gengu Lombi was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl over a period of two girls. An FIR was registered against the alleged accused on 26 September for the rape of a 15-year-old.

A case [ITA WPS C/No 147/2021 u/s 376 (2) (f) (n) (3) IPC r/w Section 6 POCSO Act] has been registered and the probe was taken up by the women’s police station (WPS), Itanagar.

ASSAM: 12 cadres of United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB) surrender to Assam police; read to know other states

12 militants of the insurgent group ULB surrendered to Assam police near the India-Bhutan border. The police have said that with this all members of the ULB have been detained.

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The Chief Minister has also tweeted about him welcoming them to create a prosperous Assam. BTC Chief Promod Boro has also extended his appreciation for the arrest of the militants.

MANIPUR: Power Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurates Gas Insulated Sub-Station (GIS)

At Thongju Part II under the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP), the first 2×10 MVA, 33/11 KV Gas Insulated Sub-Station (GIS) was inaugurated by Power Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh.

The minister congratulated the staff and officials of both Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL) and the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) and said that the inauguration of the first of its kind GIS sub-station in the State is also an achievement of the companies.

MEGHALAYA: Coke plants in Jaintia Hills found engaged in malpractices

Deputy Commissioner Ethelbert Kharmalki’s unanticipated visit to the Sutnga coke plants in East Jaintia Hills this Monday unveiled several behind-the-scenes malpractices ‘Child labour’ which is a sheer violation of ‘The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986’ besides, zero compliance with the 24 terms and conditions laid down by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB).

Despite mass protest rallies demanding its cessation, the coke plants have been operational till date under CTO (Consent to Operate) attained from the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB). As per reports, numerous interstate labourers along with their families were camped at the factory site.

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Following the inquiry, a notification was issued on Tuesday mandating CTO (Consent To Operate) for all coke factories in East Jaintia Hills that have attained CTE (Consent To Establish). A specific mention was made in the notification about strictly limiting activities to heating of oven alone; prohibiting production at any cost.

Meantime Governor, Satya Pal Malik has appointed an expert committee to conduct a field study on different facets of coke plants in the state, their multidimensional impacts on the environment and, health in general.

The committee is set to function with the joint efforts of MSPCB chief BK Lyngwa as the chairman, former member secretary of MSPCB; N. Nengnong as member secretary along with, Naba Bhattacharjee, former HoD, Department of Environment Sciences, NEHU.

Presently State Expert Appraisal Committee Chief; Dr TSR Marak Under Secretary, Forest and Environment Department and, Prof. (Dr.) BK Tewari. That aside, the committee has been granted full authorisation to study relevant documents required by the Single Window Agency for approval. A comprehensive study will be carried out on the said subject where overall suggestions and remedial measures will be put forth.

MIZORAM: Assam Rifles recovers 5.3 crore rupees worth of Areca Nuts

Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 1,66,950 kgs (approximate) of Areca Nuts worth Rs 5.3 crore in Vanzau – Sazep area in Champhai district on Monday.

According to a press statement released by Assam Rifles on Tuesday. Based on precise intelligence, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai, carried out the operation. The confiscated contraband was turned over to the Customs Department for legal action.

Smuggling of Areca Nuts continues to be a major source of worry in Mizoram, particularly along the India-Myanmar border. The Assam Rifles, christened as the “Sentinels of the Northeast,” have maintained their efforts in Mizoram to combat smuggling.

NAGALAND: Naga Group invited to Delhi to continue the ‘dialogue’, says Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio

The Centre is determined to resolve the Naga political issue and has invited the NSCN(IM) to New Delhi to continue the dialogue, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio reported.

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CM Rio mentioned that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked him and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to assist and make the Naga groups come to a solution.

He also said that AK Mishra has come to Dimapur recently and held initial discussions with NSCN(IM) and the Working Committee of seven Naga National Political Groups.

TRIPURA: Death trail persists as toll rises exponentially to 108 since teacher retrenchment last year

A retrenched school teacher Roma Kanta Paul (51), a resident of Gungraicherra village under Khowai district lost his life to kidney complications the day before at GBP hospital. He left behind his mother, wife and a son, a primary student.

Sources state the departed to have been battling severe depression since the Teacher Retrenchment policy came into effect last year where 10,323 teachers lost their jobs. Roma, spending days in starvation contracted high blood sugar levels; the treatment of which could not be fully tended to, due to financial shortcomings. Now with Roma’s passing, the death toll stay undefeated at 108.

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