According to reports, a Facebook rumour alleging ‘insult to the Quran’ at a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla went viral, culminating in widespread rioting.
A horde of enraged Muslims is seen pelting stones and vandalising Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh in the footage.
Doraiswami notified Deb that the problem had been resolved. He and other Indian diplomats in Bangladesh later visited various locations to inspect further, the root cause of the mishaps.
Some people acquainted with the situation alleged Fundamentalists to be responsible for the violence and asserted that such instances were devised to publicly embarrass Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League-led government.
Following the incident, Former Tripura Governor and West Bengal BJP leader Tathagata Roy tweeted: “Hindu awakening in West Bengal and elsewhere has prompted Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina to announce stringent steps to Hindu-baiters of Comilla and elsewhere. Whatever her faults, she is the best hope of Hindus in Bangladesh.”
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Endangered bustard species, Bengal floricans recently spotted at Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife officials in East Siang district informed to have recently spotted the severely endangered mustard species Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) in Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary (DEWS).
According to a survey conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society and the London-based ZSL EDGE and Segre Foundation, the sanctuary is home to around 100 Bengal floricans, with a roughly balanced proportion of males and females, Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife) Tasang Taga said during a programme held as part of the Wildlife Week celebrations.
The Bengal florican is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as one of the most endangered bird species.
According to ornithologists, the species is exclusively habituated only in DEWS in the whole of the Northeast.
Taga informed of efforts being carried out to safeguard the species and boost its number in the natural environment.
The state’s Wildlife department recently organised an essay writing competition for kids on the topic, ‘Bengal florican conservation.’
The event was a successful one. Pasighat West MLA Ninong Ering and East Siang Dr DC Kinny Singh attended the programme.
ASSAM: State Records Over 500 Road Accidents In The Midst Of Durga Puja Festivities: Reports
Guwahati: According to a report by Sentinel, a report issued by the state emergency services, a total of 541 road accidents were reported in Assam.
Previously, the Government of Assam imposed strict protocols and guidelines during the Durga Puja celebrations as a measure against the spread of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, over 500 road accidents were recorded in Assam during the festivities season, which in total of 49 road accidents were reported in Kamrup Rural while 48 road accidents were reported in the Golaghat district. The districts of Sonitpur and Tinsukia both reported a total of 32 accidents, said the report
MANIPUR: Rebel groups calls for Total shutdown; read
Imphal: Various rebel groups in the state of Manipur have disrupted the normal life owing to the 12-hour total shutdown imposed by rebel groups in protest against the “forced” merger of Manipur into the Indian Union.
As per the reports by The Indian Express, the total shutdown was called by Co-ordination Committee (CorCom) and Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak (ASUK) — two umbrella bodies of major militant outfits operating in the state. The shutdown came into effect from 6 am and lasted till 6 pm.
Additionally, insurgent groups have been observing October 15 as ‘national black day’ to denounce the merger of Manipur into the Indian Union, said reports.
MEGHALAYA: Youths’ Council writes to CM, urges action on fuel prices; read
Shillong: On Saturday, Hynniewtrep Youths’ Council (HYC) has written to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, urging to take up the issue of hike with the appropriate authority.
General secretary Roy Synrem said, “the rise in fuel prices is increasing transportation cost across the state. This would directly or indirectly affect the prices of essential commodities.”
During the press statement he said, “at a time when the whole world, including our state, is seriously affected by Covid-19, it is a matter of great concern that the Central and the state government is burdening the people heavily by increasing prices of fuels through levy of taxes. The increased prices of fuels has a cascading effect on the prices of all items of daily use.”
MIZORAM: BharatNet Broadband Connectivity Launched in Sesawng Village
The BharatNet broadband connectivity in Sesawng village, Mizoram, was inaugurated on October 16 by Sesawng Village Council President Pu C. Lalremruata.
The inauguration event was conducted by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (AKAM) Program, which commemorated India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
The broadband access in this village is part of the Telecommunications Department’s Bharat Net phase-II project, which aims to offer broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats in Mizoram.
Broadband connectivity will be extended to 762 Mizoram village councils as part of the effort. In the village council office of Sesawng-I, this broadband connectivity has been installed.
About 241 village councils have equipment that is either ready for commissioning or has been commissioned. Furthermore, the 10 megabits per second (Mbps) internet service supplied in Phase-II at Sesawng village is interconnected via satellite technology. Villagers can now access the internet via Wireless-Fidelity thanks to the installation of BharatNet Broadband Connectivity (Wi-Fi).
Residents can use the connection to access a variety of online services such as ticketing, e-commerce, online classes, online rationing, and e-Government services, among others. Meanwhile, the President of the Village Council emphasised the need of internet connectivity for accessing online services, such as online classes. He claimed that it will assist students from low-income families in attending online classes and using various internet services.
NAGALAND: State to host South Asian Cross Country Championship on January 2022
On Saturday, Athletic Federation of India (AFI) associate vice president and Nagaland Athletics Association (NAA) President Abu Metha announced the South Asian Cross Country Championship (SACCC) 2022 which is scheduled at Kohima in January next year.
According to a report by Nagaland Post, Nagaland will host the biggest international event to date, while knforming this at a press meet at RCEMPA, president Abu Metha said AFI allowed Nagaland to host the championship, which would bring athletes, officials and delegates from entire the South Asian countries to the State.
While he added, “AFI would conduct special training and workshops for coaches and technical officials at Kohima. The training and capacity building would be led by federation’s head coach and head coach of Team India (Athletics) at Tokyo Olympics P Radhakrishnan Nair.”
SIKKIM: Former ‘Miss Diva Supranational’ appears in a PETA campaign with Sunny Leone
Miss Diva Supranational 2017, Peden Ongmu Namgyal of Sikkim, will star alongside Sunny Leone in a PETA India campaign. The campaign ‘I am Animal,’ which was launched on the occasion of ‘World Animal Day,’ on October 4, is an organic athleisure label sponsored by activist-entrepreneur Kunal Avanti. Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber are also investors in the brand, which has been approved and backed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
According to Peden, the shoot for the same took place at Kamshet, Pune, in January 2021. She has previously worked with Manish Malhotra, a well-known designer. At Lakme Fashion Week, the former Miss Diva Supranational also walked the runway for Malhotra. Meanwhile, Avanti, an activist and entrepreneur, approached Leone and her husband, Weber, with a proposal, persuading them to pursue the idea he was pursuing.
According to Avanti, the brand motto ‘Find your own way’ symbolises the idea that there is no right or wrong way to succeed. It’s worth noting that PETA India concentrates on the places where the biggest number of animals suffer the most. Laboratories, the food sector, the leather trade, and the entertainment industry are just a few examples.