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NCRB 2021 marks Tripura to have topped Average Suicide Rate charts amongst Northeastern states; Read to know updates of other NE states

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TRIPURA: As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an appendage of the Union Home Ministry, 2070 people in total committed suicide in Assam last year accumulating highest record entry in northeast in the said year.

However Tripura being the second smallest state among the northeastern counterparts next to Sikkim, Recorded 728 total suicides cases in the year 2020, which is almost two new cases per day.

Tripura with an approximate population of 4 million people settled in the top position for average suicides in the northeast.

In India’s suicide statistics, Tripura occupies the 7th position according to NCRB record.

However, what’s more petrifying is that, the average suicide rate of a big state like Uttar Pradesh was only recorded to be 2.1%, which is comparatively less compared to Tripura’s 18.2; the highest in the country.

There are no specifications as to why the suicide rate in Tripura has been outgrowing other states over the years.

Records of NCRB show no definite explanation but it has been speculated that acute factors like unemployment, frustration, failure in examination, depression over love affairs and other socio-economic conditions may be some of the reasons for high suicide rates in Tripura.

Certain issues had earlier come up in the state assembly on the discussed matter where ex Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had assured adopting proper measures to investigate the matter.

SIKKIM: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha undoing all good things done by Sikkim Democratic Front, alleges former CM Chamling

On September 3, former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling claimed that the SKM government is undoing all of the good work and achievements of the previous 25-year-old SDF government.

Chamling was replying to a query from the press at his September 22 birthday show. He chose to remain silent that day, but in his weekly press statement, he responded in detail to the specific question.

Chamling claimed that the SKM government is undoing everything that the SDF government has accomplished. He accused the current government of selling hydropower projects “one by one” and reversing Sikkim’s Organic State status.

The current government, according to the former Chief Minister, is selling public assets and lands to outsiders.

The former Chief Minister shared that the SDF government had achieved a country-record 31 percent economic growth. According to him, Sikkim’s economic development is among the lowest in the country and the Northeast. He also questioned why there were no women in the SKM government’s Speaker or ministerial positions.

Sexual harassment and assaults are on the rise in Sikkim, according to Chamling, and women no longer feel safe. Surprisingly, he said, the government’s highest-ranking official has been accused of sexual harassment.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: State registers thirty-two new Covid-19 cases

According to reports of Monday, 4th October, 32 additional people among the Arunachal Pradesh populace tested positive for Covid-19.

Dr. Lobsang Jampa, SSO (State Surveillance Officer) stated that the fatality rate of Covid-19 remained stagnant at the number of 277 with no recent casualty in the last 24 hours.

Further he added that the state has currently logged 408 active Covid-19 cases, and 54,040 have convalesce from the fatal Coronavirus disease.

The active percentage of Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh is at 0.74, while the recovery rate is currently at 98.75%.
The state’s Lower Dibang Valley district has 71 active cases, the highest in AP. It is followed by 71, 63, 51 and 35 in Lohit, West Kameng, Tawang and East Siang respectively.

ASSAM: Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) to commence with Research Assistant recruitment


The APSC or Assam Public Service Commission will initiate the procedure of recruitment to fill in Planning Services, with forty-five Research Assistants under the Department of Transformation and Development. The process is to begin on October 4 2021.

Forms to apply for the post, are made available on the official website of the APSC. Of which, the last date of submission is November 3 2021.

The requirements of candidates to apply for the job/post, as per reports, are; the candidate must be aged between 21-38, with a Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the streams; Arts, Commerce or Science.

Candidates must have been a student of at least one of the subsequent subjects; Agricultural Economics, Anthropology, Business Administration, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Work and/or Statistics.

Details on the selection procedure have not yet been divulged. However, all updates on the recruitment will be made available to all, on the APSC’s official website.

MANIPUR: With the killing of Athuan Abonmai, normal life cripples and 24 hours shutdown called out

Athuan image Tripura The North-Eastern Chronicle

Manipur faced a halt in normal life as a one-day shutdown was called by the Joint Action Committee due to the killing of Athuan Abonmai who was a social worker and questioned the failure of the Manipur government.

As per reports, it has come to light that the bandh was fully supported and unitedly followed by the local people. Everyone stood out for Abonmei as unity and coexistence among people was the main priority.

MEGHALAYA: Rahul Gandhi meets with Mukul Sangma and Vincent H Pala to square up political disparities

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met with Meghalaya Congress Committee president Vincent H Pala and Legislature Party leader Mukul Sangma in New Delhi on Sunday.

AICC leader, KC Venugopal and the party’s Meghalaya in-charge, Manish Chatrath were the other delegates who attended the meeting.

The meet-up happened, according to ‘The Shillong Times’, most likely in a move to resolve the ranging political affairs in Meghalaya.

It may be recalled that following Pala’s appointment last month as the new state president, Congress leader Mukul Sangma had been highly disenchanted and therefore suggested that the Congress party required immediate “course correction”.

He further added that politicians should lean more towards infusing oneness and uniting people.

Reports also stated Pala to be considering working with the ruling National People’s Party post assembly polls in 2023.

Meghalaya in-charge, Manish Chatrath however held that all State Congress related issues have been sorted out and there are no current problems as such to be brought to the table for an open discussion

No official statement regarding the agenda or the outcome of the meeting has been recorded,
However, announcing the names of three party candidates for the October 30 bypolls in assembly constituencies is indicative of an agreement between the two.

Meanwhile, AICC sources state a possible meet-up of the duo with Sonia Gandhi on the grounds of officiating matters and to finally settle the growing disparities.

MIZORAM: Minister of Health inaugurates the Medical intensive care unit (ICU) at Civil Hospital Aizawl

Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Mizoram’s Health Minister, today opened a new 10-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward at the Civil Hospital Aizawl as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to enhance critical care facilities in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Medical ICU at Civil Hospital Aizawl now has 15 ICU beds as a result of this development, with another 10 beds nearing completion. A four-bed paediatrics ICU and a four-bed Obstetric ICU are also being prepared, bringing the total number of ICU beds at the Civil Hospital to 33. To staff the newly expanded ICU, the government has hired 5 doctors, 25 nurses, and 10 IV Grade staff.

The 34-bed ICU at the Dedicated COVID Hospital at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) is also being extended, with 20 more beds on the way and 50 more nurses on the way from the government. Efforts are also being made to establish an ICU ward at the Lunglei Civil Hospital.

NAGALAND: Nagaland Police impounds smuggled gold and drugs worth Rs. 25 crore

According to report, smuggled gold and narcotic substances, worth Rs 25 crore has been seized by the Nagaland Police from various locations of Kohima and also apprehended nine people related to it.

Further as per information, the Nagaland Police‘s narcotic cell caught a vehicle on the Kohima-Imphal National Highway with 48 kg smuggled gold. The gold was smuggled from Manipur as per evidence and was bound for Agra according to initial investigation.


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