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Indefinite Protest After University Authority Ignores Veterinary Faculty Issues; Read

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MIZORAM: From October 1, 2021, members of the Veterinary College Teachers’ Association of Central Agricultural University in Selesih Aizawl have planned an indefinite protest.

Faculties are forced to stage protest in the University

Members and faculty of the University stated that they were forced to stage the protest since their concerns and pleas to the University authority had not been addressed.


Previous protest organised by University Faculties

University Veterinary College Teachers’ Association staged a similar protest in April of this year, claiming that the University administration promised to discuss and settle the faculty’s concerns, but instead showed complete indifference to their complaints.

Irregularities reported in the University

Irregularities in the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS), nonpayment of arrears, salary fixation concerns, and other challenges plague the veterinary university faculty.

MEGHALAYA: 50 projects to mark Meghalaya’s Golden Jubilee next year

Meghalaya on January 21st next year will observe its 50th Statehood Day where, as announced by CM Conrad Sangma in a programme on Friday.

50 projects will be enlisted to mark the state’s Golden Jubilee Celebration. PM Narendra Modi is also expected to witness the auspicious occasion.


Given the 50 set targets, while inaugurating a new school building at Reking in North Garo Hills, Sangma said that huge investments have been made for prioritizing advancement in the education sector and, all-around development for elementary, secondary and college or University-level students have been highly stressed.

CM further informed that the MDA government has sanctioned about 12 crores to various colleges and universities in Williamnagar and Baghmara for infrastructural development. It was further mentioned that a model college that is to be functional next year is near completion.

The CM during the programme also directed the farmers to work collectively and enhance productivity. He further ensured that the concerned officials will look into resolving issues faced by the farming community.

SIKKIM: Government to prohibit the use and sale of all plastic water bottles beginning January 1, 2022: CM Golay

Chief Minister Golay argued, in a letter sent on the occasion of the 152nd Gandhi Jayanti celebration in Gangtok, that shops and restaurants should be given three months to clear current stock so that no entrepreneurs lose money.

“No shop or restaurant will be allowed to stock or sell plastic water bottles from January and we are giving everyone three months to clear the current stock so there is no loss.” –added the CM.


In 1998, Sikkim was one of the first states in India to prohibit the use of plastics. Since then, the usage of plastics in the state has been steadily phased out.

Sikkim has also established itself as one of India’s environmental pioneers by becoming the first Indian state to target single-use plastic bottles.

Sikkim made two key judgments in 2016. These include outlawing the use of bottled drinking water in government offices and events, as well as the usage of Styrofoam and thermocol disposable plates and cutlery throughout the state, in an effort to reduce hazardous plastic pollution and address the state’s growing garbage problem.

TRIPURA: Officers’ Association of the State Bank of India, Tripura organizes Blood Donation Camp

Officers Association of the State Bank of India (North and South Agartala region) successfully organised a mega blood donation camp on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at the Agartala branch from 9-30 AM onwards yesterday.


Sushanta Chowdhury, minister for Information and Cultural Affairs (ICA) was the Chief Guest. Rupam Roy, secretary of the SBI Officers’ Association was also among the delegates who attended the programme.

The programme was organised as an initiative to enrich and encourage the spirit for social responsibility and contribution.

ASSAM: Government opens a portal for land-related issues under ‘Mission Basundhara’

The Government scheme, ‘Mission Basundhara’ launched on 2nd October of the year 2021, aims at providing “nine land-related services on a mission mode.”

A portal, has been made, which people can resort to, for their land-related issues. This is being made available and open from October 2 to November 30, 2021.

According to source, the nine services offered by Mission Basundhara are; land mutation by the right of inheritance, land mutation after deed registration, partition for undisputed cases, conversion of ‘annual patta’ to ‘periodic patta’, reclassification of land.

Along with striking names of persons who are no longer in possession, allotment of certificate to periodic patta, legacy data update, mobile number update of pattadaar. Additionally, a toll-free number will also be launched by the Government, to resolve any technical and/or non-technical problems that people may come to face.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Centre Declares 3 districts as “disturbed” under AFSPA; areas fall under two Police Stations

According to Wikipedia, “Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.

Officials state that the Centre has preconized three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and areas falling under two police stations in another district “disturbed” under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for six more months in retrospect of the rebellious activities and reimplementation of the law-and-order situation.

NAGALAND: Nagaland to host 56th cross country championship for the year 2022

A huge step for Nagaland in the field of sports as it is going to host the 56th cross country championship for the year 2022. The Athletic Federation of India has taken this major decision.

Chief Minister of Nagaland has stated that this would be the first-ever national athletic event to be hosted by the state.

As per sources, this event may provide various opportunities to the state in the field of sports.

MANIPUR: Rifleman from apprehend for killing his fellow escort

As per the report, a Rifleman of 7th Manipur Rifles succumbed to a bullet injury after his colleague shot him in the face with a service rifle inside a security barrack.


According to information gathered from the spot, the incident took place at around 9.45 am following a clash between the two MR personnel who are deployed as security escorts of BJP State Unit president at Adhikarimayum Leirak in Brahmapur Aribam Leikai under Porompat police station.

Both of them reportedly entered into some arguments before one Rifleman allegedly took out his service weapon and fired a round of bullets on the face of a fellow Rifleman.


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