China has alerted India about the rising water in river Tsangpo, called Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and the Brahmaputra in Assam, leading to the possibility of floods in downstream areas, Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering said on Thursday. A senior official of the Union Water Resources Ministry said it was an unprecedented situation on the Chinese side where Tsangpo broke a 150-year record with swollen waters and hence China has shared the information with India.
Ering said the communication from China came following heavy rains in that country after which Tsangpo was in spate. “The local authorities told me that the Chinese government has conveyed to the Indian government that there is a possibility of floods in parts of Arunachal Pradesh. We have taken the alert seriously and cautioned people,” he told PTI.
Guwahati, August 30: Three chief ministers of BJP-ruled NE states—Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, faced protests and sloganeering at a public talk organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Koyna Hostel Mess of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal CM Pema Khandu and Manipur CM N Biren Singh were invited by ABVP to public talk which was named as ‘Ishan Uday: Bridging the Heart’.
Guwahati, August 29: In this technology-driven age, one can learn anything and everything with a little bit knowledge about Google search works.
On Wednesday, police arrested two persons and seized counterfeit notes worth Rs 2.5 lakh. The accused told the police that they learnt to make fake notes on YouTube.
Sudeep Biswas and Safiqul Islam were running a fake currency racket from a rented house near Kalgachia, Barpeta. Sudeep hails from Goalpara and Safiqul from Bongaigaon.
Guwahati, August 29: The Assam government on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) for another six months.
The official notification of the Assam government stated,”As per powers conferred under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the Governor of Assam has declared the entire State of Assam as “Distubed Area” upto 6 (six) months beyond August 28, 2018, unless withdrawn earlier.”
A man from Manipur has been arrested in New Delhi for allegedly threatening Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and being involved in “anti-national” activities.
Police said that Oinam Ibochouba Singh alias Khoirangba (45), a self-styled top commander and acting chairman of Manipur-based banned terror outfit — Kangleipak Communist Party [KCP-(PWG)] — was arrested from south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur on Tuesday.
According to Delhi DCP (special cell) Sanjeev Yadav, Khoirangba was involved in many terrorist activities and extortion cases in Manipur, and had recently threatened the Manipur chief minister after a controversy over the Indo-Myanmar pillar and Naga framework agreement.
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 29 (MExN): The Eastern Naga students’ Federation (ENSF) has appealed the state government to continue with relief service to Eastern Nagaland where some of the district, towns and villages are facing scarcity of essential commodities due to blockade of road communication by landslides.
With Eastern Nagaland being the worst hit zone in the state, the situation continue to remain pathetic and therefore rescue operations should continue to aid the totally cut off places from the rest of the state, the ENSF said in a press statement on Wednesday.
Students in large numbers on Wednesday carried out a protest rally in the streets along Mayai Lambi (Imphal-Wabagai state highway), denouncing the alleged rape of a student by her teacher.
During the rally, the students demanded the culprit should be “hanged till death”. The alleged rape of a class X student by her boarding teacher came to light on August 27.
The incident came to light after the victim, attempted to attack the teacher Abujam Tombisana Singh with a knife. The victim girl alleged that she was sexually assaulted repeatedly by the teacher since March this year.
In a shocking incident, a 27 year old MBA student Maneka Debbarma, who studies in Bangalore was arrested from Agartala airport with 30 kg of cannabis. Maneka Debbarma a resident of Mohanpur area was held by CISF officials after they found cannabis in her handbag.
Sources informed that the accused kept the cannabis in her hand luggage which went undetected during security checks at the airport.
SHILLONG, August 29, 2018: Four women from Meghalaya will represent India in an international pageant to be held in the Philippines.
The women are Miss India Tourism Asia International Pageant 2018 winner Ibapynhun Syiemlieh, first runner-up Sookini Sutnga, second runner-up Panchali Ghosh and Mrs India Tourism International 2018 first runner-up Mebarisha Sohphoh.
The four women recently won in a beauty pageant held in Guwahati earlier this month.
Five government officials including two women were arrested in Mamit district for their alleged involvement in the burglary in their office on August 23 night, a senior police officer said today.
Superintendent of Police H L Thangzuala told PTI over phone that five officials of the Election office of Mamit district were arrested for their alleged involvement in the burglary of their office on August 23 night when all the forms duly filled in by Bru people in six Tripura relief camps were found missing.
The students’ body has pushed back the people without the NRC documents back to Assam during the particular drive. The drive was launched on August 20.
“MZP had set up check-gates and stopped migrants from Assam. However, some of the them have already entered Mizoram. No travelers will be allowed to cross the border without producing Inner Line Permit (ILP) and NRC document,” said L Ramdinliana Renthlei, MZP, President.
The ILP system is a special permit required by the non-tribals to enter states like Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Guwahati, August 29: A woman gave birth on a public bus in Sontoli, Kamrup (Rural) on Tuesday night.
Swahar Ali, who hails from Lakhipur, Goalpara was taking his pregnant wife, Yasmina to her in-laws’ house in Rangapani, South Kamrup. After reaching near Goraimari, Yasmina started to scream due to labour pain and was immediately admitted to the Goraimari Health Centre.