Guwahati, August 29: No fresh admission took place in 476 government lower primary schools and 95 upper primary schools in Assam in 2017.
This has come to the light during the project approval board meeting on Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan between the Assam government and the Centre in May.
The reasons behind the dwindling enrolment in the government schools are the increasing number of good private schools and parents preferring English medium schools for their wards, as per officials.
A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said ducks help increase oxygen levels in water bodies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the state government backed his comments.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, BJP spokesperson Dr Ashok Sinha said the chief minister’s comments were 100 per cent correct and claimed there is scientific evidence to support the statements.
“Ducks were used along with fish cultivation in India since ages, and is a traditional Indian knowledge, which was also confirmed by Western scientists later,” he said.
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 28 (MExN): The Naga Hoho has issued a rejoinder over the joint declaration made by the United Naga Council (UNC) and its president Chuba Ozukum on August 23 at Tahamzam, Senapati.
In the joint declaration, the Naga Hoho and the UNC on Thursday cautioned any one defying the Naga political principle and its position shall be treated as “anti-national and their entry shall be banned in Naga territory.”
It also declared that “any Naga elected representative, political leader, political party, unmandated or unauthorized Naga individual or group shall not attend or participate in any assembly (s) or meeting that will sabotage the Naga peace process.”
IMPHAL | Aug 28 : As part of state government's mission, ‘Go to Village (Khungang Chatse)’, camps were held today at villages of different districts of the state.
In Churachandpur, it was held at Mata Village Community Hall for Lamka and 22-Haopi Range covering about five villages namely, Mata, Bisanmual, Lingsiphai, Tangmual and S. Munnuam.
Attending the function, principal secretary (Cooperation) and nodal officer of 'Go to Village mission’ for Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts, JC. Ramthanga said that the mission's primary objective is to provide services to the people at their doorsteps. He said that the mission is the sole initiative of chief minister, N. Biren and people should be thankful to him.
IMPHAL | Aug 28 : The All Tribal Rights’ Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has served 48 hours ultimatum to the Government of Manipur to revoke the cabinet decision of constituting a cabinet sub-committee to look into the functioning of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in respect of Senapati, Churachandpur and Tamenglong.
In this regard, the ATRPFM submitted the ultimatum to Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma A Heptulla today seeking her intervention to take up necessary steps to revoke the cabinet order within 48 hours.
The ATRPFM then cautioned that it will resort to strong forms of agitation if the government fails to pay heed to the demand.
The core committee of political parties, an umbrella of the Opposition parties in Manipur, on Tuesday demanded the central government to withdraw the framework agreement signed between it and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) (NSCN-IM) on August 3, 2015, claiming it (agreement) a threat to the territorial integrity of Manipur.
The committee also demanded the state government to convene a special session of the Manipur Assembly by September 15 to enable all the 60 representatives of the House to take a unanimous resolution to safeguard the emotional integrity that exists between the hills and valley people.
Guwahati, August 29: A student was severely injured when he tried to commit suicide by jumping off his school building after being allegedly forced by his teachers to get a rakhi tied on his wrist by a girl, who is reportedly his girlfriend.
The boy is a student of Bharati Vidya Bhawan and is presently struggling for his life at the Agartala Government Medical College.
As per reports, Dibakar Saha, a student of Class XII was in a relationship with one of his juniors studying in Class X. The teachers were aware of the friendship.
The passenger lounge of the Guwahati airport was flooded after water gushed through the ceiling following heavy rainfall in the city.
The torrential downpour, which began from 8.45 pm to 10 pm, damaged the newly expanded canopy of the and entered the passenger lounge, the manager of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport P K Tailong told the news agency. He also elaborated that as the canopy was recently expanded, this was an ‘initial teething problem’.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said he wants to distribute ducks among villagers in the state because he believes they will boost the rural economy. But the chief minister also claims ducks provide additional benefits: he says they recycle water, and their swimming increases oxygen levels in water bodies.
Deb was addressing an inaugural event of a traditional boat race at Rudrasagar, an artificial lake around water palace Neermahal, when he made the statement. The chief minister told the audience that he planned to distribute 50,000 ducklings to fishermen who lived near the lake.
Around 700 families have been affected after an early morning heavy downpour inundated several colonies here on Sunday.
According to Dimapur district administration, colonies like LRC, Sachu, Zeliangrong, Half-Nagarjan, Bor-Lengiri and Lengrijan areas have been the worst affected.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dimapur, Albert told Nagaland Post that relief would be handed over to the affected people on Monday post assessment.
A massive landslide totally blocked the National Highway 702D, (Mokokchung to Mariani) at Yimyu Ward, Mokokchung (between IOC to Jail Area).
Speaking to Nagaland Post, the Junior Engineer (NH) Imkongtemsu Jamir stated that the department has engaged two excavators and a dumper to clear the nearly 200 meters of road block due to the landslide.
The JE was optimistic that the road would be cleared by Monday the night if weather permits, since the restoration work was on full swing. He said the landlisde may reoccur and endanger those living below the road