DIMAPUR, May 21, 2018: A new radio app is set to come up to link and livestream all radio stations in the north-eastern states to make way for the strengthening of the face of radio stations in the region.
Engineers under All India Radio (AIR) Kohima are working on the new app.
An AIR press release stated that once the software is confirmed it would be used in all the stations for life-streaming. The app is presently on a test transmission at the Kohima station.
GUWAHATI, May 21, 2018: Fuel prices in Assam touched a record high on Sunday, with petrol now costing Rs 78.37 per litre and diesel prices up to Rs 70.53 per litre in the state.
Petrol prices have now risen by 34 paise per litre and diesel prices have gone up by 28 paise per litre. Since May 13, petrol prices have risen by Rs 1.64 and diesel prices by Rs 1.70 in the state.
Militant suspects on Sunday morning set on fire a cement carrying truck engaged in construction of Imphal-Jiribam railway project, along the National Highway-37 in Noney district of Manipur.
Police said the truck was set ablaze by three unknown persons around 10.30 am while the truck was heading towards a tunnel construction site near Noney district headquarters. The miscreants waylaid the truck between Irang bridge and Awangkhul-2 under the jurisdiction of Noney police station about 92 km away from Imphal and set on fire the truck without further warning, said Luikham, Additional SP Noney police station.
Ahead of BJP national president Amit Shah’s visit to the state on Sunday, an RTI activist and leader of a farmers’ body, Akhil Gogoi, along with his supporters was taken into custody here for protesting against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, a police officer said.
Shah is scheduled to attend the third conclave of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in the state capital later in the day. Several Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) members, headed by Gogoi, gathered in different parts of city this morning to wave black flags at the BJP leader as a mark of protest over the proposed Bill, the officer said. The bill, among other things, proposes to reduce the aggregate period of residential qualification for the process of citizenship by naturalization of the concerned persons from 11 years to six years.
UKHRUL | May 19 : As part of its project ‘Mukti’, an anti-trafficking project to address issues of human trafficking and child sexual abuse, FXB India Suraksha has imparted a one-day training to Taxi and Drivers Union of Ukhrul district at NERCOMP/UDCRMS Conference Hall, Ukhrul.
The programme was organised by FXB India in association with ECPAT, Luxembourg, to ensure protection and safety of children in the district.
IMPHAL | May 19 : The first day of the ‘thirty six hours total shut down in the state’ imposed by JAC against the Unnatural Shifting of District Hospital, Imphal East has affected normal life in Sagolmang and the surrounding areas.
Protestors blocked roads by spreading wood logs on the road and the shut down also affected Lamlong area. Protestors blocked roads at Purum Pangal Tabi, Tiger camp, Chingarel Tejpur, Paorabi, Sagolmang, Heikakmapal of Imphal East including Huidrom of Lamlai constituency.
DIMAPUR, MAY 19 (MExN): Former Odhisa Governor, Dr SC Jamir said he was willing to play a ‘secondary and advisory role’ on the ongoing Indo-Naga political talks between the Government of India and the Naga Political Groups.
Jamir, who is the only surviving signatories of the 16- point Agreement which led to the birth of the present State of Nagaland in 1963 as the 16th State of the Indian Union, was responding to a question posed by a student of Nagaland University, Lumami on whether he would be participating in the ongoing Naga political talks.
Nineteen people, including 12 women and three children were killed and six others were injured after a truck in which they were travelling overturned at Bavliyari village near Dholera on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad state highway, in Dhandhuka taluka of Ahmedabad in the wee hours on Saturday. This is second major road accident in the area in less than three months.
Police said that after loading around 20 metric tonnes of cement from a cement factory in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, the truck was on its way to Dahej in Bharuch district. En route, the truck driver took on board 25 labourers from near Talaja in neighbouring Bhavnagar district who wanted to go to Kheda in central Gujarat. However, the truck skidded off the highway just after entering Ahmedabad district and then overturned at Bavliyari village, around 40 km from Bhavnagar city at around 3 am. Twenty-four people who were sitting on bags of cement loaded in the truck were trapped in the mound of the bags as the truck fell upside down, police said. As many as 18 people were killed on the spot while one succumbed to his wounds in hospital, police further said.
The seventh round of tripartite talks with Government of India, Government of Manipur and United Naga Council (UNC) on the district creation issue was held on Saturday at DRDA Hall, Senapati District Headquarter.
Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (NE) Ministry of Home Affairs who represented the government of India chaired the meeting while Agriculture minister of Manipur, V. Hangkhalian, Education Minister Th. Radheshyam, Principal Secretary (Finance and Health) Vumlunmang Vualnam, Secretary (Revenue) T. Ranjit Singh, represented Manipur government.
Accusing the BJP of trying to lure its MLAs, the Congress on Friday released an audio clip of a purported conversation, in Kannada, between its newly elected MLA from Raichur Rural constituency, Basanagouda Daddal, and former BJP minister and Bellary baron G Janardhan Reddy, in which the latter allegedly offered a ministry and “wealth” for defecting to the BJP.
In the audio clip, a person who sounds like Reddy offers Daddal direct access to “the national president” and promises “100 times the wealth you currently have”. “Today, you will be a minister… What I am saying is that I will make you sit one-to-one with the big man and speak to them myself… You will make 100 times the wealth you currently have,” he says.