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North East

Nizamuddin congregation: Manipur traces 14 attendees

Imphal, March 31: The Manipur government on Tuesday said it has found out 14 people who were linked" to the religious congregation held in Delhi's Nizamuddin earlier this month, though 39 others are still outside the state. The Tablighi Jamaat event was attended by around 2,000 people from various parts of the country and abroad. The congregation has become a key source for the spread of coronavirus and six of its attendees from Telangana died of COVID-19. The state government had received a list of names and phone numbers from...
North East

No relaxation of lockdown norms: Assam CM

Guwahati, March 31: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said the 21-day nationwide lockdown norms have not been relaxed by the state government. Notably, A 52-year-old man tested positive for COVID- 19 in Silchar on the same day, making it the first case of coronavirus infection in the state. Sonowal said that the lockdown will remain in force till April 14 as declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier, a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said here. The state government, however, took some measures to ensure availability...
Nagaland

27 arrested for violation of lockdown in Nagaland

Dimapur, March 31: Twenty-seven people were arrested and 14 FIR lodged in Nagaland for violation of lockdown in Nagaland on March 31. Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS said 23 person violated lock down / curfew orders and 27 persons arrested. Total fine imposed was Rs 1500. Sinha said in all the districts, control room has been set up to monitor essential supplies. (Page News Service)...
Nagaland

Vegetable vendors maintain ‘social distancing’ in Dimapur

Dimapur, March 31: Faced with the problems of large gatherings at the market places, the district administration and police today enforced "social distancing" amongst the vegetable vendors by placing them at considerable distances from Holy Cross Point to Tata Parking area on one side of the road. The traffic on that road was totally restricted for all kinds of vehicles. As the market for essential commodities opened today, all the vegetable vendors were asked to sit at a distance of at least 10 feet from each other while customers also...
Nagaland

ANCA to provide free telephonic counseling service

Dimapur, March 31: The All Nagaland Counsellors Association (ANCA) will render free telephonic counseling services in order to support the holistic well-being of a person particularly those under quarantine facility and home observation. The facility will also be open to the public on a voluntary basis as the lockdown has the potential to adversely affect the mental well-being of the general public. In a circular, the Department of Health & Family Welfare informed that it will facilitate the people in quarantine or isolation or anyone requiring counseling service with the...
Nagaland

Ration distributed to daily wage earners in Kohima

Dimapur, March 31: The Kohima District administration distributed relief ration to identified daily wage earners in the State capital at the relief camp set up at Kohima local ground on March 31. The ration included rice, dal, mustard oil and chilli powder. The relief ration will be distributed regularly to all daily wage earners in Kohima including those that are from outside the State. The Kohima District administration however stated that the relief rations will be distributed only during the lockdown relaxation period on weekdays from 10 am to 2...
Nagaland

KMC informs on home delivery of pork

Dimapur, March 31: The Kohima Municipal Council has informed all wards under Kohima Municipal Council that to cater to the requirements of the public there will be home delivery of pork from April 1. KMC said wards will identify delivery points (colony wise) along with one volunteer or more if necessary, to receive and distribute the meat within the colony/ward. Pork shall be delivered by the supplier to these delivery points @ Rs 230 per kg (Rs 220 for the meat and Rs 10 per kg for the volunteer). Pork...
Nagaland

DC Kohima bans jungle burning

Dimapur, March 31: Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie NCS has reiterated that the ban on jungle burning which is issued from time to time will continue to remain enforced. In an order, the DC Kohima directed all the Village Council under Kohima district jurisdictions to inform and warn the public to refrain from burning of jungle which causes serious loss of public property and disturbs the ecological balance. The order stated that any violation of the order shall be penalized as per the order issued earlier. (Page News Service)...
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