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archiveMay 3, 2020

North East

African Swine flu detected in Assam; 2,500 pigs killed in 306 villages

Guwahati, May 3: The Assam government on Sunday said the first instance of African Swine Flu has been detected in the north eastern state which has already killed around 2,500 pigs across 306 villages. Despite a go-ahead from the Centre, the state will not resort to culling of the pigs immediately and will adopt alternative mechanisms to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora said. "The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal has confirmed that it is African...

Inter-state movement of people/vehicle not permitted: Commissioner Nagaland

Dimapur, May 3: In view of the Government of Assam lifting inter-state boundary sealing for movement of stranded people, and the state of Nagaland is still under lockdown, Commissioner Nagaland, Sentiyanger Imchen IAS today directed all Deputy Commissioners to strictly observe that movement of people/vehicle is not allowed/permitted since the state is still under lockdown and the state boundary yet to be lifted, except those permitted under MHA guidelines. (Page News Service)...

Relaxations for inter-state movement given to migrant workers, stranded tourists, pilgrims, students only, not others: MHA

New Delhi, May 3: The Union Home Ministry on Sunday made it clear that the relaxations given for the inter-state movement of people during the lockdown was available only to distressed migrant workers, stranded tourists, pilgrims and students only. In a communication to all States and Union Territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the home ministry allowed inter-state movement of such stranded persons, who had moved from their native places or workplaces, just before the lockdown period, but could not return on account of restrictions placed on movement of...

NCD defends DC Dimapur

Dimapur, May 3: The Naga Council Dimapur has expressed full confidence in DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinch IAS to handle the COVID-19 situation in the district and urged all to cooperate with the administration instead of indulging in negativity. The NCD was reacting to a letter written by Akavi N Zhimomi, president of International Human Rights Council of Nagaland to the Chief Minister of Nagaland seeking the transfer of DC Dimapur alleging administrative mismanagement in the district during the COVID-19 crisis. "Despite the several hurdles faced at the start, the DC...

NPMHR congratulates Michael Van Walt Van Praag

Dimapur, May 3: The Naga People's Movement for Human rights (NPMHR) has congratulated Dr. Michael Van Walt Van Praag on being awarded and honoured with a Knighthood by the Government of The Netherlands on April 24 in recognition of "his life-long dedication and commendable achievements in support of the unrepresented and oppressed nations and peoples of the world; his tireless mediating activities to resolve intrastate conflicts through the non-profit organization Kreddha; as well as his academic pursuits." "We also understand that you are also honoured with the Royal Distinction of...

Pope Francis calls for international cooperation on finding vaccine for COVID-19

Vatican City, May 3: Pope Francis on Sunday called for an international collaboration in the search for a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19. Speaking from the Apostolic Palace library after delivering his blessing, Francis stressed the importance of guaranteeing universal access to the essential technologies that allow every infected person, in every part of the world, to receive the necessary health care . Some cross-country research is already underway to develop a safe, effective vaccine, and scientists and doctors in various nations have been sharing experiences in using different drugs...

COVID-19 lockdown: HRD Ministry to announce fresh dates for NEET, JEE on May 5

New Delhi, May 3: In a relief for engineering and medical aspirants, the HRD ministry will announce fresh dates for competitive exams --JEE and NEET-- on May 5. The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the COVID-19 spread. "The fresh dates will be announced by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on May 5. This will put an end to uncertainty for the aspirants. The minister will also interact with students online the same day," a senior ministry official said. While Joint Entrance Exam-Mains (JEE-MAINS) is conducted...

COVID-19: MHA asks states to prepare second line of defence as many cops getting infected

New Delhi, May 3: Concerned over scores of policemen getting infected by COVID-19, the Centre has suggested to states for preparing an effective second line of defence to contain the spread of the deadly virus. In a communication to all states and UTs, the MHA said the police chiefs may consider the option of 'work from home' for personnel not deployed on frontline, and wherever feasible. "To meet the challenge of COVID-19, and to ensure sustainment of control strategy for COVID- 19, police forces need to prepare an effective second...
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