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PM Modi to visit West Bengal, Odisha on Friday

New Delhi, May 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the cyclone-affected West Bengal and Odisha tomorrow for aerial survey of the destruction caused due to super cyclone Amphan. Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had demanded PM Modi to visit the cyclone-affected areas of the state and claimed that 72 people died due to the cyclone. She said the damage caused by the cyclone is more than the coronavirus pandemic and has asked the PM to visit the affected districts and help to rebuild those...
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2 trains ferrying over 1,500 stranded Manipuris reach state

Imphal, May 21: Two special trains ferried more than 1,500 Manipur residents stranded in Uttarakhand and Telangana to their home state on Thursday, officials said. A Shramik Special carried 1,145 Manipuris from Uttarakhand and reached Jiribam railway station around 6 pm. This was the eighth special train to reach the only railway station of the northeastern state since the evacuation of stranded state residents began on May 10. Another train from Hyderabad in Telangana reached the station with 430 passengers, they said. All the returnees were taken to their respective...

Coordination meeting of Phek dist legislators, NGOs, dist administration at Pfutsero

Kohima, May 21: Nagaland's planning & coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs minister Neiba Kronu on Wednesday sought the support of the public to welcome the returnees from different parts of the country. Speaking at the coordination meeting of Phek district legislators, NGOs and district administration convened by Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) at Pfutsero on May 20, the minister said that every possible effort need to be made to welcome and take care of the returnees at the institutional quarantine centres across Phek district. "Let us welcome them," Kronu said...

Kronu inspects quarantine centre at JNV Lewoza

Kohima, May 21: Nagaland's planning & coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs minister Neiba Kronu on May 20 inspected the ongoing preparation of quarantine facility at JNV, Lewoza in Phek district. Meeting the officials, the minister assured to meet the various requirements for this quarantine centre for comfort of the returnees. It may be recalled that Pfutsero additional deputy commissioner Phuleshe K Yepthomi in an order stated that in view of the emergency situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic and in exercise of the powers conferred by the Nagaland...

NPCC Minority Department pays homage to late Rajiv Gandhi

Dimapur, May 21: The NPCC Minority Department today paid homage and tribute to former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th Death Anniversary. On this occasion, the minority department distributed refreshments and ration to few needy and poor people, who were stranded and faced problems in Dimapur due to the lockdown. Members who helped in distributing the refreshments were Ajit Gogoi, Salikur Khan, Rajen Dey along with Minority Chairman and Secretary NPCC, Rajesh Kumar Sethi. Sethi stated that this day is being remembered as "Balidan Diwas" as Rajiv Gandhi...

PAC Dimapur condemns

Dimapur, May 21: The Public Action Committee (PAC) Dimapur has expressed shock to learn about the demand note served to Maruti Arena, Darogapathar, Dimapur, by NSCN(U) and harassing the staff of the show room. The PAC said such act is highly condemnable by all right thinking citizens since it happened during the national lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The PAC requested the administration and the security forces to check all illegal collections and nab the culprits at the earliest. The PAC had been continuously fighting for the welfare of the...

DC Mokokchung directs

Dimapur, May 21: In view of some village authorities/ward authoriies/individuals/groups issuing "shoot at sight" order for gods, DC Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir said that this is a punishable offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. He stated that legal proceeding would be initiated under Sections 428 and 429 of the IPC and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 against any village authorities/ward authorities/individuals/groups acting in contravention to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Further, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and several Quarantine Centres...
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