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Assam’s Cachar DC refuses to go on leave for wedding as COVID-19 cases spike, instead groom flies in

Guwahati, September 13: The deputy commissioner of Assam''s Cachar district who is leading the fight against the coronavirus pandemic from the front preferred duty over personal life as she refused to take leave even for a day for her marriage and instead the groom flew in for the ceremony. Keerthi Jalli, a 2013 batch IAS officer, surprised family and friends when she told them that she could not come home in Hyderabad for her wedding by leaving aside her crucial official responsibilities. Rather, she told them, she would be happy...
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Close shave for Meghalaya minister as convoy meets with accident in Assam

Nagaon/Shillong, September 13: Meghalaya Power Minister James P K Sangma, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, had a narrow escape after a car in his convoy hit a truck in Assam on Sunday, police said. The minister, brother of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, escaped unhurt while four of his security personnel were injured in the accident that took place near Nonoi in Assam around 4.30 am when they were returning to Meghalaya from Manipur. "They were immediately taken to a hospital," police said. The accident occurred when a car...
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Mizoram’s lone BJP MLA tests positive for COVID-19

Aizawl, September 13: Mizoram's lone BJP legislator Budhha Dhan Chakma has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Sunday. He was among the 35 people who were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, they said. Chakma, 47, is the only legislator in Mizoram to have tested positive for COVID-19. "I am very surprised that I have tested positive for COVID-19. But I am asymptomatic and doing very well. Luckily, all my other family members have tested negative," he told PTI. He said he will be shifted...
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Meth tablets worth Rs 3.84 crore seized in Mizoram

Aizawl, September 13: Assam Rifles on Sunday seized contraband Methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 3.84 crore from Mizoram's Champhai district bordering Myanmar and nabbed one person, officials said. Over one lakh tablets of Methamphetamine, a potent central nervous system stimulant, were seized from Zokhawthar Vengthar area of the district. Customs department was also part of the operation in which a 19-year-old drug peddler was caught, Assam Rifles officials said. The contraband is valued at Rs 3.84 crore in the local market, they said. Assam Rifles had also seized one lakh Methamphetamine...
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