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North East

NEHU innovators develop book sanitisation machine

Shillong, September 24: A team of innovators of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here has developed a book sanitisation machine to deal with COVID-19 infections through books, officials said on Thursday. The book sanitising machine was invented by a team of innovators of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Basic Sciences and Social Sciences of NEHU, a Central university. Dr Aseem Sinha, one of the members of the product development team said, "This sanitising machine functions in an auto-controlled mode to sanitise all kinds of reading materials...
North East

COVID-19 tally breaches 8K-mark in Arunachal with highest one-day spike of 289 cases

Itanagar, September 24: Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday reported its highest single-day spike of 289 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the northeastern state to 8,133, a senior health department official said. Barring 21, all new patients are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID-19 care centres, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr L Jampa said. "Ten security personnel -- six from the Assam Rifles, two from the Indo Tibetan Border Police, one each from the Army and the Indian Reserve Battalion -- are among the new patients," the SSO said....
Editorial

Environmentally corrected development

We are seeing a lot changes being brought about under the banner of so-called development in our state. Be it infrastructural layout, technological adaptations, electricity generation, urbanization or any other developmental aspect; on every front we have improved, but each of such activities has also brought serious degradation of one kind or the other. As developmental dimensions are varied, their environmental impacts are also diverse in nature and magnitude. Lush green forests have been cleared for agricultural, infrastructural, constructional and number of other purposes. The Dhansiri River in Dimapur is...
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