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BSF man killed, another injured in Manipur fratricide incident

New Delhi, May 11: A Border Security Force jawan was killed and another personnel injured in an alleged fratricide incident at a camp in Manipur's Churachandpur distritct on Monday, officials said. They said the incident took place around 10 AM when a BSF head constable posted at the subsidiary training centre (STC) of the border guarding force in the district, allegedly fired a gunshot from his service rifle at his junior, a constable rank jawan. The head constable later turned the gun on himself and died while the constable he...
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Tripura sees sudden spike in cases, days after CM declares state coronavirus-free

Agartala, May 10: Days after Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb declared Tripura COVID 19-free, the state witnessed an abrupt spike in coronavirus cases with over 130 people testing positive for the disease in just one week since May 2. All the new cases are from two battalions of the BSF in Dhalai district. The first two patients in the state -- a woman from Gomati district and a TSR jawan in north Tripura -- had recovered from the disease in April. After taking into account the fresh cases, the state...
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African swine fever kills over 13,000 pigs in Assam

Guwahati, May 10: The outbreak of African swine fever (AFS) has claimed more than 13,000 pigs in the last few days in parts of Assam, affecting the livelihood of hundreds of people involved in the animal husbandry in the state, an official said. The infection has spread rapidly as the deaths have been reported from nine districts in Assam, he said. A total of 13,013 pigs have died in the last few days due to the ASF, which was first detected in Assam in February this year, a spokesperson of...
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NSCN (K-YA) militant nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, May 10: An NSCN (K-YA) militant was nabbed by security forces in Assam's Sivasagar district and arms and ammunition were seized from his possession, a Defence spokesperson said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the Indian Army and the Assam Police apprehended the militant from Singphan Reserve Forest along the Assam-Nagaland border on Saturday, a statement issued by Defence Public Relation Officer (Guwahati) Lt Col P Khongsai said. The apprehended cadre of the proscribed outfit has been identified as 37-year-old Laipa Konyak from Namsa village...
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Mizoram becomes coronavirus-free with recovery of lone patient

Aizawl, May 9: Mizoram became coronavirus-free with the discharge of the lone COVID-19 patient from a hospital on Saturday, officials said. It now shares a similar status with four other northeastern states -- Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Mizoram Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said the state's lone COVID-19 patient, a pastor, was discharged from Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Saturday afternoon after 45 days of intense treatment. He was discharged from the hospital after four consecutive tests turned negative, the minister said. The pastor, who is in his...
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Mizoram seeks Centre’s help to bring back stranded Mizos from abroad

Aizawl, May 9: The Mizoram government on Saturday sought the Centres assistance to bring back the people of the state, who are stranded abroad, an official said. Mizoram Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana informed Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan during a video conference of health ministers of the north eastern states on Saturday that more than 500 people from Mizoram are currently stranded in different parts of the world due to the global pandemic. Lalthanglians said that majority of the stranded residents are youths employed in different jobs. The...
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JFA pays tributes to martyr journalist Pankaj Kulashrestha

Dimapur, May 9: Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) expresses profound grief at the demise of Agra based senior journalist Pankaj Kulashrestha with Covid-19 complications. The forum announced that Kulashrestha, who tested positive for novel corona virus, as the second Indian media martyr in the fight against corona after Bengal photojournalist Ronny Roy. Kulashrestha (50) was associated with a prominent Hindi daily newspaper and succumbed to corona complications on the night of May 7 in a local hospital. The authority has already quarantined the office, where the brave media warrior used to...
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Dental college student tests positive for COVID-19, Assam total at 59

Guwahati, May 9: A student of the Regional Dental College in Guwahati tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 59, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. The student's test report came in on Friday night, following which the number of cases detected in Guwahati since Thursday rose to five. Only one person, a resident of a high- end apartment, was found to be COVID-19 positive in the city prior to that. "These are difficult times. My duty is to give finest...
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Train from Chennai carrying 1,200 stranded people of Manipur to reach Jiribam on May 12

Imphal, May 9: At least 1,200 people from Manipur stranded in Chennai will be brought back in a special train that will reach Jiribam at the state's border with Assam on May 12, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said. The train will start from Chennai later on Saturday, he said in a video message on Friday night. From Jiribam they will be brought to Imphal, around 200 km away, in special buses, Singh said. All of them will have to undergo isolation at the institutional quarantine centres set up at...
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Manipur speaker reserves decision on disqualification of 7 MLAs

Imphal, May 8: Manipur Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand on Friday reserved his decision on the disqualification petition of seven Congress MLAs who have been supporting the BJP-led coalition government in the state. After the hearing was held on the premises of the Assembly as per schedule, the Speaker's Tribunal formed under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution reserved its order. These seven MLAs had helped formation of the BJP-led government in the state after the Assembly election in 2017, in which the Congress emerged as the single largest party. Earlier...
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