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North East

Mizoram Police intensifies crackdown on drug menace as state emerges alternative smuggling route

Aizawl, Octobere 8: Amid the ongoing strife in Manipur, neighbouring Mizoram has emerged as the new route for smuggling drugs from Myanmar, prompting the state police to step up efforts to counter the menace. The police action has led to the recovery of drugs worth Rs 60 crore and arrest of two Myanmar nationals within a week, according to officials. More than 180 people have been killed and several hundreds injured since ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on May 3 when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the...
North East

Over 1,000 held in second phase of crackdown against child marriage in Assam

Guwahati, October 3: More than 1,000 people were arrested on Tuesday in the second phase of a state-wide crackdown against child marriage in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. During the first round of the drive earlier this year, thousands were held across the state. “In a massive crackdown against child marriage, Assam Police has arrested over 800 accused persons in a special operation, which began in the early hours of dawn,” Sarma said on X. Later, he said that the arrest figure has gone up to 1,039. Sarma...

Media watchdog calls on Biden to urge PM Modi to stop crackdown on journalists in India

CHENNAI, JUNE 22: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a prominent media watchdog says the Indian media is under attack, and they urged US President Joe Biden to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the threats against journalists in India. In a statement released ahead of Modi's official state visit to the US, CPJ said "India is the world's largest democracy, yet it is one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media." In a full-page ad published by CPJ and its partner organizations in the Washington Post last...