Tuesday, September 21, 2021


North East

Mizoram: 25,000 pigs die of African Swine Fever in 5 months, causing Rs 121 cr loss

Aizawl, August 29: The African Swine Fever (ASF) has claimed the lives of over 25,000 pigs in five months since late March in Mizoram, causing a loss of more than Rs 121 crore, a senior official of the state animal husbandry and veterinary science department said on Sunday. Altogether 9,458 pigs have been culled so far to prevent the viral disease from spreading further."At least 239 villages or areas across 11 districts are currently affected by the ASF outbreak causing a monetary loss to the tune of Rs 121.49 crore,"...
North East

Villagers of Assam, Mizoram meet to bring normalcy along border

Silchar (Assam), August 26: At a time Assam and Mizoram governments are trying to find solutions to a vexed border dispute, common people from both states have come forward to try normalise the situation.A team from Mizoram's Vairengte Village Council, visited Lailapur in Cachar to hold people-to-people discussions. Vairengte is a border village in Mizoram's Kolasib district. The village council is equivalent to the village panchayat on the Assam side and the local village bodies of both sides were engaged in the talks, officials said.The Vairengte team had taken this...
North East

NHRC issues notices to Centre, Assam, Mizoram on border clash

Guwahati, August 23: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Centre, Assam and Mizoram over the deadly border clash between the two Northeastern states in July, stating that "grave violation of human rights" took place. Acting on a complaint by one Md Injamul Haque of Assam, the NHRC on Sunday issued notices to the Union home secretary and the chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram, and asked them to file their reports within four weeks."The Commission has considered the matter. Facts of the case are disturbing. The...
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