Read to know the latest news updates on all the states of Northeast India.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Week-long ‘Childline Se Dosti campaign commences at Lower Dibang Valley district
The local NGO AMYAA on Sunday started the week-long national campaign, “Childline Se Dosti” in Lower Dibang Valley district.
The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about Childline 1098, child rights, and child-related legislation.
Roing Childline director RK Paul Chawang encouraged every child to know their basic rights and to always speak up when their rights are being violated, on the inaugural day, which was attended by 98 children from various schools.
DPO Marto Dirchi underlined the significance of education, respect for parents, and “knowing the value of time” while Sub-Inspector S Medhi stated that “if any child needs help or is found in difficulty,” the police will be there.
A performance about child labour was presented by students from the Dibang Valley hostel.
ASSAM: State youth attacks and injures school students for objecting clicking of selfies with girlfriend
The youngster who maniacally went out of control was identified as Dipankar Barua. He went on to attack and injure numerous students and also a teacher of a school.
The persons injured were learners and an educator, from the Government Girls’ Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School of Tezpur, Assam.
The incident occurred in the morning of November 15, Monday.
The possible reason for the abject violence as reported by sources may be considered bizarre.
Some of the students from the aforementioned school objected to Dipankar Barua clicking pictures and selfies with his girlfriend, who is also a student of the same school.
The objection was reportedly because she was in school uniform.
Dipankar Barua, lost his calm when this happened, and went berserk, attacking students and a teacher inside the school premises.
MANIPUR: Indian Army recovers M-79 Grenade; including warlike stores
The Indian Army recovered warlike materials, including 20 rounds of M-79 grenade launcher, near Wabagai Yanbi High School in Kakching district on Saturday in a combined operation with Manipur Police.
The operation is being carried out by the Assam rifles of the Phundrei Battalion.
“On November 13, in a joint operation with Manipur Police near Wabagai Yanbi High School in Kakching District, Manipur, the Phundrei Battalion of Assam Rifles recovered war-like goods including 20 rounds of M-79 Grenade Launcher,” the Indian Army tweeted.
MEGHALAYA: New Tourist Attraction to be set up in state; museum and heritage village for the Garo tribe
In order to up the game in tourism, Meghalaya government is all set to construct a museum in the state.
It shall be dedicated solely and exclusively to the Garo tribe of the region.
The tribe is claimed to be the second largest in the state. They are among the three dominant tribes of Meghalaya, namely, the Garo, the Khasi and the Jaiñtia. The Garos inhabit the greater parts of the present Ampati Civil Sub-Division.
The Chief Minister of the state, Conrad K Sangma has announced plans of setting up a Garo Heritage Village in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. According to reports, the project shall cost around a whopping sum of ₹10 crore.
This shall be a museum showcasing the tradition and culture of the tribe of the Garos at Chibragre locality of Tura in West Garo Hills district.
CM Sangma took to his Twitter handle to write, “Govt is committed to promote & preserve the rich culture & traditions of the Garos. With this objective, Govt has earmarked ₹10 Cr to develop a Garo Heritage Village at Wangala A’dam with various infrastructure facilities and amenities.”
He also shared images of him surrounded by the Garo tribal people. He appeared to have been an active part of the Wangala Festival merrymaking.
MIZORAM: Five-time former Mizoram Chief Minister and State Congress President Lal Thanhawla soon to retire from politics
Mizoram state Congress president and former chief minister Lal Thanhawla said on November 14 that he is soon going to retire from politics and pass on the party leadership to the young and energetic ones.
The 83-year-old veteran politician and five-time former chief minister said to reporters that he decided to retire from politics and will not contest in the upcoming Assembly elections in 2023.
In his public speech at the party office on November 12, the Congress leader said he no longer have any intention to contest the next Assembly hinting at his retirement soon.
The veteran politician would hold the party leadership only for the current term (2019-2022) so that he could make room for young and energetic leaders. He hopes that under the leadership of the new leadership Congress will continue to grow.
According to highly placed sources, the present Congress Vice President and former finance minister Lalsawta is likely to replace Lal Thanhawla as the Party head.
NAGALAND: Citizens can avail free legal, health benefits worth upto ₹9,000
The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) organised a mega camp across Nagaland on the justice delivery system and to provide free access to the benefits of the government’s various welfare initiatives under the auspices of the National Legal Services Authority.
According to NSLSA public relations assistant Ketholeno Neihu, the camp on Saturday benefited 9,096 persons from 11 districts across the state.
The Tseminyu camp was organised by the Kohima District Legal Services Authority (DLSA). The state-level exhibition on justice delivery system, judicial administration, and legal system reflecting the history, was opened by Justice Hukato Swu, judge of Gauhati High Court, Kohima bench.
SIKKIM: CM P S Golay announces one year Maternity, one month paternity leave to teachers
On November 14, Chief Minister P. S. Golay announced one-year maternity leave to female teachers and additional one month paternity leave to male teachers.
Golay said that a substitute teacher will be made available to work on behalf of the teacher on leave during the occasion of Children’s Day celebration at Saramsa near Ranipool.
He also announces four Bolero Vehicles for principals of remote government schools for their transportation needs that are Hee Gyathang SSS (north), Rolep SSS (east), Linguee SSS (south) and Khecheopalri SSS (west).
He further announced computer literacy for the primary school levels to be initiated and for that computer instructors will be appointed.
CM P S Golay flagged-off 10 new buses for government colleges to help students with their transportation requirements on the occasion of Children’s Day.
Golay, in his address, said that the Geyzing Degree College construction work will be completed within a year along with an approach road.
“Our government’s first priority is development of education. We want to provide the best facility to our students and we will not compromise on the development of education,” says Golay.
TRIPURA: Death toll rises exponentially to 114 since retrenchment of 10,323 teachers last year
The mortality toll among the retrenched 10,323 continues to rise till today.
Madhusudan Debnath (49), a resident of Poangbari in the Melaghar region of the Sipahijala district, died at home this morning after suffering a major heart attack.
Madhusudan had been suffering from a significant lack of appetite and inability to eat, and doctors at GBP hospital had advised him to seek treatment outside the hospital, which was not possible.
He is survived by his wife and two children, all of whom are now completely helpless.
The daughter is just one and a half years old, while the son is six.
Madhusudan had been in a deep depressive state since his layoff from service on April 1 last year, according to Melaghar sources. He didn’t have any other options for a living.
Sources from the Joint Campaign Committee (JMC), which is spearheading the retrenched teachers’ movement, expressed shock and anguish over Madhusudan Debnath’s untimely death, blaming the state government’s failed promises.