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MANIPUR: 72-Hr Shutdown Disrupts Normal Life: Reports

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MANIPUR: Commuters’ lives have been affected by a 72-hour global strike announced by the World Meitei Council. The protest is in response to the BJP-led government’s apparent failure to address non-tribal Meiteis’ concerns.

As reported by Northeast Today, along the stretches controlled by police forces, commercial cars were prohibited from driving; however, emergency vehicles were permitted to do so. During the unrest, commercial institutions, banks, and government offices remained closed.

It’s worth noting that regular life has been significantly disrupted since Friday midnight as a result of the “indefinite economic blockade” declared by many Manipur student organisations, including the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM).

The protest was started in response to the state government’s refusal to support the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Bill 2021.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: State successfully Performs its First Orthognathic Surgery in East Siang District

On November 21, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Kayon Ratan successfully performed a Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (BSSO) – a type of jaw surgery – for the first time in the state’s medical history at Assa Nursing Home (ANH) in East Siang district. 

In an official release, ANH Medical Superintendent Dr N Ninu stated that BSSO is a surgical method for repairing mandibular abnormalities.

“This specific orthodontic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh,” she said as quoted by the Arunachal Times. The first patient in the state to undergo BSSO was a 31-year-old man from Pasighat, according to the report, she added.

Dr Mini Libang (Orthodontist), Dr T Koyu (Anesthetist), and OT workers all played critical roles in the surgery’s success. 

Dr Keyon Ratan has previously done Arunachal Pradesh’s first maxillofacial trauma surgery and first jaw reconstructive surgery in 2013.

ASSAM: Assam woman along with infant attempts Suicide 

A woman with her 2-months-old daughter tried to kill herself and her baby by jumping from the roof of a mosque in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday, November 24, after allegedly being tortured by her husband, Riyazuddin and his family. 

The woman who gave birth to her child two months back, was continually assaulted by her husband’s family after a baby girl was born. 

The incident took place in Mikirgaon village on Wednesday morning at around 11 am. 

She was locked in a room for three days and was not given food or water. On Wednesday morning, when her husband was not home, she managed to escape. 

She straightway went to a newly constructed mosque and climbed up to its roof, along with her infant daughter to kill herself and the newborn. 

Fortunately, the police and SDRF rescued the woman, who was demanding justice from the ledge, threatening to kill herself and the infant. 

She resisted to get off the height, before the arrest of Riyazuddin and his family. 

A police officer managed to take the infant away from the woman, while a team of SDRF rescued the mother. Meanwhile, the accused husband, Riyazuddin was arrested.

MEGHALAYA: Ex-CM Mukul Sangma along with 11 others join Trinamool Congress 

Mukul Sangma Meghalaya

Former Chief Minister and Congress Legislature Party leader, Mukul Sangma and 11 others have joined the Trinamool Congress in Meghalaya. The Trinamool gained 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs as a result of this action. 

This came one month after Rahul Gandhi met with Mukul Sangma and Vincent H. Pala, the party’s state president, with the motives of discussing their demands. 

Since the latter was selected as the new Meghalaya unit chairman, Mukul Sangma and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Vincent H. Pala have not been on the best terms. 

Sangma also claimed that he was not consulted about Pala’s selection by the party leadership. 

Previously, Sangma was rumored to have considered joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Later, however, the two leaders met and decided to work together in the impending by-elections. 

According to sources, members of Prashant Kishor’s team were in talks with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on behalf of the TMC. Sangma, on the other hand, was evasive about TMC’s offers.

MIZORAM: NGO from Mumbai delivers medical supplies to Lunglei

Kulothungan A, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Lunglei District, on November 25 reviewed the district’s healthcare infrastructure and recognised the urgent need to improve its delivery system across multiple branches/units.

In response, the DC emphasised the importance of improving infrastructure and collaborating with various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), companies, and corporations from India and overseas.

It’s worth noting that ‘Habitat for Humanity India’, Mumbai, recently received medical equipment worth Rs. 10 lakhs, including 6 Oxygen Concentrators, 8 Glucometers, 5 Pulse Oximeters, 5 Thermometers, 3 ICU Para Monitors, 2 Nebulizers, 3 Digital BP Apparatus, and 300 PPE Kits as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Dr Lal Ramzaeva, the Medical & Health Department Director of the Baptist Church of Mizoram, received these gifts.

These medical supplies will be used in the Christian Hospital Serkawn and the Baptist Covid Care Centre, according to the DIPR report (BCCC).

The Baptist Covid Care Centre (BCCC) Serkawn is a BCM-run healthcare centre dedicated to treating Covid-19 positive patients. It was opened on July 28, 2021, as a 23-bed CCC.

During the visit, the Lunglei DC conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to ‘Habitat for Humanity India’ on behalf of the locals for offering selfless assistance to the helping hands of Mizoram (Lunglei District) during such difficult times.

NAGALAND: 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Winter to commence from today

Nagaland Legislative Assembly

The 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) will commence its winter session today.  As reported, there will be no opposition party this time as the only opposition party from the state, NPF has joined the government, resulting in an opposition-free government in the state.

According to a report by Nagaland Express, the two days Winter session will witness Obituary references, Questions, Reporting on Assent to Bills, Laying of Report, Laying of the Select Committee Report on the SARFAESI Act 2002.

Along with, Presentation of Assembly Committee Reports, Introduction of Government Resolution, and Adoption of Government Resolution, Unfinished Business, if any.

SIKKIM: Architect firm in Sikkim to organize urbanization workshop showcasing architectural patterns in Gangtok

The multidisciplinary study of architecture is critical in analysing aspects such as demography in the context of urban design. A Sikkim-based architectural design association, ‘Architects of Sikkim,’ is planning a 9-day workshop and exhibition on urbanisation from December 4 to 12, stressing the current situation of the state capital Gangtok, in an attempt to comprehend its methods boosting socio-economic benefits.

The gathering will be held at the Statue of Unity near Thakurbari Mandir, the District Control Room on M.G. Marg, and various locations throughout the state capital.

Organizers said during a press conference on Wednesday that it would include resource persons from Delhi, Nepal, and Bhutan, including Sikkim.

The event will conduct conversations on Sikkim’s architectural patterns, according to event coordinator Upendra Gurung.

A roadmap for the state capital will be developed based on this, with stakeholders and concerned officials included.

In the meanwhile, the organisers plan to hold competitions such as essay writing and poetry recitations.

Gurung also mentioned creating a blueprint based on Gangtok’s architectural patterns and urbanisation.

This will be created in collaboration with the Department of Urban Development, the Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC), and the Smart City Project, and then presented to the State government.

‘Architects of Sikkim,’ which was founded in 2001, intends to bridge the gap between the public and the government, particularly on matters concerning urbanisation projects and plans, according to the association’s founding member Prashant Pradhan.

“We conduct such workshops once every ten years. It’s more like a census and we have received good response from the public as well as the government in the past two workshops”, Pradhan said.

TRIPURA: Supreme Court orders ‘Immediate’ deployment of Central Forces for smooth election

Supreme Court orders Immediate deployment of Central Forces Tripura

The Supreme Court ordered the Centre to deploy two extra Central Paramilitary Forces companies in Tripura as soon as feasible on Thursday. 

This comes after a series of violent occurrences in the state in the run-up to the municipal election, which is currently being polled. 

To ensure free and fair elections, the Supreme Court orders Tripura’s DGP and Home Secretary to ensure that all polling booths are appropriately manned by security forces.

Given the lack of CCTV cameras at all polling stations, the Supreme Court ordered that the print and electronic media be given unrestricted access to the booths to report on the issue. 

If a situation arises that necessitates the assistance of CAPF officials, any polling official can do so. 

The apex court announced on Thursday that CAPF men will be deployed to secure ballot boxes until the vote is counted on November 28.

Meanwhile, the TMC has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court alleging that its candidates and supporters are being denied the right to vote in Thursday’s elections. 

While hearing a petition by the Trinamool Congress seeking contempt action against the Tripura government and others for failing to curb violent occurrences against opposition parties, the court refused to postpone the polls on Tuesday. 

The Tripura government was ordered by the Supreme Court on November 11 to ensure that no political party is barred from exercising its electoral rights in accordance with the law and campaigning in a peaceful and orderly way.

The Trinamool Congress said that it was being harassed and intimidated during its campaign for the state’s local elections, accusing the ruling BJP of having a political vendetta against it.



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