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Tripura on High alert as Malaria spreads over remote areas: Sources

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TRIPURA: There has been an unforeseen spread of Malaria and viral fever, in and around hilly areas of Baramulla and Atharamura and the situation is escalating given the influx of cases in the nearby Teliamura Sub-divisional Hospital.

Due to the hospital being overcrowded, the spread of diseases is growing at an alarming rate. Major cases at the time are being referred to Agartala.

Battle against Malaria stands undefated

Despite the heavy efforts of the State Health Department, the ADC and many other organizations the spread stays undefeated due to a lack of manpower to deal with the influx and of outnumbered health care facilities in the said area.

According to sources, the remote Nunacherra areas are the most affected in terms of the spread with reported cases in each household.

Recently a health camp was organised at Praja Bahadur Malsum Para by the 22Bn Tripura State Rifles. Similarly, many such camps have been held where free mosquito nets were distributed to the people.

The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) organised a camp at Nunachera where 300 patients were received treatment, reports state

MEGHALAYA: Bomb detection squad manages to avert explosion near National People’s Party office entrance

On Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s recent visit to Meghalaya, a bomb was located by the bomb squad at Lower Lachaumiere, averting the possibility of a bomb blast.


Lower Lachaumiere is situated in the heart of the city adjacent to the Office of the National People’s Party (NPP).

Police informed that a 2.5 kg Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) bomb made of commercial gelatine sticks, were unearthed right in front of the NPP office entrance which fortunately did not explode due to wrong wiring.

Sainkupar Nongtraw, General Secretary Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Facebook has claimed responsibility for setting the bomb.

The said person was also associated with planting the recent IED blasts at Laitumkhrah market and Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on the matter said, “I have not got an official report from the Police Department. Once I get the full report I will be able to comment.”

Meghalaya Police spokesperson Gabriel Langrai said a fitting case is currently being registered against responsible members of the HNLC.

MIZORAM: Mizoram Chakma Autonomous District Council Chief Executive Member resigns after corruption, sexual assault allegations

Durjya Dhan Chakma of the Mizo National Front (MNF), the incumbent Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), has resigned from his job, making him the second CEM to leave in the last six months, according to official sources in Mizoram.

Rasik Mohan Chakma, the MNF’s leader, voluntarily resigned from his position as CEM on March 29.

Duryya Dhan Chakma, who took over as CEM on April 6, presented his resignation to the governor on October 3, according to Prabin Chakma of the council’s information and public relations department.

On September 30, at least ten council members filed a FIR against Durjya Dhan Chakma and presented a petition to the chairman of the council, requesting Chakma’s dismissal for abuse of power and defamation of the council’s reputation.

On September 30, a separate FIR was filed against Durjya Dhan Chakma for allegedly sexually molesting a woman.

Durjya Dhan Chakma, on his part, stated he freely resigned as CEM for the sake of the council and the MNF party.

Durjya Dhan Chakma successfully fought the Kamalanagar North constituency council election in April 2018 on the MNF ticket.

The Executive Committee has been dissolved as a result of Durjya Dhan Chakma’s resignation, and the monsoon session was held without any business being transacted due to the lack of an Executive Committee.

MANIPUR: For the first time in Manipur, vaccines are made to deliver by drone

ICMR successfully distributed the vaccines from Manipur’s Bhishnupur via Loktak Lake to the Karang Island, says the report.

In the coming days also, it has been planned to deliver more vaccines to such remote areas.


The drone was fully made in India and was a great initiative as it will surely make the life of remote living people easier.

This will amplify the health care system and more such initiatives will be provided with the growth and development

NAGALAND: Dimapur-based civil society organisations calls out rally against shifting of DC office

A rally was organized from the Holy Cross junction to the DC’s office by Dimapur-based civil society organisations, under the guidance of the core committee against shifting of the Dimapur deputy commissioner’s office from the present location.


“Listen to the voice of the people”, “Democracy listens to common voice” etc, was written on the placards held, protesters were dressed in traditional attire as well.

SIKKIM: Stakeholders in the Silk Route Tourism brought together on a single platform

At a conference organized by the United Silk Route program emphasizing unity all on October 4, tourism stakeholders along the Silk Route in East Sikkim were brought “togetheremphasizedle” platform, and demands were made to the government.

The chief guest was Rhenock MLA Bishnu Kumar Khatiwara, while the guest honor was Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) chairman Lukendra Rasaily. Officers from Rongli subdivision and members of the public were also present.

Roshan Rai, a homestay operator, expressed his support for the State government’s “One Family, One Entrepreneur” programme, emphasising the importance of the tourism sector.

President of the Rongli Chagaylakha Panchayat, emphasised the importance of providing training to young people to cope with tourists as well as the building of public amenities like public toilets on the road from Rangpo to Rongli.

She also suggested that rescue teams be stationed at higher altitudes where there is a higher risk of accidents, and she underlined the importance of efficient garbage management by homestay operators.

Choden Sherpa, president of the Lingtam Phadamchen GPU, has asked for a permit issue centre in Lingtam as well as tourism amenities on the road from Rongli to Dzuluk.

Similarly, Dzuluk’s Gopal Pradhan discussed his experience running a homestay.

ASSAM: District of Assam witnesses injury of over 30 students as Hanging Bridge in Karimganj collapses

For the previous many years, the Hanging Bridge in Karimganj is the only bridge the links Cheragi area with the village, according to residents. The Bridge has constructed over the Singla River in Karimganj about three years ago.


Students were returning home from school, when the incident took place in the Cheragi area under the Ratabari assembly constituency in the Karimganj district on Monday, October 4. The students who were crossing the river, fell into it, as the Bridge over it collapsed.

Thirty school students were injured and were rushed by the locals to a hospital falling nearby when the incident was witnessed. These students were learners from the Cheragi Vidyapith High School.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: CM announces state to be “ready for oil palm cultivation in large scale”

Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to his Twitter handle to announce that Arunachal Pradesh was now available for large scale oil palm cultivation by writing on a post,

“Arunachal is ready for #OilPalm cultivation in large scale with atleast 1.33 lakh ha of land being identified.
Besides support of the recently launched National Mission on Edible Oils, the establishment of a regional/zonal centre in the State for oil palm research would be helpful.”

The CM made this Twitter post on Tuesday, October 5, at 2:59 pm, declaring a great, new advancement in the North-Eastern state. He also shared a few photographs/snaps from a summit, “National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm
Business Summit for North Eastern States” that was conducted and held in Guwahati, Assam.



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