Assam flood: Pipersenia, in a presentation before the seven-member central team, said the floods have left behind a trail of destruction, which also includes massive silt deposit on over two lakh hectare crop area.
While governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Pangteang at the Kohima Raj Bhavan on Monday morning, chief minister Zeliang also indicated that senior Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator Noke Wangnao would be soon appointed chairman of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN).
The chief minister who reminded the officers that the BJP-led government had come to power for the larger interest of the people, also pointed out that the government had to work resolutely to achieve the desired changes in real sense of the term.
The Sela Pass, as also several other locations on the 320-km Tezpur-Tawang Road, has several important landmarks of the 1962 Chinese aggression, apart from scenic beauty, with the BRO expecting the proposed Sela Tunnel to also provide a big boost to tourism in the western Arunachal Pradesh sector.
Nagaland chief minister T R Zeliang’s 10-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, a day after he won a vote of confidence in the state assembly.
“I lost not only all my puppets, musical instruments and household items when the river swept our village at around 9:30 pm that night, but also lost my paddy field. There is a 6-8 ft sand and silt deposit on it now,” Das says.
One day after he won a vote of confidence in the state assembly, Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang on Saturday installed his new cabinet by appointing ten ministers, four of whom were members of the ministry headed by Shurhozelie Liezietsu.
Zeliang was sworn in on Wednesday after Governor P B Acharya dismissed Liezietsu when the latter failed to show up in a special emergent session of the Assembly for moving a motion of confidence.
The official flood report said 2.67 lakh people in 14 districts of the state were still in the grip of floods, with about 8,000 people currently lodged in relief camps in these districts. Of the four deaths on Wednesday, two were in Morigaon and one each in South Salmara and Lakhimpur.
Zeliang, who claimed support of 47 legislators belonging to the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) — 43 from NPF and four from BJP — and seven Independents, was sworn in at the Kohima Raj Bhavan by Governor P B Acharya. Zeliang has been asked to prove his majority by July 22
Nagaland political crisis: Zeliang and his supporters – whose numbers had increased to 47 in a House of 59 – had accused chief minister Liezietsu of nepotism, favouritism and failure to govern the state.
While the House was called to order at 9:30 am on Wednesday in consonance with governor PB Acharya’s directive issued on Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Liezietsu and eleven legislators of Naga People’s Front (NPF), who are on his side, failed to show up.
Three more deaths were reported from Dhubri district where floods have hit over 72,000 people
The court rejected his prayer for granting “sufficient time” for the floor test, as the chief minister is contesting a by-election on July 29
HPCL’s employees not getting salary for 6-9 months, while Namrup plants of BVFCL are still awaiting MoU to set up a new plant by phasing out ageing units
Apprising the prime minister of the state’s flood situation, Sonowal requested him to launch a ‘Prime Minister’s Special Programme for Flood and Erosion Control’ for developing road-cum-embankments stretching 5,000 km, ensure regular maintenance and sustainability of the embankments.
The industry minister was speaking on the sidelines of a function where Oil India Ltd (OIL) had signed an MoU with IIT Guwahati for funding two start-up enterprises for the oil sector on Tuesday.
The Brahmaputra water level was below – slightly though – from Dibrugarh in the east to Goalpara in the west, with the State Disaster Management Authority saying it was flowing above the danger mark only in Dhburi district in the extreme west.
A couple of hours after the High Court order was out, governor PB Acharya issued fresh orders calling for an emergency special session of the Nagaland Assembly on Wednesday morning with an one-point agenda “to test the majority support” of the present cabinet led by chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu.
Hundreds of BJP leaders and supporters gathered in front of chief minister Sarkar’s residence in the Marx-Engels Sarani in the heart of Agartala on Tuesday morning and squatted on the pavement, raising slogans against the Left Front government.
The IPFT’s talks with Tripura’s Left government ended inconclusively on Sunday, with the outfit demanding a “concrete assurance” from the Centre on its demand before lifting the blockade.
Barman, among 1,200 personnel on round-the-clock duty because of floods, and six others spent 12 hours patrolling before returning to their temporary camp on an elevated platform on Monday even as water levels have come down
“We immediately shut the bridge, managed to remove the truck, and are now getting a contractor to urgently repair it," National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation general manager Sunil Kumar said
Assam floods: The Brahmaputra water-level has gone down the red mark in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Biswanath, Tezpur, Guwahati and Goalpara, with official reports saying it was flowing above the danger level only in Dhubri.
Official sources in Shillong said only 52 of the state’s 60 legislators cast their votes in the Presidential election on Monday. Three of them belonged to the ruling front, while four were members of the opposition HSPDP and one of the opposition UDP.
The indefinite blockade in Tripura, called by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura demanding creation of a separate ‘Twipraland’, completed the eighth day today. A delegation waits for an audience with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital since Friday.
“We have voted for Ram Nath Kovind, and there is no secrecy in this. We held a meeting on Sunday evening and decided to vote for Kovind in the interest of the people and the country,” Sudip Roy Burman, leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party said.
The suspenders and panels of the eastern end of the steel bridge broke and almost came off at around 4 AM on Monday when an overloaded 10-wheeler truck was trying to cross it on its way to Imphal, with an official saying it was sheer luck that the bridge did not come down altogether.
Houses of over 10 lakh people remained submerged and at least 22,000 people are still lodged in the 118 relief camps
Reports from Agartala quoted IPFT president Narendra Chandra Debbarma as saying: “...we will not withdraw the blockade until the central government gave us a concrete assurance.”
Tripura: Reports from Agartala quoting IPFT president Narendra Chandra Debbarma said the agitationists would not withdraw their agitation until the central government called them for talks and assured them of conceding to their core demand of a separate statehood called Tipraland.
"While the Border Roads Organisation is working round the clock to create a new alternative passage, it is unlikely for heavy vehicles to resume plying between Kohima and Imphal,” Kohima deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan told The Indian Express over the telephone.
Houses of over 10 lakh people remained submerged and at least 22,000 people are still lodged in the 118 relief camps. On Sunday, South Salmara, Dhubri and Morigaon remained the worst-affected districts
Born in Mysore Zoo in 1998, Swati was brought to Guwahati in 2005 even as she had already given birth to five cubs there. In Guwahati, the Royal Bengal Tigress gave birth to six more cubs, of which Birina – also a tigress is currently in the Assam State Zoo here.
The display boards would have names and contact numbers of several officers in the state vigilance department as well as the district and local police, a press release quoting Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu’s directive, said on Sunday.
The chargesheet was filed in connection with a case (No Rc-04/2013/NIA-GUW) that was registered on the basis of an MHA order of December 5, 2013, a press release issued by the NIA said.
There are no wars to be won through poetry, no great intentions behind a poem's composition and it is more of a compulsion for self-motivated souls than a mere hobby, says Kiriti Sengupta, a gifted Indian poet, who has more than 17 books of poetry to his credit.