NE Region Briefcase

Outfit claims responsibility for kidnapping

AIZAWL: United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak Valley in Assam has claimed responsibility for the abduction of two motormen near Bairabi Rail Station on October 20, police said here on Friday.

The outfit’s general secretary said that they did not target Mizoram, but the kidnapping was undertaken to show the “apathy of the Assam government” towards Bru community living in Assam. “This is to apprise the Centre of the neglect of Bru community by the Assam state government and we are willing to hold talks with the Centre after which the motorman would be released,” the UDLF general secretary said.(PTI)

 Kaziranga National Park opens

GUWAHATI:World Heritage site Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam, famous for its one-horned rhinocerous, was on Friday opened for visitors at the end of the monsoon season.

Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain declared the park open for the five to six months when visitors can enjoy elephant or jeep safaris inside the KNP.

The park remains close for visitors after the start of rains, which begin as early as April-May in Assam, and reopens at the onset of winters.

Thousands of domestic and foreign visitors annually come to the park to catch a glimpse of the animals in natural greenery and enjoy the serenity of the environment. (UNI)

 Debate competition

KOHIMA:Dimapur Range level debate competition for police personnel on ‘Law enforcers inclined on abuse of power rather than human touch on human rights issue’ has been held at the Police Conference Hall at Chumukedima.

According to sources here on Friday, to promote awareness on Human Right Issues among the police personnel, the state police would also be conducting debate at various districts, range and finally state level competition, where police officers, men and women from the rank of constables to Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and Commandants could participate.

The introductory speech was delivered by DIGP(R) K Elias Lotha at the competition held on Thursday. (UNI)

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