NE Region Briefcase

Rahul likely to visit Nagaland from Nov 8

Kohima: The General Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Rahul Gandhi may have now scheduled a visit to Nagaland from November 8-10 next.

According to Congress party sources this information was disclosed by AICC General Secretary in-charge of Nagaland, Luizenho Faleiro, who is on a tour to Nagaland, during a program of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee in Dimapur, Friday.

Faleiro said he had personally requested both Rahul Gandhi and his mother, AICC chief and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance at the center, Sonia Gandhi, to visit Nagaland.

” Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Nagaland during the 8th up to the 10th of November next. I have also personally requested Sonia Gandhi to visit the state, ” Faleiro said. In his speech in the program, he had indicated that Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the state would be part of an itinerary to some North East states, including especially Tripura. (UNI)

Four killed in road mishap

Guwahati: At least four persons were killed and two injured in a road accident at Batbari in Assam’s Mangaldai district on Sunday.

Reports said that the accident occurred when a Tata Sumo and a truck collided head-on this morning.

Four persons were killed on the spot in the accident. Two others sustained injuries and have been rushed to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital here. (UNI)

Widow assaulted for ‘practising’ witchcraft

Guwahati: A middle-aged widow was dragged out of her house in the city and severely beaten up by a group of men on suspicions that she was practising witchcraft, police said on Sunday. Devi Das was attacked in her house at Ahomgaon here yesterday, they said. In her FIR, she alleged that local people were harassing her for the last couple of years taking advantage of her situation. She has now been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital. (PTI)

Public outcry against anti-social activities

Kohima: With instances of crime and other anti-social activities on the rise in and around Nagaland’s commercial hub of Dimapur, a peoples campaign has been launched by social organisations.

The campaign, which has received overwhelming support from locals, began with a prayer near the office of Naga Council, which is among those who launched it, on Saturday. Participants marched through the town carrying black flags and placards. Later, a public rally was held at Dhobinala junction where speakers urged all people to speak out against anti-social activities. However, the people’s intiative should not be misconstrued as a confrontation with the administration but a way to strengthen the hands of law enforcing agencies. Initiated by Naga Council, Dimapur, the campaign is being supported by Dimapur Women Hoho, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Gaonbur-has’ Union and Nagaland Medicine Dealers’ Association. (PTI)

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