North East Briefcase

AAPSU demands suspension of examinations during poll

Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharna to make sure that no examination is conducted from April 6 to 12 next so that college students of the state may participate in the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. In a memorandum submitted on Friday, AAPSU further appealed to the Governor to impose special power conferred upon him under Article 371 (H) of the Constitution at an early date as the people have been facing numerous hardship due to the sudden dissolution of the state Assembly. Referring to the recent incident along Assam-Arunachal boundary, the union has demanded adequate deployment of forces along the inter-state frontier. It has also urged the governor to restore normalcy in the state while stating that “starting from Sela Pass to Patkai Hills and from Subansiri to Siang basin the people are living in fear psychosis due to the deteriorating law and order”. AAPSU President Kamta Lapung in a statement on Saturday said that the union would compel to go for “no solution no election” if the Governor failed to comply with its demands. (PTI)

Nagaland Congress to fight LS polls on issues

Kohima: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Saturday resolved to fight the forthcoming parliamentary election with full vigour in highlighting the ‘massive corruption and blatant misrule perpetrated by the NPF Government under Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for the past 11 years.’ Resolving this during its meeting at Congress Bhavan at Kohma, the NPCC reiterated to offer a new vision and renewed hope to the ‘beleaguered people of Nagaland, whose voices have been muffled and suppressed by a combination of communal and unseen forces.’ Further, it reiterated to ‘expose’ before the people, what it termed as the ‘unholy nexus between the NPF and the communal BJP whose hidden agenda has no place for religious minorities and oppressed castes.’ (UNI)

3.7 magnitude quake hit Manipur-Myanmar Border Region

New Delhi: A 3.7 magnitude quake hit the Manipur-Myanmar border region of Churachandpur at 1039 hrs on Saturday. It was epicentred at 24.0 degrees North latitude and 93.6 degrees East longitude, an IMD release said. It had a focal depth of 35 km. (UNI)

Audition for Voice of Nagaland concluded at Kohima

Kohima: The Voice of Nagaland (VON), which is being organised for the first time in Nagaland by some young and upcoming local musicians, the audition was held at Kohima on Saturday. According to the organisers of the competition, an audition was taken up on Friday at Dimapur and the competition will be based on card voting and also for the first time the judges will have the power to call back any contestant even if voted out basing on his or her talent. In the semi final and final round, contestants will perform with a live band. The grand prize of the contest will be a cash prize of Rs one Lakh and also a deal of one music video production. (UNI)

Nagaland Governor greets people on Holi

Kohima: Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar on Saturday extended his hearty greetings and good wishes to the people of Nagaland. In a greeting message Dr Kumar wished that may the festival of colours strengthen the bonds of friendship and go a long way in promoting brotherhood and unity among the people. (UNI)

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