North-East Briefcase

Arunachal orders SIT probe in exam paper leak

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has ordered a special investigation team (SIT) probe in connection with the leakage of question paper of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) examination. The cabinet in its sitting chaired by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on December 18 has decided to issue a directive to Director General of Police to conduct a SIT probe to unravel the truth and submit the report to the state government for further action, government spokesman Bamang Felix said here on Sunday. The cabinet further said the APPSC may initiate appropriate action based on the magisterial inquiry report, which has already been submitted. The cabinet also approved the constitution of a Civil Service Board and implementation of the Supreme Court’ s order regarding fixation of minimum tenure for civil service officers, Felix said in a statement. In a bid to improve the education scenario, specially at the block levels, the cabinet gave its nod for implementing block level reforms in the education administration of the Director of Elementary education. (PTI)

Woman, beau arrested for deserting newborn

Agartala: Agartala city police has arrested middle aged housewife and her boyfriend, an employee of state forest department from Ramnagar area on Saturday night allegedly for deserting their one day old son in roadside.According to police, the lady has two children – eldest son is a college student and husband is havildar in Tripura police. However, they refused to accept the new born in their family member. Police said the localities have found the new born Municipal garbage point in Ramnagar Road No 7 on Saturday morning. They rescued the baby and informed police. The injured newborn was immediately shifted to ICU in Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) hospital where he is battling for life. “During investigation it was found that the lady, a resident of Kamalpur sub-division in Dhalai district has been staying in a rented house in Ramnagar area is the mother of the baby and she was picked up,” said police.The husband of the lady, a police man posted in Ambassa of Dhalai district and her children also known the fact but refused to accept the baby. Finally, to ensure her safe stay in the family she deserted the son. The lady confessed that one Susanta Sinha, an employee of the state forest department had developed affairs with the lady in connection with business of a Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) last year. (UNI)

Mizoram will draw addl power from Tripura

Aizawl: Mizoram would draw additional power from neighbouring Tripura from on Sunday which would continue till January 2, 2015, Superintending Engineer of the Mizoram State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) Vanlalrema said. Vanlalrema told PTI that while Mizoram used to share its power quota with Tripura during Durga Puja, Tripura shared its power quota with Mizoram during Christmas and New Year festivities. He said that the additional power from Tripura would be drawn from 3 PM and 12 midnight everyday for 13 days at an average of 14 MW per day. He expressed the hope that with the additional power supply from Tripura, Mizoram would have sufficient power during Christmas festival. (PTI)

Namo India biz project launched in Nagaland

Kohima: Namo India, a business initiative designed on the theme set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the ‘Make in India’ mission has been launched in the Dimapur district of Nagaland. Co-convener of BJP’s national trade and industries cell and in-charge North East NAMO India project, Sanjay Jha, launched the project for Nagaland yesterday. The project aims to encourage and promote the manufacture and merchandise of local produce of the youths and business entrepreneurs with minimum investment, but with maximum profit. The main target of Namo India or Namaskar India is to engage the unemployed youth of the country and be proud partners in building of the Indian economy, Jha told reporters after the launching of the project. The project would lead to promotion of small scale industries, specially in rural areas, which would generate employment avenues for the youth, he said. (PTI)

Nagaland Mother’s body greets people on Christmas

Kohima:The Naga Mothers’ Association has extended Christmas Greetings to all and expressed hope that the celebration of Christ’s birth will strengthen integration and foster the feelings of oneness and mutual understanding amongst the Naga people and bring prosperity, happiness, peace and tranquility in the society. In a message today the NMA appealed to all to preserve the unique celebration of Christmas and absorb in self-reflection and prayer and to keep the spirit of Hope with a renewed heart. ‘As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us have a heart of forgiveness and commit one’s relationship with God,’ NMA’s message said. (UNI)

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