North-East Briefcase

3 dead, 11 injured in mishap on Assam-Mizoram border

Aizawl: Three persons were killed and 11 others injured as a cab overturned near Kawnpui town in Mizoram-Assam border Kolasib district on Sunday. Police said that Sushendra Roy (48) of Karimganj district in Assam and Juresh Yadav (45), head constable of the BSF posted in south Mizoram’s Lunglei died on the spot. Biresh Ch. Das (59) of Karimganj succumbed to his injuries at the Kawnpui Primary Health Centre. The passenger vehicle was coming from Lunglei towards Guwahati. Police suspected that the driver, absconding after the mishap, dozed off at the wheels. (PTI)

IAF physiotherapist feared drowned in Brahmaputra

Jorhat: An Indian Air Force physiotherapist was feared drowned in Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Jorhat district. The physiotherapist from 5 Air Force Base Hospital at Rowria near here was carried away by the river current while he, along with seven of his colleagues, was bathing in the river at Kokialamukh on Saturday evening, a police officer said. A missing FIR was filed at the Jorhat Police Station on Saturday night after his colleagues failed to trace him following which State Disaster Management Force personnel rushed to the spot. The physiotherapist has been identified as 26-year-old Dharmendra Singh Rawat who hailed from Odisha. (PTI)

Budget Session of Nagaland Assembly from March 17

Kohima: The two-day Budget session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly will begin from March 17. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC), which held a meeting on thursday last, under the Chairmanship of Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo for finalising the provisional programme for the eighth session of the 12th Nagaland assembly, had decided to have two days session on March 17 and 19. The house will discuss on obituary references, questions, laying of reports, presentation of Assembly Committee reports besides budget documents for the year 2015-16 and others during the brief session. (UNI)

Monthly magazine launched in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: A monthly magazine, Look East Spark, was launched by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here on Saturday. The magazine, covering varied topics, is aimed at illuminating minds of like- minded people of the North East region and to create employment avenues for unemployed youths of the state in tune with Tuki’s mission of skill development and employment generation. “The idea to start the monthly publication is to exploit the hidden talents of the state vis a vis to market the region with immense potential to the outside world,” CEO and Editor of the publication Karpu Chisi said. (PTI)

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