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One killed in police firing

Itanagar: One person was killed after police on Wednesday resorted to firing to control a group clash during a 12-hour bandh here, officials said.

Clashes broke out after supporters of Nyishi Consultative Committee were prevented from holding a rally by the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union, which had called a 12-hour bandh in protest against “deteriorating law and order” in the state and the October 5 police firing at Roing in which nine students were injured. The police opened fire to control the situation in which a person was killed, the officials said. (PTI)

Naga youths on bicycle expedition

Kohima: Two young Nagas have started an expedition of ‘Discovering Nagaland on bicycle’ covering the entire eleven districts of the state.

They are expected to take 49 days to cover the distance and reach Kohima by December one next.

The bicycle expedition by Sievituo Solo and Ruokuo Kire was flagged off on Tuesday by Menukhol John, Commissioner and Secretary for Health and Family Welfare. It is being sponsored by Captain Rena Ezung and Ababe Ezung and the management crew is supported by Nagaland Adventure Club. (UNI)

Documentary film on Dima Hasao district

Guwahati: Assam government has released a documentary film titled ‘Dima Hasao Tourism–Changing Visage’ to promote Dima Hasao district as a tourist destination, official sources said here on Thursday.

The film attempts to explore and to tap the tourism potentialities of the district, earlier called the North Cachar Hills district. The film was also expected to generate much needed revenue and employment avenues in the tourism sector by introducing to the viewers and attracting both domestic and foreign tourists. As a part of promotional effort, the film would be distributed among the travel agents, tourists and other related agencies, sources added. (PTI)

Dinesh Mongia offers puja at Kamakhya temple

Guwahati: Former India cricketer Dinesh Mongia has offered prayers at the Kamakhya temple here and Hindu and Muslim holy shrines at Hajo near here.

On a personal visit to the state, Mongia arrived here on Monday and visited the Hoigrib Madhab and Kadernath temples and the Muslim holy shrine of Poamakka at Hajo. Dinesh also visited Kalitakuchi village near Hajo and interacted with the local people there exchanging views on different topics, particularly cricket, with them.

Before leaving the state in the afternoon on Tuesday, the left hand batsman visited the Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati. Mongia scored his career’s highest 159 runs not out at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on March 19, 2002 at the one day international between India and Zimbabwe. (PTI)

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