NE Region Briefcase

Congress leader shot dead

Diphu (Assam): A local Congress leader was shot dead by suspected Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants while three of its linkmen have been apprehended in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Saturday.

Police said two militants of the outfit called Korkranti Mandal Congress president ‘Langtuk Killing’ aside in Deutaghat Rongpigaon area and after a brief conversation gunned him down.

Langtuk, who lives in Diphu, had gone to the village to attend a political meeting. Senior police and civil officials have rushed to the spot in view of the prevailing tension, police said. (PTI)

Abducted railway employee escapes

Karimganj: One of the two abducted North East Frontier Railway employees has managed to escaped from the clutches of suspected Reang militants in Assam’s Hailakandi district, police said on Sunday.

Assistant driver of a passenger train S K Sarma escaped after his abductors pushed him down a hill when he was unable to walk any further, they said. Sarma told police that after surviving the fall he trudged through forests to reach Badarpur late on Saturday. (PTI)

Mobile phones revolutionizing Mizoram

Aizawl: Technology is a great leveler as it helps bridge gaps between people, it is evident from the fact that expanding telecommunications network in the region has brought Mizoram closer to the rest of the nation.

Mizoram is now well connected with rest of the nation through cell phones as most of the service providers have set up their shops here.

Cell phones were introduced in Mizoram in 2003 and since then have gained huge popularity over time. “I have been using mobile phones for the past five years and it has quite some time now that mobile phones came to Mizoram. People from all walks of life use mobile phones these days,” said V L Chhuanga, a Mobile User. (Agencies)

Today there are over six lakh mobile phone users in Mizoram – a number that is increasing at the rate of six percent. (ANI)

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