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Five killed as truck falls into a gorge

Aizawl: Five persons including three persons belonging to a family died when the truck they were travelling rolled down to a gorge on the south Mizoram’s Lunglei to Aizawl road, police said on Sunday. Aizawl Superintendent of Police C Laldina told PTI that the truck bearing Assam registration fell into a gorge about 500 metres killing all those on board on the spot Saturday. Those killed in the accident were Zongaihawma (46), Lalchawikunga, Lalnunhlimi of Sailam village, driver Suhaq Uddin Borbhuya and his assistant Hussein Uddin Laskar of Dholcherra, Hailakandi district of Assam. The three Mizos were Sunday buried in the Sailam village cemetery in a single grave after a grand funeral while the bodies of the two non-tribals were brought to Dholcherra by the Valley Strong Cement company executives. Laldina said that the cause of the accident was being investigated. (PTI)

15 stolen motorcycles recovered by Arunachal Police, 2 arrested

Itanagar: In a major breakthrough, Arunachal Police Saturday busted a motorcycle lifting gang and recovered 15 stolen motorcycles from their possession. The police also arrested two members of the gang in this connection, identified as Apa Doley of Gohpur and Ajay Borah of Holongi areas. According to DGP, S Nithianandam informed here on Sunday, a police team led by OC Itanagar Police Station, T Bage, under supervision of SDPO Bomjen Kamduk has conducted search operation at Kironijan Tongai Village under Gohpur police station has succeeded to recover the stolen two-wheelers. Further investigation is in progress and raids are being conducted to arrest the remaining members of the gang, the DGP informed. (UNI)

Nagaland MP Rio for motivation of NER youths

Kohima: Nagaland M P and former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that Nagas should motivate the youths to work for the welefare society and for fellow human beings, According to a release Sunday, gracing the blood donation camp held at Nagaland House, New Delhi, Rio expressed his happiness and congratulated the Union for taking a right message in the capital as well as back home. “Nagas were once head hunters, we use to take other bloods earlier but now we are contributing our precious blood to other people to save lines, who are in need.” Rio also thanked the Rotary Blood Bank for leading the nation with a quality blood bank, and wished that Almighty God blessed the donor and the receiver. “The Naga community in particular and North East community in general, can do a lot in promoting our cultural festivals and many more in the capital, Rio said and assured that the Northeast M.P Forum will help the community in days to come with their best ability in financial as well as guidance,” the release said. (UNI)

Nagaland NPC observes 50th years of 1st Naga Cease Fire agreement

Kohima: The Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC) has organized a thanks giving service at Kohima, commemorating the 1964 first ceasefire in Nagaland. According to a release Sunday speaking on the occasion, NPC chairman N. Theyo underscored the need for all the national workers to reconcile with each other. Conveying a clear message that peace is for life and bloodshed is for death, he said fratricide killing is self-annihilation and against the spirit of nationalism and as such, national workers who are engaged in ceasefire agreement for Naga peace talks for political solution must respect one another and value human dignity so that they can prevent further factional conflicts. (UNI)


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