North-East Briefcase

Three KPLT militants arrested in Assam

Guwahati:An area commander and two linkmen of Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers (KPLT) were on Sunday arrested in Karbi Anglong by a joint team of Army and Assam Police. In a joint operation, the Army unit at Diphu of Red Horns Division and state police apprehended one hardcore KPLT cadre and two linkmen in East Karbi Anglong, a defence spokesperson said in a statement. Based on a tip-off, the joint operation was launched near Diphu town on Sunday morning, he added. One .22 pistol along with 10 live rounds, Rs 50,000 and KPLT receipt pads were recovered from them, the official said. The KPLT cadre has been identified as Munthir Engti, an area commander of the organisation, while the linkmen were identified as Horen Teron and David Engti. (PTI)

N’land Taxi Association reduces fare from Dimapur to Imphal

Kohima:The All Nagaland taxi Association Dimapur Unit has reduced the taxi fare from Rs 600 to Rs 500 between Dimapur and Imphal for the welfare of the public and passengers in general.In an official statement ANTA Dimapur Unit president Tohozhe Awomi and Action Committee Convener Kinny said the ANTA has earlier submitted memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur for illegal taxation.’The Government has initiated promptly and illegal taxation has been reduced drastically,’ they said.It also stated that the fare has been reduced in respond to initiative taken by the authority concerned in addressing illegal taxation. (UNI)

Indo-Bangla joint conference to begin on Feb 3

Agartala:The two-day India-Bangladesh Joint Border Conference of the collectors of six districts in Tripura and their Bangladeshi counterparts and the border guards of the districts concerned will begin from February 3, officials said. “The delegation includes six district magistrates bordering western and northern part of Tripura and the meeting is important in terms of improving the relation at the grassroots level and issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, narcotics and other important issues will be discussed,” District Magistrate of West Tripura district Abhishek Singh said. District magistrates of West Tripura, Unokoti, North Tripura, Khowai, Dhalai and Sepahijala, while deputy commissioners of Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria, Moulavi Bazar, Rangamati and Habiganj would participate in the conference. District magistrates – Sipahijala, Gomti, South Tripura and Dhalai – met with the deputy commissioners of Bangladesh’s five districts – Comilla, Feni, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Chittagong – here on January 9 and 10. Tripura has a 856km-long border with the neighbouring country. (PTI)

Nagaland BJP denies any instruction from Central leaders

Kohima:BJP Nagaland State Unit President Dr. Chuba Ao has ‘denied categorically’ the news report which came out in local paper stating that the BJP Central leadership has communicated to the BJP president Nagaland State Unit with regard to the present political imbroglio in the State.  In a press statement on Sunday Dr. Chuba Ao said that so far no communications or directives have been received from the central leadership. ‘And if such claim is valid, the same will be made known to the public in time.’ He also said that he is not a constitutional authority to summon or give direction to anyone in this regard. Maintaining that the present political crisis is an internal affair of the NPF ‘and the BJP as a partner is pained by such development within a political party,’ he said that the NPF has to sort out within them. Dr. Chuba also said that the BJP is ready to support a consensus leader to lead the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN). ‘The party also feels that this present political crisis should be solved in a time bound manner by the Governor,’ he added.(UNI)

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