North East is a brand, create it as a National hub : Dr. Jitendra Singh MoS DONER

North East is a brand and it needs to be strengthened to create the region as a hub of national activity. This was the consensus at the two- day National Conference on Transforming North East India here today.

The conference was addressed by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh. He said the central government is keen on integrating and promoting North_East. It has to become the main activity area. The fund for the region is no problem. The funds have to be utilised to create it as a centre of excellence so that people from the entire country flock to north-east.  There are 28 activity areas which can become its core area and the rest of the nation could learn from it. It will not only integrate the country but also would create the strength for North-East to get closer to the rest of India and beyond.

Olympic boxing champion Mary Kom, MP, said that North-East produces the best sportsmen and athletes. The Under 17 Indian team for FIFA is dominated by the players from North-East, Very few knew it. They are dominating the hospitality industry, education and many others. They are possibly more Indian than rest of the Indians. Agreeing with Mr Jitendra Singh, she said the region is the jewel of the country and can transform the entire country.

The conference began with a session on awareness. Prof Shivaji Sarkar chairing the session said that N-E has the potential to be the magnate not only for India but beyond, Situated critically between Bangladesh, Myanmar and path to Southeast Asia, it could replace Bengaluru as the hub of activity of education and international trade. Its geographic isolation could be terminated by involving Bangaldesh to create a corridor, which started in a small way. An elevated rail corridor linking Agartala and Guwahati to Kolkata through Bangladesh can bring the region closer to heartland.

Dr VInay Sahashrabuddhe, MP, chairman of Rambhau Pradodhini, said that the purpose of the programme was not to discuss the problems but ideas that could take the country and North-East ahead. During the two days wonderful ideas enriched the policy makers. The meet would pave the way for a New India and fast development of the region. India cannot progress unless its natural-resoruce rich region takes the stride. This would fructify the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

Mr Hemant Goel, Chairman, Himalayan University, Itanagar, Aruanachal Pradesh said that the university has decided to carry forward the vision provided by the two-day meet. The university would collate the vision presented by the conference and interact with all the states to implement the recommendations. The vision is to attract talent from all over the country to education and activity centres in North-East to enrich the region as well as create positive vibe across the country to make it the heart of India,

The two-day National Convention was inaugurated by Brig (Retd) BD Mishra, Governor, Arunachal Pradesh and addressed by a galaxy of speakers including Rajiv Kumar, (Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog), Shri Sunil Deodhar, Mridul Hazarika (VC, Guwahati University), Mr C.K Das (Member North East Council), Patricia Mukhim (Editor, Shilong Times)., Colonel (Retd.) Ranjan Chaterjee.

44 people dead when bus falls into Shimla’s Tons river

when bus falls into Shimla's Tons river, then 44 people's are dead: Himachal
when bus falls into Shimla’s Tons river, then 44 people’s are dead: Himachal

As many as 45 people were dead after a bus fell into Tons river in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.At least 45 people lost their lives after a bus plunged into the Tons River in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pratyush Singh told  that the rescue team has not been able to reach the site as it is too deep.

There were more than 50 passengers in the bus.

The rescue team is rushing to the spot.

The accident happened in the remote Nerwa area of the Shimla district. There were over 50 passengers in the bus.

 

 

Police has arrested a cab driver for harassing a tourist lady

 Police has arrested a cab driver for harassing a tourist lady
Police has arrested a cab driver for harassing a tourist lady

The She team of the Hyderabad Police has arrested a cab driver for allegedly harassing a lady tourist.

The tourist from Kerala, working in Bangalore, came to Hyderabad along with her family, on a three-day trip to see Hyderabad and its surrounding places last week. She engaged a cab from a travel agency.

They toured the city, went for shopping, took pictures, had food and spent the time moving around important tourist spots in the city.

On the third day at the end of their tour when they were going to catch the train, the lady was sitting as the seat adjacent to the driver while her parents and relatives were at the back seat.

When they were on the way and reached Ramanthapur area, the driver unzipped his pants and started showing his private parts to the lady.

She was shocked and screamed asking him to stop the car. But the driver did not listen and repeated the same act.

When the lady was shouting and screaming repeatedly, he stopped the car.

She got down immediately and narrated the incident to her father and uncle.

While they started questioning him, the driver started to drive away the car with her mother and aunt in it.

Both her father and uncle grabbed the car keys from him, while the driver threw their luggage on the road.

The lady called up the travel agency and complained against the driver.

As they were to board the train, she could not complain to the police station. However, she sent the details to the whatsapp number of Hyderabad City Police requesting to take necessary action.

SHE Teams, Hyderabad City Police investigated the case and arrested the driver Mohmmad Saleem.

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More people dead and injured in bihar train accident

More people dead and injured in bihar train accident
More people dead and injured in bihar train accident

There was uproar in the Rajya Sabha over the train mishap in Bihar that has left at least 37 people dead as the Rajya Rani Express ran over them. The issue was raised in the House with the Opposition demanding a statement by the Railways Minister.

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla has said that Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has been directed by the government to make a statement in the House. “Everybody in the House is sad about the train accident. I have asked the Rail Minister to give a statement in the House and do the needful.

Former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad has said that the accident was a result of neglect. “The death toll is likely to rise. It appears that the accident may have been a result of neglect. Such an incident never took place when I was the Rail Minister.

Calling it a sad incident, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said, “The train was moving very fast. This is a very sad incident and reports of many deaths are coming in. BJP extends its condolences to the families of the victims.”

Over 37 people have died in the accident while over 40 have been injured in the train tragedy in which many people were run over by the Rajya Rani Express at the Dhamara railway station near Saharsa.

 

J&K Police says to avoid visiting their home ”for the next few months”

J&K Police says to avoid visiting their home ''for the next few months''
J&K Police says to avoid visiting their home ”for the next few months”

An advisory has been issued by the Jammu and Kashmir police to its field personnel to avoid visiting their homes “for the next few months”, following incidents of attacks by militants on their residences and family members.

The advisory issued by the police headquarters referred to the recent incidents in the valley where terrorists, andanti-national and anti-social elements have cause damage to the life and property of police personnel.

“In view of these unfortunate incidents, police personnel, particularly from south Kashmir, are advised to exercise extreme caution while visiting their homes. They should preferably avoid visiting their homes for the next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance,” the advisory said.

It advised all the heads of various formations to brief their officers and men regarding the threat so the life and property of police personnel were secure.

The advisory follows over a dozen incidents of attacks on families of police personnel in Kulgam and Shopian in South Kashmir. The family members of police personnel deployed in anti-insurgency operations were threatened and asked to persuade the uniformed men to quit service.

The first incident of militants entering the house of a police personnel was reported in March this year when Hizbul Mujahideen militants threatened the family of a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Shopian.

The unprecedented incident had sent shock waves through the police force, prompting the state police chief S P Vaid to issue a warning to militant groups.

Vaid had said, “This is between police and militants and families should not be brought into this conflict.” He had wondered what would be the reaction of militants if police started threatening and intimidating their families. “If the police start doing this, what will happen to their families?” he had asked. However, militants have remained unfazed by the warning.

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Field Trip Conducted By Dept. of Botany, Himalayan University, Itanagar

Himalayan University, being a top ranking university of India is a name tagged to enhance the strength of Indian higher education while offering the quality and nurtureful education in almost every theme of major disciplines. Himalayan University being  a top ranking university of India is committed to bring the student with bright future.

As a part of M.Sc curriculum, an one day educational field trip was conducted from Itanagar to Arunachal Pradesh. This trip was organised by Dept. of Botany,  Himalayan University Itanagar to NEEPCO Dam, Yazali, Lower Subansiri Distt. Arunachal Pradesh. This trip was attended  by enthusiastic students. The major objective of the trip was to familiarize the students with the natural vegetation, impact of dam on upstream and downstream vegetation. The field trip was attended by M.Sc (Botany) Students accompanied by 4 faculties of Botany Dept. of Himalayan University. The trip successfully inculcated in students the practicality of different theoretical concept of Botany.