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Sonowal visits Kokrajhar, appeals for 75 CAPF battallions

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

Guwahati, Aug 07 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday reviewed the situation in Kokrajhar district and urged the Centre to deploy 75 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which were withdrawn from the state after the April assembly elections.
Sonowal's review of the law and order situation in Kokrajhar came after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) killed 14 civilians and injured 20 others on Friday. The Army killed one of the attackers the same day.

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Heavy pouring trigger landslides, affect livelihoods in Zemithang valley

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ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Heavy rains have sparked numerous landslides causing damage to linear infrastructure, properties and human lives in major parts of Tawang district impacting people and their livelihood. On August 3, 2016, heavy rains triggered landslide in certain parts of the Zemithang valley causing immense damage to road that connects Zemithang Township, an Agarbatti unit (handmade incense stick)- a community-based rural enterprise, besides destroying crops and horticulture plots.

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Tension continues in Kokrajhar, NIA team visits attack site

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Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 06 (IANS): Tension continued to simmer in Kokrajhar in Assam a day after militants triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on Saturday. An NIA team studied the attack site as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the injured in hospital.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that one of the injured, who was hit by bullets, died on Saturday morning, taking the total civilian death to 14.

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Students in Odisha block road over 'molestation'

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Bhubaneswar, Aug 06 (IANS): Students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) on Saturday resorted to a road blockade to protest the alleged molestation of a girl student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) located inside the KIIT campus.
The students came out in large numbers and blocked the KIIT-Sikharchandi Road and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

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Arunachal designer aims to promote northeast weavers

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New Delhi, Aug 06 (IANS): Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, is set to host the second edition of the North East India Fashion Week (NEIFW) in her home state. She hopes that the show encourages more weavers of the region to continue creating products using handlooms, which she believes are gradually being replaced by power looms.
NEIFW, which gives weavers and designers from the northeast region a platform to showcase their creations, will be held in Itanagar between August 19 and 21.

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