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NEC begins its plenary session in Agartala

The North Eastern Council has begun its two-day plenary session in Agartala on Monday. Inaugurated by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Mani Shankar Aiyar the meeting is being attended by all Chief Ministers and Governors of the region, barring Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting is schedule to sign 'Vision-220' document. Assam is set to be represented Minister for Planning and while PWD Minister of Arunachal Pradesh has arrived in Agartala. The session is also set to discuss a plan for tackling poverty in the region and development of roads, railways, tourism, information technology.
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Sanitary napkin-vending machine installed at press club

1 Aug 2016 - 1:04pm | AT News

With an aim to address the periodical problems faced by lady member-journalists hygienically, a sanitary napkin-vending machine was installed at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 27 July 2016. The coin-based automatic Suraksha machine, sponsored by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Guwahati Angels under its national flagship Suraksha project was inaugurated by JCI India’s NE zone president Manish Khatuwala and GPC secretary Nava Thakuria.

JCI Guwahati Angels president Vinita Khakholia, while addressing the program informed that they had already installed 14 Suraksha machines at Cotton College (girls’ common room and hostel), Nichols School, Sisters Home, St Mary's School Maligaon etc.

It may be mentioned that JCI is a century old international organization of young people connecting over 100 countries in the world. The JCI India is an affiliated body for the country, which is registered under the Indian society registration act.

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hygiene & cleanliness drive, the JCI India launched the Suraksha program under its community development initiatives to address the issue of women’s hygiene and cleanliness. It has taken a target of installing 1000 sanitary napkin disposal & vending machines in various important places of the region. The function, attended by JCI India’s active members like Silky Choudhury, Khakholia, Mitu Agarwal, Rajiv Ajitcharia, Manish Goenka, Gunjan Donthalia, Priyanka Gupta, Tina Aga etc also witnessed the assurance of installing an incinerator to destroy the used napkins by the JCI Guwahati at the press club premises very soon.

Child labour rescued in Kokrajhar

14 Jul 2017 - 9:47am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

At a time when government has been initiating to stop any form of child labour in the state,a child labour was rescued on Thursday at a Blue Diamond restaurant in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration.The rescued child was working in the restaurant since 25 days at a cheapest wage.

   Based on an information about working of a male child,age nearly 12 years-old at Blue Diamond restaurant near RNB civil hospital in Kokrajhar,the Childline and Labour Officer from Kokrajhar rushed the restaurant and detected the child,who was engaged as labour in the restaurant.The child is class four dropped out, hailed from Nayekgaon area of Kokrajhar district, has been engaged as labour since 25 days back.He was paid Rs.1500/ per month for labour.

 The labour officer and the childline rescued the child and then produced to Child Welfare Committee(CWC),Kokrajhar for necessary mesaures after rescued. The labour officer in Kokrajhar said that they have rescued the child on a working condition,who was deployed as labour,which is anti-child job in a restaurant. ‘We produced the child at CWC and later he was sent to the Social Welfare department for necessary rehabilitation’,the labour officer said.

 Malaya Deka,chairperson of CWC,Kokrajhar said that she got a child,who was rescued from a restaurant in Kokrajhar town. She said that the rescued child would be resend to school under the supersvision of social welfare department.

Nazira administration gears up for encephalitis

9 Jul 2013 - 11:31pm | SK Hasan

Several people of Nazira subdivision were died in Japanise encephalitis this year. To control the raising terror of encephalitis and to make the people aware Nazira SDO conveyed a meeting among the panchayat representatives, govt. officers and managers of different tea gardens of Nazira on last July 8. The administration appeal all pig farmers not to open their pigs as it carries the virus of encephalitis. To control the mosquito, malaria department has already identified 64 places of Nazira for DDT with financial support from ONGC. Five thousand mosquito control nets will be distribute in Nazira soon. Nazira MLA Debobrat Saikia was present in the meeting.