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NSCN-K rebel hurt in Nagaland shoot out

Kohima: A few rebels are believed to have been hurt as they were locked in a heavy exchange of firing in Nagaland on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Tobu area in Mon district where both side had a fierce encounter from Tuesday.  According to sources, the Armed rebels suddenly sprang on a group of Assam Rifles on a patrolling duty in the evening amid stepped up security to ensure a peaceful I-Day celebrations in the state on Wednesday.

The rebel outfit in search of a greater Nagalim has yet to issue any statement.

The para military forces have also not divulged anything in detail.

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7 Nov 2016 - 4:29pm | Syed Miraz Ahmed

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The New Scheme for the promotion of sports for Persons with Disabilities is a unique step taken by the Government not just for the growth and development of sports for the specially challenged, but because the initiative represents a major step against discrimination and reaffirms the strong policy of the Government in supporting the cause of inclusive sports. Special Olympics Bharat has been recognized as the nodal agency for the implementation of the New Scheme since the year 2010.

The Community Coaches' Training Program for district Kamrup comes under the Scheme of Sports and Games for the Disabled introduced by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India in 2009-2010 during the XI Plan Period. The objective of the Scheme is broad-basing participative sports among the specially abled.

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Some 50 selected community coaches attended the orientation program which included special educators, volunteers and parents representing district Kamrup. Present among them all were National Special Games 2016 Shot Put Silver Medalist Abhishek Gogoi, independent Games Consultants, Aniruddha Boro, Siba Prasad Baruah, Syed Miraz Ahmed, Sadananda Sonowal, Midul Baruah and Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Supervisor, Arup Gayan.

Talking to Assam Times on the sidelines of the event Program Manager, Special Olympics Bharat Assam Chapter, Shyamnata Kumar Majumder informed that with a week's time in between the chapter is eagerly looking forward to the successful conduct of the District Games beginning November 16 of the current year. Some 250 special sportspersons are expected to participate in the  football spectacle to be held at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai between November 16 and 19, he confirmed.