News in brief

KASSMSA raises sand price

Manja, June 8 (MExN): The Karbi Anglong Sand & Stone Mahaldar and Suppliers Association (KASSMSA) has informed that the association in its general meeting held on June 1 decided to raise the rates of sand from Rs. 22 per cfty to Rs. 37 per cfty. The new rate of sand will come into effect from June 10, stated a press release from KASSMSA vice president, Bijoy Teron and general secretary, Premson Killing. It said that the rate of sand had to be increased due to the rise in the government’s new sand mahal bidding and at the same time in the government royalty of forest department of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. “The sand mahaldar had a very terrible time in payment of the sand,” it added. The association has requested the buyers and sellers of sand to bear with the inconvenience.


NSCN (R) discharges one on health ground

Dimapur, June 8 (MExN): The NSCN (Reformation) has discharged Captain Visie-U (Joshua) of Angami region with immediate effect on ‘health ground’. The NSCN (R) through its Ministry of Information & Publicity further wished him speedy recovery of his health and a bright future.


Kiphire DPDB meeting

Kiphire, June 8 (MExN): Kiphire District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting will be held on June 12, 11:00 am at DC’s conference hall, Kiphire. Deputy Commissioner of Kiphire, Mohammad Ali Shihab, IAS, has informed all the members of the Board to attend the meeting positively.


NNC questions AR’s actions

Kohima, June 8 (MExN): NNC Parent Body has “once again” condemned the “actions and words” of Assam Rifles, “who always mislead the people with their famous phrases of ‘War-Like Stores’ and ‘huge/large cache of ammunitions’.” This comes in the wake of the raid by AR at the residence of V. Nagi, NNC general secretary and co-convener NNPGs Working Committee. “How can a bedroom be called a war-like stores? And who will call Japanese old gun 303 rifles?” questioned YC Lotha, Information & Publicity Wing, NNC Parent Body. The Assam Rifles, it said, “do not know what is Cease-Fire and political negotiation at the highest level.”