Mizoram-Assam border issue: Stranded trucks likely to resume movement after Centre's intervention
Friday, 30 October 2020 Movement of trucks between Assam and Mizoram was likely to resume on Friday after the Centre brokered a high-level meeting between the two states for allowing the stranded vehicles to resume their journey, an official statement said here.
Hundreds of people paid homage to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Gogoi had tested positive for COVID in August.
A Royal Bengal Tiger strayed out of a forest in the outskirts of Assam’s Tezpur. In a video, the tiger was seen attacking locals after straying out of the forest. At least two people have been injured in the incident. Forest officials reached the area to control the situation. They suspect that the tiger strayed from either Kaziranga National Park or Nameri National Park and Forest Reserve. Watch the full video for more.
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Tripura Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ratan Lal Nath, gave information on the violence in Kanchanpur area of North Tripura district. He said that at least one person died in the violence and 19 civilians, four police personnel, three jawans of Tripura State Rifles, and eight fire service personnel were injured. Continuing protests were taking place in the Kanchanpur against settlement of Bru refugees from Mizoram, and the demonstrations on November 21 turned violent during which police firing and stone pelting from protestors also took place.
Demonstrators are protesting against the rehabilitation of Bru refugees from Mizoram blocked national highway and set fire to vehicles in Dolubari village of North Tripura district. Police and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers resorted to tear gas firing to disperse the agitators after a TSR personnel was attacked.
The Border Security Force (BSF) Frontier of Mizoram and Cachar gifted sweets to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on the eve of Diwali. The jawans also lit candles at the border to celebrate the festival. Diwali is celebrated to mark victory of good over evil as per Hindu mythology.