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Call off strike: Guv to teachers

Nagaland governor PB Acharya appealed to the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) agitating teachers to withdraw their strike for the benefits of the students.

He said the strike greatly affects less fortunate and weaker section of the society and it also deny the right to education to the children of the schools.

Acharya further directed the government to address the grievances of the teachers expeditiously by releasing their pending salaries so that they can perform their duties without further delay.

The aggrieved teachers, under the umbrella of Nagaland RMSA Teachers’ Association 2013 (NRMSA 2013), launched their agitation from August 21 last by boycotting classes in their respective schools.

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AKRSU-B strike from Aug 20

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Marginal let-up in flood

Flood water washed away portion of a road at Mijika in Biswanath Chariali on Friday. Photo by UB Photos.
19 Aug 2017 - 8:35am | AT News

The overall flood scene improves following thr halt of rains during that last 70 hours. The water level of thr Brahmaputra and its tributaries have shown a receding trend and if it continues the situation would improve further during the next few days.

But the plight of the people trapped in thr flood waters refuses to die down. Lakhs of people are still in the relief camps set up by the authority. 

“The water level is receding. But we don’t know when we would be able go back. How will be able to resume normal life in the ravaged house,” said Irabala Saikia in Nagaon who shifted to a relief camp.

Deepak Bordoloi, a relief camp inmate in Mayong area in Morigaon district broke down in tears. He said,”I have lost everything. Flood waters have washed away my hut with whatever I had at hand. My poultry is no longer with me. Where I will go since the relief camps would be closed down within this week. Who will listen to me.”

Army, NDRF, SDRF jawans are fanning in the flood hit areas  continuing relief and rescue operations and the Indian Air Force keeps airdropping relief materials to the marooned people in the remote and inaccessable areas.

The worst-hit districts include Nagaon, Goalpara, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Goal Para, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Kokrajhar where the government has set up as many as 1000 relief camps.

Many organizations and non governmental organizations have also been helping the marooned people shift to the relief camps. Some others have been distributing food and clothes among the marooned people.

Normal surface communication still remains cut off in the flood hit areas. Train services in the entire north eastern region remains unmoved for seventh consecutive day on Thursday. The Northeast Frontier Railway has suspended movement of all trains outside the region till August 20.