Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki met Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi on Wednesday seeking funds for maintenance of the damages of roads in the north eastern state during this monsoon. The Chief Minister said that the estimates for damages will be submitted to the ministry of road transport & highways for further consideration. Gadkari assured him of fund for maintenance of the roads and bridges. They also discussed several other issues related to the roads sector in the State.
5 Feb 2009 - 8:38pm | Juthika Das
A parliamentary standing committee team consisting of 9 people including MPs both Loksabha and Rajyasabha visited flood eroded area of Bahari area of Barpeta District recently. The team after visiting the area said to news persons that to solve such a problem only 6 or 7 crore amount is not sufficient.For it a huge amount of money is needed.These team were also shown slides about the errosion of the mighty river Bramhaputra by the chief engineer of the Water Resource Dept.In this team R.Sambasiva Rao,MP,Chairman of the standing committee; Shankhlal Majhi, MP; Harilal M. Patel, MP; Arun Kr. Sarmah, MP; Kumar Deepak Das, MP (Rajya Sabha); Sanjeev Sarma, Deputy Secy.; Sushil Kumar, Senior private Secy.; A.K.Ydav,Committee officer; Nitin Gupta,Liaison officer etc came. Along with them Phanidhar Kalita, DC Barpeta also visited Bahari floos erroted area. The standing committee members will report about this flood errosion problem of Bahari area in the central govt.Mentionable that so many villages of that area eroded by the mighty river Bramhaputra and hundreds of people became homeless time to time.
The two month long kidnap drama in Goalpara district came to a tragic end when police recovered the bodies of two teachers on Sunday more than a month after they were kidnapped along the Assam-Meghalaya border. The bodies of the teachers namely Kamaleswar Rabha and Sarit Rabha on Saturday. They were kidnapped last month from Golpur area of the district. The teachers were kidnapped by local miscreants who shot them dead after their ransom demand was not met.
The Shillong Press Club in association with Assam’s Dispur Hospitals has organized a Hepatitis-B vaccination camp for their member-journalists on October 17. The vaccination program is expected to start by 11 am and finish by 1 pm, where around hundred media persons of Meghalaya will be administered the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose of Hepatitis B will be offered on 3 November to complete the vaccination process.
The Hepatitis-B is an infectious and deadly disease that primarily affects the human liver. Caused by the Hepatitis-B virus, the disease may show no symptom during the initial infection. The virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Statistics reveal that over 750,000 people die of Hepatitis-B every year across the globe.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 40 million Indians are living with the chronic Hepatitis-B infection. As the infection of Hepatitis-B virus can be prevented by the vaccine, the WHO recommends better detection and prevention facilities across the globe.
The city based Dispur Hospitals had earlier organized similar Hepatitis-B vaccination programmes at Guwahati Press Club and Dimapur Press Club, where nearly two hundred media persons were covered in separate sessions aiming to sensitize and encourage people to prevent, diagnose and treat the infection.