In pursuance to the Supreme Court's order, Tripura and Mizoram governments have initiated the process to release around 900 prisoners on interim bail or PR Bond to prevent the novel coronavirus pandemic inside the jails, officials said on Saturday.
'The patient's condition is stable and there is no need to panic,' Zomawia told the media adding that the man has returned Aizawl from Amsterdam, Netharland via Delhi and Guwahati on March 16.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has further stepped up screening and testing passengers in the 12 operational airports in northeastern region for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday.
The northeast is facing shortage of face masks, hand sanitisers and other items required to deal with coronavirus and other health hazards, according to officials on Thursday.
Budget carrier GoAir has suspended its operations for 28 days in some northeastern states in view of coronavirus scare and ensuing travel restrictions, officials said on Wednesday.
He said in addition, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana on February 25 informed the state Assembly that a total of 632 arms and 47,510 rounds of live ammunition have been seized by the state police since 2004.
Under UDAN scheme, budget airline IndiGo on Saturday launched daily direct flights on the Agartala-Aizawl-Guwahati route, facilitating passengers to travel among the northeastern states.
Tripura Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department's Secretary Debasis Basu said that 'With Aadhaar number seeding, the 'End-to-End Computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS)' has been completed in Tripura in 2018.
After around the two-month-long special summary revision of photo-affixed electoral rolls, the final lists were published on Friday in many states with January 1, 2020, as the qualifying date for age.
Officials in Aizawl also said five people, who had returned to the state from China early January, have been kept under house quarantine in view of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the neighbouring country.
To combat the threat of novel coronavirus threat, Indian authorities have set up screening and testing centres along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday.
Media reports quoting Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said that the names of these Reang tribals would be deleted as per the Representation of the People's Act of 1951.
Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church, last year honoured the daring girl with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
In Mizoram, various local parties specially the state's apex students' organisation, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), have been protesting against Lok Sabha member C. Lalrosanga who belongs to the ruling Mizo National Front.
There has been an increase in number of injectable drugs' users, which has pushed the HIV prevalence rate up in the northeastern states that is also a oft-used corridor for drug smuggling from Myanmar.
Most regional and local parties from the northeastern states would attend the consultative meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the proposed amendment in the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
Political parties, students and youth organisations besides numerous civil society bodies in the northeastern region are ready to intensify their opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
A Home Department official in Aizawl said the Union Home Ministry recently approved Rs 350 crore for the rehabilitation of the Reang tribals, after the completion of the ninth phase of the repatriation process.
Setting aside the impasse over repatriation of 35,000 tribal refugees to their homeland, 233 Reang tribal refugees of 46 families on Thursday left Tripura for their villages in Mizoram, officials said.
Meanwhile, following an agreement signed in Delhi on July 3 last year, foodgrains and other relief supplies to the Reang refugees were to be stopped from October 1, 2018, to compel them to return to their respective villages in Mizoram.
An official of Mizoram's Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that within the next few months, the digitalisation would be introduced in all the 1,420 fair price shops.
'Besides, in important cities of India -- Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore -- the day was observed with the initiative of the migrant Chakma students and the Chakma people living there,' Shanti Chakma said.
A senior police official in Silchar (south Assam) said additional security forces had been deployed in the mixed and minority-dominated areas. "In view of the situation in J&K, we are extra cautious," the official said.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.