Left Menu
Development News Edition

Sonowal urges Nagaland CM to reopen inter-state border

PTI | Guwahati | Updated: 23-05-2020 18:32 IST | Created: 23-05-2020 18:32 IST
Sonowal urges Nagaland CM to reopen inter-state border

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday urged Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio to reopen the inter-state border that was shut by the neighbouring state recently. In a telephonic conversation between the two leaders, Sonowal said there is a need to jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic and pointed out that economic activities must continue unhindered.

The Nagaland government sealed the border adjoining Sivasagar and Charaideo districts in Assam, following the detection of a COVID-19 case in Sonari. Sonowal said that due to the sealing of the inter- state border, the livelihood of workers engaged in the tea gardens in the border areas have been adversely affected, according to an official statement.

The sealing of the borders has also negatively affected the labour force working in the stone quarries and the movement of construction materials, he added. Sonowal urged Rio to take expeditious measures to reopen the border so that economic activities can be carried out without any disruption.

The Nagaland chief minister assured him to look into the request and take necessary steps to reopen the border, the statement said..



Renewables in focus to revive energy sector as economies ease lockdowns

A sudden slump in energy consumption due to worldwide lockdown caused by the COVID-19 had threatened the energy transition due to a plunge in oil prices. However, as predicted by COE-EDP clean energy and inward-looking policies are the focu...

Socio-economic Impact of Covid-19 on Women

Today, women and girls are facing a double whammy - their sources of income have dried up but the workload has increased. There is a great need for gender-sensitive policies to recover from the pandemic. ...

Tracking Cybersecurity: Laying the groundwork for tougher regulations post-COVID 19

The changes indicate that the tech industry is moving towards a paradigm shift over how it operates and, more importantly, how it is regulated....

Tax dodging in rich and poor countries alike, wealthy taxpayers often outwit the taxman

... ...


Latest News

Punjab firm employee arrested in bribery case

An employee of a Punjab-based firm has been arrested in connection with a bribery case involving the director of health services in Himachal Pradesh, police said on Sunday. The arrest comes a few days after Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur sai...

Australian surfer killed in shark attack

A three-metre 10-foot shark attacked and killed a 60-year-old Australian man on Sunday while he was surfing in the north of New South Wales NSW state, police said.Several board-riders came to the assistance of the Queensland man and fought ...

10-foot shark kills surfer off Australia's east coast

A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 10-foot shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, Australian police said. Several people tried to help the surfer and fought off the shark before taking the injured ma...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks players join Milwaukee protest

Several Bucks players, led by reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, spoke and marched on Saturday in Milwaukee at a protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Among the other Bucks players present were his brother Thanasis ...

Give Feedback