Sixteen people have been arrested in Nagaland for the lynching of an Assamese youth accused of rape. Six people were arrested earlier and the police are likely to make more arrests on the basis of the images and videos of the incident.
The situation is nearing normalcy as 11 companies of India Reserve Battalion and three companies of Central Reserved Police Force have been deployed to maintain law and order in Dimapur. Though the curfew has been lifted till 3 p.m. in the area, communication services like internet, SMS and mobile have been blocked for the next 48 hours.
Political blaming has started amidst protests by truck drivers as Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi blamed the centre for the incident.
North Eastern India, the home to the ‘Seven Sisters’ is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions, yet the most unexplored part of the country. From Shillong’s rainfall to Assam’s beautiful tea gardens, the region is indeed the home to exotic beauty. However, the tourism of the region has gained pace in the recent years. The picturesque views of the streams, hills and farms are breathtaking.
Here is the list of 7 beautiful places to visit in North East India:
1. Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga national park in Assam is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros. It is the most famous tourist spot & one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. The place has been declared a UNESCO heritage site and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Hundreds of migratory birds and around 35 species of mammals fly down every season to the national park. The incredible fauna cannot be found anywhere else in India.
2. Nathula Pass
A trek on the Nathula Pass in Sikkim will give you a memory completely irreplaceable. The beautiful scenic views which you will observe through your trek journey can be found nowhere else in India & makes if one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. A vacation to this place with your family during the summers is a must. Also the fact that a bearable temperature in the summer season will let you enjoy your trek more. A trek in the Nathula pass should right away be added to your bucket list.
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the world’s wettest place. The place is known for receiving the maximum rainfall in the world. And, the weather of the place adds to its beauty. It is definitely one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India.
According to reports, the Phodong monastery in Sikkim is built in the 18th century. It situated 28 kms from Gangtok. It is known to be one of the most religious places for a sect of Buddhists. The place is a residence to around 260 monks. The place is full of positive energy. The people around the monastery are amicable and have some interesting stories in their pockets to tell you. The architecture of the monastery depicts a unique culture and beauty. These characteristics make this monastery, one of the beutiful places to visit in North East India. So grab your tickets soon!
5. Dampa Tiger Reserve
Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram & a must visit place in north east india. The Tiger Reserve is a home to leopards, barking deer, sloth bear, langurs, Indian Python and a variety of birds. The fauna and flora of the place will leave you stunned.
6. Majuli Islands
A river island situated along the Brahmaputra is a home to many tribes. A variety of birds can be found on the island. The size of the island has been reduced due to river erosion by the Brahmaputra.
7. Shilloi lake
Shilloi lake, the largest natural lake in Nagaland situated in the state’s Phek district is covered by picturesque views including beautiful mountain peaks and trees. The best time to visit this lake is in the summer season. The beauty of the lake makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in North East India.
Srinagar, August 15:The main Independence Day function passed off peacefully here on Monday, August 15 although a militant attack in the old city area left 10 security personnel injured.
“Militants attacked a security forces troop in Khanyar area injuring 10 security personnel, including nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and a local policeman,” a police officer told IANS.
The injured were transferred to a hospital, the official said. The doctors described the condition of two CRPF troopers as “critical”.
“Thousands have died in the state in the 1990s but what did we achieve?” Mehbooba asked. “During the past 40 days, we handed our youths to these vested interests who are using them as cannon fodder.”
She said that her government needed time for healing of the wounds left behind by the current violence which has left at least 57 people dead in the valley.
Mehbooba regretted that despite Islam’s message of hospitality, even basic hospitality was ignored during Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent visit to Pakistan.
The Chief Minister appealed India and Pakistan to come together and work for peace in both parts of the divided Kashmir.
“So much blood has flown in the Jehlum river and it has no capacity to bear further bloodshed,” she said.Mehbooba also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire parliament stood behind the people of Jammu and Kashmir to pull them out of the present crisis.
Mehbooba also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire parliament stood behind the people of Jammu and Kashmir to pull them out of the present crisis. She regretted that whenever schools are opened by the government, people come out to force the closure of those institutions.
Mehbooba said the present disturbance had retarded the pace of development in the state.
Members of the state council of ministers, senior civil and military officials were present during the Independence Day celebration ceremony.
“Police and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel were deployed in different areas,” the official added
A civilian was killed and his pillion riding son injured when he hit a roadblock in Beerwa area of Badgam district
Geelani called these “masked miscreants as Indian agents out to defame the people’s struggle in Kashmir”
Authorities on Saturday imposed curfew in two south Kashmir districts and restrictions in many other areas of the Valley.
“Curfew shall continue today (Saturday) in Pulwama and Kulgam districts. Restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) will continue in other places,” a senior police official told IANS.
“Police and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel were deployed in different areas,” the official added.