ITANAGAR, Nov 13 � President Pranab Mukherjee will deliver the first convocation address of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here on November 21 when 77 B Tech graduates will receive their degrees.
Honorary Doctorate of Education would be conferred to Royal University of Bhutan Vice Chancellor Prof Pema Thinley for his significant contribution in nurturing and promoting values and ethics in higher and technical education.
State Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd), Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Speaker Nabam Rebia would be among the dignitaries scheduled to attend the convocation. � PTI
Sushma to visit Shillong
Shillong, Nov 13 � Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Meghalaya tomorrow to inaugurate a Passport Seva Kendra here.
Official sources said the Seva Kendra, set up by the MEA, will make passprt services more efficient, transparent, easily accessible and closer to the people of Meghalaya where the number of applicants were growing.
�The Government is working on setting up of Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) at various locations in the country including Shillong,� Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed said in a letter to Meghalaya MP Wansuk Syiem. � PTI
Manipur bandh suspended
IMPHAL, Nov 13 � The bandh on Imphal-Ukhrul road over an alleged land dispute between two villages of Seijang and Silent has been suspended temporarily following an understanding with the Manipur Government.
The indefinite bandh called by Seijang Development Committee (SDC) had begun on Tuesday.
However, SDC functionaries warned that they will resume the agitation if the government failed to address their demands. The SDC took part in a meeting with Chief Minister at his office in Imphal.
Meanwhile, United Naga Council (UNC), an apex body of Naga community has strongly reacted to the SDC bandh. �The indefinite bandh on Imphal-Ukhrul Road imposed by SDC due to a land dispute with Silent village is highly unwarranted,� the UNC said in a press release today. � Correspondent
Indian villager released
Agartala, Nov 13 � An Indian villager, who was kidnapped from near the Indo-Bangla international border at Mohanpur in West Tripura district, has been released, a senior official said today.
BSF detained a Bangladeshi national at Mohanpur yesterday for crossing over to Indian side without valid documents and handed him over to State police.
After a few hours some Indian villagers went to their field on the other side of the fencing for grazing cattle at a place about 25 km from here. A few Bangladeshis then kidnapped one of them, BSF DIG BS Rawat said.
The Indian villager was released last night after BSF took up the matter with BGB in a flag meeting, he added. The Indian villager was identified as Rajpal Sharma. � PTI