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Assam Govt withdraws ban on Wai-Wai noodles
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Guwahati: The Government of Assam has withdrawn the prohibition notification on Wai-Wai, Mimi ready to eat Noodles declaring these products as safe, according to a government communiqué issued here on Thursday. As per the analysis report on the samples of Wai-Wai issued by food analyst, the samples were declared unsafe under Section 3 (1) (zz) of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 as they contained Mono Sodium Glutamate which is prohibited to be used in pastas and noodles. Subsequently, the Commissioner of Food Safety, Assam issued Prohibition Notification on June 15 last against CG Foods prohibiting manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of the products in the State for a period of 30 days. Thereafter, after necessary improvement steps being taken and improvement of the label mentioning the category of the products under IFC Code No. 06.4.3 (only dried products) the samples were declared as conforming to the prescribed standard by the Food Analyst and hence safe for consumption.
 Naga mothers submit memo to PM on revenge killings
Kohima: The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that seeking vengeful killings for the unfortunate deaths of Indian armed soldiers is not the solution or answer to peace in this war-torn land and demanded a high level inquiry into the Pangsha firing incident which lead to many deaths. According to a statement here on Thursday, the NMA in its memo said that neither will bounties on the heads of NSCN (K) leaders or a ban on the group, work as a solution for peace, because no matter what, they are also freedom fighters. Expressing concern at the escalation of armed tensions and the build up of militarisation by Indian armed forces in towns and villages of the state, the NMA asserted that women’s right to peace and security must be respected and adhered to by the Centre and all efforts must be made to initiate a peaceful solution. The NMA reiterated the demand for withdrawal of AFSPA; withdrawal of all Indian Armed Forces from the state and redeployment of Naga IRBs within the state, who are presently posted in Kashmir, West Bengal and Delhi. Referring particularly to the recent killings at Wuzu and Pangsha, the NMA demanded a high level inquiry to probe into the ITC, Dan, Pangsha civilian killings by the 23rd Assam Rifles and due punitive action to be taken thereof. It urged the Centre to seek peace with honesty and stand by the International Conventions signed by the country, with true commitment. (UNI)
Nagaland to observe World Heart Day on Sep 29
Kohima: Nagaland State Health Society of the National Health Mission of the Government of Nagaland will observe the World Heart Day on September 29. This is a nationwide campaign which is to be observed from September 20-30.Along with the rest of the nation, the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) under the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland will also be observing the World Heart Day with the theme ‘Heart-Healthy Environments’ focusing on creating awareness to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease, it said. (UNI)

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