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Hem Bahadur Chetri Elected as the Deputy Chairman of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC)

Haflong : North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) sessions held yesterday where election for Deputy Chairman was conducted in the session and Him Bahadur Chetri was elected unopposed. Apart for that in the session a small matter of non-action on the application of former CEM Debojit Thaosen seeking leave from yesterday's session was raised by Thaosen. The session ended at around 11:30 am.

Dima Hasao district is an Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency) enjoying the Sixth Schedule status granted by the Constitution of India. The Dima Hasao District. is administered by North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC). Members of the Autonomous Council (MAC)are elected by people of Dima Hasao. The Political party who has majority MACs form the ruling party. The Autonomous Council is a powerful body and almost all the department of government are under its control except the police and Law & Order is under Assam Government.

According to the 2011 census Dima Hasao district has a population of 213,529, roughly equal to the nation of Samoa. This gives it a ranking of 588th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 44 inhabitants per square kilometre (110/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.53%. Dima Hasao has a sex ratio of 931 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 78.99%. The major tribes inhabiting the district are Dimasas, Zeme Nagas, Biate, Hmars, Kukis, Hrangkhawls, Vaipheis, Karbis, Khasi-pnars and Khelmas. Major languages spoken in the district are the Bengali, Assamese, Dimasa, Hmar, Karbi, Khelma, Kachari, Zeme, Hrangkhol, Kuki, Biate [Biate language], and few languages of Indo-Aryan like Haflong Hindi (a speech form of Hindi), Nepali Haflong Hindi is the lingua franca in the Dima Hasao.

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