BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

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From The Telegraph
Hello It’s Thursday , September 30 , 2010

Woman kills self on tracks

Malda, Sept. 29: A 26-year-old housewife, Jasmin Bibi, committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train with her two-year-old daughter near Jadupur station in Englishbazar this morning. The baby, Ria Khatoon, however, survived.

The government railway police said Jasmin, a resident of Uttarlakshmipur village near Kaliachak, had left home with the baby after a quarrel with her husband Raqib Sheikh. The girl was later handed over to her family.

In another incident, a day labourer committed suicide by consuming poison after throttling his wife to death at Monikanchan village in Chaknagar this morning. While Kartik Sarkar’s body was found in a field, his wife was found dead at her paternal house. Police have started a probe.

Road death

Cooch Behar: Uttam Das, 38, a resident of Baburhat in the town, died in a road accident on Tuesday night. He was riding a bicycle when a pick-up van on way to Tufanganj, ran over him on the Cooch Behar-Tufanganj road, killing him on the spot. The road was blocked by the local people on Wednesday morning to protest the accident.

College date

Islampur: The Islampur College that has been closed since September 18 will reopen on Thursday. The institution was shut because of an SFT strike to protest poor results in under graduate exams. Members of the college governing body met on Wednesday and decided that the reassessment of answer scripts would be allowed as per varsity norms.

Blockade

Islampur: Supporters of the Chhatra Parishad blocked NH34 near Karandighi on Wednesday. The agitators said they had been to the local block development office to submit a memorandum to protest the poor quality of mid-day meals served at schools. But they were stopped by police from entering the office. In protest, they launched the blockade around noon. The protest was lifted after one hour.

Northeast Briefs

Mangaibou dead

Imphal, Sept. 29: Z. Mangaibou, former minister from Tamei Assembly constituency of Tamenglong district, died at his Langol home in Imphal West this morning after a brief illness. He was 52 and is survived by his wife and five children. Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh condoled the demise.

Hit by truck

Dhubri: Hira Das,18, of Fakirarani village of Dhubri died on the spot when he was hit by a speeding truck on Wednesday.

Technical snag

Agartala (PTI): A Jetlite flight from Kolkata could not land at Agartala airport on Wednesday, as the airport fire tender was stranded in the middle of the runway because of a technical snag, official sources said.

Assaulted

Sivasagar: Deepa Rautia, 25, of Kanu tea estate in Sivasagar district died of injuries after being assaulted by her husband on Wednesday.

Yellow rain

Dhubri: Villagers of Chakrabhowm gaon panchayat claimed to have experienced yellow rain on Wednesday.

Special train

The three-coach exhibition train, Mother Express, displaying the life, work and message of Mother Teresa, will be stationed at Dibrugarh town. Exhibition will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Painting

District-level painting competition on the Bengali Boys’ High School campus, Dibrugarh. Interested participants contact Pranab Kumar Nath, field publicity officer, at 9435747543, 9435361867.

Workshop

Workshop on Disaster Management at Patacharkuchi Vidyapith, Patacharkuchi, Barpeta, at 10am.

Talk

An informal talk with Moumita Dutta Gupta, a research scholar from Salem State University, USA, at MDK Girls College, Dibrugarh, 1pm.

Foodgrain

Foodgrains under Antyodaya Anna Yojana for Kohima centre will be released between 11am to 3pm.

Quiz

Contact IGP, Jorhat, at 9435028700 or SP, Jorhat, at 9435045713 or email sp_jor@assampolice.com for details of Upper Assam inter-college prize-money quiz contest to be held on October 8 as part of Assam Police Day celebrations.

Dance

Arangetram, a Bharatanatyam recital, at Jorhat district library auditorium at 5.30pm. Sumi Aphuyemi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu executive meeting at its banker’s residence in Kohima at 11am.

Camp

A healthcare camp at disease investigation unit, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Dimapur, will be held from 9am.

Meetings

Wokha district planning and development board meeting will be held at 11am at tourist village, Riphyin Old.

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