BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Gandhi Jayanti - a non-violent "steel will" that makes India what it is today, but sans corruption of the sinful who will ultimately suffer their own fate ?!!

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Good Morning

GANDHIAN SHOW: Schoolchildren dressed like Mahatma Gandhi take part in a programme in Siliguri on Friday, for Gandhi Jayanti. (PTI) - setting an example for their elders to follow ?!!

Hello It’s Saturday , October 2 , 2010

Ex-CPWD official in graft net

Calcutta, Oct. 1: The CBI’s anti-corruption unit today arrested D.K. Saxena, a former chief electrical engineer of the central public works department, while he was allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 1 lakh and a gold chain from a contractor in Siliguri.

CBI sources said Saxena, who served in Siliguri, had retired from service yesterday. He went to the office today to collect the bribe from Subhankar Das, who was also arrested. Another contractor Debasish Ghosh, too, was picked up by the CBI for paying Saxena Rs 1lakh yesterday. The CBI also raided Saxena’s residence in Delhi’s Greater Kailash I and recovered Rs 1 crore.

Sourav visit

Siliguri: Former Indian cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Mahinder Amarnath will flag off a road race here on October 7. Organised by the Baghajatin Atheletic Club, the race covering 15km will begin at Bagdogra and end on the club premises at Collegepara here. Cash prizes of Rs 1 lakh will be distributed among the winners.

Science show

Siliguri: A show where students can see experiments with liquid nitrogen was inaugurated at the North Bengal Science Centre on Friday. Children can see the Cold Show that will be held once everyday at the centre by paying Re 1. “What we have introduced involves simple and fun experiments using liquid nitrogen that exists at a temperature of -196 degrees Celsius,” said R. Manigandan, the project co-ordinator at the centre.

Garden date

Alipurduar: Ramjhora Tea Estate that has been shut since 2002 will reopen on October 9, said Jalpaiguri district magistrate Vandana Yadav. The garden with 1,140 workers is being taken over by Hind Tea Company that also runs Bamundanga and Shikarpur tea estates in the Dooars. The district magistrate said there would be no retrenchment and work under the NREGS would be provided to the workers of the garden.

School jubilee

Siliguri: State finance minister Asim Dasgupta will inaugurate the golden jubilee celebration of Baroda Kanti Vidyapeeth on October 4.

Northeast Briefs

Alumni meet

Pine Mount School Alumni (Guwahati chapter) annual meet at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort, Sonapur, Guwahati, from 11am. For further details, contact 9864027345 and 9864095563.

Events

National Cleanliness Day at Imphal’s Gandhi Memorial Hall, at 8.30am. Manipur rural development and panchayati raj department to observe Year of Gram Sabha at Panchayat Bhawan, Porompat in Imphal East, at 2pm.

Meetings

Aghunaqa Area Students’ Union executive meeting at 10am at Nepali Basti, Dimapur. Poilwa Students’ Union, Nagaland, executive meeting at Poilwa Lui Community Hall, Kohima, at 1pm. Poumai Public Union Kohima annual get-together at Poumai Catholic hall at 9am.

Additional trains

Guwahati, Oct. 1: The NF Railway will run two additional weekly special trains from Guwahati to Varanasi and Lokmanya Tilak Terminal (Mumbai) respectively. The Guwahati-Mumbai train will start from October 7 and continue for a month while the Guwahati-Varanasi train will run from October 9 till November 28.

Surrender

Shillong: An HNLC rebel Richarbor alias Juban surrendered before BSF at Dawki in Jaiñtia Hills district on Friday.

Accident

Guwahati: Pradip Debnath, 50, died on the spot after he was hit by a truck at Noonmati on Thursday. Debnath was returning from work when the truck coming from the Panikhaiti area hit him.

Extension

Guwahati: Dispur has extended the term of the existing school management committees of the government and provincialised lower primary and middle English schools to October 31.

Station stop

Guwahati: Guwahati-Mariani Inter-city Express train will stop for one minute at Golaghat station from October 4.

Wife killed

Kokrajhar: A 43-year-old man, Molen Basumatary, killed his wife Rangila Basumatary, 35, at Haltugaon in Kokrajhar district on Friday.

Handed over

Dhubri: Police handed over Fajila Khatoon, a teenager who had fled from her husband’s house, to Tufanganj police of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal on Thursday night.

Resentment

Dhubri: The guardians of Uchita Prathamik Bidyalay students in Golokganj lodged a complaint with the deputy commissioner on Friday against the school’s closure after a dispute between the headmaster and member of the school management committee.

Festival

Kokrajhar: A two-day cultural festival began at basic training auditorium hall on Friday.

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