BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Hello It’s Tuesday , October 5 , 2010
Mob gheraoes police
From The Telegraph
Islampur, Oct. 4: Around 15 Rapid Action Force personnel were confined to a building here today by a mob after an employee of the Islampur municipality was beaten up in front of an ATM counter.
Badal Das, who was assaulted by the jawans over a queue in front of the ATM counter near a bus terminus here this afternoon, was admitted to Islampur hospital. The municipal building, where the jawans had been staying, turned into a battle field with the police resorting to lathi-charge to chase the people away. A large force led by additional superintendent of police Annapa E. and subdivisional police officer Indra Chakraborty set up camp in the area. The gherao was lifted around 8pm after Annapa promised action against the jawans. Later, district superintendent of police of North Dinajpur Milon Kanti Das suspended two jawans.
Siliguri: A 50-year-old resident of Putimari village in Bagdogra was beaten to death by his sons at his house on Sunday night. Police said Makhan Karmakar used to beat up his wife Adari, who works as a maid, in a drunken state everyday. On Sunday, when he tried to assault her with an iron rod, their sons, Biswajit and Prasenjit, intervened and beat him up, killing him on the spot. The sons have been arrested.
Raiganj: The CPM locked the block development office in Karandighi on Monday for four hours, demanding immediate action against those involved in the alleged misappropriation of funds for the mid-day meal scheme. The Left supporters, who locked the office with the BDO and other employees inside, opened it at 3pm when they were told that an inquiry had already begun.
Siliguri: A three-day international event on tea started at Savin Kingdom here from Monday evening. The programme, Indian Tea Forum, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries will end on October 5. Several discussions, interactions and displays on tea would be held during the event.
Women shot at
Cachar, Oct. 4: Two Meitei women — Kulbati Devi and her daughter Sangita Devi — were shot at in Nayagram village in Cachar district by two unidentified men at 8pm on Monday. Police said the women were kidnapped by the gunmen from their house last night. They are now recovering at a hospital in Lakhipur.
Dhubri: Forest officials of Chagolia forest checkgate and personnel of Halakura police station of Dhubri district seized 30 sal logs worth Rs 3 lakh from Aljhartari village on Monday.
Dhubri: A meeting of all the community Puja committees of Dhubri was called by deputy commissioner Jatindra Lahakar on Monday to discuss the Puja arrangements. Office bearers of nearly 77 committees participated in the meeting.
Jorhat: Two labourers were injured by a female leopard at Nafuk tea estate in Sivasagar district on Monday. Rajen and Kavita Munda were attacked while working in the garden. In another incident, a female leopard was rescued from a drain in Hanuman tea estate in the district on Monday.
Dr A.N. Jha, chairman, Institue of Neuro Sciences, Medanta — The Medicity, New Delhi, will deliver a talk on Update on Neuro Sciences at 7.30pm at Downtown Hospital auditorium.
A symposium on Role of Media in Development of Literature in Northeast by Sahitya Akademi and Journalists’ Union of Assam at Subansiri Apartment, Zoo Narengi Tinali, 10am. The city branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad is organising its branch-level Bharat Ko Jano quiz on October 10 from noon at Williamson Magor Auditorium, Vivekananda Kendra. Interested teams may call at 9706044387 and 9435049149.
SARAS 2010, a national-level exhibition-cum-sale of handloom and handicraft, at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre.