Hello, It’s Tuesday , October 19 , 2010

An idol of Goddess Durga in the Karala at Babughat in Jalpaiguri on Dashami. All idols of the 100-odd pandals in and around Jalpaiguri town were immersed by Monday. (Biplab Basak and Surajit Roy) - pollution of sacred rivers with non-bio degradable wastes yet not on the Bengal conscience, depleting fish stocks the subsequent result ?!!

School clerk killed


Islampur, Oct.18: The body of Dilip Chouhan, 35, was found near Darivit High School this morning.

Police said the clerk of Darivit High School had received a call on his cellphone around 10.30pm yesterday. After that Chouhan left his house, a kilometre away from the school, with a bicycle. This morning, his body was found close to the school with an injury mark on his throat. When Islampur police reached the spot local people gheraoed them, demanding sniffer dogs for the probe. The men were released after Indra Chakraborty, subdivisional police officer of Islampur, assured the protesters that necessary investigation would be carried out. A murder case has been initiated after a complaint was lodged by the deceased’s brother Laxmi Chouhan.

Club clash

Alipurduar: Ten persons were arrested on Sunday following a clash between two clubs in which three persons were injured. Members of Netaji Sangha at Nishigunj allegedly damaged the puja pandal of Dipti Sangha on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, members of Dipti Sangha in retaliation damaged the pandal of Netaji Sangha and three members of the club were injured. Members of the club blocked Mathabhanga-Cooch Behar State Highway for three hours on Sunday to protest the incident. The blockade was withdrawn after ten members of Dipti Sangha were arrested.

Road mishap

Balurghat: Tanu Chakraborty, 35, was killed when an unidentified vehicle hit the motorcycle he was riding at Mahinagar on Sunday. The resident of Chakbhawani was going towards Malda with two persons riding pillion on the two-wheeler on SH10, police said. The pillion riders have been hospitalised with injuries.


Siliguri: The state sports and youth welfare department will felicitate table tennis player Subhajit Saha, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games on October 25. The programme will be held in association with the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority. Archers Dola Banerjee and her brother Rahul, goalie of the Indian hockey team, Bharat Chhetri, the manager of the table tennis squad, Mantu Ghosh, and Subhajit’s coach, Amit Dam, would also be felicitated at Kanchenjungha Stadium.

Northeast Briefs

Food seized

Dibrugarh, Oct. 18: Police seized around 50 bags each of rice and sugar, wheat, gas cylinders and wine bottles from Baruah Dhaba near Mohanbari during a raid this afternoon.

Dengue death

Dibrugarh: Sanjib Bordoloi, 50, died of dengue at a nursing home in Dibrugarh on Monday.

Bus mishap

Dibrugarh: Two teenagers, Budu Shah and Latu Karmakar, died on the spot while 29 people were injured when a Tinsukia-Dibrugarh-bound bus hit a tree at Kanjikhowa aro-und noon on Monday.


Jorhat: Several journalist associations have condemned the assault of a city-based journalist, Raktim Ranjan Sai-kia, by RAF on Saturday.

Body found

Jorhat: The body of a 10-year-old girl, Sandhya Deka, was found on Sunday at Nahoroni in Golaghat district.

Man killed

Jorhat: Dilip Borgohain was killed by Balika Saikia, in Golghat. Balika said Dilip had tried to rape her.

Kati Bihu

Kati Bihu celebrations at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra from 10am.


Two-day Capacity Building workshop on hoolock gibbon conservation at Assam State Zoo from 10am.


Contact 0361-2332665, to participate in the 7th Northeastern States’ Painting Exhibition at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra. Last date for submission of application forms is October 31.


Training for college teachers at Academic Staff College, Gauhati University, from 10am.


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