BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning – Hello, It’s Wednesday , October 20 , 2010
Seat row blocks train
Islampur, Oct. 19: The Guwahati-bound Kanchenjungha Express was stopped for two hours at Dalkhola station this evening by Congress supporters after a party leader was assaulted allegedly by a person who identified himself as a police officer.
Dalkhola town committee president Subhash Goswami alleged that one Subhasish Chakraborty, who occupied his seat at the AC two-tier coach of the train, refused to vacate it when told. Chakraborty had also tried to push the Congress leader from the train. Goswami, a former civic body chief, then pulled the chain and called his supporters who blocked the train from 4.20pm. The train left Dalkhola at 6.30pm only to be stopped at Hatowar station half-an-hour later by the GRP who took away Chakraborty for questioning. The train left for Guwahati at 7.15pm.
Jaigaon: Two persons died and one was injured when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a roadside tree near Bagrakote in Malbazar on Tuesday. Police said all the three were casual workers at the army cantonment in Salugara. While a victim is a resident of Sailee Tea Estate, the other one is yet to be identified.
Islampur: A resident of Darivit in Islampur was arrested from his house on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the murder of Dilip Chouhan, a clerk of Darivit High School. Dilip was found dead near the school on Monday. Police said the accused, Mohan Chouhan, had a spat with the deceased on the day of Holi and had a dispute over the possession of a plot.
Raiganj: One person was killed and 15 others were injured when a Raiganj-bound trekker collided with a truck on NH34 at Rupahar near Itahar on Tuesday evening. Ashraful Mohammad, 37, died on the spot. The injured have been admitted to the district hospital here. The driver of the truck that was travelling towards Malda has been arrested and the vehicle has been seized.
Guwahati, Oct. 19: The Centre has heeded Assam’s request for amendments in the Wildlife Protection Act, which will help the department fight wildlife crimes. “We are happy and delighted at the Centre’s assent to the amendments requested by Assam, which will help us nail the poachers,” Assam forest and environment minister Rockybul Hussain said at a news conference here this evening.
Dibrugarh: Dibrugarh AIR broadcast was disrupted since Monday because of a technical snag in the 33kv power line that supplies power to radio stations in Lepetkata in the district.
Jorhat: A group of five to six Karbi militants came to workers’ quarters of Mikir Chang tea estate in Golaghat on Tuesday afternoon and fired in the air.
Jorhat: Abhijit Kalita, a teenager from Ulubari Lachit Nagar in Guwahati, who ran away from home in his childhood was found at the Jorhat ASTC bus stand. The boy was admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital by shopkeepers and was diagnosed with a tumour in his head.
The NSS unit of St Edmund’s College, in collaboration with Dorbar Shnong Mawlynrei, DHMO and Bansara Eye Care will organise a health camp at Madan Heh Nonglum-Nonshilliang, Mawlynrei, Shillong, at 10am.
Manipur State Archives to hold a workshop on Conservation of Manuscripts in its Imphal city office at 2pm.
Handloom and handicraft mela at NEDFi Haat, Guwahati, at 10am. National Handloom Expo at JDSA ground, Jorhat.
Contact 0361-2332665 to participate in the 7th Northeastern States Painting Exhibition at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati. ast date for submission of application forms is October 31.