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Hello, It’s Thursday: October 21 , 2010
2 killed in car crash
Siliguri, Oct. 20: Two persons were killed after the car they were travelling in skidded off NH31A and plunged into the Teesta near Kalijhora, 30km from here, last night.
The deceased, driver Kuldip Lohar, 30, and his helper Manu Saha, 25, were both residents of Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district. “The driver and his assistant were returning home from Gangtok when the car skidded off the highway and fell into the Teesta river between Kalijhora and Hatishurey,” said Rakesh Singh, the subdivisional police officer of Kurseong.
Siliguri: Members of Care for Nature rescued three snakes from Lower Bhanunagar, Ambikanagar and Fulbari on Wednesday. The rescued serpents include two spectacled cobras and a banded krait. All the snakes were later handed over to the wildlife squad in Sukna.
Siliguri: The Siliguri Municipal Corporation will felicitate table tennis player Subhajit Saha, who won gold in the men’s doubles at the Commonwealth Games, on Thursday. Coach Amit Dam will also be honoured.
Islampur: The GRP of Dalkhola have initiated a case against Subhasish Chakraborty for allegedly assaulting Subhas Goswami, the former civic chairperson of Dalkhola. Chakraborty and Goswami had fought over the possession of a berth in the Guwahati-bound Kanchenjungha Express at Dalkhola station on Tuesday. Goswami’s supporters had stopped the train at the station demanding Chakraborty’s arrest. Chakraborty, a commandant of the NVF, was taken away by the GRP. He was later released.
Jaigaon: Bachain Oraon, a 40-year-old resident of East Khairbari, died on Tuesday late evening after she was run over by a train in the same locality. RPF officials in Hasimara said she was crossing the track when a train went over her.
Jorhat, Oct. 20: A two-day workshop-cum-training on muga sericulture was organised by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and NEIST, Jorhat, for farmers at the Nambor guesthouse in Golaghat district. The workshop began on Wednesday.
Dhubri: Bappi Mali, 20, died on the spot when the Dhubri-Kamakhya train hit him at Balajan in Dhubri district at 8.30am on Wednesday.
Jorhat: Julie Dutta, 18, of Signal Colony, Mariani, set herself ablaze on Wednesday morning. She died of burn injuries at JMCH later in the day.
Jorhat: A 10-foot python was caught by a man at Digambar Chuk late on Tuesday night and was handed over to the forest department on Wednesday.
Dhubri: The body of Mridul Sil of Chalantapara under Jogighopa police station of Bongaigaon district, was recovered from Haripani rivulet on Wednesday. Sil drowned while immersing idols on October 17.
Nongstoin Syiemship Commemoration Committee in West Khasi Hills will observe the 22nd death anniversary of tribal leader Wikliff Syiem at Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills at 11am.
The Dorbar Shnong of Pohkseh will felici- tate theShillong Chamber Choir at 4pm at Pohkseh playground, Shillong.
Handloom and handicraft mela at NEDFi Haat, Ambari, Guwahati. The fair opens at 10am.