BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Friday , October 22 , 2010
FROM THE TELEGRAPH
Fourteen injured in mishaps
Islampur/Balurghat: Oct. 21: Fourteen people were injured in two road accidents in Islampur and Banshihari today.
Seven passengers of a trekker were injured when the vehicle rammed into a truck parked on NH31 at Dhantala in Islampur. The injured were admitted to the subdivisional hospital. In the other accident at Rasikpur in Bansihari, seven fish traders going to Raiganj in a pick-up van on SH10 were injured when the vehicle fell on its side. The injured are under treatment at the Raiganj District Hospital.
Siliguri: Members of the Terai Sangrami Mancha demonstrated at the block land office in Kharibari on Thursday, protesting the move to create tea plantations by encroaching on paddy fields in the block.
Islampur: Chopra police on Thursday arrested the husband and the brother-in-law of a woman who had committed suicide on October 17. Munni Malakar, 30, a resident of Haptiagach, was married to Barun about seven years back. Since then, she was tortured by her husband and in-laws, police said. Munni’s father Dhaneswar Roy lodged a complaint with police on October 18. The duo were picked up on the basis of the complaint.
Islampur: A jute-laden truck was gutted in a fire at College More in town on NH31 on Wednesday night. Police said the truck rammed into an electric post and got in touch with live electric wires. Two fire engines from Islampur doused the flames. The driver and the cleaner have, however, managed to escape unhurt.
Jaigaon: A 25-year-old woman from Dewkotatol in Jaigaon hanged herself at her residence on Thursday. Police said Bantitosh Niyal was a salesperson of electronic goods and originally hails from Rajasthan. She used to stay at a rented house. An investigation is on.
Mangaldoi, Oct. 21: The 65 field regiment of the army’s Red Horns division rescued two abducted employees of IS Trading Construction Company — site in-charge Gopal Chetri and supervisor Amzad Ali — today. The two were held hostage by the NDFB since October 7.
Kokrajhar: Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilary re-inaugurated the Sukla irrigation project at Naokata in Baksa district on Thursday.
Jorhat: A 3-month-old tortoise was found on the road at Aupholia Bholakaguri in Dibrugarh district on Wednesday. It was handed over to the forest department.
Dhubri: A drug peddler, Julfikar Hussain, 31, was arrested with two cartons of cough syrup and D Proxyvon and 200 Nitrosum 10, a police source said.
Dhubri: Five houses were torched on Thursday in a clash between two village groups fighting over encroachment of government land, which was allotted to a landless family in Durahati. rrested Guwahati: Boloram Rabha was arrested by on Thursday for failing to repay a loan he had taken from the Ganesh-guri branch of the Co-operative City Bank Ltd. he accused is an employee at the office of executive engineer of soil research division at Basistha area in Guwahati. uwahati : The Border Security Force personnel seized 56 kgs of hemp worth Rs 2,80,000 at the market along the international border in East Khasi hills district in Meghalaya on Wednesday. The BSF has already intensified its operation along the border to prevent trans border crimes.
Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, Northeast zonal chapter, to hold a two-day conference at Jubilee Hall of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, from 1.30pm.
A workshop on Philosophy and Spirituality of Eternal/Primordial Religion and Culture of the Janajati People of Northeast Bharat at Maheshwari Bhawan, Chhatribari, Guwahati, at 2pm.
The Pentecostal Mission (church), Lumdiengjri, Shillong, to hold special Gospel meetings and divine healing services at Umkaliar Ground (Par Maw), Shillong, till October 24 from 5pm.
Handloom and handicraft mela at NEDFi Haat, Ambari, Guwahati. The fair opens at 10am.
A fashion show to create awareness on Global Warning at ITA Machkhowa, Guwahati, at 5.30pm.
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.