BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning, Hello: It’s Tuesday , October 26 , 2010
FROM THE TELEGRAPH
20-yr-old shot dead
Islampur, Oct. 25: A 20-year-old youth, Samser Khan, was shot dead allegedly by his former lover’s husband last night.
Police said Khan, a resident of Simulia in Chakulia, had an affair with the wife of Md Dostic and she had committed suicide five months back. Since then, Dostic had a grudge against Khan. Last night, Khan was returning from a village fair, when he was shot dead by Dostic. The police started a murder case on the basis of a complaint lodged by the deceased’s father Abdul Rajjak. Dostic fled the area after the crime.
Siliguri: A male leopard was trapped in a cage kept by foresters on Nepuchapu Tea Estate in Malbazar subdivision on Monday. The guards from Malbazar wildlife squad said the seven-year-old animal had been creating panic in the garden for several days and attacked cattle and poultry birds reared by workers. The animal was later released in Gorumara National Park.
Siliguri: Dolly Burman suffered injuries when she was attacked by an elephant at Panitanki on the India-Nepal border on Sunday night. Forest officers in Kurseong said the woman had been attacked by the elephant which was part of a 100-member herd roaming in the Naxalbari block for the past few days. Dolly was admitted to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. The foresters said they had increased patrolling on the border.
Jaigaon: More than 200 Congress supporters jeered at state public works minister Kshiti Goswami on Monday when he was in Madarihat to inaugurate an inspection bungalow of his department. The Congress members under the leadership of Pranab Banerjee demonstrated in front of the dais erected for the inauguration, saying there was no justification for the minister to spend lakhs of rupees to build such bungalows when roads across north Bengal were in precarious condition.
Dibrugarh, Oct. 25: Dibrugarh district committees of the All Assam Sonowal Kachari Students Union, Chutia Students Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad will impose a 72-hour economic blockade against Oil India Limited from 5am on Wednesday.
Duliajan: Police arrested Pradip Kumar Borah, a junior office assistant at the Duliajan employment exchange, on charges of corruption on Monday. Police sealed Borah’s residence during a raid, conducted in the presence of Reena Mech, circle officer and executive magistrate of Tengakhat revenue circle.
Dhubri: Dhubri forest officials from Choto Guma forest seized 200 cubic feet is saltimber on Sunday night.
Dhubri: Bodies of two boys, Alom Sheikh, 10, Selim Ali, 11, of Tumni village in Dhubri district were fished out from the Brahmaputra on Sunday evening.
Jorhat: The ONGC organised a walkathon for schoolstudents on Sunday.
Jorhat: The AJYCP staged a dharna and threatened a lockout of the SC Development Board office if anomalies in the allotment of schemes for Scheduled Caste people were not probed within 15 days.
Guwahati: The AASU today launched its integrity march from Karbi Anglong district in a bid to cement ties among various communities and tribes in the state. Altogether 26 organisations, representing various communities and tribes, took part in the march.
Mamikon Academy to open Asian Cinema Week (film festival) at Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal, from 10am.
Universal Friendship Organisation to observe its raising day at Nameirakpam Leikai, Imphal East, from 10am.
Lectures on issues of Millennium Development Goals by resourceperson Neil Hockey organised by the departments of sociology and economics of St Edmund’s College, Shillong, on the college premises from 10am.
The 25th All India Postal Badminton Tournament by North East Postal Sports Board at U Tirot Sing Syiem Indoor Stadium, Shillong.
National integration camp organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan at the North East Zone Cultural Centre in Dimapur from 10am.
Contact Ghunavi Ayee (convenor), Deepjyoti Choudhury (co-convenor) at 09615324443/09774346798 for participation at TechAura 2010 from November 10 organised by School of Engineering Technology, Dimapur.