BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Wednesday, October 27 , 2010

 

Chhatra Parishad supporters being stopped by police on Jalpaiguri’s Club Road during the visit of state public works minister Kshiti Goswami on Tuesday. Around 25 members of the student wing of the Congress were protesting the bad condition of roads in the region, wearing black badges. Goswami, who was in Jalpaiguri town to inaugurate a bungalow of his department, apologised to the people of north Bengal for the potholed roads. “We had assured them that the roads would be repaired by this month but it could not be done because of rain,” he said. The RSP minister had faced a similar protest in Madarihat on Monday. (Biplab Basak) - no excuses more concrete over the decades ?!!

FROM THE TELEGRAPH

 

1 killed in jumbo attack

Cooch Behar, Oct. 26: One person was trampled to death and three others were injured in elephant attacks in two forest villages of Buxa Tiger Reserve yesterday.

Budhua Minz, 45, a resident of Dhaolajhora Busty was trampled to death by a tusker yesterday morning when he was guarding a paddy field.

In another incident, three girls were injured when an elephant attacked them last evening while they were returning to their houses at Atiabari village with cattle. Santoshi Baraik, Amrita Mahali and Puja Baraik have been admitted to the Alipurduar subdivisional hospital.

Garden meet

Jaigaon: A tripartite meeting called by the subdivisional officer of Malbazar on Tuesday to end the impasse at the Carron Tea Estate in Nagrakata was cancelled because of non-participation of the management. Sources in the management said they had announced suspension of work on October 2 after few workers manhandled some managerial staff the previous day. The management had placed three conditions before the trade unions and sought an assurance that they would be met before the talks. As no assurance reached the management, they decided to stay away from the meeting, an official said.

Fire team

Siliguri: A five-member team formed to investigate the cause of the fire that had damaged the chamber of the SMC mayor on October 10 visited the building on Tuesday. Mayor Gangotri Datta said she had requested the SDO to carry out a probe after the blaze.

Northeast Briefs

Train timing

Guwahati, Oct. 26: The Jorhat-Guwahati Jan Shatabdi Experss has been rescheduled from tomorrow for the convenience of visitors to Jatinga Festival. The departure time of the train from Jorhat town has been temporarily changed from 1.55pm to 2.55pm.

Science fest

Kohima: The 18th state-level children’s Science Congress 2010 was held in the Town Hall at Phek on Tuesday with Chotisuh Sazo, parliamentary secretary for social welfare and women development, as the chief guest.

Arrested

Jorhat: Golaghat police arrested Joonti Ali on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the killing of Pabitra Saikia of Bengenakhowa.

Scheme

Jorhat: Altogether 1,300 school students from 13 districts will arrive in Jorhat on Wednesday for a four-day tour under the government’s Gyanjyoti scheme.

Trampled

Nagaon: Dhiren Sobor, 32, a labourer, was trampled to death by an elephant at Lung Sung tea estate in Nagaon district on Tuesday.

Air force calling

Contact 0361 2840051/ 9678001598 or email at elevenasc@rediffmail.com for details for recruitment as airmen in the Indian Air Force — both technical and non-technical grades — to be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlugan, Arunachal Pradesh, from November 26.

Festival

A three day International Jatinga Festival, 2010, at Jatinga village playground, Dima Hasao district, Assam, at 10am.

Exhibition

A two-day Deepawali exhibition at Rajasthan Vishram Bhawan, Shillong, 10am.

Films

Inauguration of Children’s Film Festival at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra auditorium in Guwahati at 10am.

Handloom

Handloom and handicraft mela at NEDFi Haat at Ambari. The fair opens at 10am.

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