BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Saturday , October 30 , 2010

 

FOR A SOUND-FREE DIWALI: Innocent Schoolchildren take part in a rally in Siliguri on Friday, requesting people to refrain from bursting crackers during Diwali. (Kundan Yolmo) - while the naughty and more adventurous ones rave & crave for it as Diwali is just once a year - can it really be controlled ?!!

From The Telegraph

 

Two held for silk heist

Malda, Oct. 29: Police have netted two members of a gang that shot dead two employees of the Central Silk Board office at Amriti while decamping with Rs 4 lakh last evening.

Englishbazar police raided the homes of Ajmal Hussain and Nehboob Sheikh in Alipur village in Kaliachak last night and arrested the duo. The police also recovered Rs 50,000 from them. There were six members in the gang and they had escaped on motorcycles after the crime. The police found the houses of Hussain and Sheikh, after seizing a two-wheeler the gang had abandoned because of a technical snag.

Blockade

Jalpaiguri: Members of the Yuva League blocked NH31D at Gosala More for two hours on Friday to protest the bad condition of the highway. The agitators have said they will organise a transport strike in the district on November 1 to protest the precarious condition of the highway.

Students hurt

Alipurduar: Five students were injured when they were swept off the roof of a private bus they were travelling on by a passing branch of a tree along NH31 near Dimdima on Friday morning. About 10-12 boys were on the roof of the crowded bus plying the Gayerkata-Birpara route, police said. Satish Bara, 12, a Class VII student, has been referred to the district hospital in Jalpaiguri with head injuries. All the boys were students of Fatema High School in Dimdima.

Fake notes

Siliguri: Officials of the directorate of revenue intelligence arrested Barkat Ali, a resident of Kaliachak in Malda, and recovered from him fake Indian notes with a face value of Rs 10 lakh. He was caught in Bagdogra on Friday.

Docs’ threat

Siliguri: Junior doctors at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here have threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike if indoor speciality departments are not made functional by November 18. They demand the opening of cardiology, nephrology and neurology departments and the intensive coronary care, paediatric intensive care and neo-natal intensive care units.

Northeast Briefs

Assam reshuffle

Guwahati, Oct. 29: Four Upper Assam deputy commissioners were today transferred by Dispur in view of the Assembly elections. Tinsukia DC K.K. Dwivedi was transferred as DC Dibrugarh in place of G.D. Tripathi, who was shifted as secretary, home and political affairs. Sivasagar DC N.M. Hussain took over as DC Golaghat. Jatin Lahkar, Dhubri DC, will be the new Sivasagar DC while S.S. Menaxi Sundaram the Tinsukia DC. Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Dhubri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari and Kamrup (metro) districts were also affected.

Rebels held

Nagaon: Nagaon police arrested NDFB cadres Rajendra Basumatary and Haitha Basumatary at Samaguri on Friday.

Bandh

Nagaon: Normal life was paralysed during the 24-hour Dima Hasao district bandh called by the Indigenous Students Forum in protest against the October 27 bomb blast in the Barak Valley Express at lower Haflong railway station.

Leopard

Dibrugarh: Forest department personnel and Dikom tea estate captured a full-grown male leopard on Friday. he leopard was later released in the Joypur reserve forest after a check-up.

Events

Senior Citizens for Society, Manipur, and Campaign for Electoral Reforms in India, Karnataka, to organise a daylong North East Regional Consultation on Electoral Reforms in India at Hotel Imphal at 10am. HIV/AIDS awareness campaign by field publicity office, Dibrugarh, in association with Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre, AMCH, Dibrugarh, at Lahoal College, Dibrugarh, from noon.

Camp

A free homoeopathy medical camp will be organised at Ri Bhoi Emporium Hall, Nongpoh, Shillong, at 11am. Valedictory function of CCRT National Cultural Festival Unity in Diversity at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra auditorium in Guwahati at 6pm.

 

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