BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Monday , November 1 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Chhatrey Subba ill – 9 years without charge, only in Bengal ?!!
Jalpaiguri, Oct. 31: Chhatrey Subba, who has been lodged in the Jalpaiguri jail since 2003 for his alleged involvement in the assassination attempt on GNLF chief Subash Ghisingh, was admitted to the Jalpaiguri district hospital on Sunday evening after he started bleeding from his urinary track. The doctor who attended to Chhatrey said his condition was stable.
Job offer to slain staff kin
Malda: The Central Silk Board will provide jobs to a member each from the families of its two employees who were shot dead by robbers in its office in Amriti on Thursday.
Director of the board V.C. Prasad visited the houses of Prakash Mondol and Shankar Pramanik yesterday to express his condolences to the bereaved families. Prasad said silkworm eggs worth lakhs of rupees were sold from the Malda office regularly and police were aware of it. Amriti had become a den of criminals but the police had failed to were inactive in tackle them, he alleged.
Jalpaiguri: Twenty-two people were injured when a pick-up van fell on its side near Kranti in Malbazar on Sunday evening. Police said the vehicle was returning from Odlabari to Kranti. The injured have been admitted to the Jalpaiguri district hospital.
Senior citizens want DC to stay
Kokrajhar: The Senior Citizens’ Forum of Udalguri and Greater Udalguri Development Committee demanded stay of the transfer orders of outgoing deputy commissioner of Udalguri district, S.S. Meenaxi Sundaram. In a news meet on Saturday evening, the two social organisations expressed shock at the sudden transfer of Sundaram by the state government and demanded that he stayed for at least one more year in the greater interest of Udalguri.
Dhubri: Hundreds of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists took part in a road march in Dhubri on the occasion of Bijoya Sanmelani on Sunday. The activists had gathered at Srimanta Sankaradeva Sishu Udyan.
Kokrajhar: A 6-feet long sub-adult python, weighing 25kg, was found and rescued by villagers from a paddy field at Tinali Bhutiyapara in Kokrajhar on Sunday. forest in Kamrup district.
Dhubri: Bipul Das, 55, died on the spot while 32 others were injured when a bus overturned on National Highway 31 at Pathasalkuchi in Barpeta on Sunday.
Dhubri: Sambhu Charan Misra, an employee of P.K. and Company, was rescued from abductors by the police of Dudhnoi and Krishnai from Goalpara on Saturday night. He was abducted by suspected Rabha Viper Army members.
Children’s film fest
Opening of the two-day children’s film festival organised by the Assam cultural directorate at Eleye Cinema in Jorhat at 10am. Students will be allowed to watch the films free of cost.
Kukis to celebrate Kut festival at 1st Manipur Rifles ground in Imphal city at 10.30am. Meghalaya Poetry Festival 2010 (Khasi, Garo and English) at the Art and Culture Hall, U. Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong, from 10am.
The department of social work, St Edmund’s College, Shillong, is organising a daylong state seminar on Revisiting Social Work Education and Profession — their Relevance in the Northeast, at the college auditorium from 9.30am.
Children book fair at Assam Engineering Institute playground, Chandmari, Guwahati. The fair opens at 10am.