BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Tuesday , November 2 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Chhatrey health – deteriorating like the justice system under Bengal ?!!
Jalpaiguri, Nov. 1: Chhatrey Subba, a key accused in the 2001 attack on DGHC chairman Subash Ghisingh, was shifted from the district hospital here to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital with renal complications.
Superintendent of the Jalpaiguri district hospital S.C. Bhowmik said Subba had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday. Jalpaiguri police superintendent Anand Kumar said Subba had been sent to Siliguri under adequate police escort.
Subba’s son Santosh had accompanied the accused.
5 killed in twin mishaps
Balurghat: Five persons were killed and nine persons injured in two accidents in South Dinajpur today.
The first accident took place around 9am at Malipara in Gangarampur. The auto-rickshaw coming to Gangarampur from Sahapara turned turtle. Driver Utpal Sarkar died on the spot, while five passengers suffered serious injuries.
In the second incident at Nalpara in Bansihari, six members of a family were coming to Buniadpur to attend a family function. The auto-rickshaw they were travelling in had a head-on collision with a truck on Malda-Balurghat, killing two on the spot. The other two succumbed to injuries on way to hospital. The injured have been admitted to hospital, police said.
Siliguri: Students of Radcliffe School will organise a road show campaigning against the use of sound crackers on November 2. The show will be organised on Sevoke Road here.
Malda: A six-year-old boy was run over on the Amriti-Kaliachak state highway on Monday. Police said Shahid Ali, a resident of Babla Mirpara in Kaliachak, was run over by a pick-up van when he was crossing the road. After the incident, irate residents of the area ransacked the vehicle and blocked the highway for more than two hours. The blockade was lifted at 3pm after the police arrested the driver.
Dergaon, Nov. 1: Forest minister Rockybul Hussain today declared Kaziranga National Park open for tourists. and inaugurated the elephant safari at Mihimukh.
Jorhat: Police have identified five suspected labourers for the murder of ONGC employee, William Voklin, at Teok on Sunday. All five belong to Nagaon district.
Plea to AGP
Jorhat: The Assam Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Assam Chamber of Commerce have appealed to the AGP to call off its 12-hour Jorhat bandh on Tuesday, as it would hamper the sales on Dhanteras on Wednesday.
Jorhat: M.P. Nathanael took over as the inspector-general of police (operations) of the CRPF in Jorhat on Monday.
Jorhat: A fire station will be inaugurated at Teok in Jorhat on Tuesday by the director of Assam Fire Services Organisation, Dilip Bora, who is also the additional director general of Assam Police. on Tuesday.
Crafts & textiles
A 10-day exhibition-cum-sale of crafts and artistic textiles, under Northeast Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation Limited, at JB Road Theatre Hall in Jorhat from 10am.
Meeting of Nagaland Women’s Voluntary Association at State Banquet Hall, Dimapur, 3pm.
The XXXIV BSF Inter Frontier Football Competition, organised by Frontier HQ BSF Shillong, will conclude at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Polo, Shillong.
Regional Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management at Hotel Pinewood, Shillong, at 10am. Persons interested to participate in subject-based career guidance of college students may contact Temjen Ao at 9436016198 or principal, Sao Chang Govt College, Tuensang. The workshop will be held on November 10 at Tuensang.
Children’s film festival organised by the Assam cultural directorate at Eleye Cinema in Jorhat at 10am.
Pre-Diwali Mela at NEDFi Haat in Guwahati from 10am.
International Trade Fair at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati, from 10am onwards.
The 7th Children’s Book Fair at Assam Engineering Institute playground in Guwahati from 10am.