BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Thursday , November 4 , 2010

From The Telegraph

‘Murder’ arrests

Jaigaon, Nov. 3: Kalchini police arrested three persons today for allegedly murdering a resident of Bhatpara Tea Estate last night.

Manoj Thapa, 29, Guey Biswakarma, 20, and Pradeep Thapa, 45, had allegedly beaten Subhash Thapa, 35, to death following a brawl at an illicit liquor shop last night. The trio were produced in the Alipurduar court today and they have been remanded in jail custody for 14 days.

Rural power

Jaigaon: Seventy-eight houses at Rabha Forest Busty in Kalchini block received electricity on Wednesday. Alipurduar Lok Sabha member Manohar Tirkey sanctioned Rs 13 lakh from the MPLAD funds for the project. Around 55 more houses will get electricity in the next phase of the scheme.

Robbers held

Islampur: Seven robbers were arrested from an eatery along NH31 on Tuesday night. They were planning to rob vehicles on the highway when they were arrested.

Northeast Briefs

Houses razed

Kokrajhar, Nov 3: The BTC forest department razed over 200 houses mostly belonging to the Bodo community in the Laopani area, as former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi is scheduled to visit Kokrajhar to oversee the alleged eviction against the Adivasis. The All Adivasi Students Association has called 12-hour Assam bandh tomorrow against the eviction.

Employment

Jorhat: The government employment exchange registered 142 students of JB College at the college auditorium on Wednesday.

Camp

Jorhat: Over 1,200 patients were treated at a free medical camp in Barpathar on Sunday.

Vans seized

Dhubri: Three vans carrying power tillers were seized by Agomoni police at Belguri and Agomoni for entering Dhubri from West Bengal without paying sales tax at Chagolia checkgate.

Trampled

Dhubri: One person was trampled by a wild elephant in the reserve forest near Lakhipur on Tuesday evening.

Public meet

Centre for Organisation Research and Education, Human Rights Alert, Human Rights Initiative and Threatened Indigenous Peoples Society to jointly organise a daylong national convention on Legal and Political Implications of the Abduction of Sana Yaima at 10.30am at Manipur Dramatic Union Hall, Imphal city.

Puppetry

Refresher course on Heritage of Creative Puppetry is being held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati from 9.30am.

Dance

The department of arts and culture, Meghalaya government, is organising a programme of dances showcasing a variety of dance forms from East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi districts at U Soso Tham Auditorium from noon.

 

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