BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Monday , November 8 , 2010
From The Telegraph
GJM President to meet HE Governor today
Darjeeling, Nov 8, (HN): As per earlier records, GJM President Bimal Gurung is scheduled to meet HE Governor MK Narayanan at the Governor’s mansion in Darjeeling today.
Employee robs shop
Alipurduar, Nov. 7: An employee allegedly stole goods worth Rs 3 lakh from the shop where he worked and fled this morning.
Owner Manojoy Pal opened the shop in Falakata around 11am and noticed that three laptops, seven cameras and four LCD TVs were missing. The shop had been locked last night by his employee Samir Das. “Samir started working here two months ago. Last night he locked the shop and gave me the keys like he does everyday. But he kept two keys in his pocket, which I overlooked. Today when I opened the shop, I saw some items missing,” said Pal. Samir, a resident of Nagaon in Assam, was introduced to Pal by Krishna Gope.
“I have lodged an FIR with the Falakata police. A team along with Gope has left for Assam to look for Samir. The stolen goods cost around Rs 3 lakh,” said Pal. Samir has boarded Guwahati-bound Kamrup Express at Falakata station, said police.
Malda: One person was beaten to death in Kaliachak on Saturday night following a quarrel over returning a SIM card. Police said Kalu Chowdhury had borrowed a SIM card from his business partner Kanai Chowdhury three moths ago. When Kanai’s wife Kalpana went to Kalu’s house to get it back, his wife refused to return it and starting beating her up. When Kanai tried to rescue Kalpana, Kalu attacked him. Kanai was taken to the district hospital where he died. District superintendent of police Bhuban Mondal said a murder case has been started against Kalu and his wife. The couple fled the area after the incident.
Islampur: The superintendent in charge of the subdivisional hospital here complained to the CMOH against a doctor on Sunday for taking leave without permission. Sources said A.K. Gupta is on leave since November 1 without taking permission from the authorities. On Saturday, Dipali Pal, a resident of College More, was admitted at the facility under him. But when her son Abhijit found that Gupta was absent, he lodged a complaint with the hospital superintendent. The incident was reported to the CMOH, P.S. Bhattacharya, who said he will take necessary actions after an inquiry.
Two killed in a road mishap
Jorhat: Two persons, including a child, were killed in a road mishap in Bagori area of Goglaghat district around 4.30pm on Sunday. The accident occurred under Kuthuri police outpost when a Canter minibus travelling to Jorhat from Nagaon had a head-on collision with a Hyundai ILO car going to Guwahati from Jorhat. Official sources said Bimal Bothra, 35, and his daughter Neha, 5, succumbed to their injuries at the nearby Hathikhuli Tea Estate hospital.
Jorhat: A six-member team of the standing committee of experts of the Brahmaputra Board visited areas from Salmora to Bengenati where five anti-erosion schemes of the board worth Rs 28 crore are under progress.
Body fished out
Dibrugarh: Police fished out the body of two students, Anup Dutta, 20 and Sengnong Ingling, 17, of Duliajan from the Buridehing on Sunday. The duo went missing on Friday from Sitakund where they went for a picnic with four others. Police suspect that the duo must have been swept away by the strong river current while bathing.
Jorhat: Two youths, Nitya Nath Krishna, 18, and Krishna Pathak, 22, were killed in a road accident on NH-37 on Saturday night when the duo was returning home on a bicycle.
Jorhat: A Dibrugarh University student, Dharmendra Gogoi, 26, was killed in a road accident at Bhalukaguri in Sivasagar on Sunday.
15 shops gutted
Dhubri: In a devastating fire that broke out in Sarupeta market in Barpeta district, 15 shops were gutted and property worth Rs 30 lakh was reduced to ashes on Sunday night.
Dhubri: Chagolia police arrested two persons, Shajahan Ali and Moidul Haque, with 98 bottles of cough syrup at Bhai Bazar in Dhubri district on Sunday night.
Public function at Malow Ali in Jorhat to celebrate the 86th birthday of litterateur Dimbeswar Dayal Sarmah, 2pm. The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Jatiya Abhidan Bhawan will also be held at the same venue.
All Manipur Ethnic Social and Cultural Organisation to celebrate Ningol Chakouba festival at Jawaharlal Nehru Dance Academy, Imphal city, at 10.30am.
Culmination of the three-day consortium on Embracing Peace Education: Empowering the Individual, Institutions and Communities (Special focus on India) at Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong from 10am. A 10-day exhibition-cum-sale of crafts and artistic textiles at JB Road Theatre Hall in Jorhat, 10am.