BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning, Hello: It’s Tuesday , November 9 , 2010
From The Telegraph
One lynched over land
Balurghat, Nov. 8: A 47-year-old resident of Gharail in Kumarganj was beaten to death this morning after a dispute with his relatives over a plot of land.
Police said Gour Barman had protested when his brother-in-law Prafulla forcibly tried to harvest paddy from a plot of land that belongs to Moni, his wife. A fight ensued and the family members of Prafulla attacked Gour with lathis leaving him dead on the spot.
Prafulla Barman, his wife Lakshmi and son Vivek have been arrested.
Jalpaiguri: Two snatchers were arrested on Monday from Malbazar when they tried to steal money from a retired railway employee. Police said Motilal Sha had withdrawn Rs 20,000 from a bank and was on way to the bus stand when Ananda Das and Biplab Pandit, both residents of Fatapukur in Rajganj, chased him with a motorcycle and tried to snatch the bag. The duo were warded off by Sha and caught by the local people. They were later handed over to the police.
Jalpaiguri: Bina Oraon, a 46-year-old woman, was killed allegedly by her husband at Washabari Tea Estate on Monday. Malbazar police said the woman had a spat with her husband Monikumar Kerketta after which he hit her with some blunt weapon, leaving her dead on the spot. Monikumar has been arrested.
Islampur: A jewellery shop and an adjacent cellphone store were burgled at Ramganj in Islampur on Sunday night. Police said the thieves broke open the front doors and ran away with valuables worth more than Rs 2 lakh.
Jaigaon: Three women cellphone thieves were arrested from Jaigaon on Sunday. Police said Ali Bibi, Manti Bibi and Pampa Bibi, all residents of Cooch Behar, stole three phones from a cellphone shop on Link Road on Saturday.
Guwahati, Nov. 8: Two bombs were recovered from a Guwahati-bound bus at Amingaon this evening. The bombs were recovered from a bag kept under a seat of the bus, which was coming from Barpeta and was plying on NH 37. Police said the bombs had been shifted to a safe place and bomb disposal experts had been called. “Based on specific information we have recovered the suspected bombs and we are waiting for the bomb experts to confirm it,” a police officer said. The passengers of the bus have been detained for questioning.
Jorhat: The annual general meeting of the Upper Assam Chamber of Commerce will be held at Chamber Bhawan at 2.30 pm on Tuesday.
Guwahati: The Assam state police accountability commission tabled its annual report for 2009 in the state Assembly on Monday. The commission, headed by D.N. Chowdhury, has observed that supervisory authorities were performing their duty in a perfunctory manner, particularly while investigating. The panel hoped the report would help promote and strengthen police accountability and professionalism.
Crafts & textiles
A 10-day exhibition-cum-sale of crafts and textiles at JB Road Theatre Hall in Jorhat, 10am.
Three-day Festival of Mokokchung at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, from 10am.
Public felicitation of educationist Karendra Narayan Baruah at Press Club, Jorhat, 11am. 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, Shillong, from 10am.
Annual general meeting of Upper Assam Chamber of Commerce at Chamber Bhawan in Jorhat at 2.30pm. Coalition on Children’s Right to Protection to organise a daylong consultation on child trafficking in Manipur at social welfare department’s conference hall in Imphal city from 11am.