BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

BRIEFS FROM THE REGION

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Wednesday , November 10 , 2010

 

Pet elephants of the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary lead a procession marking the opening of the wildlife week at Madarihat in Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday. Forest minister Ananta Roy was present at the inaugural ceremony. (Anirban Choudhury) - great for celebrations and such ?!!

From The Telegraph

 

Comrade shot dead

Malda, Nov. 9: Unsa Haque, a CPM member, was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals near Harishchandrapur this evening.

Police said Haque, 45, and his son, Alam Sheikh, were also on a motorcycle, going home from Harishchandrapur, 90km from here. Around 7am, they were stopped by criminals on three motorcycles and Haque was shot point blank on the stomach. He was taken to the Harishchandrapur hospital from where he was referred to the district hospital. Haque died on the way to Malda. The motive behind the murder is not yet known.

Industry office

Siliguri: An office of the National Small Industries Corporation was opened here recently. Officials said on Tuesday that the department, a central government undertaking, would work for development and financing of small scale and micro enterprises in the region.

Fake spirit

Islampur: Chopra police seized fake rectified spirit (used in making liquor) at Kalagach on Tuesday. Police said Bijoy Gupta, a resident of Salbari on the outskirts of Siliguri, was carrying the fake spirit from Bihar in an MUV. When he was asked to stop at a police picket on NH31 in Islampur, he dodged the speed breakers, prompting the law enforcers to chase him. He was nabbed at Kalagach. The vehicle was also seized.

Missing

Alipurduar: Monoranjan Debnath, a 45-year-old patient, went missing from the subdivisional hospital here on Tuesday. Debnath, a resident of Kamakhyaguri, had been admitted to the hospital with stomach ache on Monday. When his wife Krishna came to meet him on Tuesday morning, she could not find him.

Trade expo

Siliguri: The East Himalayan Expo 2010, to be organised by the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation and the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, North Bengal, will begin at Paribahan Nagar in Matigara on December 10.

Northeast Briefs

Jumbo caught

Jorhat, Nov. 9: A three-month-old elephant calf (in Telegraph picture above) was caught at Borsala gaon in Sivasagar district today. It was later handed over to the forest department.

Arrested

Jorhat: Alina Begum and Imrul Akthar Hussain were arrested from mgurighat in Sivasagar district on Tuesday for dealing in fake currency.

Assurance

Dhubri: New Dhubri deputy commissioner Sunil Dutta, who took charge on Monday, promised to look into the problems and grievances of the people while addressing a news meet on Tuesday.

Drug peddler

Dibrugarh: Drug peddler Ilahi Sheikh escaped from his Kalibari residence during a police raid on Tuesday evening while Roshan Alam was arrested with 20gm of brown sugar.

Ranjit injured

Dhubri: Ranjit Kumar Roy, joint-secretary of All Assam Koch-Rajbongshi Samelan, was injured in a road mishap at Tamarhat Bazar in Dhubri district on Monday night.

Festivals beckon

Innovative Youth Development Association, Imphal, to open a seven-day Manipur Chinjak Festival (food festival) at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen in Imphal city at 1pm on Save Food Save Life. Three-day Festival of Mokokchung at Imkongmeren Sports Complex from 10am.

Book fair

Northeast children’s book fair at Nehrubali, Nagaon, from 10am.

Events

A training programme on Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development at the District Commerce and Industries Centre, Industrial Estate, Polo Ground, Shillong, at 11am. The 4th B.M. Pugh Memorial Lecture at 3pm in the North Eastern Council Secretariat Auditorium, Upper Nongrim Hills, Shillong.

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