Good Morning: Hello, It’s Thursday , November 11 , 2010

Passengers of a Katihar-bound train demonstrated on the Platform 3 of Malda Town station for two hours on Wednesday morning after the engine developed a technical snag. The 601 Up Malda-Katihar Passenger, which was supposed to leave at 7.15 am, finally departed Malda around 10am after a new engine was brought in. Irate passengers demonstrated in front of station manager Dilip Chowhan, demanding an explanation from him for the delay. “Delayed running of trains has become a routine affair. We are being harassed regularly,” secretary of the daily passengers’ welfare association Tapan Das said. (Surajit Roy) – may have been a different story with a complete parochial angle had the Gorkha Adivasi faction done it ?!!

From The Telegraph 


Three found dead

Cooch Behar Nov. 10: Three fishermen were found dead in a village near Dinhata along the Indo-Bangladesh border this morning.

According to police, seven fishermen from Dakshin Lauchapara had gone to Satyanarayanerchhara lake, 5km away, around 10pm yesterday. They were waiting for the dawn to break to cast nets. The fishermen slept beside a kutcha road near the waterbody. Around 1.30am, three men woke up to find that four of their companions were lying on the ground with blood oozing from their heads. The deceased were Alam Haque, 17, Jamal Byapari, 40, and Hazrat Byapari, 22. Saidul Byapari has been admitted to the subdivisional hospital in Dinhata in an unconscious state. The police said the remaining three were being questioned.

Bandh call

Cooch Behar: The Greater Cooch Behar Democratic Party has called a 24-hour bandh in six districts of north Bengal on November 15, demanding the release of their leader Bangshi Badan Barman and 42 supporters. President of the party Ashutosh Barma said: “We have been compelled to call the bandh. The judicial process in this case is very slow.”

Bhutan gate

Jaigaon: The timing for the opening of the gates leading to Bhutan have been brought forward for Chhat Puja that begins from Thursday. Secretary of the Jaigaon Chhat Puja Committee Krishna Gupta said an appeal had been made to the police chief of Bhutan’s Chukha district. On Monday, the Bhutan official confirmed that the gates would be opened at 2am on November 13 so that devotees could congregate on the banks of the Torsa river before sunrise. The gates open at 5.30am and shut at 9.30pm everyday.

Neuro meet

Siliguri: The 24th annual conference of the Association of Neuroscientists of Eastern India will be held here on November 13 and 14. N. R. Haldar, the secretary of the organising committee, said around 150 doctors and neuroscientists from eastern India will participate in the event.

Northeast Briefs

RSS protest

Jorhat, Nov. 10: RSS members today staged a demonstration in front of the office of the deputy commissioner in protest against the Centre’s attempt to frame a senior RSS leader in the Ajmer bomb blast case of 2007. he Dhubri unit of the RSS staged a dharna in front of the deputy commissioner’s office in protest against the branding of the organisation as a Hindu terrorist organisation by the UPA government.

Road mishap

Jorhat: A resident of Dergaon, Jintu Hazarika, 29, was killed at Kohora when his car hit a parked truck on NH 37.


Dibrugarh: Around 300 students from the department of juridical sciences of Dibrugarh University staged a dharna in front of the deputy commissioner’s office on Wednesday. They also submitted a memorandum, urging him to take steps to complete the affiliation process of the Bar Council of India.

Hostage free

Kokrajhar: Pharmacist Adhir Chandra Debnath, who was abducted by unidentified goons from Fakiragram on October 31, returned home on Tuesday.

Child & nutrition

Directorate of field publicity, Dibrugarh, to organise an awareness campaign on Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) and Nutrition at GP Bhawan, Dimuruguri village, Tinsukia district, at 11am.


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