BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Saturday , November 13 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Plea to screen Sikkim
Calcutta, Nov. 12: The authorities of Calcutta Film Festival have mailed a request to the Art and Culture Trust of Sikkim for consent to screen Satyajit Ray’s Sikkim but the agency has denied having received any such plea.
“We haven’t received the request,” said Ugyen Chopel, the managing trustee of ACT, which claims to be the “rightful owner” of the documentary. Following a plea by the trust, a Sikkim court had on yesterday barred the screening of the film in the festival. An ACT official said the trust would have given its consent to the festival authorities had they approached it earlier in a “proper manner”. Earlier in the day, Manab Bandyopadhyay, the state deputy director of information, said a request for consent had been mailed to the Sikkim trust.
Malda: One person was killed and 46 others were injured when the truck they were travelling in rammed into a tree along NH34 near Kariakundu in Gajole around 3pm on Friday. Police said the vehicle was on its way to Buniyadpur in South Dinajpur. The injured were admitted to the Gajole rural hospital. Twelve of them were later shifted to the district hospital in Malda. The deceased has been identified as Bikash Mondal,46.
Siliguri: Pradhannagar police arrested two persons with stolen automobile parts worth around Rs 2 lakh from Mallaguri on Friday. Police said Hari Pradhan of Sukhiapokri and Dayal Roy, a resident of Champasari, were carrying the spare parts in a pick-up van. The duo could not produce valid documents for the items.
Alipurduar: A decomposed carcass of an elephant calf was found near Panbari forest under Buxa Tiger Reserve (east) division on Friday. This is the second elephant body to be spotted in the area within the past 72 hours. On Wednesday foresters had found a decomposed body of a makna. R. Saini, field director of the Buxa Tiger Reserve, said: “The calf was aged about one year. The sex of the animal could not be determined because the carcass was highly decomposed. We have collected samples and are sending them to Calcutta for examination.”
Barua gets bail
Guwahati, Nov. 12: Gauhati High Court today granted bail to Ulfa deputy commander-in-chief Raju Barua alias Hitesh Kalita in a case registered under the special operation unit of Assam police.
Jorhat: The Jorhat district Congress today burnt the effigy of former RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan for his remarks against AICC president Sonia Gandhi.
Dhubri: The Dhubri district unit of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha demanded the government to ban the Bodoland Muslim Chhatra Sanstha which has been spreading violence during bandhs.
Guwahati: The All Assam Students’ Union will resort to satyagraha on Saturday to protest the alleged pro-big dam stand of the Tarun Gogoi government and non-implementation of the Assam Accord.
Dibrugarh: Around 10 rented huts, located on the residential premises of druglord Sheikh Ilahi at Kalibari in Dibrugarh, were gutted on Friday. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Inauguration of charitable dispensary on Sunday at 11am at Arya Samaj Temple, GS Road, Shillong. A national integration camp by Nehru Yuva Kedra, at youth hostel, Shillong, from 10am. Handloom and handicrafts mela at NEDFi Haat, Guwahati, 10am.