BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Monday, November 22 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Leopard cub rescued
Jalpaiguri, Nov. 21: Officials of the Khuttimari range in Jalpaiguri division today rescued a male leopard cub from a forest village.
The foresters suspect that the eight-month-old cub could be infected with anthrax virus. Veterinarian Arindam Das, who was treating the animal, said the cub had sores in its mouth and nose and could not be released in the wild without proper treatment. Das said during recent tests on cattleheads in the area, traces of anthrax had been found in a few blood samples. He added that the cub’s blood samples had been sent to the laboratory of animal resources in Jalpaiguri for tests.
Siliguri: Dhruba Das, 38, was killed when a Siliguri-bound private bus knocked him down at Hatighisa near Naxalbari on Sunday. After the incident, angry residents of the area ransacked the vehicle and blocked NH31C for two hours. The blockade was lifted around 5pm after police arrival. The bus has been seized but the driver managed to escape.
Siliguri: The 11th International Film Festival will begin at the Dinabandhu Mancha here on Monday. Films from 15 countries will be screened during the six-day fest organised by the Siliguri Cine Society. The event will be inaugurated by actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya will be present.
Siliguri: A fire broke out near the ammunition point at the Binnaguri Military Station in Jalpaiguri on Saturday. Two fire engines of the army from Dhupguri doused the flames in half-an-hour. No loss of life or property has been reported.
Jaigaon: The consulate general of India at Bhutan’s Phuentsholing organised a programme to mark the National Integration Week on Sunday. At the event, a documentary on national integration was shown and dances and songs of India and Bhutan were performed before the dignitaries from both the countries.
18 hurt as cops, residents clash
Kokrajhar: At least 10 policemen, including Kokrajhar deputy superintendent of police and eight civilians, were injured when the residents of Judomoni, Moinatol, Kasibari areas gheraoed Fakiragram police station in Kokrajhar and clashed with the policemen on Sunday around 5.30pm. The police said around 1,000 villagers stormed the police station and ransacked it demanding the release of Kankan Ray, a village youth, who was arrested in connection with the killing of a young girl.
Kokrajhar: A two-day seminar on Creative Ideas for Change and Development of Socio-economic Condition of the People of Bodoland was held at KDSA indoor stadium in Kokrajhar under the aegis of BTC administration on Sunday. .
Imphal: Imphal morning papers will resume publication from Tuesday after remaining suspended for two days since Sundays following threats from Kangleipak Communist Party.
Dhubri: Spades, smuggled out to Bangladesh, were seized by 122 battalion BSF near Salapara, the border village, on Saturday night.
Dhubri: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Dhubri unit, burnt effigies of forest minister Rockybul Hussain on Sunday to protest against the eviction of Adivasis from the forest villages of Kokrajhar.
Imphal: Imphal morning papers will resume publication from Tuesday after remaining suspended for two days since today following threats from Kangleipak Communist Party (Mobile Task Force-Kesho).
National Seminar on the theme of Policy Perspectives in Education to be held on December 8 and December 9 at the department of education, Dibrugarh University. For details, contact Daisy Bora Talukdar, co-ordinator of the seminar and reader, department of education on 9435130847, 0373-2370248.
Manipur Sangai Festival 2010 at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal, from 10am.
Culmination of the annual Shad Nongkrem of Hima Khyrim at Smit village from 11am.
Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma to release the Book of Knowledge on the Indian National Congress at 10.30am in Congress Bhawan.
Badhte Kadam II 2010, an awareness programme on disabled persons at the Science Hall, Nongpoh, Shillong, from 9am.
A Manipur NGO, Response on Child Rights, to hold a one-day convocation programme of children with HIV/AIDS at 10am in Hotel Imphal.
A two-day National Symposium on Biodiversity of Assam on December 4 and 5 on the premises of Assam Science Society, Khanapara. To participate, contact Chandra Barman- 9864027945.