A game of honour Manipur players in action during the indigenous polo game, Pana Kangjei, at the Manipur Sangai Festival 2010, in Imphal on Tuesday. (PTI) - A proud Darjeeling Tradition that disappeared from the Lebong Polo Grounds under Bengal's inept rule of the region ?!!

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Wednesday , November 24 , 2010
From The Telegraph


Murder accused arrested

Alipurduar, Nov. 23: Two persons accused of murdering an 18-year-old boy were arrested this morning.

Arindam Roy’s body was found on a culvert at Shantinagar on August 3. The boy had been shot dead. Sujan Mandal and Sambhu Dey were produced in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate here. The duo have been remanded in police custody for 10 days. The police had pleaded for a remand of 40 days for interrogation. Two other persons involved in the murder are still absconding.

Funds protest

Jaigaon: Members of the Madarihat block Congress committee organised a daylong dharna at the block office on Tuesday to protest alleged irregularities of the Khairbari panchayat in utilising NREGS funds. The protesters also submitted a memorandum to Madarihat BDO Hirok Mondal and demanded an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of money. The demonstration was withdrawn around 4pm after Mondal assured the agitators that necessary steps would be taken.

Fake notes

Balurghat/Siliguri: A resident of Balurghat was arrested with fake Indian currency on Tuesday. Police said Biswanath Singh was arrested from Powerhouse Bazaar and eight fake notes with a face value of Rs 500 were recovered from him. In Siliguri, Pradhannagar police arrested three persons with fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs 4 lakh. They were picked up from Siliguri Junction area on Tuesday.

Three dead

Islampur: Three unnatural deaths have been reported at Karandighi police station in the past 24 hours. Chandrakanta Sinha, 58, hanged himself at his residence in Mohanpur on Monday night. S.K. Matin, 25, a resident of English Bazar in Malda district, died of electrocution at Patnor on Tuesday. Matin had stepped on a live wire lying on the ground. A resident of Dalkhola hanged himself at his house on Tuesday. Police said Binod Rishi, 30, was suffering from depression.

Northeast Briefs

Pension adalat

Jorhat, Nov. 23: A two-day defence pension adalat will be held from December 23 for redressal of grievances of the pensioners residing at Rhino Officers Institute, Lichubari, Jorhat. All pensioners should forward their grievances in a proforma in Hindi or English alongwith supporting documents to S.M. Deshpande, pension adalat officer, PCDA, Pensions, Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad.

Train mishap

Dhubri: Mohammad Raj Ahmed, a higher secondary student, of Chowringi More of Dhubri district died after he was hit by the Dhubri-Kamakhya train at Balajan station on Tuesday morning..


Dhubri: A delegation of Dhubri River Port Demand Committee and land owners, of areas where the river port was proposed, met deputy commissioner Sunil Dutta and demanded compensation for the land.

Cub spotted

Jorhat: A leopard cub, spotted by workers of Umabari tea estate at Teok, was handed over to a wildlife organisation in Keteki. The cub was sent to the Jorhat forest department on Tuesday.

Mime fest

Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory is organising a five-day East Zone Mime Theatre Festival at Imphal city’s Government Dance College from November 24 to 28, 4pm onwards.


Bhadte Kadam II, 2010, an awareness programme on disabled persons, at Prerona, Jorhat, from 9am.


For details on a two-day national seminar on Policy Perspectives in Education on December 8, contact Daisy Bora Talukdar, co-ordinator of the seminar and reader, department of education, Dibrugarh University, on 9435130847, 03732370248.


To commemorate the International Year of Biodiversity-2010, the National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur, Maharashtra, in collaboration with ICAR Research Complex and Directorate of Horticulture, Meghalaya, is organising the ‘Citrus Diversity Fair’, under UNEP/GEF Project, at the district agriculture office premises.


Five-day religious festival of the Khasis, Nongkrem dance at Smit, the headquarters and capital of the Khasi state of Hima Khyrim.

Social work

Mass social work and cleanliness drive organised by Chumukedima Town Council at Dimapur from 7am.


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