BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Thursday , November 25 , 2010
Woman killed for ‘cure’
Balurghat, Nov. 24: A 65-year-old woman was murdered by a trader in Tapan yesterday after he was told by a shaman that her death could cure his prolonged illness.
Goli Barman was stabbed repeatedly and she succumbed to injuries on way to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital early today. Police said Nibash Barman, 32, who had been suffering from waist pain for long, hit the woman with a chopper when she was alone at her home. The incident occurred at Nischinta in Tapan around 2.30pm yesterday. The accused has been remanded in jail custody till December 8 by the chief judicial magistrate here. The police are looking for the shaman.
Malda: Three persons have died and more than 100 people have fallen sick in three days after an unknown fever struck Kotwali gram panchayat near here. Chief medical officer of health Srikanta Roy said all those who died had been working in other states. He said blood samples of the sick people were being collected for tests and he suspected they had been suffering from malaria. According to Roy, the patients have been complaining of high fever, strong headache and pain in their limbs.
Siliguri:The 5632 Down Guwahati-Bikaner Express via NJP, scheduled to leave Guwahati at 10.45am on Friday, will start the journey at 2.15pm, said the Northeast Frontier Railway.
Jalpaiguri: One person was killed and 10 others were injured when a pick-up van turned on its side on NH31 near Laxmirhat on Wednesday evening. Police said the deceased, Pradip Hajra, 16, was a resident of Mainaguri. The vehicle was travelling to Mainaguri. Two of the injured have been admitted to the Jalpaiguri district hospital.
Islampur: A fire broke out at a cotton godown at Kanki Market in Chakulia on Tuesday night. Two fire tenders from Islampur doused the flames in half an hour.
Cong meet on dam
Dhubri, Nov. 24: The Dhubri district unit of the Congress organised a meeting of block and panchayat level members, presided over by district president Arabinda Kumar Saha, in support of the mega dam on Subansiri river in Assam, at Rajiv Bhawan here today.
Jorhat: Lachit Divas was observed at the Lachit Maidam in Holongapar on Wednesday by lighting lamps and laying of wreaths. A small function was also organised.
Dhubri: Abhi Bose, 23, was duped by touts in the Dhubri-Kamakhya passenger train while he was travelling to Dhubri from Kamakhya on Tuesday night. Bose was given some food item laced with sedatives by the touts who decamped with his bags and other belongings after he passed out.Bose has been shifted to the Dhubri Civil Hospital by local people.
Kohima: Beth A. Payne, the Consul General at the US Consulate General,Calcutta, will attend the inauguration of the Hornbill Festival as the state guest on December 1 at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama. uwahati: Senior most professor of neurosurgery at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital Bhabesh Chandra Kataki succumbed to his injuries caused due to fracture neck of the femur at Ganga Ram Hospital , New Delhi on Wednesday morning.
National Seminar on Policy Perspectives in Education will be held on December 8 and 9 at department of education, Dibrugarh University. For details, contact Daisy Bora Talukdar, co-ordinator of the seminar, at 9435130847 (M), 0373-2370248 (O).
Manipur Sangai Festival at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal, from 10am. Five-day religious festival of the Khasis, Nongkrem dance festival at Smit, East Khasi Hills.
A two-day National Symposium on Biodiversity of Assam on December 4 and 5 on the premises of Assam Science Society, Khanapara, Guwahati. To participate in the symposium, contact Chandra Barman at 9864027945.
Padmadhar Dol Baruah Memorial Library to be inaugurated at Cinnamara Higher Secondary School, Jorhat, at 10am.
United NGO Mission will kick off the programme of International Fortnight Protesting Violence against Women and Children at Manipur Dramatic Union hall, Imphal, from 10am. Bhadte Kadam II 2010, an awareness programme on disabled persons, at Mrinaljyoti, Duliajan, from 11am. Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory is organising a five-day East Zone mime theatre festival at Imphal city’s Government Dance College from 4pm.