Was Nicole Tamang the one who struck the killer blow, or an instigator, or just a reporter of events who was unfortunate to lose his phone in the melee that ensued after the MT murder most foul - and is he dead or alive - made into a political scapegoat by the Bengal CPM's snide brand of inept & filthy politics ?!! (TT)

Good Morning: Hello, It’s Saturday, November 27 , 2010


Court query on Nickole

Calcutta, Nov 25: A division bench of Calcutta High Court today directed the CID to file an affidavit in seven days stating what steps it had taken on the disappearance of Nickole Tamang, one of the main accused in the Madan Tamang murder case.

The bench comprising Chief Justice J.N. Patel and Justice Asim Roy also asked the officer-in-charge of Pradhannagar police station in Siliguri to file an affidavit saying what action he had taken on the basis of an FIR that the CID had lodged after Nickole had escaped from the agency’s custody on August 22. Madan Tamang, the president of the ABGL, was hacked to death in Darjeeling on May 21 morning. Nickole was a member of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.

1 killed, 5 hurt in mishap

Malda, Nov. 26: An assistant sub-inspector of police was killed and five others were injured when the jeep in which they were patrolling rammed into a parked truck near Kaliachak this morning.

District superintendent of police Bhuban Mondal said the deceased, Swapan Sarkar, 58, assistant sub-inspector Rasamay Pal, two constables and an NVF member were in the vehicle, besides the driver, when the accident took place on NH34. There was poor visibility because of fog and the indicator of the truck parked on the highway was not on. The injured have been admitted to the district hospital here. The truck has been seized but the driver managed to escape.

Clash death

Malda: One person was killed and eight were injured when two groups clashed over the harvesting of crops at Phulberia near Englishbazar on Friday. According to police, Khairul Sheikh, 44, had gone to his field with a group to harvest crop when Meser Ali attacked him along with few men. The injured have been admitted to the district hospital here. A police picket has been set up in the area.

Bomb scare

Siliguri: An abandoned briefcase triggered a bomb scare on Hill Cart Road on Friday evening. Around 8pm, Siliguri traffic police cordoned off the area and no vehicles were allowed near the spot. Later, sniffer dogs were brought to check the item. A senior police official said no explosives were found inside the briefcase and the police are trying to identify the owner.

Annual day

Siliguri: The Air Force School at Bagdogra celebrated its 41st annual day on Friday. Air Commodore K. Sundarram, the Air Officer Commanding of 20 Wings Bagdogra, was the chief guest at the event.

Truck arrest

Siliguri: Bhaktinagar police arrested Rajkumar Singh of Tumalpara on Friday for lifting a truck. Police said the vehicle was stolen from Calcutta on November 23. The truck has been recovered.



Killer tusker

Jaigaon: A lone tusker killed a 52-year-old woman and destroyed five houses in Subhasini tea garden in Hashimara on Wednesday night. The elephant lifted Nanki Onrao with its trunk and flung her a few metres away before trampling her to death. Nanki is survived by her 75-year-old husband and two children.

Tree arrest

Siliguri: Foresters of Dabgram range under Baikunthapur forest division arrested Ashimohan Burman on Thursday for illegally felling a saal tree. Forest officers said Burman is a resident of Hatiadanga on the outskirts of Siliguri.

Three held

Islampur: The intelligence wing of BSF and Islampur police arrested three persons and recovered an improvised firearm and one live cartridge from them. The police suspect the trio had assembled at Ramganj to commit a crime when they were arrested. Two motorcycles were also seized during the raid.

Road name

Jaigaon: The block administration of Kalchini has named a road after Ajay Lama, a martyr of the Indian army. Lama, a resident of Bhatpara, was 25 when he died while fighting against the Pakistan army at Drass in Kashmir on November 25, 2007. The 5km road connects Bhatpara Tea Estate with Mechpara.

Northeast Briefs

Rally on plastic

Jorhat, Nov. 26: Students of the DCB Girls’ College took out an awareness rally against he use of plastic today.

Plea to PM

Guwahati: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bring the historical Dhodar Ali Road under SARDP-NE.


Dibrugarh: Dibrugarh police arrested peddlar Asinj Megu, 18, from the Marwaripatty area in Dibrugarh on Friday. Substances suspected to be brown sugar weighing around 16 grams were recovered from him.

Thieves held

Dibrugarh: Police arrested four car thieves, Swapan Dey, Bitupon Gogoi, Puwali Das and Raju Saha, from the Khatkhati police outpost in Karbi Anglong on Thursday.


Dibrugarh: The All Assam Chutia Students Union staged a three-hour dharna from 11 in the morning at Chowkidingee Charali on Friday demanding protection of erosion-hit Rohmoria area in Dibrugarh district. he union also sent a memorandum to the state chief minister Tarun Gogoi through the Dibrugarh district administration demanding immediate implementation of a 60-crore anti-erosion scheme at Rohmoria. DFB CADRE HELD IN BIJNI hubri: In a joint operation launched by 19 Madras Regiment and Bijini police, ne Ndfb cadre identified as Pradip Narzary (30) of Daisanguri under Bijini olice station of Chirang district was apprehended in the morning today. rmy recovered one gun and explosives from the possession of the militant who ad been active in the organization for last three years, an army source said.

What to do this weekend

Join Purple Theatre, a three-month course (two days every week) on Personality Development through Theatre Technique. A play will be staged at end of the course. Contact 94350-48444 before November 28. For details, log on to Take part in quiz and drawing competitions at Assam Tea Tourism Festival, Jorhat Court Field, from 9.30am. Be there for the Federal Assembly organised by User Manipur at Manipur Dramatic Union hall in Imphal city, 10.30am. Visit the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2010 at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal, from 10am. Grab your seat for the Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory-organised five-day East Zone Mime Theatre Festival at Imphal city’s Government Dance College from 4pm. Join the five-day religious festival of the Khasis, Nongkrem dance festival, at Smit, East Khasi Hills.



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