BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Monday , November 29 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Woman found dead
Malda, Nov. 28: The body of a 27-year-old woman was found in an orchard near her house at Baluachara this morning.
Kashmira Khatoon’s throat had been slit and her limbs had injury marks. Her mother Rabea Bewa said Kashmira had gone to Malda, 20km away, to see a doctor yesterday afternoon.
“She told me that she would come back early. But I could not contact her after 6pm because her cellphone was switched off,” said Rabea. Later, Rabea filed a complaint with the Kaliachak police. District superintendent of police Bhuban Mondal said: “It appears that Kashmira was kidnapped and taken to the orchard,” he said.
Malda: Shyamal Sarkar, 35, was found hanging from the ceiling of his shop adjacent to his house in Gajole on Sunday morning. Sarkar’s wife and children had gone to a temple to offer puja when the incident occurred. He was physically challenged. “Sarkar was suffering from depression recently. It is too early to say if he committed suicide or was murdered,” said the officer in charge of Gajole police station.
Darjeeling: Army chief Gen.V.K. Singh will visit Darjeeling on Monday. He will be the chief guest at the Speech Day of St Paul’s School.
Streelights off on Jorhat roads
Jorhat: Power supply to about 150 streetlights on AT Road and Gar Ali was disconnected by the electricity board since Saturday following non-payment of bills amounting to about Rs 4.8 lakh by the PWD electrical division that maintains the lights. Sources said the bills were not paid for several months by the department. The lights were installed at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore three years back.
Jorhat: Jorhat MLA Rana Goswami on Sunday launched several schemes worth Rs 2.3 crore for proper drinking water supply, drainage and construction of roads in the constituency.
Body fished out
Dhubri: The body of Prabhat Das, an employee of Inland Water Transport, was fished out from the river at Dhubri Free India ghat on Saturday night. Das had drowned on November 18 near Marichakandi char in Barpeta district.
Dhubri: A Multa activist identified as Santosh Ali, 40, of Sadhubhasa village was apprehended by 19 Madras Regiment based at Panbari from Chotodalani village under Gouripur police station of Dhubri district this evening. The Army recovered one 303 rifle, 2 round live ammunition and a bomb weighing 100 grams. He was allagedly involved in arms trafficking and kidnapping, an army source said.
Hacked to death
Kokrajhar: A 60-year-old man, identified as Bhuben Basumatary, was hacked to death by unidentified men at Goldingpara in remote Baksa late on Friday evening.
Guwahati: The CID recovered 24.5kg ganja from the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail at Guwahati railway station on Sunday.
Rock show featuring Kangla Sha, Cleave, RECycle and Soul Mate from Shillong, at Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal East from 5pm, as part of the Sangai Festival.
Quiz competition at Golaghat district library auditorium from 11.30am.
National seminar on the theme Policy Perspectives in Education to be held on December 8 and 9 at department of education, Dibrugarh University. For details, contact Daisy Bora Talukdar, coordinator of the seminar and reader, department of education on 9435130847 (M), 0373-2370248 (O).
Join Purple Theatre, a three-month course on personality development through theatre technique. Be a part of a play to be staged at the end of the course. For details, contact 94350-48444.
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 on 98640 27945.
Annual National Handloom Expo 2010 at Naga Shopping Arcade , Dimapur, from 10am.
The Post Graduate Students’ Union is organising the 8th freshers meet from 10am at Ura Academy Hall, Kohima.