BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Good Morning: Hello, It’s Tuesday , November 30 , 2010
From The Telegraph
Hunger strike for jobs
Jalpaiguri, Nov. 29: Four tribal youths started an indefinite hunger strike on the premises of the district primary school council today, demanding their immediate appointment as contract teachers.
According to the agitators, all residents of Banarhat in Dhupguri block, they had appeared for an interview in a school at Chamurchi near Banarhat in April. They were also empanelled for the job. Later, they learnt that the selection had been cancelled. DPSC officials, however, said no fresh recruitment could be carried out immediately owing to some government orders. The district magistrate has been informed about the protest.
Jaigaon: Two adult gaurs and a calf entered Dharanipur Tea Estate in the Dooars on Monday morning, spreading panic among people. The animals entered the garden from the nearby Diana forests. In the evening, foresters from the Jalpaiguri wildlife division steered the gaurs back to the forest by bursting crackers.
Balurghat: Members of the Janawadi Forward Bloc waved black flags at the state minister for jails Biswanath Chowdhury on Monday to protest alleged irregularities by the members of the committee of the regulated market here. The minister had come to inaugurate 70 stalls at the regulated market.
Siliguri: State backward classes welfare department will give Dr B.R. Ambedkar talent awards to SC and ST students of all districts in north Bengal who have passed the Madhyamik examinations with good marks this year. The programme will be held at the Siliguri Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Ministers Asok Bhattacharya, Paresh Adhikary, Ananta Roy and Jogesh Burman will distribute cash prizes and certificates to the students.
Siliguri: Khoribari police arrested a person from Gondogoljote on the Indo-Nepal border on Monday and seized 60kg of cannabis from him.
Guwahati, Nov. 29: Bharalumukh police arrested domestic help Ram Babu Mandal alias Vijay, 25, on Monday for allegedly attempting to rob his employers after drugging them at their Athgaon residence last evening. olice said the accused had drugged his employers but could not take away any cash or valuables because the neighbours caught him.
Dhubri: Mofida Khatoon, 11, of Bhalukmari village in Goalpara district died on the spot when a speeding truck knocked her down while she was crossing the road near Alomganj market on Monday.
Dhubri: Ewan Ali Sheikh, 60, was seriously injured when a speeding Savari car hit him at Kumarganj under Tamarhat police station on Sunday night. Sheikh was returning home on a bicycle from Kumarganj market, a police source said.
Dibrugarh: Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Mancha locked M/s Saakshi Motors, a Hero Honda showroom in Tinsukia, on Monday on allegations of over-billing.
Vendors stage Darna
Guwahati: Vendors at the Kacharighat bazar today staged a dharna rotesting the lesse system of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) nd decided to boycott paying daily fees until the corporation handed over the responsibilty to the market committee.——(EOM)
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Annual National Handloom Expo at Naga Shopping Arcade, Dimapur, from 10am.
A citizens’ meet organised by the People’s Learning Centre at Raitong Building in Shillong at 1pm. First traditional medicine health camp organised by the Martin Luther Christian University and the Society for Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge and Practices at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong, 10am.
FIR on Arundhati
New Delhi, Nov. 29 (PTI): Delhi police today filed a sedition case against writer Arundhati Roy and Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani for their “anti-India” comments at a seminar last month.
A Delhi court had on Saturday asked the police to file an FIR against the two. The order came on a petition which alleged that they made anti-India speeches at the October 21 seminar, Azaadi — the Only Way.
New Delhi (PTI): A central information commissioner has rapped Delhi police for not providing for over two years the viscera report of a patient whose kin had moved the Delhi Medical Council alleging death by negligence at a private hospital. K.K. Sharma had filed the complaint after his wife died.
Lucknow : Allahabad High Court today issued a notification for finalising a decree on Ayodhya title suits based on the verdict of a three-judge bench which had ordered trifurcation of the disputed site. The petitioners are to file objections or suggestions within six working days.
Jammu (PTI): Army officials on Monday repatriated a Pakistani youth who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control in Poonch district and entered India. The army also gave gifts to Faisal Mehboob, an official said.
Dehra Dun (PTI): A woman gave birth to a child while dying in a bus accident. Police said Savitri, 25, and her nephew Sonu, 22, both died after their bus overturned in Uttarakhand’s Udhamsingh Nagar district. At least 20 others were receiving treatment in hospital while the child remained in good health.
Melbourne (PTI): Two men stabbed a 31-year-old Indian cookery student after he finished work in a South Yarra bar early in November. The student who did not want to be named underwent an emergency surgery and had 26 stitches in his punctured bowel after the attack on November 5, AAP reported on Monday.