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Rally to create awareness about traffic rules

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JORHAT: With growing traffic congestion in Jorhat city, the district branch of Red Cross Society Youth Wing, along with the senior wing, jointly with Jorhat Traffic Police, students doctors and field workers, took out a rally on Monday. The rally was flagged off by Dipak Chakroborty, the president of the Jorhat Branch Red Cross Society, from the busy Baruah Chariali point.

Dipak Chakroborty during his address urged the new generation to obey traffic rules.  The students carried placards highlighting traffic rules like wearing helmets and non-consumption of alcohol while driving.

Three held for killing deer

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MANGALDAI: The police and staff of Orang National Park (ONP), with assistance of the volunteers of Village Defence Party (VDP), arrested three villagers on the charge of killing two full-grown deer when both the animals tried to take shelter from the flood.

Abul Kalam of Kachomari (Sonari) village, Mohidul Islam and Hazarat Ali of Kachomari (Nepali) village, on seeing the fleeing animals, immediately laid a trap and killed them. A team of Shyampur Police Station and staff of the Park, with the cooperation of the volunteers of VDP, arrested the trio and recovered the carcasses of both animals from their possession. All three have been booked under the provision of Wildlife Protection Act.

Bike lifters land in police dragnet

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TANGLA: A gang of suspected bike lifters gang has landed in Tangla police dragnet in Udalguri district. According to police, five members of the gang were apprehended and three stolen motor-bikes and a gearless scooter were recovered from their possession. The gang members were allegedly  involved in a number of motorcycle lifting cases in the town and neighbouring places and were giving sleepless nights to Tangla Police. They were apprehended in a week-long operation.

The accused have been identified as Budh Boro alias Takla (19) of Goreswar in Baksa;  Dersan Boro alias Raja (21) of Harisinga in Udalguri; Gwmsar Boro (25); Golapchand Boro alias Milbu (20), both of Paneri in Udalguri; and Ganesh Nag (32) of Majuli TE in Udalguri.

Meanwhile, a case was registered against them vide Tangla P.S case no. 89/19 under sections 120-B/379/411 IPC. “The bike lifters, who are mostly teenagers, were working in an organized manner and more arrests and recoveries are likely,” said a police officer.

 

Poem recitation workshop

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DEMOW: Under the patronage of Kabi Sanmillan Demow Branch, a poem recitation workshop has been organized for four days at Demow Higher Secondary School. The workshop got underway on Sunday. The poem recitation workshop was inaugurated by Lakhima Phukan, Principal of Sangeet Kala Kendra Demow. Chandan Phukan, advocate as well as social worker, was present as special chief guest. Shantichaya Saikia, an Abitriti Ratna, is the resource person. Around 80 students of Demow and its surrounding areas have taken part in the workshop, which will conclude on July 17.

 Two ULFA (I) cadres surrender

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TINSUKIA: Two ULFA (I) cadres laid down their arms before a joint operating team of Army and Assam Police at Kathalguri Gaon under Tinsukia district’s Pengree PS on Sunday. The cadres have been identified as SS Sgt Maj Chandra Asom alias Chandra Majhi and SS L Cpl Mityonjoy Asom alias Inush Baruah and they surrendered with two 7.62 pistols and nine rounds of ammunition.

 

Two ULFA (I) cadres surrender

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TINSUKIA: Two ULFA (I) cadres laid down their arms before a joint operating team of Army and Assam Police at Kathalguri Gaon under Tinsukia district’s Pengree PS on Sunday. The cadres have been identified as SS Sgt Maj Chandra Asom alias Chandra Majhi and SS L Cpl Mityonjoy Asom alias Inush Baruah and they surrendered with two 7.62 pistols and nine rounds of ammunition.

Week-long workshop on Xattriya dance gets underway

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MANGALDAI: With a view to impart training to the upcoming talents on the true and right form of Xattriya dance, Trinayan Sangeet Bidyalaya under Asom Satra Mahasabha, founded by young danseuse Kushal Deka of Mangaldai, has initiated a week-long workshop on ‘Xattriya Nritya’ from July 15 to July 21 at Eurokids, Mangaldai.

Eminent exponent of Xattriya Nritya, Prem Oja Borbayan of Natun Kamalabari Xatra of Majuli is the resource person of the workshop. He will be assisted by young artistes Mani Ram Barua of Majuli and Kushal Deka. Inaugurating the workshop by lighting an earthen lamp in the traditional way, media person Bhargab Kumar Das appreciated the initiative of Kushal Deka for organizing the workshop to shape and mould the young talents in the right form of Xattriya Nritya at Mangaldai. “The younger generation should be given the exposure to learn the traditional classical dance form created by Mahapurush Shankardev so that no distortion of this dance form can take place,” he said.

Resource person Prem Oja Borbayan in his speech laid stress on the need of preservation of cultural heritage at any cost.

 

Passing out parade of 114th batch of constable course

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TINSUKIA: The passing out parade of 114th batch Recruit Basic Constable Course was held at 2nd Assam Police Battalion Makum in Tinsukia district on Monday. A total of 117 police personnel completed the course. Encouraging the new recruits, Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan, DIG North-Eastern Range, who was present as chief guest, called upon the cadets to engage them in community service. Though the State is reeling under various crimes, including militancy, each cadet must update himself to deal with modern day offences like cyber crime, Bhuyan said.

Recalling the glorious history of 2nd Assam Police Battalion, Singha Ram Mili, the commandant, in his welcome address appreciated the discipline maintained by the cadets during their year-long training period.

Three mega angling tournaments

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Haflong: Under the initiative of Debolal Gorlosa, Chief Executive Member, N C Hills Autonomous Council, Dima Hasao, three mega angling tournaments in a row, i.e. monthly, will be organized on July 26, August 24 and September 14. This mega event will be organized with support from the Department of Forest, Fisheries and Tourism for promotion of conservative angling with rod and reel, boosting tourism prospect and engagement of youths in the field of self-employment through adventure sports like water rafting and angling in the region.]

Cleanliness drive undertaken by IOCL

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LAKHIMPUR: A cleanliness drive was undertaken by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on Sunday in collaboration with Munin Gas Agency of North Lakhimpur town. Under this drive, the place near the office premises of Additional Chief Medical Officer, the Nakari Road and the Panindra Road was cleaned from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Then an awareness programme on cleanliness and hygiene was organized. IOCL Nodal Officer of Lakhimpur, Kushal Kumar Nath, Munin Gas Agency proprietor Charu Borah, manager Gobin Chetri, officials Pranab Bhuyan, Sanjib Kakati, Paban Hazarika, Putuma Dutta along with other employees of the Munin Gas Agency took part in both programmes.

Delivering a lecture in the awareness meeting, Kushal Kumar Nath appealed to all to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in order to avert environmental pollution. He stressed the use of dustbins and suggested the commercial institutions to use the same to keep the town clean. He also highlighted the noble objectives of Swachhata Pakhwada of the Union government.

Flood hits Nitaipukhuri

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DEMOW: The flood situation in areas under Nitaipukhuri mouza like Liabil, Miripathar, Ranuwabali and Lachan Gaon, is critical. While taking to the media, the flood-affected people said that last year also flood had affected them after NEEPCO released excess water and this year too the same happened. According to sources, around 1,000 families have been affected by the flood. Sessamukh, Bhekuri Chapori and Sessamukh Napuwa villages are also in a critical condition. On Sunday, the BJP Yuba Morcha distributed biscuits, bread and other relief materials to the flood-affected people in the presence of Kushal Dowari, MLA of Thowra constituency.

Woman succumbs to burn injuries

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TANGLA: In an unfortunate incident, a woman embraced death in the bathroom of her house in ward no.3 of Tangla town after the house caught fire on Sunday. The woman has been identified as Bharti Saha (58), wife of Shivnath Saha. The locals witnessed smoke coming out from the house when police and fire tenders were called but the woman succumbed to her burn injuries. Meanwhile, Tangla Police are investigating the matter.

 

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