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 CATTLE SEIZED, 5 arrested

 DHUBRI, Aug 27 - Dhubri police after a chase of about 5 km on Thursday morning seized a pickup van (AS-17-C-1434) and recovered seven cattle. Police informed that the driver managed to flee, but one man accompanying the driver was apprehended. Another pickup van (AS-17-B-8763) was intercepted at a check-point at Ratiadah Bortola and that was found carrying four buffaloes which were seized and the driver was arrested. In the same check-point, another cattle-laden vehicle (AS-25-CC-9909) was intercepted and 12 cattle were recovered, and one person was arrested. In connection with a Gauripur case, cattle smuggler Moinul Hoque of Rowa part III village has been arrested. All the accused have been sent to judicial custody. – Correspondent

Protest over NEET, JEE

DHUBRI, Aug 27 - The NSUI and Youth Congress, Dhubri on Thursday launched a demonstration against the Centre’s decision to conduct NEET and JEE amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demanded postponing of the examinations. The protest held outside Rajiv Bhawan, Dhubri also demanded that the examinations be postponed till the pandemic is over. The protesters claimed that this was a poor decision of the Centre and will do more harm to the society and lives of students whose future will be at stake. – Correspondent

Man untraced for a year

GOSSAIGAON, Aug 27 - Prodip Seal, a 27-year-old motorbike mechanic at Serfanguri, was kidnapped by unidentified miscreants on September 27, 2019 from his work site. A year has passed but the man has not been traced till today. This was stated by Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation Gossaigaon district president Uttam Saha at the federation office. Seal, a resident of Tamarhat, started a motorbike garage at Serfanguri. His parents who are now old and unwell, and his young wife and minor child have lost hope of finding Seal. Saha said the federation had started a democratic movement for Seal’s safe release, but had to face legal issues. The family members had also paid ransom of Rs.5 lakh. The federation has now approached the Chief Minister and the DGP to do something for the safe release of Seal. – ANN Service

Guest house construction

GOSSAIGAON, Aug 27 - Construction work of a guest house at Gossaigaon Sakha Satra is going on. The guest house to be constructed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh, will help tourists and devotees. An amount of Rs 10 lakh has been granted for the guest house. A committee constituted for monitoring the construction work has appealed to the people to donate funds to complete the guest house. – ANN Service

Drugs seized, 3 held

DHUBRI, Aug 27 - Dhubri police in separate operations seized contraband tablets and arrested three persons. In different raids at Golokganj Bazar, around 500 litres of illicit liquor was seized by police. It has been learnt that more operations would be carried out in different locations in the days to come. – Correspondent

Flood relief camps

BAIHATA CHARIALI, Aug 27 - The Guwahati chapter of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India recently organised nine flood relief camps at different places in north Kamrup for the flood-affected people of the area. Members of the organisation held camps at Lahapara, 1 No and 2 No Bagaribari, Bhepargaon, Kawoimari, north and east Bihapara, Khadikoi, Katokipar and distributed 9 kg ration kits to 1,100 families. Each ration kit contained rice, flattened rice, puffed rice, oil, turmeric, ginger, soap, candles, jaggery, salt, biscuits, match boxes, water bottles and sanitary napkins. The camps were held with support of Bharat Scouts & Guides and South Point School, Guwahati. – ANN Service

Swachhata programme

GORESWAR, Aug 27 - A Swachhata Action Plan programme was organised by the Green Environment Task Force with the support of Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at Kawli High School in Baksa district on Wednesday. Headmaster Mun Bhattarai presided over the programme. Debajit Borah, coordinator of Green Environment Task Force, said awareness was a must for a healthy environment and mind. Gitika Muchahary of Baksa PHE division spoke on hygiene practices during the coronavirus pandemic. – ANN Service

New SDO of Rangiya

RANGIYA, Aug 27 - IAS officer Swapneel Paul on Wednesday assumed charge as the new SDO (Civil) of Rangiya. He was handed over the charge by outgoing ADC in-charge and SDO (Civil) in-charge Dr Bedanga Talukdar, who has been transferred to Tamulpur as the SDO. – Correspondent

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