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 Cash snatchers nabbed

 SIVASAGAR, Oct 9 - Sivasagar police on Thursday apprehended two persons – Ahula Siva (31) from Odisha and Aula Jagapaty (22) from Andhra Pradesh – from near the State Bank of India, ONGC Colony, Sivasagar. On interrogation, they admitted their involvement in many incidents of bag-lifting and cash-snatching from bank customers. On September 15 and 24, they snatched Rs 1.5 lakh each from two customers of the Indian Bank, Dolmukh Chariali branch. They also revealed the names of four others – D Ravi (30), Kailash Das (25), Aula Rocky (29), and Sahil Das (24) – all from Odisha, and Sivasagar police apprehended them from their temporary camp in a rented house in Sarbaibondha near Jorhat bypass with the assistance of Jorhat police. Police seized 10 mobile phones, four knuckle-type weapons, ATM cards, Rs 2,360 in cash and three motorcycles. – Correspondent

Digboi MLA submits report

DIGBOI, Oct 9 - Digboi BJP MLA Suren Phukan submitted Khatiyan, a book on accounts and development of a constituency mandatory for an MLA to be submitted on a yearly basis to the Chief Minister. Phukan handed over the statement to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Assam Administrative Staff College on Thursday afternoon. He also shared a copy with Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary. Asked about rumours on social media regarding the probability of not getting a party ticket for the 2021 political battle, Phukan said his “progress marksheet” would definitely get him another term. – ANN Service

Asom Darshan scheme

KALAIGAON, Oct 9 - A meeting was held at the Kalaigaon Revenue Circle Office on October 7 which was attended by officials of seven committees selected under the Asom Darshan scheme. The meeting was presided over by Circle Officer Runav Ramchiary, and was attended by Circle Officer (attached) Sujata Goswami. Officials of seven institutions – Khampahola Maa Kamakhya Bura Gohain Devalaya, Mura Devalaya, Sri Radha Gobinda Mandir, Sri Ram Janaki Mandir, Gandhi Bakori, Sri Basudeva (Than) Mandir, and Kalaigaon Town Jumma Masjid were present at the meeting. Ramchiary explained the guidelines for speedy completion of the schemes under Asom Darshan. – Correspondent

Wildlife quiz winners

DERGAON, Oct 9 - Rajibul Awal (22), a BTech student of Tezpur University, bagged the best quizzer award at the National Online Open Quiz on Wildlife organised by nature organisation Aashray in association with Proficient Career Counselling, Dergaon on the occasion of Wildlife Week on October 7-8. As many as 201 participants took part. Shehashis Parashar (23) from IIT Hyderabad secured the second position, Sayan Mazumdar (19) of GMC secured the third position. Bornali Dutta (26) of Gargaon College, Sivasagar, Dipjyoti Dutta (27) of Shoolin Woods, Kaziranga and Anuron Taye (12) of Kristo Jyoti High School, Bokakhat secured the fourth, fifth and sixth positions, respectively. The quiz was inaugurated by Kaziranga National Park Director P Sivakumar. Golaghat Superintendent of Police Pushpraj Singh, DKD College vice principal Dr Minuwara Begum were present. – Correspondent

Gorkha body slams extortion

UDALGURI, Oct 9 - The Udalguri district committee of the Asom Gorkha Sammelan (AGS) has condemned the extortion bid by miscreants in the name of an outlawed organisation. A press release said some miscreants demanded Rs 50 lakh from one Dambar Darji and threatened him with dire consequences and hurled a grenade at his No. 3 Borigaon village residence which however did not explode. The AGS said that at a time when Bodoland region has been declared insurgency-free, extortion drive against the Gorkha community will not be tolerated. The AGS threatened to launch a democratic protest if the district administration failed to nab the culprits. – Correspondent

Guns recovered

UDALGURI, Oct 9 - The 37 battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on October 7 night recovered five countrymade guns from the forests under Kherkheria border outpost under Harisinga Police Station in Udalguri district. The SSB launched a joint patrolling with the Kherkheria forest beat office jawans and recovered the guns used for poaching. – Correspondent

One held in dowry case

TEZPUR, Oct 9 - Sonitpur police arrested one Jyoti Prakash Nimodia from Behora area under Bokakhat PS in Golaghat district on the complaint by his wife Darshana Agarwala. The complaint was lodged at Tezpur PS (Sadar) on October 2 stating she was tortured by her husband Jyoti Prakash Nimodia, father-in-law Bhawani Shankar Nimodia and mother-in-law Sabita Nimodia a few days after her marriage and was also forced to bring more dowry. She alleged that she got married on January 29, 2019, and she was left by her mother-in-law at her mother’s house in Tezpur on December 19, 2019. – Correspondent

Flood relief distributed

NAGAON, Oct 9 - Voluntary organisation Al Mahadul Islamic Durush Salaam distributed plastic tents and essential items among 200 flood-affected families of Fakoli, Sunaruguri, Gerjaipam and Romonipothar area at Kampur Kachuwa on Thursday. The organisation president Moulana Ishahak and secretary Moulana Usup also distributed school uniforms among girl students of the flood-hit areas. – A Correspondent

CM’s resignation demanded

DIPHU, Oct 9 - Regional party Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for the leakage of question paper for the Assam Police Sub Inspector recruitment exam. The ASDC, in a release, stated that Sonowal, who also holds the portfolio of home department, should resign as he has failed to control his department. – Correspondent

Memorial lecture

MANGALDAI, Oct 9 - The 10th Late Jogendra Nath Deka Memorial Lecture was organised recently at Doulguri village under the aegis of Doulguri Jnan Udoy Puthibharal and Jnanjyoti Sangha. Delivering the lecture on the topic ‘Corona and future of human race’, Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Secretary, General Administration Department, Government of Assam, highlighted the various aspects of coronavirus and stressed the need of mutual faith and understanding among the various countries. He also donated valuable books to the library. Darrang Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Bora assured all help for development of the library established in 1947. Deomornoi HS School principal Akshya Kumar Nath, Chandradhar Sarma Sastri, Jogen Kalita, Dr Kanak Chandra Saharia, Bolobhadra Sarma, Kumud Kalita and Boli Ram Bora, Paban Kumar Kalita were present. – Correspondent

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