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 Dergaon BTC students excel

 DERGAON, Oct 14 - Students of Dergaon Basic Training Centre (DBTC) have excelled in the final examination of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) in lower primary (LP) conducted by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Assam in face-to-face mode for the session 2018-20 the result of which were declared recently. Nayanmoni Knowar, a student of DBTC got the highest marks in Golaghat district securing an overall 83.5 per cent marks in all the four semesters. She secured 1706 marks out of 2000. A total of 43 out of 49 students passed, five were absent and one failed in the examination. Among the passed-out students three students secured A grade while all the other 40 secured more than 60 per cent. – Correspondent

Post against scribes flayed

Tihu,Oct 14 - The Tihu Mahkuma Scribes’ Association and the Tihu Subdivisional Reporters’ Association have strongly condemned some anti-social elements of Tihu for posting baseless news through social media against the scribes of Tihu and demanded to arrest the culprits involved in this work. A citizen meeting held recently at the Tihu public library under the aegis of the Tihu Mahkuma Scribes’ Association and Tihu Subdivisional Reporters’ Association expressed concern over the baseless post. The meeting while condemning the act, constituted an 11-member citizen committee to look into the matter in order to find out the culprits. – ANN Service

36 more cases in Morigaon

JAGIROAD, Oct 14 - With the detection of 36 new COVID-19 positive cases through the Rapid Antigen Test in Morigaon district on Wednesday, the total number of positive cases in the district has risen to 2225. Out of them, 11 positive cases were found in Jagiroad area, said the District Nodal Officer Dr Arun Nath. – Correspondent

Two picked up

NAGAON, Oct 14 - Based on intelligence inputs, Nagaon police led by DSP (DSB) Dr Kailyan Das busted a gang of hackers who were allegedly involved in a scam in minority students scholarship and also picked up two among them from Rataz India Technology Private Ltd at Nagaon Bhuyanpatty area on Tuesday. Sources claimed that police recovered several fake students’ identify cards and ATM cards belonging to various banks from them. According to sources, the persons who were picked up by police have been identified as Saiful Islam and Rajam Uddin.– A Correspondent

Depression Screening Day

Dhubri, Oct 14 - National Depression Screening Day was observed recently by the District Mental Health Programme at the Nursing Training Centre, during which a discussion on depression was held. The discussion was initiated in the presence of senior medical officer Hafizur Rahman and psychiatrist Jeherul Islam. – Correspondent

CPI dharna in Sivasagar

SIVASAGAR, Oct 14 - The CPI Sivasagar district council today organised a three-hour dharna in front of the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner’s office protesting, among other things, soaring price rise of essential commodities, introduction of three Farm and Essential Commodity Acts, rampant corruption in various State departments and Electricity Bill 2020. In a memorandum to the Chief Minister sent through the Deputy Commissioner here and signed by Kanak Gogoi, secretary CPI and Madan Baruah, secretary, Akhil Bhaarat Krishak Sabha, Sivasagar unit, the party stated that the lifting of government restraints on essential items, the farm acts will affect the poor and the farmers most while allowing the rich business community to exploit them further. The three-hour dharna was addressed by CPI leaders Kanak Gogoi, Anup Gogoi, Jogesh Buragohain and Anuradha Gohain. – Correspondent

Puja guidelines in Golaghat

DERGAON, Oct 14 - The Golaghat district administration has set some strict guidelines for ensuing Durga Puja celebration in the entire district. A press release issued by the DIPRO stated that no temporary puja pandal would be allowed to be erected. The 15 guidelines signed by the Deputy Commissioner Bibhash Ch. Modi includes allowing only 30 people gathering at a puja at one time and maximum of 20 people may enter the puja site. No public address system will be used by the puja committee and they will not be allowed to distribute prasad etc. Proper sanitisation and social distancing will have to be strictly followed.

– Correspondent

Women rally against drugs

BAIHATA CHARIALI, Oct 14 - Pragati Mahila Samiti, an anti-drugs organisation of Baihata Chariali organised a rally recently here. The samiti said that the rate of consumption of liquor and drugs in Baihata Chariali and its outskirts is growing rapidly which has also led to other anti- social activities like snatching money, chains and so on in broad day light. For instance, a few days ago, miscreants looted Rs 2.75 lakh from a local residents of Piyalikhata village who was coming to his residence on his bicycle after withdrawing the amount from SBI Baihata Chariali branch. Motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched away a gold chain from the wife of one Jagadish Sarma of Radhakuchi village last week.

– ANN Service

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