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 Former CPI leader remembered

 SIVASAGAR, Oct 28 - Former CPI leader and president of ONGC Workers’ Association, Muhi Baruah was remembered by his partymen and workers at a meeting held in his residence. The meeting, presided over by sports organiser and teacher Bipul Handique, was addressed among others by Kanak Gogoi, secretary, CPI Sivasagar district council, Naren Baruah ,Sushil Hazarika, Ghana Baruah, Ronganath Gogoi, Durlov Bora, Jiten Borpatra Gohain, Madan Baruah, Ponuj Dutta,Bimal Bharali, Achinta Borthakur, Basov Bastob Baruah and many others who spoke on Muhi Baruah’s life long association with the Communist movement and his large-heartedness towards the needy and poor people. – Correspondent

Parivartan Yatra

Gossaigaon, Oct 28 - The United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), Gossaigaon district Committee, launched a Parivartan Yatra at Gossaigaon on Wednesday which covered four wards of the Gossaigaon Municipality. The programme was flagged off by UPPL’s Gossaigaon district committee president, Jiron Basumatary. In this connection, a cleanliness drive was also launched at Gossaigaon Railway Station Complex, College Road Chariali and the market areas of Gossaigaon town. – ANN Service

Help to differently-abled youth

DERGAON, Oct 28 - The Golaghat district administration has provided financial assistance to Shiba Sobor, a differently-abled student of Namkhotowal Kakodonga, 25 km off Dergaon town. It may be recalled that The Assam Tribune carried a story on Shiba following which the Golaghat district administration has come forward to help the person. An amount of Rs 20,000 was handed over to Shiba by Dergaon Circle Officer Utpal Kumar Deka in the presence of the secretary of leading nature organisation AASHRAY Sanjoy Kumar Hazarika and the organising secretary Arun Bikash Baruah.– Correspondent

Vigilance awareness week

SILCHAR, Oct 28 - The officials of Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Silchar airport observed Vigilance Awareness Week with a resolve to uphold integrity and vigilance. Echoing this year’s theme “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat,” the AAI officials and other stakeholders were administered the integrity pledge by PK Gorai, Airport Director of Silchar Airport. Later, addressing the officials and others, Gorai urged all to participate and enhance public awareness on the need for more vigilance. A senior official of the AAI informed in the release that many events have been lined up involving students and members from the community in the airport. – Staff Correspondent

Show-cause notice

Bongaigaon, Oct 28 - Chirang district Deputy Commissioner, Gautam Talukdar has issued a show-cause notice to the District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) Hiralal Bora for his unauthorised absence in the office on Tuesday. When the local mediapersons visited the office they found it closed and till 2 pm not a single staff had come to the office. Immediately, they contacted the Deputy Commissioner, who confirmed that there was no any official holiday on that day. He later issued a letter to the DEEO to explain the reasons for his absence. The DEEO has been asked to submit his explanation on or before October 30. – Correspondent

Meet on municipal election

NILAMBAZAR, Oct 28 - The Karimganj district administration has finalised seat reservations for municipal election in Karimganj, Badarpur and Ramkrishna Nagar. In this connection, an all-party meeting was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner office under the chairmanship of Ambamuthan M P, DC Karimganj on Wednesday. As per the decision of the meeting, out of 27 ward constituencies in Karimganj, 12 have been reserved for female candidates. Ward no 15 and 16 have been reserved for Scheduled Caste and Ward no 11 and 16 are kept for Scheduled Caste female. Interestingly, the Congress, CPI (M) and the AIUDF walked out from the meeting raising objections against the delimitation of wards without convening an all-party meeting. – ANN Service

3-year jail for retd govt servant

NILAMBAZAR, Oct 28 - The Chief Judicial Magistrate court here has convicted an Education Department official to three years of imprisonment for misappropriation of pensionary benefits of retired teachers of Karimganj district. The offender, Arun Biswas, had retired long ago. He was serving as the UDA-cum-Accountant in the office of the Deputy Inspector of Schools, Karimganj. A case was registered by Karimganj police (case no -1005/ 2001, under Section 420/409) on the basis of a complaint submitted by M Hoque, an Extra Assistant Magistrate, on instruction of a former DC, Karimganj, accusing Arun Biswas with anomalies amounting to Rs 2,38,467 for gratuity, GIS, arrears and pensionary benefits of retired primary schools teachers of district since 2001. Biswas was sentenced to imprisonment for three years along with a fine of Rs 50,000 under Section 409 of the IPC. – ANN Service

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