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 Capital punishment sought

 UDALGURI, Sept 19 - Students of Diamond English School of Udalguri town on Saturday took out a protest march demanding capital punishment to the killer of Dr Rahul Basumatary, an intern homoeopathic physician who was killed in Jorhat town on September 5. Nagendra Basumatary, father of the deceased who is a CRPF personnel posted at Pulwama in Kashmir, also took part in the procession, and said that his son must get justice. Rahul was an alumnus of Diamond English School. – Correspondent

Waste segregation

SILCHAR, Sept 19 - Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli visited the Solid and Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) centre here to take stock of work on Friday. The DC asked the municipality staff to focus on cleaning the town and penalise those not following instructions. “Segregation is one of the most important activities that we need to promote and enforce for effective waste management in urban areas,” Jalli said. She said plans ought to be made in a phased manner for reducing collecting waste en masse and focus on segregated waste collected at the doorsteps. Silchar Municipal Board executive officer Sumit Sattawan was also present and drew the attention of the DC towards composter machines installed for converting wet organic waste into manure compost. – Staff Correspondent

Faculty training record

JORHAT, Sept 19 - The MCI Regional Centre for Medical Education Technologies of JMCH conducted the highest number of national faculty trainings among all centres in the country last year. As per the 2019 report of Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP-I), published by the Board of Governors, the MCI Regional Centre of Jorhat conducted 32 CISP trainings – 8 at the centre and 24 at allocated colleges – which was the maximum conducted among the 22 MCI regional centres across the country. At Jorhat, 692 faculties were trained at the college level, which is the highest among all centres in the country. The Jorhat centre imparts training to faculties of 28 medical colleges of the North East and part of West Bengal. – Staff Correspondent

Timber-laden truck seized

GOSSAIGAON, Sept 19 - Gossaigaon police led by office-in-charge Manturam Borah seized a truck (registration no. HR-55-P-0299) loaded with illegal khoirwood on NH-31(c) at the Sapat Bridge police checkpoint. Police arrested two persons of the truck – Devender Kumar (42) and Pawan Kumar (52) of Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh. – ANN Service

ST status for Chutias

DOOMDOOMA, Sept 19 - Demanding ST status and Autonomous Council under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution for the Chutia tribe of Assam, the All Tinsukia District Chutia Students’ Union staged a two hour sit-in strike in front of the Doomdooma Revenue Circle office on Saturday. The protesters also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Chief Minister through the Circle Officer. – Correspondent

NSUI committee formed

DOOMDOOMA, Sept 19 - A 31-member executive committee of the NSUI for Doomdooma Legislative Assembly Constituency was formed with Ashik Bag as president and Abhijit Borpujari as general secretary at a meeting held at Rajiv Bhawan here on Friday. The meeting was chaired by Kakopothar Block Congress Committee president Lakhi Sonowal and was attended by Doomdooma MLA Durga Bhumij and NSUI state committee member Babul Bikash Chetia. – Correspondent

Poshan Maah workshop

DOOMDOOMA, Sept 19 - As part of the month-long Poshan Maah 2020, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tinsukia organised a day-long workshop for Anganwadi workers and women farmers on Thursday. Over 40 Anganwadi workers from eight Social Welfare Blocks of Tinsukia district and local rural women attended the programme. Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia emphasised on the necessity of nutritious food and on starting kitchen gardens. He distributed vegetable seeds among the participants. Dr Sanjay Borthakur of KVK, Tinsukia inaugurated the workshop while KVK scientists Sanchaita Gohain, Mrinmoy Chetia and Priyanka Amonge were the resource persons. – Correspondent

Girls’ common room

GAURIPUR, Sept 19 - Bilasipara East MLA Ashok Kumar Singhi inaugurated a newly constructed girls’ common room with a modern toilet at Lakhiganj Model HS School on Friday. The room was constructed at a cost of Rs 6 lakh. He also laid the foundation stone for renovation of a classroom to be constructed at Rs 8 lakh sanctioned under NEC Fund for the year 2019-20. The meeting was attended by Sahadat Ali, Bilasipara subdivision SDO (Civil) Mridul Yadav, principal Moinul Haque Mondal, Lakhiganj GP president Anisha Parbin, Dhubri Zila Sahitya Sabha secretary Azad Ali Ahmed, executive engineer Mirza Alom, Chapar Sahitya Sabha secretary Tilak Prasad, among others. The MLA also laid foundation stones of development works at Chaibari, Rangamati, Bahalpur and Chapar. – Correspondent

Bank CSP owner held

MANGALDAI, Sept 19 - Darrang police on Friday arrested the owner of a Customer Service Point (CSP) of UCO Bank on charges of siphoning off money of many Centrally sponsored schemes like PMAY, MGNREGA by fraudulent means in the name of fake beneficiaries. Saidur Rahman, a mandal-level leader of AIUDF and the owner of the CSP at 1/2 Baruajhar village under Dalgaon-Sialmari development block, was arrested in connection with a case filed at Kharupetia Police Station. The FIR also mentioned the names of then BDO Mustaj Ahmed, panchayat secretary, accreditated engineer, GP president and Gram Rozgar Sahayak. Till filing of this report, no action was taken against the others. – Correspondent

Hotel owner dies of COVID-19

BOKAKHAT, Sept 19 - Gunin Bharali, proprietor of Madhumita Hotel of Bokakhat town, passed away on September 17 at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital due to COVID-19 at the age of 73. Bharali was also suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes. He was associated with various social organisations, and his death was mourned by the Bokakhat daily market committee, Chambers of Commerce, Bokakhat Natyamandir, etc. – ANN Service

Man killed in road mishap

BOKAKHAT, Sept 19 - Priyanku Gogoi, a social activist of Kamargaon, Tamuli Pathar, died in a road accident on NH-37 at Rajabari on September 16 when a goods truck (WB-89-2121) fell on the vehicle (AS-03-V-8018) driven by Gogoi. He was accompanied by his wife, who was luckily saved. He was one of the members of the reception committee of the Srimanta Sankardev Sangha Session held at Kamargaon last year. – ANN Service

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