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4 CRPF jawans suspended

Four CRPF jawans in Dibrugarh were suspended on Thursday when a jawan's rifle accidentally went off, leading to commotion in the Chowkidingee area of the district. The incident occurred during an altercation between two jawans of the 52nd battalion.

Surrender

Fourteen militants belonging to the Ulfa, the Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front, the Dima Halam Daoga and the Kuki Revolutionary Army surrendered with weapons before the army in Tezpur on Thursday. The weapons included US M-16 rifles, AK-47 rifles, 7.62 mm rifles, revolvers, pistols and radio sets.

Coal reserve

According to a fresh round of exploration by the Geological Survey of India, there are 909 million tonnes of coal reserve in the northeastern states of Mehgalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

Stir called off

The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers' Union has suspended its agitation following assurance from the state government that it will consider the demands of casual labourers regarding raise of the daily minimum wage.

Promotions

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has assured officials of the Jansanyog department of promotions. A meeting was held between top officials of the department and the chief minister.

Dental poll

The Assam government has appointed P.D. Bora as the returning officer for conducting elections to the State Dental Council. Election of members to the state dental council is under consideration.

Bodo demand

The All Bodo Post-graduate Youth Federation is against fresh appointment of Class III and IV grade employees in the BTC area from outside and has moved the BTC authorities in this regard.

Snake rescued

A python measuring 13 feet 2 inches and weighing 20 kg was rescued by ex-BLT members from Kokrajhar town on Wednesday. The python has been released Sikri Sila forest by forest officials.

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To Gautam Saikia for his film Jaws of Death, which was adjudged the best film at the first Northeast documentary film festival in Shillong


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