Two snatchers consumed biscuits laced with intoxicants and fell unconscious to avoid public wrath after they were caught red-handed while trying to rob Rs 2 lakh from an employee of a private company at a branch of SBI on AT Road in Bharalumukh police station area on Friday.
The youths, after regaining sense, told police that they had consumed the biscuits to avoid being thrashed by people. The duo, Rahul Yadav and Ravi Yadav of Bongaigaon, confessed to carrying the biscuits to drug their targets before robbing them.
Save Guwahati Build Guwahati on Friday appealed to the Tarun Gogoi government to take people into confidence before setting up the five-star hotel at Khanapara. The NGO welcomed the Taj group for coming forward to set up the hotel and said the government must ensure that the project does not affect public interest.
Police have arrested two more persons, Lopen Daimary and Ghanakanta Boro alias Major, on Friday for their role in the abduction of Pabanjyoti Rai from Ganeshguri on August 27. The total number of persons arrested in this case has gone up to six.
Meghalaya police have recovered a Ford Fiesta, stolen from from Chandmari on Tuesday, at Shillong on Thursday night.
Governor Shiv Charan Mathur on Friday chaired a meeting with officials of various government departments and senior representatives of Oil India Limited, ONGC, BRPL, Neepco and NRL to discuss about the possibility of hosting a national-level seminar on energy sector.
An autovan driver was critically wounded when the van collided head-on with an army vehicle at Ganeshguri on Friday evening. The driver, who is yet to be identified, was admitted to GMCH.
City traffic police on Friday said police in association with the transport department carried out a drive against the erring city buses on GS Road on Wednesday and Thursday and collected Rs 32,000 as fine.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation on Friday said would complete execution of the Rs 35 lakh-streetlight installation projects in different wards within November.
The Lachit Nagar Nagarik Mancha on Friday demanded police patrolling, especially during the night, to check the rise in the number of incidents of theft and burglary in the area.
The Asam Go-Sewa Samiti, Basistha is organising an inter-educational institutions essay competition on the subject of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings on compassion to animals. The last date of submission is October 25.
The high-level committee constituted by the Centre to review and restructure higher education will meet educationists of the region at Gauhati University on Monday and Tuesday, the UGC-Academic College, GU said on Friday.