Tuesday , September 22 , 2009
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Guwahati, Sept. 21:
Twenty-eight militants from various outfits surrendered at the Assam Rifles battalion headquarters at Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh today. The militants deposited a large cache of arms and ammunition.
An 18-year-old girl died after allegedly drinking from a soft drink bottle at the RIMS on Sunday night. The girl has been identified as Yangambam Tenden Devi, a resident of Wangjing in Thoubal district.
Two persons, Ikramul Islam, 18, and Afjal Hussain, 17, of Phulkata village in Dhubri, were seriously injured after lightning struck them on Sunday.
Security has been tightened at Kaziranga National Park in the wake of reports that a gang of poachers was taking refuge in the vicinity of the park. A rhino was killed in the park on Saturday.
A shop dealing in stationary items was gutted in a fire that broke out at Lainey Market here late on Sunday night. Goods worth Rs 50,000 were damaged in the blaze.
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