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Workers abducted

Nagaon, April 6: Suspected Karbi Peoplesí Liberation Tigers (KPLT) rebels abducted nine construction labourers from Karbi Anglong district last night. Of the nine, one labourer escaped this morning and reported to the neighbouring police station about the incident. An armed group of rebels entered the construction site of Rangbong ghat model hospital at Borpathar around 8.30pm and forcibly took away the nine labourers.

Militants held

B>n Kokrajhar: Two Ulfa cadres of the Paresh Barua faction were apprehended in a joint operation by the army and police from Fakiragram in Kokrajhar district on Thursday night.

NGO visit

Jorhat: Representatives from World Wide Fund For Nature and International Rhino Foundation, both based at Tezpur, on Friday visited here and held discussions with forest and police officials over the arrest of two poachers early this week.

Body found

Nagaon: Police on Friday recovered the body of Arup Bora, an assistant manager of an Upper Assam tea garden, from a paddy field near Nagaon bypass.