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Body found

Golaghat, Dec. 12: Police today recovered the body of Ranjit Paik, which was buried in a paddy field near his house at Naharjan. Paik was missing since September 9. Police have picked up his wife Lakhi and a neighbour Aghola Kheria for questioning.

Funds

Silchar: The PWD department has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the renovation of the 24km Silchar-Assam university road in Dargakona, said Assam public health and engineering minister Gautam Roy.

Training

Jorhat: A three-day training programme for farmers on bamboo cultivation and making handicraft products, held at the Rain Forest Research Institute, ended on Wednesday.

Rescued

Tinsukia: Dhruba Duania, a small tea grower who was abducted on Monday night, was rescued by police from Tarani reserve forest on Wednesday.

Health camp

Dhubri: The Red Horns Division of the army organised a health camp at Boraibari village on Wednesday. Altogether, 1,116 patients were treated. NA MEMORIAL WORK STARTS hubri : The work of INA memorial was started from at Netaji More here today. The foundation of the memorial was laid at Netaji More here on the October 21, 2010 , by the then Dhubri deputy commissioner Jatindra Lahkar to commemorate the formation of the provincial government of Azad Hind on this day in 1943. Guwahati, Dec 11: Akshay Patra Foundation, an NGO implementing mid-day meal scheme in Kamrup district on Tuesday, included 40 more schools in the district, the total number of schools being 550. A meeting was held at Borka LP School and Borka Girls ME School under Rangiya sub-division yesterday in this regard. Kamrup deputy commissioner S.K Roy, among others attended the meeting.

Award

Guwahati: The Assam government has conferred the prestigious Asom Ratna Award for the year 2012 posthumously on celebrated writer Late Mamoni Raisom Goswami, for her contribution to the field of literature and towards promotion of peace and brotherhood, an official communiqué issued here on Wednesday said.

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Silchar: Anurupa Biswas, a poetess, writer and a former professor, diedin Silchar on Tuesday night. She was 80. Biswas, wrote many books of verse and the was the wife of a deceased legal luminary in Silchar Anil Biswas, left behind three sons and a daughter.