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Deadline revised

Silchar, Jan.7: The NF Railway has again revised its deadline for the commissioning of the 201km Silchar-Lumding BG track, under construction since 1998, and announced last evening in Haflong that “if everything goes as per the new construction schedule”, it would be inaugurated either in February or March 2015.

Sit-in

Tinsukia: The ATTSA staged a three-hour sit-in outside the assistant labour commissioner’s office here on Monday to demand re-opening of Konapathar tea estate.

Mishap

Jorhat: Dimbeswar Das, 78, died on the spot after his cycle was hit by a bike at Baligao Rajotia here on Monday.

Strike

Tezpur: The 12-hour Gohpur strike called by the Gohpur Chambers of Commerce on Monday to protest the kidnapping of Anjan Kar, 32, on January 2, passed off peacefully.

Arrested

Tinsukia: An Ulfa cadre, Nitul Moran, was arrested while two others managed to flee following a check on autorickshaws at Doomdooma on Monday.

Swahid Diwas

Dhubri: Swahid Diwas was observed in memory of killing of an Akrsu activist, Sanjib Roy, at Bolbala in Goalpara district on Monday.

Killing probe

Dhubri: Bilasipara police probing the killing of a driver, Hanif Ali, whose body was recovered on January 5, are checking mobile calls made and received by Ali from his mobile hand set.