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Release demand

Golaghat, Jan. 22: Activists of Assam Students Youth Organisation and people of Merapani staged a dharna in front of the deputy commissionerís office here today demanding the release of Aditya Saikia of Merapani who had been arrested on Friday for alleged links with Maoists and postering at Merapani in October.

Suicide

Jorhat: Dharmendra Bordoloi was found hanging in a hotel here on Tuesday. He was from Geruwa in Morigaon district.

Rebels killed

Dhubri: Police and the army killed two GNLA cadres in an encounter near Khardand under Krishnai police station of Goalpara district on Tuesday.

Fraud held

Dhubri: Altaf Hussain, 30, of Panchbari village under Kurigram district of Bangladesh, was arrested by the BSF with Rs 1 lakh fake Indian currency from Sealdoh village in Dhubri on Tuesday.

Bandh effect

Nagaon: Life came to a standstill on Tuesday in Karbi Anglong following a 12-hour bandh, called by HSDP demanding a separate state.