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Award for teachers

Jorhat, Sept. 4: Ismail Ali of Bahona High School and Bhaben Pujari of Mogolukhat School have been selected for the state best teachers award and national best teachers award respectively while five teachers, Bharati Dutta, DHSK College, Dibrugarh, Md Nasir Sultan, Mancatta High School, Dibrugarh, Lakshimoni Buragohain Chirin, Banikanta LP School, Tinsukia, Pronoti Devi Sarma, Ganga Bishan Chowkhani Higher Secondary School, Makum, and Swapna Mech, Tingkhong LP School, Dibrugarh, have been selected for OIL’s Shikshya Ratna Puraskar.

Girl rescued

Jorhat: Anita Gaur, 16, of Raidang in Sivasagar district, was rescued with the help of Punjab police from Ludhiana where she had been sold off by traffickers.

HC directive

Jorhat: Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed all courts under it to take “immediate steps” to dispose of cases pending under Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (Prohibition of Sex-Selection) Act 1994.

Accident

Jorhat: Two passengers of a bus died when the vehicle collided with a truck in Kaliabor on Wednesday.