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Body found

Jorhat, Jan. 15: The bullet-riddled body of Babu Bora, 35, of Sensuagao was found at Chetia gaon pathar near Nimona tea estate on the outskirts here yesterday.

Suicide

Jorhat: Housewife Niva Das, 26, was found hanging at her house in Garmur here on Wednesday.

2 arrested

Jorhat: Garjan and Sagar Basphor were arrested from Harijian Colony here on Wednesday and 10 cartons of shoes were recovered, which were stolen on Monday from a truck parked in front of a shoe showroom on AT Road.

Award

Jorhat: The Bokulban Trust stated that this year’s Bokulbon Award will be given to Birendra Sarmah on January 27 for his contribution to Darangi folk culture.

Professor

Guwahati: The body of Bhagawan Goswami, 50, the Cotton College professor who went missing on January 4, was found on the banks of the Brahmaputra at Kachari on Tuesday. Goswami’s family suspect it to be murder while police said evidence suggested it was suicide.

Birubala

Chirang: Activist Birubala Rabha who has been working for the eradication of witch-hunting, was conferred the Engkhong Man of the Year Award 2013 at Bijni in Chirang.