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Imphal, March 6:
A joint team of police commandos and Assam Rifles shot dead an unidentified militant at Thiyam in Manipur’s Thoubal district today.
Two persons — Kuddus Ali, 5, and Afjal Ali, 55 — died while three were injured in separate road accidents in Dhubri district on Saturday.
Aruna Paul, 65, was injured while 12 houses and property worth Rs 30 lakh were gutted near Shekherulla Memorial Lower Primary School on Amco Road on the outskirts of Dhubri town on Saturday.
Two persons were injured and hospitalised at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences here after police fired teargas shells and used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters of the Manipur unit of the Aituc on Saturday.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead Md Tajudin, 25, a resident of Keibung Wangmataba, at 4.30pm on Saturday at Moirang Saajet Chingkhong in Imphal East.
Three persons, including the driver of an ambulance, were injured when their vehicle was hit by the Janasatabdi Express at an unmanned level crossing in Golaghat district on Saturday.
R.P. Singh, the former chairman of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has been nominated as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT, Guwahati, with effect from February 8 for a period of three years.
Guwahati, March 6:
The All Guwahati Students’ Union today accused the state government of trying to protect the culprits of the February 1 incident when a girl student of Gurukul Grammar Senior Secondary School made an abortive suicide bid after being scolded by a teacher.
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