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Saturday , October 1 , 2016

Northeast Briefs

Bonus headway

Jorhat, Sept. 30: The impasse over the bonus rate for workers in Suffry, Nafuk and Jaboka tea estates in Sivasagar district ended today after talks between management representatives, union leaders and government officials. Workers agreed to accept 20 per cent bonus in two instalments. The first 15 per cent will be paid before Durga Puja while the rest will be paid in January 2017.


Jorhat: Two pantry car employees of the Bengaluru-Tinsukia Express, Mumtaz Ansari and Saddam Ansari, were arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a woman on the train on the night of September 22 between Dibrugarh and Tinsukia stations. Another youth, Prahlad Chetri, was arrested on the night of the incident from Tinsukia railway station.

Train services

Agartala: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) may start train services between Agartala and Calcutta and Agartala and Udaipur ahead of Durga Puja.


Guwahati: As many as 46 police personnel have been selected to receive the director-general of police's commendation medal, which will be presented on Assam Police Day on Saturday.

New party

Imphal: Some former Congress leaders launched a new party here on Friday. The Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF) promised to play a major role in government formation after the upcoming Assembly elections.

Minister call

Guwahati: Assam's PWD minister Parimal Suklabaidya has called for a policy road map to boost infrastructure and transform the Northeast. "Policymakers need to adopt a long-term road map for building strong infrastructure in the Northeast. This requires a mindset change among infrastructure stakeholders and the use of latest technologies," Suklabaidya said at the CII North East Infra Dialogue here on Friday.


Guwahati: Members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti on Friday staged a protest in front of Dighalipukhuri here against the Centre's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to give citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afganisthan.

Body found

Jorhat: The body of a woman, 30-year-old Shanti Bhumij, was recovered from Moubandha here on Friday.


Guwahati: Aaranyak on Friday felicitated the entire police team of Jakhalabandha police station in Nagaon district for arresting rhino poachers and preventing poaching in Kaziranga National Park.


Dibrugarh: Former minister and four-time MLA from Moran, Joy Chandra Nagbanshi, 70, died after suffering a stroke at his residence here around 8.30am on Friday.


Guwahati: The director general border roads, Lt Gen. Suresh Sharma, reviewed the progress on all strategic roads in Tawang sector and the Subansari valley in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. He said the defence ministry was considering higher budget and special powers to build these strategic roads.


Guwahati: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Friday requested Col Gulshan Chadha, principal of the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in Dirang, West Kameng district, to train manpower in adventure sports.

Control room

Dhubri: A control room has been set up at Dhubri circuit house for Durga Puja. It will be functional from October 7. Complaints can be lodged by dialling 230016/230070.


Dhubri : Bodies of two labourers -Bikash Saha and Narayan Sarkar - were brought to Golokganj last night from Dibrugarh. They died after falling from an under-construction high-rise building at Kartikpara, police said.

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