Two men were injured in a leopard attack on Wednesday afternoon in Balimora tea estate under Naharkatia police station in Dibrugarh district. They have been identified as Jiten Gowala, resident of Balimora tea estate and Kula Gogoi, resident of a village nearby the tea garden. Sources said a leopard attacked Gowala and Gogoi when the duo along with another local resident surrounded the area after they spotted the animal,which was searching for food in Balimora and Satya Narayan tea estates. The forest personnel with support of police have already set up a cage in the tea garden to capture the animal.The two injured have been sent to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, for treatment.
Arson-hit get aid
The state cabinet on Thursday approved Rs 3 lakh assistance to families whose houses were completely gutted in the arson at Chassad village in Manipur’s Kamjong district on Monday. An amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to families whose houses were partially damaged.
A CBI court here has sent CPWD, aviation division, executive engineer R.K. Khanna in five-day remand on Thursday. He was arrested by the agency sleuths on Wednesday while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a contractor in return for work allotment.
World Sparrow Day
Environmentalists and birdlovers gear up for World Sparrow Day on Friday. The wildlife NGO has installed bird boxes around the city and donated boxes to enthusiasts.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday was present at the agreement signing for two solar power projects of 70MW each at Dima Hasao district and at Amguri in Sivasagar district at a ceremony held here.
Police seized 17kg of ganja from the possession of Bappan Pal on Thursday. The person was arrested from a bus at Nilbagan. The bus was bound to Lanka from Dimapur.
The District Legal Service Authority along with police and Child Line Protection foiled a child marriage at Murajhar on Wednesday.
The Kamrup (metro) DTO has asked all defaulting road tax and permit/fitness fees to be deposited by March 31.