Northeast Diary 10-05-2005

3 Ulfa rebels killed Robbery Marchers held Two injured Tourism fund Action plan Tripura death Condolence Thumbs Up

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 10.05.05
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3 Ulfa rebels killed

Three Ulfa militants were killed in an encounter with the troops of the 28 Punjab battalion in Kathalguri-Tingrai area under Tengakhat police station of Dibrugarh on Monday afternoon. One of the militants has been identified as Raktim Borsaikia, a ?corporal? of the outfit. Two AK-56 rifles have been recovered. Top army and police officials of the district have rushed to the spot.

Robbery

A group of armed Bangladeshi robbers stormed the house of Manindra Paul in Tripura?s Tulabagan village on Saturday night and fled with cash and valuables worth Rs 3 lakh.

Marchers held

More than 300 BJP workers were arrested from Golaghat on Monday when they tried to march towards Merapani along the Assam-Nagaland border in protest against the state government?s ?soft corner? towards illegal migrants.

Two injured

Two persons were injured in Dhubri when police resorted to firing to disperse an irate mob which was pelting stones on fire-brigade personnel for arriving late at the spot of a fire on Monday.

Tourism fund

Union minister of state for tourism Renuka Chowdhury said several steps have been taken to boost tourism in the Northeast through financial assistance for product infrastructure and destination development.

Action plan

The Arunachal Pradesh government has mooted an action plan to be taken up following a rat-induced famine in East Kameng district after receiving reports of bamboo flowering in the district.

Tripura death

Surajlal Pashi, a resident of Koroitala village under Kailasahar subdivision of North Tripura, was killed by Bangladeshi miscreants on May 6. Pashi had gone to graze his cattle near the Bangladesh border.

Condolence

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has condoled the death of Durgadhar Goswami, a stage actor, who died in Tezpur on Sunday. He has acted in several films as well.

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To Astronomer Bimal Nath of Assam for being awarded the Rabindra Puraskar, 2005, by the West Bengal government for his first book on science, Mahabiswer Pratham Alo (The First Light Of The Universe)