Student bodies to go on fast
The North East Students’ Organisation will stage a hungerstrike in all the seven states for 72 hours from Monday in protest against the assault on rail passengers from the Northeast in Bihar last month. aga Students’ Federation president Achumbemo Kikon said they would address newsmen in Kohima on Friday and sit on a fast on Monday. NESO’s demands are resignation of railway minister Nitish Kumar, arrest of the guilty in the Bihar incidents and reservation for Northeast students in central jobs.
Assam Rifles director-general H.S. Kanwar recently visited key forward areas like Anini, Menchuka and Sarli on the Sino-Indian and Indo-Myanmar border along Arunachal Pradesh to review security and development programmes.
Assam government has constituted a state-level pulse polio co-ordination committee for implementation of pulse polio programme in the state.
A woman journalist from France, Mary Doripe Rewandh, was robbed in Imphal on Thursday. While she lost cash worth Rs 7,000, her documents were recovered on Thursday morning.
Nagaon excise department has seized 89 gm of heroin from a vehicle inside a hospital campus. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.
The Kumarikata Science Society in collaboration with the Public Health Centre, Kumarikata, will organise a voluntary blood donation camp at Kumarikata on December 16.
The annual conference of the Assam state branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics will be held at Hojai on December 20 and 21.
One Lalrampana was arrested from Tanril, a suburb of Aizawl, on Wednesday for attempted murder. Police said the youth had attacked a 72 year-old woman, Thanzawni, of the same locality.
The principal seat of Gauhati High Court will remain closed from December 24 to January 1 on account of Christmas and New Year’s Day.
To Dhrubajyoti Sarma, Arnab Jan Deka and Ratna Bharali Talukdar for being selected for the Katha awards for short story writing