A US team is on a visit to Assam to find out the mortal remains of their four soldiers who died in air crash during the World War II. Led by David Gooch, the team under the banner of Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command is visiting Sivasagar district.
The focus of attention is a tiny village in Charaideo where the US team along with the officials of archeological survey of India is searching the remains of the US soldiers. The team starts search operation from Wednesday till November 5. The mortal remains, if found, would be handed over to the family members.
The crash took place on June 26 in 1944 when the US war plane crashed with eleven soldiers in Kothiakhunda village. Bodies of seven soldiers were recovered. Four others were left out because of an unavoidable circumstances.
The death toll in the Latubam tea estate’s hooch tragedy has reached nine on Monday a day after 8 died after consuming spurious country liquor. This has forced the Dibrugarh district administration to order a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
Sources told Assam Times, six persons, including a woman, died in a hospital and three others were brought dead. Two persons were referred to Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh in critical condition. The deceased were Buluet Bhomij (35) and Laxman Bhomij (14) and Sutu Kharia (50) Sukuru Kharia (54), Jeka Kharia (25), Tulsi Kharia (20), Lakhiram Bhomij (35), Montu Bhomij (17) Vishnu Ghatowar (35).
According to information, patients started pouring into the hospital from around 8 on Sunday night. These were, mostly, found unconscious. After consuming some of them started vomiting and complained of headache, respiratory disorder and stomach ache. They consumed these spurious liquor as they were attending a community feast at Latubam Lane in the Tingkhong Tea Estate area. Meanwhile, an officer in the rank of the additional deputy commissioner would probe into the incident.
Condemning the Mumbai violence over BTAD riot, VHP on Saturday said those who took part in it should be arrested and penalised for damage caused to life and property. VHP leader Pravin Togadia said those who took part in the violence and arson as well as those who instigated the same should be arrested. He further said that the damage caused to public property should be recovered from the rioters.
A fresh orgy of violence erupted in Kokrajhar on Tuesday where the Rajdhani Express was attacked by some persons even as the entire train services to and from the Northeast was hit. Unidentified persons pelted stones and attacked the coaches of the Guwahati-bound Rajdhani Express at Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district damaging four coaches, though there was no casualty or injuries. The train has been turned back and halted at Kamakhyaguri station bordering West Bengal, but the authorities were considering to take it to Coochbehar.