Four boys were injured when group of students clashed in Morigaon on Saturday. The incident took place at a boys' hostel of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Morigaon Saturday night. According to police, hostel inmates of Class 11 and Class 12 were involved in the clash, in which both sides used sharp weapons. Police rushed to the school and brought the situation under control. Hostel inmates have vacated the place on Sunday morning fearing further violence.
Train drivers in Barak valley are holding road blockade on Friday demanding immediate release of two drivers who were abducted by suspected Reang militants. The militants kidnapped the train drivers Tarun Kumar Bhattacharjee and his assistant S K Sarmah after stopping it at Ramnathpur in Hailakandi district bordering Mizoram early in the morning. They were kidnapped on their way from Badarpur in Karimganj district to Bhairavi in Mizoram. Security forces have launched an operation to trace the two men. Efforts are also on to run the train by sending new drivers at the spot.
The eminent BBC journalist Sir Mark Tully has released a book titled ‘Troubled Periphery: Crisis of India’s North East’, which has been authored by the senior BBC journalist Subir Bhaumik and published by Sage, today in Kolkata.
Inaugurating the book, Padma Bhusan Mark Tully commented that the Indians in general should go through the book to know more about the troubled northeastern part of India, and the Northeasterns themselves should study it to understand their problems in a better way.
The inauguration ceremony witnessed the attendance of many distinguished personalities like Tripura Rajmata Bibhu Devi, former British minister Ian Macartney, US consulate-general Beth Payne, UK deputy high commissioner Sanjay Wadhwani, Chinese consulate-general Mao Siwei, Sage vice-president Sugato Ghosh etc. All honoured guests were felicitated with the traditional Asomiya Ghamochas.