ONGC extends financial assistance of 7 Crores to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh under their CSR initiative for setting up Catheterization laboratory and facilities for open heart surgery. The said project is likely to be complited soon. B.K. Barooah, ED/Asset Manager of ONGC Assam Asset was invited by the Assam Medical College Hospital as the chief guest during the signing of MoU ceremony amids presence of other senior officers from Assam Asset on May 28.
PATHSALA: At a time when the state has witnessed unprecedented growth in incidents of crime against women, the incident of a man allegedly killing his wife by setting her ablaze by pouring kerosene at Daishingiri village under Bajali sub-division in Barpeta district has created sensation in the area.Reportedly, the accused Pankaj Mahanta of Daishingiri village under Bajali sub-division had tied the nuptial knot,five years back through legal procedure with Jonali Talukdar, daughter of Dwijen Talukdar and Sushmita Talukdar, residents of Ananda Nagar in Bamunimaidam of east Guwahati. However Pankaj Mahanta allegedly subjected his spouse to physical and mental harassment demanding dowry time to time. The father of the victim has alleged that on Friday, following a scuffle, Pankaj killed Jonali by setting her on fire after pouring kerosene. Jonali’s father Dwijen Talukdar has lodged an FIR at Patacharkuchi Police Station under Barpeta district against Pankaj Mahanta. The Pathsala Police has arrested accused Pankaj Mahanta. However, the accused has denied allegations and told media persons that he had slapped Jonali after he found her with another youth in a compromising position following which Jonali had herself committed suicide by setting herself on fire after pouring kerosene. The Pathsala Police has made arrangement for the post-mortem of the victim’s body. Though the incident took place on Friday afternoon, Jonali, who received serious burn injuries, was admitted to Pathsala Swahid Madan Rawta Civil Hospital in Pathsala very late after the incident and she succumbed to her injuries.
14 Jul 2008 - 9:18pm | editor
Activists of All Asom Shikshak Karmachari Aikya Mancha staged a dharna regarding their demands of the provincialisation of non-provincialised educational institutions and other issues at Dispur Last Gate in Guwahati on 14-07-08 at the inaugural day of the 5-day-long Summer Session of Assam Assembly.
Kamrup Police today apprehended one ULFA cadre namely Mintu Kalita (22) from Bamundi under Sualkuchi PS under Kamrup district of Assam. Police has recovered some documents pertaining to ULFA. Mintu was involved with many extortion activities. He is a member of 709 battalion of ULFA.