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Guwahati: Elderly couple witnesses brutally murdered; one arrested

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ASSAM: An elderly couple was murdered at their residence in Chandan Nagar area Survey, Guwahati. The couple was allegedly brutally murdered by robbers who barged into their house on the night of October 25, Monday. The husband-wife pair have been identified as Noni Gopal Baruah and Mina Baruah of ripe age 86 and 76 respectively.

According to preliminary investigations, the house was entered in, through a shattered window. Multiple items were stolen and doors were found broken. In a bed, lay the cold bodies, in a pool of blood. A sharp object was used to hit the head, causing the death of the duo.

Culprit Arrested for Killing Elderly couple

In the latest development, one of the four detained persons was arrested by Guwahati Police. He has been recognized as Akash Chowdhury, the caretaker of the elderly couple.

On October 26, Chowdhury and his wife were detained in connection to the murder. Additionally, Satyendra Singh and Paresh Choudhury are other eminent suspects of the case, who shall be summoned for interrogation.

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So far, the case is deemed to be one of murder and robbery. Upon being alerted, the police immediately rushed to the spot to recover the body. It was uncovered that the deceased was dressed in a saree and appeared to be of a non-local woman.

As stated by OC H Bangsia, the degree of decomposition of the body indicates the death to have occurred at least within a period of 7 to 10 days.

The body, as informed by the OC will be held in the mortuary for identification till Tuesday, failing which it will be discarded, as per protocol dictates.

“There were no visible external injuries on the body,” the OC informed. “Postmortem on the body has been conducted and the results are awaited,” he added.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Unidentified dead body of non-local woman found at Lower Dibang Valley

At Eze river under Lower Dibang Valley district, the semi-decomposed remains of a woman were recovered in the evening hours of Sunday, when a group of lads who went swimming noticed it floating along the riverbank.

MANIPUR: Pandit Loishang Committee accuses BJP govt for targeting Meitei indigenous religion

According to a report by EastMojo, the committee called “Pandit Loishang (Maru Loishang) Kanba Lup” has also been constituted by various CSOs, Meira Paibis, amaiba amaibi (priests and priestess) and Pandit Loishang members to safeguard and protect Pandit Loishang, which is considered to be the custodian of the indigenous religion of Meitei community.

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Reportedly, the government has restricted the premise where Pandit Loishang members have been unable to enter the premises since Monday.

As such, the committee has accused the BJP government of breaking the religious harmony by targeting a small religious community and annihilating the indigenous religion of the Meitei.

MEGHALAYA: Forty-eight vulnerable polling stations in three constituencies going for bye-elections

Frederick Roy Kharkongor, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya, on Tuesday, October 28, informed that there are 48 vulnerable polling stations in the three constituencies of Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala bye-election.

With Mawryngkneng having eight vulnerable polling stations, Mawphplang, ten and Rajabala,29.

Further, he said that four companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Force, Home Guards and state police are being deployed as part of security arrangements.

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be 17 auxiliary polling stations in Rajabala and seven in Mawryngkneng. They were created to ensure that electors do not exceed the number of 1,000.

According to reports derived from Shillong Today, about 300 senior citizens have opted for voting through 12 D postal ballots in all three bye-election constituencies.

Safety protocols and their issuance, the safety of electors, the safety of the polling process and the official was thoroughly elucidated to all stakeholders.

Kharkongor also informed that Model Code of Conduct cases especially relating to violation of Covid-19 protocols are being taken cognisance of.

The CEO said, “Show cause notices, FIR, restraining orders are being issued by returning and DEOs in all such cases in all the assembly constituencies going to bye-poll”.

MIZORAM: 12 youths from Mizoram will compete in India Skills competition

According to an official statement, at least 12 youths from Mizoram will represent the Northeast in the India Skills competition, which will be held in Bengaluru in December.

The 12 youths qualified for the competition during the Eastern India Zone Skills competition, which took place in Patna, Bihar’s capital, between October 20 and 22.

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According to the report, three of the 12 successful participants won the competition by walkover because there were no other participants in their chosen trade.

Bakery, Beauty Therapy, Hair Dressing, Electrical Installation, Welding, Carpentry, Fashion Technology, Painting & Decoration, Floristry, Hotel Reception, and Plumbing & Heating were among the 11 trades in which Mizoram youths demonstrated their abilities.

The Bengaluru skill competition drew 245 youths from eight states and union territories in the East and Northeast, according to the statement.

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which is part of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, organised the event.

The winners of the India Skills competition will compete in the World Skills Competition, which will be held in Shanghai, China, in October of next year, according to the statement.

NAGALAND: Nagaland Police held Arms dealer in Dimapur

On Tuesday, a joint operation with Nagaland police, security forces apprehended an arms dealer at Selouphe village in Dimapur district.

As per a report by NENOW, Based on specific input, the security forces, along with the state police, apprehended an arms dealer and recovered three .32 pistols with magazines and one bike in the area.

SIKKIM: Restoration of NH 10 after eight days of disruption

The National Highway-10 was reopened on the evening of October 26 after eight days of closure due to the severe rains that wreaked havoc over North Bengal and Sikkim last week.

Massive landslides had closed down NH 10 in Birik Dara, a vital area near Rambi around 35 kilometres north of North Bengal.

Due to the significant rainfall that had been observed in the hills for days since October 17, almost 20 metres of the road had crumbled in Birik.

Since then, traffic has been diverted from the alternate routes via Lava and Peshok. However, one-way traffic has been established after the PWD NH-10 completed extensive back-cutting and earth-moving operations. R. Vimala, the District Magistrate of Kalimpong, later stated that Birik has been restored following “rigorous work.”

TRIPURA: Civic elections slated to commence shortly; Parties favouring young nominees

The process of filing nominations for the upcoming November 25 civic elections is slated to begin from October 27, with parties finalising their candidates’ lists.

People for the CPI (M), the state’s largest opposition party, will file nominations beginning tomorrow, with a focus on young candidates, according to party sources.

According to the party, all local and divisional committees followed the state committee’s instructions in finalising candidates for the polls, and a panel of names with three candidates for each seat was finalised and delivered to the party’s state committee and secretariat.

The list will be released soon, and the nomination process is set to begin shortly. Candidates with a maximum age restriction of 50 have been finalised, and one against each ward will be announced, according to state committee guidelines. 27 October will mark the start of the party’s election campaign.

Meantime, the ruling BJP is finalising its list of candidates that were sent to the state committee by ‘Mandals.’

According to BJP sources, the party favours relatively young candidates. Several candidates representing various professions will be nominated for the elections, however, the party has yet to decide on a candidate for Mayor of the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC).

According to sources, either Alak Bhattacharjee, a professor at Tripura Central University and president of the Sadar subdivision, or former AMC chairman and current TRTC chairman Alik Majumder will be nominated for Mayor.

Meanwhile, the party’s reformist leaders, notably MLAs Sudip Roy Barman and Asish Saha, have been excluded from the election campaign.

Both recently visited Delhi and met with the party’s central leadership, including J.P. Nadda, the party’s all-India president, but what could have transpired during the meeting remains vague.

Both seem to be looking forward to working for the election, as they were previously excluded from the ADC polling process.


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