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IIT-G student commits suicide

Yet another suicide incident shocks the Guwahati IIT. A B Tech student of the institute committed suicide on Sunday. According to information, identified as Tushar Yadav, the student from Gurgon in Haryana committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel. The incident took place at 8 in the morning where Yadav was believed to have jumped from Kameng Hostel. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. This was the second such incident during the last six months.

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He was speaking as an elder of the North East India while launching an evening English newspaper in tabloid size entitled ‘Access North East’ at the YWCA auditorium, Ashoka Road here this evening.

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Jamir congratulated Suvendu Roy Chawdhury, the publisher, editor and owner of the Access North East for his bold step of publishing a newspaper meant for the people of  North East India at the National capital Delhi .

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