An elephant and its driver were killed when a truck rammed into the animal on which three people were travelling on the national highway in Khetri area on Thursday. The tragic incident took place in the wee hours when the speeding truck hit the elephant as it was trying to overtake the tame animal which was coming from Sonapur to Jagiroad.
The elephant drivers Kamal Boro and his Mohan Basumatary fell seriously injured. Kamal was shifted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to injury. Mohan is battling for life. Hours after it, the female animal succumbed to its injuries on the National Highway.
Six school children sustained injury when a car rammed into the van carrying them in Golaghat on Thursday. The accident took place in the morning at Arengapara. The school van bearing No AS-25/B-1449 was hit by an Indica car bearing no. AS-03/H- 2843 from the back side leaving the school children injured. The driver of the Indica car fled from the spot. The injured students were later released after preliminary treatment.
18 Dec 2008 - 6:06pm | Bikash Das
A free medical camp was today held at Borshil Girls LP School under Kamalpur revenue circle of Kamrup district for flood affected people of the area. The camp was personally organised by Dr. Akhtarul Islam, Rastriy Gaurav Award winner eye specialist from Baihata Chariali with the aim to provide medical services to poor and needy flood affected people of the remote area. About 600 patients from Borshil, Bamungaon,Bhaira, Chotshil,Kanikuchi, Borigog,Kumarpata,Kendukona and Maranjana villages were treated in the camp. Seven doctors namely Dr. Lakshy Pati Sarmah, Dr. Akhtarul Islam, Dr. Ariful Islam, Dr. Sajjadul Islam, Dr. Sayedur Rahman, Dr. Khairul Hussain and Dr. Iliasor Rahman rendered services to the patients. Medicines worth Rs. 70,000 were distributed in the camp.
Pramila Rani Brahma says that the government has been trying to ensure cleanliness up to the level of USA,French, Japan,China,Switzerland, Germany.
The forest minister said it in Kojrajhar as she was participating in at a Swachchta-Hi-Sewa programme at the RNB civil hospital premises on Sunday.
She has also visited the recent flood affected villagers at Dotma Chariali and Kotripara accompanied by Rabiram Narzary and Lwmsrao Daimary.
An awareness meeting was organized at Dotma HS School ground in Kokrajhar wherePHE department dusolayed a show swachchta hi sewa programme.
She has instructed PHE department officials to make sanitation and drinking facilities with necessary measures among the flood affected areas as Chief Minister has instructed cabinet ministers to be involved in the cleanliness drive.
Rabiram Narzary,MLA said,”we are taking part in the cleanliness drive at Dotma area along with public and social NGOs that are stepping to the restoration of flood affected people.
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