Thirteen more bodies boat mishap victims have been fished out of the river Brahmaputra on Thursday. Of the bodies, 12 were found during the day and on Wednesday night.
The bodies were found at Mundiya and Jogomaya downstream in the Brahmaputra river from Medartary ghat where the double-decker ferry capsized.
Dhubri district administration and its counterpart in Kurigram, Dahikhawa and Yatrapur districts of Bangladesh would concentrate on some major points of the river where bodies could be washed ashore in view of the strong current of the Brahmaputra.
BGB and Kurigram district officials said that so far not a single body has been recovered from their side. People in Kurigram district have been told by the Bangladeshi authorities to contact them in case of any sighting.
AIUDF President Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri Badruddin Ajmal visited the spot. He said that he has contact with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he has assured of all help.
UDALGURI: A 30-year-old man allegedly hacked his father to death at their house in Barangabari near Dimakuchi in Udalguri district on Saturday night over a trivial dispute. The family members informed the police and handed over the accused.Reportedly, a heated argument ensued between the deceased Byartha Kujur and accused Santosh Kujur. Sources said Santosh picked up a quarrel with his fatherover a trivial issue and hacked him to death with a stick in a fit of rage. It is learnt that days back, the deceased had borrowed his son Santosh’s bicycle and had not returned it. When the youth came asking for the bicycle, a verbal duel ensued between the two resulting in the incident. The accused has been booked vide Dimakuchi P.S case no. 89/18 vide 302 of IPC.
Revolt revisits in Assam Congress. That too hardly a month before the Lok Sabha polls. Simmering discontent seems to have taken centrestage within the ruling party after AICC announced the candidates for 10 Lok Sabha polls.
Led by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, over a dozen MLAs and ministers have been camping in New Delhi to get their own candidates fielded in the polls.
The dissident group has not been success while AICC election committee has cleared the names in favour of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and APCC president Bhubneswar Kalita.
Miffed at this development, the dissident legislators are all set to call on Sonia Gandhi revealing their grudge.
The Central Bureau of Investigation in Guwahati arrested an office assistant on bribery charges on Monday. Identified as Anjali Das, the assistant with the regional passport office in the city allegedly took bribe for official works. Investigation is on.