NE Region Briefcase

Businessman shot dead

Nalbari: A prominent businessman of lower Assam’s Nalbari district was shot dead and another injured by unidentified men tonight, according to police sources.

Around 7.40 pm, grocery wholesale businessman Anil Jain was about to leave for home after closing his shop when two motorcycle borne youths asked him to hand over the Rs 5000 he was carrying, the sources said.

When Jain refused to hand over the money, they pumped in two bullets into his head near Jain Temple on N T Road in Nalbari town,

Another bullet fired at Anil accidently hit the leg of another businessman Subhash Jain standing nearby, the sources said.

Both the injured businessmen were taken to Nalbari Civil Hospital, which referred Anil Jain to the GNRC Hospital in Guwahati.

Anil died on way to Guwahati, while, Subhash Jain was undergoing treatment here, they said. (PTI)

Troops seek women’s help to fight social menace

Imphal: Assam Rifles on Saturday organised a series of interaction with ‘Meira Paibi’ (women torch bearers) at various locations in Manipur.

Three of such interactions had been carried out by Brigadier Navneet Kumar of Assam Rifles at Nilakuti, Kakching and Chingmeirong where during the interactive sessions, the Meira Pabis pledged to work hand in hand with the Assam Rifles specially in eradicating social ills like drug menace rampant in the society.

During one such interaction at Nilakuti today, Brigadier Navneet Kumar said over a period of time, the Meira Paibi had created social and political space through their selfless struggle and collective action.

Replying to a query on unemployment, Meira Paibi said unemployed youths were getting involved in anti social activities among other things.

Brig Navneet Kumar assured that assistance in terms of pre-recruitment training in Assam Rifles / Army would be provided as also workshops on ill effects of drug abuse and rehabilitation program would be undertaken.

He further stated that women in Manipur possessed great talent and time had come to undertake small scale self-financing ventures.

He requested the Meira Paibi to come up with constructive proposals in this regard. (UNI)

AR conducts ex-servicemen meet

Imphal: Assam Rifles along with the Western Valley Bhutpurv Sainik Association has conducted an ex-servicemen meet at Thungchang village in the Western Valley Area of Chandel District.

The meet was conducted with an aim to apprising the Ex-servicemen of the various schemes and benefits being provided for their welfare.

The meet was also organised as a measure to provide a platform to the ex-servicemen to air their problems and to find solutions to the same.

The event was attended by about 110 ex-servicemen, 22 widows and 38 families of ex-servicemen.

A 93-year-old ex-serviceman walked eight km across hills to attend the meet. (UNI)

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