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Senior journalist passes away

Guwahati: Senior journalist Monideep Boro died here on Monday following a brief illness at a private nursing home, doctors attending to him said. Boro, who was serving in the Kokrajhar bureau of Newslive news channel, was admitted on Sunday in a serious condition to the hospital. Boro, 38, was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and had suffered a cardiac arrest. Before joining Newslive, Boro had served with the English daily The Telegraph and another news channel North East Television. Assam Information and Public Relations Minister Basanta Sarmah along with several other media, political, social and students’ organisations condoled Boro’s untimely demise. (PTI)

One killed, eight injured in accident

Morigaon: One person was killed and eight others injured on Monday in an accident in Assam’s Morigaon district, the police said. A speeding sport utility vehicle (SUV) skidded off the NH-37 at Bogoriguri in Dharamtul police station and fell into a nearby pond, killing one person on the spot. The condition of the four of the eight injured was critical and they have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), sources said. (PTI)

Central assistance to Mizoram

Aizawl: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to give special plan assistance to the Mizoram government even though the ministry had earlier rejected the proposal of the state government, an official statement said here today. The decision was conveyed in person to state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla during a 40-minute meeting with Mukherjee in New Delhi on Sunday, the statement said. Lal Thanhawla also urged the finance minister to allocate more funds to meet the additional expenditure arising out of the implementation of enhanced salaries to the state government employees as per the recommendations of the central sixth pay commission. (PTI)

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