Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple here has perhaps become the first in the country to appoint two widows from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities as priests to perform pujas and other rituals.
Train services were disrupted on the Asansol-Jhajha section of Eastern Railways on Monday after a group of around 4,000 supporters of Melar Adim Janajati Sangram Morcha (MAJSM) obstructed train movement between Kaseetar and Jamtara stations demanding inclusion in Scheduled Tribe category.
The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight.
Stray incidents of violence during a bandh hit normal life in central Assam districts on Monday.
The bandh has been called jointly by All Tiwa Students Union and Karbi Students Union for a separate autonomous council for Tiwas under the provisions of the sixth schedule of Constitution and scheduled tribe status to Karbis living in the plain districts of Assam.