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Why don’t blame Centre ?

 Stunned by statewide criticism, chief minister Tarun Gogoi blamed it all on Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the Assam-Nagaland border flare up.

Addressing a press conference in Dispur on Wednesday, Gogoi said the Centre has failed to provide security in the border region.

Gogoi deplored that he was responsible as a chief minister. But in the same breath he dared the political parties and organizations slamming his to show the same approach to the Centre

 “ Why are same charges not being made against the union home minister for failing to give protection?" said Gogoi.

He alleged that the Centre was not taking the issue seriously at all.

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Justice Gogoi likely to take oath as SC judge tomorrow

19 Apr 2012 - 11:48pm | editor

Chief justice with Punjab and Haryana high court Ranjan Gogoi is set to be sworn in as Supreme Court Judge on Friday.

The high court has already received warrants regarding elevation of justice Gogoi as the apex court judge. The decks were cleared after the Supreme Court collegiums approved Justice Gogoi's name last month. Hailing from Dibrugarh district, Gogoi, the son of former chief minister Keshab Gogoi, started legal practice in 1978 in Guwahati high court and was appointed as permanent judge of that court in February 2001.

He was transferred to Punjab and Haryana high court on September 9, 2010, and later elevated as chief justice on February 12 last year after the post fell vacant on the retirement of the then chief justice Mukul Mudgal.

Rally against bad roads in Dima Hasao

Rally against bad roads in Dima Hasao. Photo by: Reejunon Nunisa
3 Aug 2013 - 12:08pm | Ajoy Warisa

Hundreds of students participate in the protest rally against bad road condition in Umrangso town in Dima Hasao on Friday 2 August '13. The protest rally was organised by SUBU(Save Umrangso Build Umrangso), DSU(Dimasa Students Union), KSA(Khelma Students Association), AABYSF(All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation), NSU(Nepali Students Union), KSU(Karbi Students Union), DJH(Diyungmukh Jalai Hoshom) and other NGOs.

The protesters demanded immediate repair of  Umrangso-Lanka road, Umrangso-Jowai road, Umrangso-Haflong road and other roads connecting the town with different parts of the district.

Speaking to the media, the president of SUBU said, “On behalf of the whole populace of Umrangso area we want to convey our  griviences to His Excellency, J.B Patnaik, the Governor of Assam. We have listed all here what the problems of the people of the area, the sickly people, the old-aged people are because of the bad road condition. People are not sure whether they will reach Lanka or not; when we come to Umrangso from Lanka, we are not sure whether we will reach Umrangso or not.”

The protesters also blamed Dalmia Cement Company in Umrangso for plying heavy and overloaded vehicles on the already damaged roads. It is to be noted that construction work of Dalmia Cement is underway in the town.

A memorandum in this regard was submitted to the Governor of Assam, J.B Patnaik, through the officer-in-charge of Umrangso police station.


Photo by: Reejunon Nunisa

Woman kills husband in Nazira

6 Jan 2013 - 10:45pm | editor

In a bizarre incident that runs into a statewide shockwave, a woman allegedly hacked to death her husband during a quarrel over his persistent drinking habit in Sibsagar district on Sunday. The incident took place early on Sunday, when Lalita Chettri attacked her husband, who was in his early 40s, with an axe after the couple had an argument over the husband's drinking habit. Lalita's husband Prasad Chettri died on the spot. The woman was arrested.