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MLA feels unsafe, seeks security

Sotea MLA Padma Hazarika has moved Dispur seeking special security guards in view of stepped up activities of NDFB-S militants in his constituency.

Hazarika, who has been representing Sotea in Sonitpur district for the last several years called on Chief Minister principal secretary MGVK Bhanu in Dispur on Thursday seeking for security guards saying that the militants were targeting him.

In his letter he handed over to Bhanu, Hazarika said that he feels unsafe with five PSOs from the Sonitpur police forcing him to move the government for special security.

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15 convicted in terror funding case

23 May 2017 - 9:12am | AT News

A special NIA court on Monday convicted altogether 15 people for siphoning off an astrological amount of money meant for development in Dima Hasao district a couple of years back much to the benefit of a local rebel groups.

The court is expected the announce the quantum of punishment on Tuesday as the arguments concluded on Monday.

In its first two cases bearing No RC 01&02/2009/NIA/DLI, registered a couple of weeks after it was set up, the court convicted DHD rebels Niranjan Hojai, Juel Garlosa the then Chief executive member of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council Mohet Hojai, his associate Golon Daulagapu, government officers RH Khan, Karuna Saikia, Jibangsu Paul apart from two contractors namely Phajendra Hojai and Jayanta Ghose.

The court has further convicted Hawala operator Malsamwkimi and Vanlalchana who us an arms smuggler.

During investigation, more  than one crore in cash along with a huge cache of arms and ammunitions were seized in two different checkings.

Later, the DHD(j) rebels came back to the national mainstream and joined political parties. R H Khan, the social welfare department officer is still languishing  in jail.

Violence: ULFA says it a conspiracy

2 Dec 2007 - 12:25pm | editor
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) says the Beltola violence is a managed one and was done to divide the Assamese.

In its latest edition of its mouthpiece Freedom, the proscribed outfit says the rush of political leaders from outside makes it a clear that the protesters were made a scapegoat.

To make the violence more effective, bandhs have also been called in Jharkhand, it says.

The ULFA accuses a section political leaders of trying to disrupt the protestors on the day of violence in Beltola.

Bardwi lift Kanakeswar football Trophy

21 Oct 2014 - 7:19am | AT News

HANTIGIRI NARZARY, KOKRAJHAR: Bardwi Sikla Sports Club FROM Kachugaon clinched the 9th Kanakeswar Narzary Memorial Football Trophy defeating Laimwn Sports Club FROM Aflagaon by 4-3 goals IN tie-breaker shots in the final match being played at Rup Nath Brahma ground at Ramfalbill in Kokrajhar on Monday. Both teams tried to score goal but failed during the game and led the match draw in fulltime. However, in the tie-breaker, Bardwi Sikla Sports Club, Kachugaon GOT the better of the Laimwn Sports Club by 4-3 to lift trophy. BTC executive member for sports and youth welfare department Mono Kumar Brahma gave away the championship trophy and Rs 15,000 in cash to Bardwi Sikla. BTC member Indra Mahan Brahma gave away the runners-up trophy and cash Rs.10,000 to Laimwn. Abala Basumatary of Laimwn was declared best player of the trophy and awarded trophy and Rs.1,500 in cash. Barhungka AC in Kokrajhar received fair play trophy in the tournament.