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Incompleted road triggers protest

 An incompleted highway project has forced a local organization in BTAD to hit the streets in Kokrajhar on Tuesday.

The road project in question is 50km four-lane highwayfrom Srirampur to Karigaon which has been taking a long time to be completed.

“Enough is enough. We won’t be a mute spectator. We will register protest against non-completion of the four-lanehighway on Tuesday,” PCDR leaders told Assam Times.

They observed, “The NHAI project was started several years back. But it is still under construction. Why the authorities are buying so much time?,”

“We don’t understand why the 50km four-lane highwayfrom Srirampur to Karigaon is yet to be completed. Why it takes so much time to build a bridge and some culverts between Kachugaon and Karigaon. We are bearing the brunt,” they alleged.

 

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Tribal organisation oppose ST status to six communities

5 Mar 2016 - 4:29pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The United Tribal Organisation,Assam has warned to move to Supreme Court if the BJP led NDA government grants Scheduled Tribe(ST) status to the six ethnic communities of Assam.

 Speaking the reporters today at Kokrajhar Press Club,Markush Basumatary ,president of the organisation,a common platform of Scheduled Tribes Plains and Hills, strongly dead oppossed the move from centre government to accord ST status to the six ethnic communities in Assam.He said that the BJP led NDA have been trying to accord ST status to the communities like Moran,Matak,Chutia,Adivasi,Koch Rajbongsi and Tai Ahom in Assam to gain political image in the state.He has slammed the centre for trying to cease tribal status who are enjoying existing ST status in the state by assuring to give ST status.He expressed serious concern over the centre’s move to accord ST status to the other ethnic community in the state.

He has urged the government to take bold initiative to give higher status for the existing tribal communities before allotting new ST status to six ethnic communities, other wise it will hamper existing ST communities among society. He has warned to move to Supreme Court to seek legal step against the move of centre if the government try to accord ST status to six ethnic communities of Assam.

NDFB(S) linkman arrested

8 Oct 2016 - 3:32pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A NDFB(S) linkman was apprehended by Kokrajhar police during search operation from Shilbazi area under Gossaigaon PS today in Kokrajhar district.

Based on specific input, an operation was launched by Kokrajhar police led by SDPO Gossaigaon at Shilbazi area where a NDFB(S) linkman was apprehended. He was identified as Satya Basumatary.

Cash 50,000 has been recovered from his possession. The accused person was supposed to hand over the cash to the cash and ration – starved NDFB – S cadres. This operation clinically executed by Kokrajhar police is a severe setback to the morale of NDFB-S militant outfit.

In another operation, a total of six numbers of smuggled logs were recovered from Bhodeyaguri area under Gossaigaon PS. The logs have been handed over to forest department for further legal action.

Jingle bells everywhere

25 Dec 2014 - 8:19am | AT News

Amid traditional fanfare the Christians across the state are celebrating X-Mas along with other parts of the globe on Thursday. The churches are teeming with the visitors to participate in the prayers seeking divine help to restore love, peace and good will among all people irrespective of caste, creed, community. Same enthusiasm gripped the church premises in the state from Wednesday when people of all ages and all walks of live participated in the midnight carols to mark the birth of the Jesus. The dense fog and darkness of the night failed to grip on Wednesday in the face of the Christmas trees that dazzled every households of the Christians. A section of the churches are specially praying for the carnage and flood victims.