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Police remand for Soobodh

Dhemaji police got remand of Soobodh Biswas for nine days after the main accused in the Silapothar incident was produced a lower court on Monday.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate agreed to sent him to the police remand after the investigating officers wanted more time to probe the allegations against the NBBUSS president who allegedly incited the violence on March 6 Before that Biswas was brought to the court premises with tight security to be greeted by huge protest on the streets from the Dhemaji Sadar Police station to the CJM court a day after Biswas was flown from Guwahati.

Many people flashed festoons and play cards demanding his exemplary punishments on both sides of the road as a heavy police team entered the court premises with Biswas whom police caught in West Bengal a couple of days back.

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Amiya Bora joins BJP

1 May 2012 - 3:02am | Ritupallab Saikia


Senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Amiya Bora today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a glittering ceremony held at Golaghat Amateur Theatre Hall. BJP‘s national general secretaries Vijay Goel and Kiran Maheswari flew down specially from Delhi to welcome Amiya Bora into the party. Bora is counted amongst the founder members of AGP and was a member of AGP’s Core Committee. He played a vital role in formation of AGP in Golaghat in 1985 and was AGP’s candidate from Golaghat in the last assembly election.


Describing the event as a proud one for BJP, Goel said that in the form of Sarbananda Sonowal the party had discovered its “Lakshman” and in Bora the saffron brigade further discovered its “Ram” and the party is hopeful that both Bora and Sonowal will carry the party’s prospect very much in the state. “When I was the President of Delhi University Students Union I used to be a fan of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and but the same Mahanta when came to power has failed to implement the Assam Accord after twice coming to power. The AGP had only betrayed the Assamese people and compromised its ideals and principles for vote bank” Goel further said. Enthused at having Bora in party ranks, Ranjit Dutta, BJP’s Assam State President said that with the joining of Bora the party is confident of putting up a good show in the forthcoming Panchayat Election. Justifying his decision to leave AGP, Bora said, “BJP has got some long term goals and I support BJP’s principles and ethics.BJP is the only national party which has supported Assam Movement and I am hopeful of solving the regional problems with BJP by my side because the development of Assam is not possible without Delhi’s aid”. It is to mention that around one thousand AGP workers also joined BJP along with Bora. The induction ceremony was attended by MLAs of Dibrugarh and Doomdooma Prasanta Phukan and Dilip Moran respectively, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa among others.


Haflong auto bandh enters 2nd day

9 Jan 2014 - 10:56pm | Ajoy Warisa

Commuters in the town had hard time as Auto Bandh enters second day in Haflong on Thursday. Auto Drivers have been protesting against what they say "police atrocities and unnecessary fines levied on them on various pretext", since yesterday morning. To press their demand, leaders of Auto Drivers Association discussed with the council authority this afternoon. According to the report, they have been directed to meet Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao, Shri Barun Bhuyan, tomorrow to settle the matter.

New MHRC Chairperson

20 Jul 2016 - 3:19pm | AT News

Dr Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia, Chairperson of Assam Human rights Commission has been appointed as the first Chairperson of Meghalaya Human Rights Commission by the Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmuganathan.

Dr. Justice Saikia has formally taken over charge of the office of the Chairperson, Meghalaya Human Rights Commission wef 15 July, 2016. Dr. Justice Saikia, who was formerly Chief Justice of the High Courts of Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir is presently the Chairperson of the Assam Human Rights Commission. The tenure of Dr Justice Saikia as the Chairperson of the Assam Human Rights Commission will expire on 30th November, 2016. Till then he will be the Chairperson simultaneously in the two Commissions.

The Government of Meghalaya has named Shri PJP Hanaman as the non-judicial member. Shri Hanaman who is formerly Director General of Police, Meghalaya joined wef 20 July,2016