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Fast track court taking up serial bombing case

GUWAHATI:A special CBI court in Guwahati on Monday is taking up the serial explosion case in the city along with Kokrajhar and Barpeta in 2009 where around 100 people lost their lives.

Special court judge P Chakrabarty is set to decide on the fates of altogether 23 rebels who were accused by CBI as the country's premier investigation agency was probing the deadly incident.

The accused, mostly, have struck the peace deal with the government during the UPA regime even amid the crucial probe into the episode.

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Beware private schools

31 Mar 2015 - 3:38pm | AT News

A special Act is coming up to deal with the private schools known for exorbitant charge as fees. The same Act , now in process, would further firmly deal with the school managements were the teachers are not paid due amount.


At the end of a livelier discussion on the floor of the House on Tuesday, education minister Sarat Brkotoky said that Sarat Borkotoky said private English medium schools, mostly, have been violating the norms.


He said that the best possible way to deal with these schools is a tough Act in the state. "I will talk to the Chief Minister to get a special Act to rein in these school,” said the minister as he was responding to Keshab Mahanta from AGP during the Question Hour.

ULFA plans fatal blast during I-Day cedlebrations

31 Jul 2008 - 11:44pm | editor
For the first time ULFA is planning a fatal strike with clamour mine in Assam to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations falling on August 15. The banned insurgent outfit has already rushed some of its cadres to the state from Bangladesh and all of these cadres were undergoing training in the neighbouring country.

This startling revelations have been made by an arrested ULFA cadre before police after he was arrested from Boko in Kamrup district on Thursday morning.

According to information, police recovered some fatal materials used in blast including a radio receiver circuit from the ULFA cadre but failed to get the clamour mine. Identified as Anup, he arrived in the state on July 24 along with several other fellow cadres with clamour mines and some other materials. During interrogation, he revealed that they have been undergoing training at three villages in the Sherpur district of Bangladesh. Those with him are also from the 109th battalion. According to police, Nomi joined ULFA in 2007.

PM to visit Assam on ULFA Foundation Day

3 Apr 2011 - 10:57pm | editor

Prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh will visit Assam on April 7 to campaign for the party four days before the final phase of assembly polls slated for April 11. Talking to assamtimes, senior APCC leaders said on Sunday that Dr Singh is scheduled to attend a series of poll rallies. The Ulfa would also observe theis foundation day forcing the authorities to go for a massive security arrangement on that day.Dr Singh would be followed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi who would visit the state on April 8. Congress star campaigner and Gandhi-family scion Rahul Gandhi is also scheduled to come on Tuesday