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Congress admits failure to play CAB card

Guwahati: Finally state Congress has admitted the party's failure to make the Citizenship Bill in the Lok Sabha poll with full forces. 

This was what former CM Tarun Gogoi said as he was addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday. 

Gogoi said they tried their best but it failed to reach the people in the grassroots level.  

"We tried.  But we could not concentrate only on it since many issues were on the store," said the former chief minister. 

He further said that the pressure groups who organized the state wide protest could not help the issue reach the rural areas. 

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Last Gate: CIC employees sit in strike

7 Mar 2008 - 4:04pm | editor
A good number of Community Information Centre employees have staged dharna at Dispur Last Gate on Friday to press the demand for regularizing their jobs and also opposing the proposal to amalgamate the CICs with Amtron's.

Talking to reporters, the leaders of the association said as many as 438-operators working in 239 Community Information Centres are heading for an uncertain future. They alleged that despite repeated request, IT minister Himanta Biswa Sharma has yet to take take any steps to regularize their jobs. On Friday they staged protest against the government apathy towards them. The also alleged that there is move to end their identity by merging with the AMTRON"s common service centres. The Assam government had extended the service of the CIC operators last year for two more years after the five-year term expired on March 31 last. The project was launched in the North-East by the then NDA government in 2002.

Sonowal Kachari delegation meets BTC

16 Jun 2017 - 11:55pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A 36 members delegation team of Sonowal Kachary Autonomous Council(SKAC) and social organisations of Sonowal community led by Deepuranjan Makrary, chief executive member of the council visited various institutions of BTAD administration that was implemented, including Central Institute of Technology(CIT),Kokrajhar, BTC Legislative Assembly on their two day exposure visit to Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) headquarter Kokrajhar since yesterday.

The team today visited various areas including Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Special Area Games Sports Authority of India complex to see the developmental activities initiated by BTAD administration in council region. The team later visited BTC Legislative Assembly House and Secretariat office where held a meeting with the BTC authority. The SKAC delegation also held a meeting with Hagrama Mohilary,BTC chief at Bodoland Guest House. BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary, BTC principal secretar Biren Chandra Phukan, BTC executive members Daneswar Goyary, Rajib Brahma and senior officials were also present in the meeting. The delegation team reached in Kokrajhar on Thursday evening in Kokrajhar and was accorded warm welcomed by BTC administration on their arrival at Bodoland Guest House,which is the first time ever officilaly visit from SKAC council in BTC area since its formation.

Deepuranjan Makrary,CEM of SKAC said the exposure visit is to see the ground developmental working undertaken by the BTC.He has expresses his happiness after visiting several institutions that was carried out by council administration in the region.He said that developmental activities are found satisfactory and well planned through which citizens in the area are getting influncial.

Kampa Borgoyary, deputy chief of BTC said that the SKAC team reached here to see our council area as we are running BTC in a healthy manner. He said that the BTC arrangement was created under Sixth scheduled of Indian constitution.The council has been infrastructural developmental through special packaged from centre. ‘We shared developmental activities with Sonowal Kachary leaders’,Borgoyary said.

17 injured in Kokrajhar train derailment

23 May 2015 - 6:09pm | Hantigiri Narzary

At least 17 persons including locomotor pilots were injured when a passenger train bound for Guwahati derailed at Champamati River Bridge early this morning in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

According to eye witnesses the 55753 up Shipung passenger bound for Mariani via Guwahati derailed as a tree uprooted and fell on the railway track following a storm late last night. The engine of the train derailed just as it reached the middle of the Champamati Bridge on River Champamati.

Three bogies including the engine totally damaged leaving ten persons injured who were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals.

The injured were identified as Manik Ghosh (Locomotor pilot), Jitendra Kumar (assistant locomotor pilot), Subash Baraman, Mahar Ali, Bipin Gami, Deep Narayan, Jahanuddin Ansari, Santosh Saha, Jiten Kumar, Biki Dey, Dilip Sarma, Shyam a Dey, Saraswati Das, Abdul Salam, Ainush Ali, Pampa Sarkar, Krishna Bahadur Chetry and Lakhi Sarkar. Passengers alleged that the incident occurred due to lack of regular inspections ahead of diverting trains along the tracks.

High officials from NF Railway, police and district administration official visited the spot to take stock of the incident and ensured support like medical, relief aids were given to the affected passengers.

Sanjiv Kishore, DRM of Alipurduar division also visited the spot and took stock of the incident.

Kishore said that concerned officials were taking necessary steps to clear the rail line. He confirmed that the medical, engineering and rescue groups were engaged in rescue and recovery.

The train services through up line was disrupted since morning and continued services via single way said a senior official who visited the spot.