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Flood submerge parts of Kokrajhar town

Kokrajhar; Flood waters submerged at various villages,residential areas in Kokrajhar town and its adjoining due to heavy rain fall and river waters wave flowing high along the Gaurang rivers, Sankosh, Saralbhanga Rivers in Kokrajhar district.Jawans from SDRF and local police are busy in rescue operation to rescue the flood affected peoples.

 Flood waters covered up all roads like JD Road,RNB Road,Vivekananda Path in Kokrajhar town. Several residential areas and business institutes are filled with waters including Basic Training Centre(BTC), Thanapara, Santinagar in Kokrajhar town. The waters of the Gaurang River,Saralbhanga,Keleng,Gongia,Sangkosh rivers are flowing above the danger level. The rain waters flooded at several villages including Kanthalguri,Shukanjhora,Ghoskata,Soamoipara,Medhipara,Mahajanpara.

The heavy rains have affected all road communication, bazaar etc in the district. The flood occurred due to heavy raining since Monday. The flood waters have been engulf new areas in the district as heavy rain is continuing since Monday morning. Citizens said that the Kokrajhar flood is so high, it is seeing first time in Kokrajhar. The flood waters washed away houses and creating hardships in their living.

SDRF jawans are strongly involved with rescue operation at Kokrajhar Baghichagaon as many peoples were stranded at their houses due heavy flood. The SDRF jawans reached the spot in the morning and started their rescue jobs and rescued peoples, domestic animals and properties. District administration, Kokrajhar and disaster management authorities are working hard to make necessary rescue the flood affected peoples. A NDRF team from Guwhati is arrived in Kokrajhar to make rescue operation in the region.

Deputy Commissioner,Kokrajhar Partha Pratim Mazumdar told that district administration is fully ready to tackle flood situation and rescue operations are continue at the flood affected areas.He said that several relief camps are to be set up in the flood affected areas and necessary measures are initiated to the affected region. He said that a NDRF team is reached in Kokrajhar for flood affected reason.He informed all officials from district administration and disaster managements are involved to take stock about flood affected situation.He told that several relief camps have been opened at various places.

Assam Social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma has made visit at several flood affected areas like Dangarkuti,Banargaon,Dhuramari,Magajanpara,Medhipara villages.

She took stock about flood affected peoples and assured for necessary initiatives from the state government to the flood affected situation.She said that the flood washed away several villages and eroded road communication.

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Gogoi casts vote in Jorhat

7 Apr 2014 - 10:23am | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi casted his vote at a heavily attended polling booths on Monday morning.  

Accompanied by his wife Dolly Gogoi, the chief minister joined the queue of voters for nearly 30 minutes at the DC Baruah Girls HS School at No 10 Jorhat ward. He casted his vote at 9-50 in the morning.

Hours before that his son Gaurab Gogoi also exercised his franchise before leaving for Koliabor where he is contesting as the Congress candidate.

Debojeet Thaosen New CEM

13 Jun 2013 - 5:45pm | Anup Biswas

Ngamrothang Hmar, Chairman of 11th North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council declared  Sri Debojeet Thaosen as the Chief Executive Member elected unopposed in the session hall in presence of 26 newly elected Members of the Autonomous Council on Thursday.

The Chairman received seven nominations which were found valid and were in favour of Sri Thaosen.

Attending the session, all the 26 MACs congratulated Sri Debojeet Thaosen on being elected as the Chief Executive Member North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council while hoping for a good governance under the leadership of Sri Thaosen.

Sri Mihir Gorlosa, MAC from Kalachand constituency said facilities for the opposition also needed to be provided with the modification and rectification of rules since a strong opposition is also very much required for good governance. He also said ‘how the opposition could survive in empty stomach’.

Sri Niranjan Hojai, MAC from Diyungmukh said the executive body should involve them (former DHD members) during the discussion with central and state governments for proper implementation of Memorandum of settlement. The proper implementation of the MoS means - over all development of the district as well for the people of Dima Hasao.

Sri Debojeet Thaosen, CEM, NCHAC said it was unfortunate because we were not having any opposition. A Healthy and constructive criticism always helps the government to do more welfare for the people as well as for the district. He requested all the members to put forward suggestions regarding the facility for the opposition in the session slated to be held on July 12 next.

Answering the questions of the media persons Sri Thaosen disclosed that the permanent solution to the payment of salaries to the employees of normal sector would be the top priority for his government. It is to mention here that the employees of normal sector were not getting salaries for last few months. New CEM said road communication, proper water supply at Haflong in particular and in Dima Hasao in general needed to be addressed in priority basis.

Mentionable that Sri Thaosen would be the CEM of 11th NCHAC for the 2nd term. He was the CEM of 10th North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council for 2 years and 11 months.

National alliance opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill

24 Nov 2018 - 10:22am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar: The National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), an organisation of people’s welfare  has  strongly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 and urged the BJP led NDA government to avoid such move to the greater interest of the country.

A 15 member delegation team of the alliance group are visiting across the country beginning from Gujrat since October 2 and to be continued till December 10. Members are comprising of all states of the nation which ahs been emphasized to meet people’s problems,issues,health,education and various aspects of the human living.The team is arrived in Kokrajhar on Friday at Bodofa House.

Delegations are included Meera Sanghamitra(Gujrat),Bhupendra Singh Rawat( Delhi), Sandeep Pandey(UP).

 ABSU member and citizens accorded warm welcome and felicitated with traditional Aronai.The team strongly feels that the India nation must be uplifted through healthy integration in all aspects like education,economic,industrilisation,human resources etc.  

  The alliance members termed that language or religion can't be criteria for the recognition to give citizenship for the peoples across the country. The citizenship bill must be stopped for the greater interest of the country.

 The alliance has emphasized a united and integrated country with harmony among all societies to build a healthy nation. They accused that the BJP led NDA government has been working only for corporate groups, not for common peoples of which why common masses are fcaing severe hardships in their living in the nation.

 The members of the alliance have also urged government to lift arms forces special powers act(AFSPA) in the NE states as peoples in the states are now wanting healthy and integrity.

 The alliance members also urged the centre to consider the smaller states demands across the country which will pave way new states. They supported the smaller state demand groups,which included Bodoland,Gorkhaland to pave way good governance.

ABSU president Promod Boro has welcomed the alliance group who are working for the welfare of the citizens across the country.He said that BJP led NDA government at the centre has failed to fulfill hopes and aspirations of the citizens and hence today social activists are come forward to work for the people’s welfare.