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Four dead in road accident in Alipurduar

KOKRAJHAR: Four persons of a family died and three others have received serious injuries at a road mishap at Nimti national highways under Kalsini police station in Alipurduar of West Bengal on Monday morning.

The  family hailed from Salakati Bazar of Kokrajhar district which had met accident with a truck while on their way to Kokrajhar from Jalpaiguri.

Their vehicle bound for Kokrajhar with registration no. AS18Y-0183 met a collision with a truck early this morning.

Injuries were immediately rushed to Alipurduar Hospital. Among the death,Susmita Roy was a folk singer of Koch Rajbongshi community.

Rajkumar Roy was a small trader at Salakati. Deceased were identified as Rajkumar Roy (45), Susmita Roy(21), daughter,Jogesh Roy(75),father and Parmila Roy(70),mother.

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Tenth molester arrested in Guwahati

17 Jul 2012 - 12:35pm | editor

Police on Monday arrested the tenth molester involved in the Guwahati incident. Identified Dipak Dey, he was arrested from Hatigaon. Earlier Deva Das was arrested from Guwahati on Monday night.
He was arrested hours after the eighth molester was captured at Mukalmuwa in Nalbari district. With this, the number of molesters arrested in this connection has gone up to 9. He was indentified as Rupkanta Kalita. Search operations are on in Guwahati and nearby areas, including Meghalaya where the other three other main accused may have taken refuge.

AKRSU slams govt for delays of ST issue

19 Oct 2016 - 4:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Hiteswar Barman, president of All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union(AKRSU) slammed BJP led state and centre government for not taking initiative while bringing solutions of Six ethnic communities,who are demanding granting of Scheduled Tribe(ST) status.

The 36-hours Assam bandh,called by Six Janagostiya Aikhya Manch affected normal life in Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.

Barman while talking exclusive with this correspondent in Kokrajhar during the bandh our told that the government had announced to submit report on frame work of modalities for granting ST status to the Six communities in the sttae by October 15,but government tactically delayed to the issues.He said that the government had held several round on the ST status issue with demanding groups,but no fruitful results recahed out so far. He has claimed that government forced us to call Assam bandh and agitation programmes to put pressure government for our demand and issues because government declining to solve our issues.

He said that government’s expert committee was supposed to submit its report on modalities regarding ST status to Sic communities of the state by October 15 last,but till today no any positive step was saw to the frame work.He has warned for vigorous mass agitation if government fail to grant ST status to the Six communities of the state in earliest manner.

He said that the Aikhya Mancha decided to hold a special convention at Guwahati on October 31 next, mass dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 10 next besides holding several agitation programmes for the cause of ST status issues.

The bandh affected normal life in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration. Financial institutions like Bazar,shops,banks remained closed,most of the government offices saw closed and road communications have been remained off on the day. Private vehicles along the town road saw fly with thin.The bandh affected mostly in Koch Rajbongshi dominated areas in the district and its adjoining areas. No any reports about occurrence of untoward incident was reported till filing of this report during the bandh hour in the district.

Foolproof security at LGBI Airport

1 Aug 2008 - 6:48pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
With barely two weeks to embrace 62nd independence day, this correspondent today visited the Lokpriya Gopinath International Airport in order to take note of security system in the airport in the wake of the Independence Day. Security in the airport has been beefed up and no persons are allowed to enter the airport with hand bags other than passengers. While the passenger is also cautioned and checked at the entrance point Even this correspondent was refused at the entrance for possessing a hand bag and a camera for which he was detained for more than 15 mints. After making several requests to the on duty Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, he was allowed to enter the waiting lobby but strictly warned against shooting inside or outside for best reasons known to them but when enquired they replied for security reasons. Security system in the airport is reported to be satisfactory though passengers may be facing a little harassment due to crowded security points and at the entrance. Additional CISF jawans have been deployed in various places in the airport area to monitor the movements of the people.

A US resident speaking to this correspondent said that they had a tough time undergoing so many security checks in the airport. Not only in Guwahati security has been a major concern for almost all the International airports of India after the serial blast in the IT hub city.

Recently in Surat several bombs were recovered from public places and diffused. The incident has questioned the sincerity of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), told a Bangalore bound student while his parents were tearful bidding him good bye. Later when asked is your son going away from you for the first time, the father replied that he fears of either the plane being hijacked or blow off with a powerful blast.

This correspondent interrogated groundsman, passengers people waiting in the lobby and security personnel all agreed that Independence month and Republic they remain extremely busy to handle. Even Airport Authority of India (AAI) personnel were all around the waiting and check in lobby with walky-talky continuously keeping vigil over slightest suspicious matter. All airline operators also have also strictly directed its groundsman, flight steward and airhostess to maintain security concern.

Meanwhile well placed sources informed Assam Times that adequate security demands have been made at the Rupnath Brahma Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Gorchuk. The authorities have asked for deployment of special branch personnel with metal detector. It is pertinent to mention here the ISBT started to operate from this July itself. ISBT currently is operating more than 300 buses and the number would increase as Adabari and Machkhowa bus terminals are also supposed to be merged with ISBT.