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Ganja caught in Sivasagar

60 kg. of ganja (marijuana) were caught from a one Prakash singh (45) of Bihar by some local youth at Ghilaguri petrol pump in Sivasagar from a night super (BR06D105) to bihar May 15 night. The ganja was brought in a suitcase and two airbags from Dimapur to Simaluguri junction by Intercity Express and then the tried to go to Bihar by Bus.

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Koch-Rajbongshis reiterates demand for Kamatapur, ST status

19 Jun 2018 - 8:10pm | Shajid Khan

UDALGURI: Reitarating its demand of Kamatapur statehood and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categorization of the Koch-Rajbongshi community, the Udalguri district committee All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) along with All Koch-Rajbongshi Sanmilani(AKRS) staged sit-in- protest at the DC office premises here in Udalguri on Monday.The organizations, staged the protest for three hours starting from 11 pm. The protestors came down heavily on the alleged statement made by Tribal Affairs Minister, Juel Oram , that it takes four decades to grant ST status to a community, and hence there’s little hope for fulfilling the demands for ST status. The activists holding placards raised high pitched slogans and rented the air with 'No ST no rest', 'BJP go back'. President of Udalguri, AKRSU, Atul Barman alleged that the government has turned deaf ears to the genuine demands of the community for years.

He also criticized the government for making false promises regarding fulfillment of their demands within six months from coming into power. The student leader also alleged that indigenous Koch-Rajbongshi people have been meted out harassment at various places of state in the ongoing verification of National Register of Citizens(NRC). He further stated that if the government doesn't grant ST status to the community before 2019 Lok Sabha polls,the people will be forced to vote the alternative parties. President of All Koch Rajbongshi Sanmilani (AKRS), Sunil Kumar Barman also criticized the saffron party and PM Modi for false pre-poll promises. The two organizations also submitted separate memorandums to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal through the office of Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri.

Flood relief by NEDFi

12 Jul 2012 - 8:58pm | editor

North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) has joined the relief effort to give succor to the victims of the devastating flood that has recently swept across the state of Assam. A team was sent to Nalbari district with provisions, mosquito nets, tarpaulin sheets, baby food etc. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi flagged off the effort. B P Muktieh, CMD NEDFi was present during the flag off ceremony.

3 children dead in boat mishap

17 Oct 2012 - 12:48am | editor

Atleast three children were feared to have met watery grave after two boats collided in the river Brahmaputra in Barpeta district on Tuesday.
The incident took place on Monday midnight when a country-made boat collided with another boat in the Brahmaputra river at the remote Pub Aandabhanga-Saldiyapara area of Chenga. Over 50 passengers travelling in the two boats were rescued or were able to swim ashore, three kids are missing. They were identified as Sanidul Hoque, Kamal Badshah, Phulbahatan Nesa.